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Lady Seminoles Open Season with Classic This Weekend

September 3, 1998

FSU vs SE Louisiana

  • Friday, September 4 at 7:00 pm
  • Tully Gym


FSU vs Florida International

  • Saturday, September 5 at 12 Noon
  • Tully Gym


FSU vs Northern Iowa

  • Saturday, September 5 at 7:00 pm
  • Tully Gym


FSU vs Central Florida

  • Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 pm
  • Tully Gym
  • Live on Sunshine


THE LADY SEMINOLES

  • 1997 Record: 25-9.
  • Conference: 11-5, 2nd in the ACC.
  • Current Streak: Lost 2.
  • Series vs. SE Louisiana: Florida State has faced SE Louisiana only once, a 2-0 win in 1979.
  • Series vs. Florida International: The Lady Seminoles lead 10-4. FSU swept FIU twice in ’97.
  • Series vs. Northern Iowa: This is the first meeting between FSU and Northern Iowa.
  • Series vs. Central Florida: UCF is one of FSU’s oldest rivals dating back to 1976. FSU leads the series 23-7, last meeting in 1994.


FSU CLASSIC SCHEDULE


Friday, September 4th

5:00 pm Florida International vs. Northern Iowa

7:00 pm Florida State vs. SE Louisiana


Saturday, September 5th

Noon Florida State vs. Florida International

2:00 pm Northern Iowa vs. SE Louisiana

5:00 pm Florida International vs. SE Louisiana

7:00 pm Florida State vs. Northern Iowa


A LOOK AHEAD AT SEPTEMBER

  • Florida State will look to avenge its NCAA Tournament loss to South Florida when the Seminoles travel to Tampa for the USF Tournament next weekend.
  • FSU battles a pair of Top 10 teams in just 2 weeks. The Lady Seminoles face Long Beach State and host UCSB in the UCSB Classic.


THE CLASSIC OPPONENTS



Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions

  • 1997 Record: 11-20.
  • Conference: Southland.
  • Coach: Roni Armeda, 6th year at SLU.
  • Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.
  • Standouts: Senior OH Danielle Dugas and sophomore S Ashley Hubbard.


Florida International Golden Panthers

  • 1997 Record: 10-12.
  • Conference: Sun Belt.
  • Coach: John Trojaniak, 12th sesaon at FIU. * Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.
  • Standouts: OHs Arlene Tur & Jessica Andreolas, and S Tracey Gauer.


Northern Iowa Panthers

  • 1997 Record: 18-9.
  • Conference: Missouri Valley.
  • Coach: Iradge Ahrabi-Fard, 17th year at UNI. * Starters Returning/Lost: 6/0.
  • Standouts: OHs Kerri Eich & Alexandra Auker, and S Shannon Perry.


Central Florida Golden Knights

  • 1997 Record: 28-4.
  • Conference: Trans America Athletic.
  • Starters Returning/Lost: 2/4.
  • Standouts: Senior S Amanda Fielding, senior MB Dawn Hoffman, and junior OH Lisa Liljenquist.


Florida State was the coaches’ choice as preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference in the 1998 Preseason Poll. Here’s a complete rundown of the poll results.


Team              Votes 1997 ACC   Place
1. FLORIDA STATE 81 25-9 11-5 2nd
2. Clemson 67 26-8 10-6 T3rd
3. Georgia Tech 53 19-15 10-6 T3rd
North Carolina 53 14-17 6-10 T6th
5. Duke 50 15-16 9-7 5th
6. Maryland 45 27-2 16-0 1st
7. Virginia 23 18-16 6-10 T6th
8. Wake Forest 18 8-24 1-15 9th
9. NC State 15 12-23 3-13 8th


Florida State was also the only conference team to place in the Top 25 of the AVCA/USA Today Coaches Poll or the Volleyball Magazine Poll.


A LOOK NATIONALLY

With a strong finish last season, 6 starters, and 10 letterwinners returning, the Lady Seminoles have gained attention across the country. Preseason polls by Volleyball Magazine and the AVCA Coaches have both listed Florida State among their top 25 teams. Here’s a look at each poll. Last year’s record is shown.


* indicates an FSU opponent this season.


AVCA / USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Penn State 34-2
2. Long Beach State* 33-2
3. Southern California 23-6
4. Stanford 33-2
5. Nebraska 27-7
6. Florida* 34-4
7. Wisconsin 30-3
8. BYU 29-6
9. Texas 25-7
10. UC Santa Barbara* 31-5
11. Pacific 23-9
12. Colorado 22-9
13. Ohio State 24-11
14. Hawaii 25-8
15. Arkansas 30-6
16. Notre Dame 25-9
17. Michigan State 19-8
18. UCLA 16-12
19. Texas A&M 26-8
20. Loyola Marymount 22-7
21. San Diego 26-4
22. Washington State 26-7
23. Washington 20-11
24. FLORIDA STATE 25-9
25. Pepperdine* 23-6


Volleyball Magazine Poll
1. Long Beach State* 33-2
2. Penn State 34-2
3. Texas 25-6
4. Southern California 23-6
5. Stanford 33-2
6. Nebraska 27-7
7. Pacific 23-9
8. Colorado 22-9
9. UC Santa Barbara* 32-5
10. BYU 29-6
11. Florida* 34-4
12. Wisconsin 30-3
13. Arkansas 30-6
14. UCLA 17-13
15. Hawaii 25-8
16. Michigan State 19-8
17. Washington State 26-7
18. Oral Roberts 29-10
19. FLORIDA STATE 25-9
20. Washington 20-10


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