Dec. 7, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Coming off another exciting season, the Florida State University volleyball team will have a special behind-the-scenes feature aired on Sun Sports on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.
“Anytime you get a special on television, you get tremendous exposure and credibility for your program,” head coach Chris Poole said. “We’re excited for it to be aired on Sun Sports once again. It is timely because a lot of people know how our season ended, and it gives a background on what this team had to battle through during the season. This will once again help bring both recruiting and fan exposure to our program.”
The half-hour special takes an inside look at the Seminoles’ preparation, in-match performance and post-match aspects surrounding their five-set thriller against second-place North Carolina on Nov. 12. It also highlights the various adversities surrounding this year’s squad, ranging from injuries to personal circumstances beyond their control.
The match was arguably FSU’s most important of the regular season considering the Tar Heels boasted the 17th-best RPI, sparking a 4-1 homestand that stamped FSU’s place into the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.
Included in the feature is the scouting of the Tar Heels, in which the FSU coaching staff gives fans an inside look at preparing for the opposition using video. Special angles are also used at practice and during the actual match, with assistant coach Gokhan Yilmaz and junior right-side hitter Rachael Morgan mic’ed up for audio intrigue.
Post-match interviews are also part of the special, with comments from several of the FSU student-athletes. Fans can also get an inside look at the personality of the team, which involves several student-athletes with different backgrounds.
FSU ended its season in the second round of the NCAA Championship last weekend. The Seminoles finished 22-11 overall, made consecutive postseason appearances for the first time since 1997-98 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in consecutive appearances for the first time in school history. FSU also garnered its third straight season with 20 or more wins, the first time it has done so as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.