FSU Volleyball finishes 2013 in top 15

Posted at 1:32 PM, Dec 31, 2013
and last updated 2015-03-04 17:31:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – The Florida State indoor volleyball team played yet another memorable season in 2013, finishing with an overall record of 26-8 while advancing into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history. 

Florida State finished the year ranked No. 11 in the AVCA poll, which was the highest for the team in 2013. In addition, the Seminoles were 17th in the RPI after the tournament run and second place finish in the ACC.

The year was filled with memorable and historical moments, starting with a school record setting fifth-consecutive NCAA appearance. In addition, Coach Poole’s 2013 squad set another FSU mark with six wins over ranked teams (Michigan, Kentucky, Western Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Florida). The six Top 25 wins topped the 2011 and 2012 teams that previous set a school record with five nationally-ranked wins apiece.

The 11th-ranked Seminoles have now seen 40 consecutive-weeks inside the AVCA top 25, stretching their school that was previously held at 24 weeks. 

While in ACC play, FSU is tough to beat on its home court. As a home-court advantage, the Seminoles have won 27 straight ACC matches inside Tully Gym a feat that is unprecedented in program history.

“I was very proud of the team this year,” head coach Chris Poole said.  “With us having to replace four starting seniors (from 2012) with four underclassman, we knew we had a lot of question marks going into the season.  We had some matches where we struggled, but this was a team that always came together to rise back up after a loss.  This was a year that we definitely had to depend on every player to contribute and we had a lot of outstanding performances.”