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Alpha Almighty, #1 VCU Volleyball Seeks A-10 Tournament Silverware

Alpha Almighty, #1 VCU Volleyball Seeks A-10 Tournament Silverware

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.

Tournament Mode

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.

Mark graduated from VCU in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He started as a fan of the Black & Gold in the stands his freshman year. Mark was known as "Kazie" for his charismatic fandom with the VCU's student organization the Rowdy Rams. While at VCU he gained experience in sports media with WVCW on a sports radio show called Rowdy Radio. Following graduation, Mark continued crafting his social media skills with the Richmond Kickers while also handling VCU coverage. He is a true fan of the Rams and vocally passionate on and off camera. After the final whistle, you can probably find him at local RVA bar or brewery enjoying a drink and conversation.

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