Sept. 28, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It was only a matter of time for the Florida State volleyball program.
Following a two-win weekend, the Seminoles have moved from No. 18 to No. 17 in this week’s AVCA Division I Coaches Poll and by doing so have tied the school record for highest ranking in school history.
The only other time the ‘Noles were ranked this high in a national poll was way back in the 1993 season.
“I’m very proud of the girls and my staff is doing an excellent job in helping get this program turned around,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “It takes more than a few players to build a program. It takes an entire staff and a full squad to meet the demands of training and preparing every day.”
The Seminoles (12-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have achieved their lofty ranking by bursting onto the national scene in Poole’s second season at the helm.
Not only is FSU on a 10-match winning streak but the Seminoles just completed the program’s second-ever undefeated month of September. The ‘Noles have also swept nine different teams this season and are just two points away from being undefeated.
And they are just getting started.
“We will do our part to continue working hard and being great role models on and off the court,” Poole said. “I would encourage the fans to continue supporting our volleyball program and help us to create an atmosphere that is one of the best in the country.”
Fans in Tallahassee have the opportunity to do just that this weekend as Georgia Tech comes to town for a 7 p.m. match this Friday. FSU will then play Clemson on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Following the match against the Tigers, the volleyball team will host a 45-minute clinic on Lucy McDaniel Court for children ages five to 14. The event is free for those that are in attendance.