FORT MYERS, Fla. – After posting 16 wins and offering upset victories against No. 15 FAU and No. 12 FIU, the FGCU seashore volleyball team (16-16) will be the No. 2 seed in the forthcoming ASUN Championship hosted on the campus of the College of North Florida in Jacksonville.
The Eagles will begin action at midday Friday by having on No. 7 seed Austin Peay (16-10). The winner of that match moves on to enjoy the winner amongst No. 3 North Florida (21-9) and No. 6 Eastern Kentucky (15-13) at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Stetson attained the No. 1 general seed and enters the ASUN Event with a 23-17 document. The winner of the ASUN Match will receive the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Event.
The Eagles designed it to the ASUN title match final period, but fell to Stetson 3- in the championship match.
FGCU went 3-1 very last weekend at the Palmetto Invitational – defeating College of Charleston, Jacksonville and Coastal Carolina. The Governors are coming off a 4- weekend – defeating Jacksonville Condition twice and Chattanooga.
Friday marks the third assembly in between Austin Peay and FGCU, with the Eagles foremost the collection 2-.
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Chris Sweat‘s 2022 staff finished with a application-substantial 29 wins, and Sweat acquired his 50th occupation victory in just his third time as coach. Sweat became the initial coach in FGCU plan record to make ASUN Coach of the 12 months accolade immediately after guiding his workforce to its 11th-consecutive visual appearance in the ASUN Championship. The Eagles acquired wins over two top-25 groups in 2022, downing No. 17 Stetson and No. 18 South Carolina although also getting down 7 different conference squads. Sweat’s FGCU plan yet again ascended to a No. 20 ranking in the AVCA Major 20 in March 2022 and taken care of that ranking as a result of the ASUN Event. He is in his fourth year as head mentor of the FGCU seashore volleyball system after shelling out the prior five seasons as an assistant mentor. A member of VolleyballMag.com’s Less than 40 Coaching Hotshots record in January 2020, he led the Eagles to a 4- start out in 2020 prior to the COVID-19 shutdown and has compiled a 66-40 (.622) record.
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FGCU teams have mixed to acquire an extraordinary 97 meeting normal time and event titles in just 15-furthermore seasons at the Division I stage. In addition, in just 11-moreover seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 48 teams or men and women contend in NCAA championships. In 2022, the men’s golfing group turned the initial application to make an at-massive berth to the NCAA Event. 9 FGCU packages have attained a prime-25 countrywide rating in their respective sport – like women’s basketball (No. 20 in 2021-22 and No. 22 in 2022-23), baseball (No. 15 in 2023), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2022), and both men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s soccer (2018) as five of the most modern. In 2016-17, the Green & Blue posted a section-ideal sixth-place complete in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and leading-100 showing nationally, ahead of many Ability-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and point out of Florida most effective 7 groups get paid the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for their Tutorial Progress Fee in their sport. FGCU also collectively acquired a document 3.67 GPA in the classroom in the fall 2022 semester and has outperformed the normal College undergraduate population for 27 consecutive semesters. The past seven semesters (Tumble 2019 – Drop 2022) observed yet another milestone attained as all 15 courses realized a 3.-or-better cumulative crew GPA. The Eagles also served an all-time higher 7,200 volunteer several hours in 2017 – becoming regarded as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Group Assistance Award introduced by the Fiesta Bowl.