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by: Stetson University
Bassett, Melville lead Hatters at Siesta Key
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  04/15/2012
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Siesta Key, Fla. - Freshman Julie Bassett (Wadsworth, Ohio) and sophomore Kaley Melville (New Germany, Minn.) highlighted the Stetson sand volleyball team's weekend at the Fiesta on Siesta Key tournament, winning the Silver Bracket title in the top division of pairs play. Freshmen Claudia Kalin (Valparaiso, Ind.) and Alexa Stonish (Stony Brook, N.Y.) finished ninth overall in the Gold Bracket out of 100 pairs.

The huge event featuring more than a dozen colleges and universities was divided into two divisions, Fiesta and Siesta. The former was for sand volleyball-specific pairs while the latter allowed indoor volleyball teams and players to showcase their skills on the sand. Stetson fielded several entries in each division. Stetson's pairs and overall records in the tournament are listed below.

The Hatters head to Jacksonville, Fla. April 20-22 for the inaugural Atlantic Sun Conference Championships.

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FIESTA division - top 5 varsity sand pairs

Kaley Melville/Julie Bassett (6-2) Silver bracket winner

Alexa Stonish/Claudia Kalin (4-2) Gold bracket 2nd round

Stephanie Marin/Katie DiGirolamo (3-3) Silver bracket 2nd round

Alisha Hoffman/Taylor Story (1-4) Bronze bracket

Kaylee Ream/Savannah Byl (1-4) Bronze bracket


SIESTA division –  indoor pairs + varsity sand alternates


Ashley Rutherford/Taylor Kennedy (4-2) Gold bracket 2nd round

Kelli Carneal/Monique Russell (3-2) Gold bracket

Madison Anderson/Ellen Hawks (1-4) Bronze bracket

Taylor Johnson/Erika White (4-4) Bronze bracket finalist


Stetson Beach Volleyball