Nov. 19, 2003
Volleyball Team Headed to Disney
For the second time in ACC history, the volleyball tournament returns to the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. In 1999 the tournament was held at the complex, with North Carolina defeating Clemson in four games. In that season, the 6th seeded Yellow Jackets were defeated by the 3rd seeded Demon Deacons in the quarterfinal match of the ACC Tournament.
The Jackets (28-1, 15-1 ACC) enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed and play the winner of Thursday night’s Florida State vs. NC State match on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
The tournament begins Thursday with eighth seeded Florida State (15-15, 5-11 ACC) facing ninth seeded NC State (7-24, 0-16 ACC) at 7:30 p.m. In Friday’s other quarterfinal action, No. 4 seed North Carolina (19-11,10-6 ACC) will take on No. 5 Virginia (24-8, 8-8 ACC) at 11 a.m., No. 2 seed Maryland (23-7, 12-4 ACC) will take on No. 7 seed Duke (10-18, 6-10 ACC) at 5 p.m., and No. 3 seed Wake Forest (21-8, 10-6 ACC) faces No. 6 seed Clemson (17-15, 6-10 ACC) at 7:30 p.m.
Each Georgia Tech match will be broadcast live on WREK radio (91.1 FM) and can also be heard in streaming audio over the Internet at www.wrek.org. In addition, livestats will be available for every match in the tournament at www.theacc.com.
Eveland Earns Player of the Year Honors as Five Yellow Jackets are Named all-ACC
Kele Eveland (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year while Marisa Aston (Huntington Beach, Calfi.), Lynnette Moster (Liberty, Ind.), Alexandra Preiss (Berlin, Germany), and Lauren Sauer (Huntsville, Ala.), were each named to all-Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball teams Wednesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets, the 2003 ACC Volleyball regular season champions, led all teams with five honorees on this season’s All-Conference teams. Receiving first-team all-ACC accolades were Eveland, Moster and Preiss while both Sauer and Aston were named second team all-ACC.
Looking to Repeat
The Jackets enter this year’s tournament as the defending champions after winning the ACC title in Atlanta last year. In that tournament, the Jackets entered the tournament as the second seed and defeated Wake Forest, Duke and Florida State in route to its second championship in school history.