EMERSON, Ga. – The Florida State beach volleyball team placed a program-record-tying four on the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Preseason All-Conference Team, the league office announced on Wednesday (Feb. 20).
Seniors Macy Jerger and Brooke Kuhlman, along with junior Molly McBain and redshirt junior Sara Putt, were all selected to the Preseason Team.
FSU is one of only three teams with multiple players on the list, as both LSU and FIU have two. This marks the third season in a row the Seminoles had more players on the Preseason Team than any other program in the conference.
While Jerger, McBain and Putt all earn the award for the first time, Kuhlman becomes only the third player in program history to be named to the All-Conference Preseason Team (Vanessa Freire and Tory Paranagua, 2017-18) after her first selection last year.
A 2017 AVCA All-American, Kuhlman had an outstanding junior season in 2018, finishing with 25 wins. She played a majority of the season paired up with McBain at the No. 4 position. Together, the two went 15-3 to finish out the season, picking up eight ranked wins and clinching four matches for the Seminoles. The pair won five matches at the CCSA Championship, and two wins at the NCAA Championship against UCLA in the first round and against the Bruins again in the finals.
Jerger and Putt teamed up for a majority of the 2018 season, earning the AVCA Top Flight Award for the No. 3 position after going 22-4 on the third court, good for the second-best pairs record on the team. The two went undefeated through the regular season and CCSA Championship, winning 19 consecutive matches. They earned a spot on the CCSA All-Tournament team after going 6-0 at the championship, and they went on to compete at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championship in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Freshman AVCA High School Beach All-American Kate Privett was named to the CCSA Preseason Watch List.
CCSA Preseason All-Conference Team
Preseason Player of the Year: Kristen Nuss, LSU
|*Kristen Nuss||LSU||Jr.||New Orleans, La.||Sports Medicine|
|Margherita Bianchin||FIU||Sr.||Venice, Italy||Int’l Relations|
|Federica Frasca||FIU||Jr.||Rome, Italy||Civil Engineering|
|Brooke Weiner||Georgia State||Sr.||Ventura, Calif.||Business|
|Macy Jerger||Florida State||Sr.||Fort Myers, Fla.||Biology|
|Brooke Kuhlman||Florida State||Sr.||Naples, Fla.||Exploratory|
|Molly McBain||Florida State||Jr.||Toronto, Ontario||Dietetics|
|Sara Putt||Florida State||Jr.||Jupiter, Fla.||Dietetics|
|Claire Coppola||LSU||Jr||Scottsdale, Ariz.||Finance|
|Katie Smith||South Carolina||Jr.||West Chester, Ohio||Exercise Science|
|Kaylie McHugh||Tulane||Jr.||Davie, Fla.||Psychology|
* – Denotes Unanimous Selection
A tie in voting resulted in an 11 player Preseason All-Conference Team
2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball Watch List
– Kennedy Madison, College of Charleston
– Nicole Grant, FAU
– Abby Hughes, FIU
– Kate Privett, Florida State
– Maddy Delmonte, Georgia State
– Taryn Kloth, LSU
– Molly Scheel, TCU
– Tarin Mergener, Tulane
– Carly Schneider, South Carolina
– Kylie Grandy, Southern Miss
– Kenley Adams, UAB
– Maddy Kline, UNC Wilmington
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