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Oct. 15, 2003

Jackets Move Up to No. 4

After a month at the No. 5 spot, in the 2003 USA Today/AVCA poll for Oct. 13, the Yellow Jackets moved up to No. 4, representing the highest ranking in school history and the highest ranking achieved by any school in the ACC.

Dating back to last season, this marks the 21st consecutive week that Tech has been ranked in the Top 25, which is the second longest streak ever by an ACC school. Georgia Tech holds the record, having been ranked 22 consecutive weeks during the span from 9/5/95-10/1/96.

In the issue dated Oct. 13th Volleyball Magazine Top 20 poll, the Jackets are ranked 5th.

Next Up for the Jackets….Florida State

Tech holds a 19-6 lead over the Seminoles in the series and Tech has defeated Florida State in the last three meetings, including the finals of the 2002 ACC Tournament. The last time Florida State defeated the Jackets was in 2001, a 3-2 defeat in Tully Gym.

Jackets Off to Best Start in School History

With a win over Wake Forest, the Yellow Jackets are now off to the best start in school history, bettering the 16-0 record set by the 1996 team. With 19 wins, this also marks the longest winning streak in school history.

Speaking of Streaks….Tech in Reach of ACC Winning Streak Record

With a 19-0 record, the Yellow Jackets currently have the fourth longest winning streak in ACC history. Maryland has the longest streak at 36, followed by Duke with 25 and Florida State with 21.

        Team          Number            Year        Maryland                 36             1996-97*        Duke             25             1993        Florida State   21              1981     Georgia Tech    19              2003         Virginia                 16             2003        Clemson          16             1999        North Carolina  15              1999        NC State                 12             1987        Wake Forest     10              1975 

*Includes a loss in the 1996 NCAA Tournament to Louisville that the Cardinals were forced to forfeit.

Tech Returns Home Oct. 24

After nearly a month on the road, the volleyball team will return home to the cozy confines of O’Keefe Gymnasium for a homestand beginning Oct. 24th against North Carolina at 7 p.m. Tech will return to action the following night, Oct. 25th, to face NC State at 7 p.m.

Eveland In Reach of Career Assist Record

Senior setter Kele Eveland entered the 2003 season needing only 1,323 assists to surpass former Tech great Andrea Nachtrieb (1993-96) on the career assist list.

Eveland now stands with 5,496 in her career placing her second on the career assist list, ahead of Margaret Gales (86-89) who recorded 3,432.

With 607 to go and, at her current pace, Eveland should break the record in Tech’s 30th match this season. Look for the record to be broken near the end of the season at the home matches against Georgia or Clemson.

Moster Joins the Grand Club

On Oct. 14 against Clemson, Lynnette Moster recorded her 1,000th career kill. By doing so, she becomes just the 9th player in Tech history to join the club. Moster now ranks 9th on the career kill list with 1,002 and needs 130 to move into 8th place and surpass Jennifer Wagner (1991-94).

Grand Killer

This season a trio of Georgia Tech players could reach the 1,000 kills mark for their careers. Lynnette Moster was the first to do so on Oct. 15 against Clemson. If the duo of Preiss and Sauer reach the mark this season, it would be the first time in program history for three players to join the prestigious club in the same year and the first time that three players with 1,000 or more kills were on the court at the same time.

        Lynnette Moster   1,002        Alexandra Preiss 985     Needs 15        Lauren Sauer 923     Needs 77 

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