Sept. 18, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s volleyball team will look to stay undefeated against teams from the Sunshine State this week, as the Seminoles take on Central Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The Lady Noles have already defeated Florida Atlantic (3-0), Jacksonville (3-0) and FAMU (3-0) this season. The Garnet and Gold are currently 10-2, with their only losses coming to No. 25 Notre Dame and Ball State. The Lady Noles have only lost one game in the friendly confines of Tully Gymnasium, with a four-game loss to the Irish in the Lady Seminole Classic.
FSU is led by junior Norisha Campbell. The middle hitter from University, Texas, managed to notch a number of impressive accolades over the previous week. In the team’s match against Jacksonville, Campbell knocked down 16 kills with only one error, for a career-high .789 hitting percentage. After never hitting over .700 in her collegiate career, she nailed 12 more kills in a .714 performance, for back-to-back +.700 performances. Campbell is leading the Seminoles this season in hitting percentage, with a .397 mark. Her latest accomplishment includes being named ACC Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 17. Her .606 hitting percentage over the week earned her conference honors for the first time this year.
Helping Campbell at the net, as she has for the past two years, is the Seminoles’ lone senior, Jennifer Werrick. Werrick owns a .260 percentage for the season this year, and has notched 130 kills, averaging 3.51 kills-per-game. More importantly, the Lakeland, Fla., native has recently eclipsed the 1,000 career-kill mark. Her total currently stands at 1,048. Werrick also spends a lot of time on the floor of Tully, as she is third on the squad in digs with 89, averaging 2.41 per game.
One of the squad’s team leaders, both on and off the floor, in 2000 has been sophomore Alex Sevillano. After a freshman year when the Clearwater, Fla., native hit only -.006, she is already the second-best hitter on the team, with a .320 hitting percentage. Sevillano also leads the team in kills (162) and digs (108). She has already been named to two All-Tournament teams, for both the Lady Seminole Classic and the FSU Tournament.
FSU will be facing off against a UCF team which has posted a 3-6 record thus far. The squad’s last two losses came to Wright State and Western Kentucky, both coming in three sets. UCF has had minimal success on the road this season, tallying a 0-3 mark away, and a 1-2 record in neutral games. The Golden Knights are led by Becca Saldana, who is hitting .377 for the season with 21 kills.