VCU Volleyball enters the Atlantic 10 Volleyball Championship as the alpha by unanimous decision. The Rams recorded a perfect 14-0 record during A-10 play and bring in their 25 match unbeaten streak as the #1 seed.
Reap In The Rewards!
Multiple Rams were honored by the Atlantic 10 with their season awards. Senior Rebekah Strange won the Atlantic 10 Conference Libero of the Year and head coach Jody Rogers was selected as the A-10 Coach of the Year.
Tori Baldwin, Alica Kandler, and Strange were named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team. Vicky Giommarini was selected to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team. Kandler and Gina Tuzzolo were also named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team.
VCU remains unbeaten in competition since September 1st when the Rams fell to Notre Dame 1-3 at Bowling Green. From there the Rams have only dropped 12 games in 25 matches and collected 17 3-0 sweeps in competition.
The Atlantic 10 tournament has been dominated by Dayton who has won this tournament 9 times in search of crown number 10. The Flyers will be the #2 seed which could set up an anticipated rematch against #1 VCU in the Final. VCU won the battle at the Stu versus Dayton 3-2 in late November.
Both teams were rewarded with a first round and await the winners in the Semi-Final round. #1 VCU will face the winner of #4 Duquesne vs. #5 Rhode Island. VCU swept Rhode Island 3-0 on the road and won 3-1 at Duquesne.
In Search Of The Ring
VCU Volleyball has never won the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Rams celebrated their first A-10 Regular Season crown this season and searches for more silverware. VCU begins their search on Saturday, November 18th in the A-10 Semi-Finals at 2:00 PM against #5 Rhode Island.
The Atlantic 10 Volleyball Championship is hosted in the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, PA.