Posted a 2-6 record on the season – all in dual matches…paired with Taylor Nyquist and went 2-4 and also with Julie Brown and went 0-2…saw action on courts 2 and 3…all six matches with Nyquist came at the No. 2 position…helped FSU sweep Irvine Valley College and TCU in straight sets…with Brown battled hard against Loyola Marymount, but lost in three sets (21-14, 14-21, 10-15) on court two…senior year was cut short due to a season ending injury.
Went 25-8 playing with sister Nina…played primarily at the No. 2 position…opened the season with four consecutive wins over FIU and Louisiana Monroe (March 8) and Jacksonville and North Florida (March 9)…went 5-2 during the ‘Noles trip to California, including victories over USC, UCLA, and three over Loyola Marymount…lost in the semifinals of the USC Pairs Tournament to teammates Aurora Davis and Jace Pardon…started the month of April 9-0, with wins over South Carolina, LSU, and FIU, among others…paired with Aurora Davis for their only match of the year, falling to Webber International 4-1 in Siesta Key, Fla….went 3-2 at the AVCA National Championships, with both losses coming to eventual national champion Pepperdine…beat Stetson, FIU, and Hawaii during the championships…as the No. 8 seed in the pairs tournament, fell in the first round to Loyola Marymount.
Played every match of 2013 with her sister Kristina (Nina)…the duo finished the year 34-5, playing mainly on Court 5…finished 2013 1-0 at No. 3, 4-0 at No. 4, and 13-2 at No. 5 in dual play…finished in third place at the Atlanta, Ga., event after losing to teammates Aurora Davis and Katherine Plessy (April 7)…won the Siesta Key ‘Sunday Fun 1’ bracket after putting together four wins (April 14)…won the FSU Sand Tournament ‘Silver’ bracket after defeating teammates Davis and Plessy in the finals (April 21)…went 3-1 at the AVCA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala….beat teams from ULM, North Florida, and Pepperdine while losing to eventual champion Long Beach State in a hard-fought three-set battle.
Captured Seminole Warrior Award for her work ethic and performance in the weight room…extremely talented defender…compiled a 25-16 record playing at the No. 3, 4 and 5 courts…paired with Mallory Kiley for much of the season, sporting a 16-12 mark, including a 7-1 record in dual matches and a 6-3 tally at the No. 4 spot…also paired with Jace Pardon, Sarah Wickstrom and Visnja Djurdjevic, who she teamed with on Court 4 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships…went 5-0 on the season at Court 3…tied for third with Kiley in the ‘Silver’ pairs bracket at the FSU Sand Tournament (April 27-29)…averaged 3.98 kills, 1.07 aces and 4.85 digs per set.
Was the first athlete ever to commit to a sand volleyball scholarship when she announced in February 2011 she would play for the Seminoles…won 18U Dig the Beach Championship…led Pompano Beach’s indoor team to the Class 3A regional semifinals in 2010…was captain of her high school team, while earning all-county honors…while playing for Club Beach Dig, Pellitteri boasted some enormous victories over the years…finished in first place in Women’s AAA Florida Beach volleyball on April 2, and also won the 18U Open Division East Coach Beach Nationals in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 8, 2010…other events she led her team to victory include the 18U USAV Florida Regional Championship, 18U USAV Southern Open and both the 18U and Women’s AAA Miami Beach Championships…Pellitteri also became a Junior 18U Regional and National Dig the Beach champion…she has been invited to several camps at the sand volleyball Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., which are invitation only…April 13th was named “Stephanie Pellitteri Day” in hometown after she became the first athlete awarded a sand volleyball scholarship in the country…Featured in Sports Illustrated’ s Faces in the Crowd in 2011.
Daughters of Donna and Matt Pellitteri…sister Nina plays beach volleyball at Florida State…younger sister Brittany plays beach volleyball at Florida Atlantic…Golden Torch recipient for academic achievement in 2013…majoring in sport management with a business minor…served as Student-Athlete Advisory Council Vice-President for Public Relations…born October 24, 1992.