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The Hatters host Jacksonville, USC Upstate, and ETSU this week
by: Sarah Gordon
Volleyball Opens Three-Game Home Stand Tonight
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  09/25/2012
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After playing five straight and eight out of the last nine matches on the road, the Stetson Hatters return home to Edmunds Center for a three-game home stand beginning at 7 p.m. tonight against Jacksonville University.  The Hatters (3-15, 0-2 A-Sun) and Dolphins (2-13, 0-2 A-Sun) will both be seeking their first conference victory of the season tonight.

On Friday, Stetson will host USC Upstate (4-8, 0-2 A-Sun) at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, the Hatters welcome ETSU (10-6, 1-1 A-Sun) to the Edmunds Center for a 3 p.m. match.

Ticket Information
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.

On the Web
Live video for all three matches this week will be available through HatterVision.  Ryan Rouse (Tue., Sat.) and Jeff Sharon (Fri.) will call the play-by-play.  Live stats for all three matches will be available on

Fans can also get in-game twitter updates of Stetson volleyball matches all season long by following @StetsonVB from your twitter account.  Postgame recaps and statistics will be available on the Stetson Athletics website at

Stetson vs. the Opponents All-Time
Record vs. Jacksonville: 13-52 
Record vs. USC Upstate: 2-6
Record vs. ETSU: 0-11

Milestone Reached
On Saturday late in the match at Kennesaw State, senior setter Kelli Carneal became the seventh player in school history to record 2000 career assists.  

All-Time Digs Record
Senior libero Monique Russell needs 37 more digs to set the all-time school record, which is held by Melissa Roy (1287 digs, 1994-97).

Going the Distance
The Hatters are the only A-Sun school to play five five-set matches this season.
NCAA Statistical Rankings
In the Sept. 24 NCAA statistical rankings, Monique Russell ranked 14th in the nation with 312 total digs this season.  

A-Sun Statistical Rankings
The Hatters 1.72 team blocks per set ranks third in the A-Sun.  Ellen Hawks ranks second in the A-Sun in total blocks (62) and fourth in blocks/set (0.90).  Monique Russell leads the A-Sun with 312 digs, and ranks fourth in digs per set (4.52).

Kaley Melville has recorded seven double-doubles this season.  Kelli Carneal has six double-doubles and Cailyn Prewitt and Kayla Weller have one double-double each.

Up Next – at UNF
Stetson will travel up I-95 to face North Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Jacksonville.

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