FNU WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CLAIMS BACK-TO-BACK USCAA NATIONAL TITLES

FNU Women's Volleyball team National ChampionsVIRGINIA BEACH, VA– The Florida National University Conquistadors won the school’s second USCAA Volleyball National Championship on Saturday, November 10th. Florida National University Women’s Volleyball Team completed its back-to-back conquest after a sweep over the University of Maine Fort Kent who put up a tough fight, however, they lost to Florida National in an intense three-set match (25-17, 25-20, 25-22). Florida National dominated in pool play (4-0), which included winning every single set.  University of Maine Fort Kent had a strong showing in the tournament, recording a 2-2 record.

BOX SCOREVIDEO 

Match Score: Florida National University 3, University of Maine Fort Kent 0
Set Scores: 25-17, 25-20, 25-22
Records: Florida National (16-11), University of Maine Fort Kent (15-12)
Location: Virginia Beach Field House – Virginia Beach, VA

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

  • Looking to revenge last years National Championship pool play lost to Florida National, University of Maine Fort Kent made their first National Championship appearance.
  • After getting off to a slow start in the first set and falling to a score of 25-17, the Bengals rallied behind Luse Lumas and Rachel Nance.
  • There two led their team to a strong performance in the second set but fell short by a score of 25-20.
  • In the third set, University of Maine Fort Kent seemed to find their stride by keeping the game within two points for most of the match.
  • The offensive attack from Florida National University proved to be too much as two Conquistadors (Afriana Ammerlaan and Maya Krapf) had double digit kills.
  • Florida National University claimed their second consecutive USCAA National Championship.

Florida National University 1 – 0 University of Maine Fort Kent (25/17). Let’s go Conquistadors! #FNU #GoConquistadors

Posted by Florida National University Athletics on Saturday, November 9, 2019

FNU HIGHLIGHTS:

Florida National University 2 – 0 University of Maine Fort Kent (25/20). Let’s go Conquistadors! #FNU #GoConquistadors

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BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • FNU concludes the season with a 16-11.
  • FNU recorded in the tournament was perfect with 4 wins.
  • FNU registered a .265 hitting percentage, recording 42 total kills on 117 attacks with 11 errors.
  • The University of Maine Fort Kent ended the night with an attack percentage of .127 recording 29 total kills on 102 total attacks with 16 errors.
  • FNU Conquistadors recorded 8 Service aces while University of Maine Fort Kent noted 1 service ace.
  • The Conquistadors out-blocked with 7 total blocks against 4 of the Bengals.
  • With 8 kills, 3 service aces and 7 digs and an overall outstanding performance throughout the tournament, Carolina Arrias Dantas took home the Tournament MVP honors.
  • Maya Krapf, Gabriela Hernandez and Ashley Williams from Florida National, were all named to the All-Tournament team. 0
  • In the championship game, Krapf had 10 kills and 14 digs and Hernandez had 10 digs. Going into the championship game, Williams lead all players in hitting percentage (.519).

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE 2019 USCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT! #FNU #GoConquistadors

Posted by Florida National University Athletics on Saturday, November 9, 2019

2019 USCAA Division I Volleyball National Championship All-Tournament Team

Maya Krapf Volleyball player with the awards receivedMaya Krapf – Florida National University

Gabriela Hernandez Volleyball player with the awards receivedGabriela Hernandez – Florida National University

Ashley Williams Volleyball player with the awards receivedAshley Williams – Florida National University

2019 USCAA Division I Volleyball National Tournament MVP

Carolina Dantas Volleyball player with the awards receivedCarolina Arrias Dantas – Florida National University

FNU Women's Volleyball Coaching StaffFNU Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Carlos Huaroto said ” the coaching staff is very proud of this team. We value the changes they have made throughout the season and their attention to learning. It wouldn’t have been possible without everyone accepting their roles and their commitment of doing their job! We are lucky to have such great young women with great character with us! ” Carlos Huaroto also said “I will tell you in 20 years” – referring to former coach Amos Alonso Stagg who was a pioneer in the early days of football. “

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About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity,  leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic    program a durable source of pride for the  student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.

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