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by: Kat and Eric Photography
Volleyball Embarks on Final Road Trip
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  11/02/2012
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The Stetson volleyball team makes its final road trip of the season this weekend as the Hatters (4-27, 0-14 A-Sun) visit USC Upstate (10-15, 5-8 A-Sun) at 6 p.m. Friday and ETSU (17-10, 8-5 A-Sun) at 2 p.m. Saturday.

On the Web
Live stats and live video will be available for the USC Upstate match, but only live stats will be available for the ETSU match.

Stetson vs. the Opponents All-Time
Hatters record vs. USC Upstate: 2-7 (lost 3-0 on Sept. 28)
Hatters Record vs. ETSU: 0-12 (lost 3-2 on Sept. 29)

Single-Season Digs Record
Senior libero Monique Russell broke the Stetson single-single digs record on Tuesday vs. UNF.  Russell now owns the Stetson records for career digs, single-season digs, and single-game digs in the rally scoring era.

300/300 For Melville
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 841 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 105 blocks entering the weekend, including 12 blocks in her last two matches.

Prewitt Among Freshman Kill Leaders
Freshman opposite hitter Cailyn Prewitt enters the weekend with 225 kills, marking the fifth highest total in school history for a Hatter freshman.  Here is a list of the top 5 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 – 225, 2012

A-Sun Statistical Rankings
Junior Ellen Hawks ranks second in the A-Sun in total blocks (105) and fourth in blocks/set (0.95).  Senior Monique Russell ranks sixth in the league in digs per set (4.16).

Hawks Among All-Time Stetson Blocking Leaders
Ellen Hawks has 269 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).  

Russell Among All-Time A-Sun Digs Leaders
Monique Russell, Stetson’s all-time digs leader, ranks 10th in conference history (since 2001) with 1405 career digs.

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.

Freshmen Starting
The Hatter freshmen have combined to make 63 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 – 19
Cailyn Prewitt – 18
Morgan Pautch – 18
Alexa Drost – 6
Evann Dickerson – 2

Up Next 
Stetson concludes the 2012 season with a two-game homestand next weekend against Northern Kentucky (Friday) and Lipscomb (Saturday).  Senior day will be held on Saturday.


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