The Stetson volleyball team concludes the 2012 season this weekend as the Hatters (4-29, 0-16 A-Sun) host Northern Kentucky (23-7, 10-6) at 6 p.m. Friday and Lipscomb (17-10, 14-2) at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Edmunds Center.
Saturday will be Senior Day as the Hatters will honor Madison Anderson, Kelli Carneal, Samantha Freeman, and Monique Russell prior to the match.
Coach Tim Loesch Talks About the Senior Class
Madison Anderson – "Maddie is a hard worker, she is well liked by her teammates and she has a very positive attitude. She always does whatever she can to help the team. Maddie is an exemplary role model for the younger players."
Kelli Carneal – "Kelli is a fighter that battled through injury and illness to have a superb volleyball career at Stetson. Much has been asked of her and she has given much back to the program. She has always been a fierce competitor."
Samantha Freeman – "Samantha decided to play again as a graduate student which was great to see. Even better is that she put in all the hard work in rehab, summer conditioning and fall practice. Samantha is a very determined young woman."
Monique Russell – "Moe is a team captain, a vocal leader and is internally driven. She gladly does the dirty work for the team relentlessly passing, digging and hustling. Moe is the definition of a consummate teammate."
General Admission tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. All Stetson home events are free to Stetson students, faculty, and staff with a Stetson University ID. For more information call (386) 822-8110.
vs. the Opponents All-Time
Hatters record vs. Northern Kentucky: 0-1 (lost 3-0 on Oct. 12)
Hatters record vs. Lipscomb: 3-11 (lost 3-0 on Oct. 13)
To Play 35
Stetson will be the only NCAA Division I team to play 35 regular season matches. The Citadel, Fordham, North Texas, and Savannah State will finish second with 34 regular season matches played.
Senior libero Monique Russell owns the Stetson records for career digs, single-season digs, and single-game digs in the rally scoring era. She also ranks 10th in conference history (since 2001) with 1423 career digs.
Junior outside hitter Kaley Melville is the first Hatter since Kira Smedley in 2002 to record over 300 kills and over 300 digs in the same season. She currently ranks 10th in school history with 853 career kills.
100 Blocks For Hawks
Junior middle blocker Ellen Hawks is the first Hatter since Meghan Wright in 2002 to record over 100 blocks in a season. Hawks has 109 blocks entering the weekend. If she records two more blocks, she will set the Stetson single-season blocks record in the rally scoring era.
Hawks also has 273 career blocks, the most among all active players in the Atlantic Sun. She also holds the Stetson school record for career blocks during the rally-scoring era (since 2001).
Carneal Ranks Sixth in Assists
Senior setter Kelli Carneal now ranks sixth all-time in school history with 2239 career assists. She also played her 100th career match last weekend, making her the third Hatter this season to play in her 100th match (Russell, Freeman).
Among Freshman Kill Leaders
Freshman opposite hitter Cailyn Prewitt enters the weekend with 235 kills, marking the fifth highest total in school history for a Hatter freshman. Here is a list of the top five freshman kill leaders:
1. DeeAnn Dempsey – 324, 2002
2. Kira Smedley – 292, 2001
3. Rebecca Orzechowicz – 241, 2005
4. Kaley Melville – 237, 2010
5. Cailyn Prewitt – 235, 2012
Junior Ellen Hawks ranks second in the A-Sun in total blocks (109) and fourth in blocks/set (0.93). Senior Monique Russell ranks seventh in the league in digs per set (4.10).
Kaley Melville has recorded nine double-doubles this season, Kelli Carneal has recorded eight, Kayla Weller has recorded two, and Cailyn Prewitt has recorded one.
The Hatter freshmen have combined to make 69 starts this season, over 1/3 of the team’s total for matches started. Here is a list of the number of matches started for Hatter freshmen:
Kayla Weller – 21
Morgan Pautch – 20
Cailyn Prewitt – 18
Alexa Drost – 8
Evann Dickerson – 2