Volleyball Preview: Dolphins to Face Jacksonville State in First Round of A-Sun Championship

Nov. 21, 2002

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2002 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship
Friday, Nov. 22 & Saturday, Nov. 23
UCF Arena - Orlando, Fla.

Championship Schedule Friday, Nov. 22
#4 Jacksonville (14-13, 7-4 A-Sun) vs. #5 Jacksonville State (14-13, 7-4), 11 a.m.
#3 Florida Atlantic (13-16, 8-3) vs. #6 Troy State (20-10, 7-4), 1 p.m.
#1 UCF (19-11, 10-1) vs. winner of Jacksonville/Jacksonville State, 5 p.m.
#2 Georgia State (24-13, 10-1) vs. winner of Florida Atlantic/Troy State, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23
Championship Match, 1 p.m.
Televised Live on Sunshine Network

Dolphin Notables
Junior outside hitter Radka Dimitrova earned First Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors on Wednesday...Senior middle hitter Brooke Ahrens earned Second-Team honors, while freshman middle blocker Danielle Neville made the All-Freshman Team...JU has won five of its last six matches, including three-straight in conference play.

JU vs. the Tournament Field
JU is 3-2 this season against the other teams in the their last match, the Dolphins clinched their spot in the championship with a victory over UCF, the Golden Knights' only conference loss of the season and the Dolphins' first victory over UCF since 1989...JU defeated Jacksonville State, its first-round opponent, 3-1, in Jacksonville, Ala., on Oct. 18.

Movin' on Up
Junior outside hitter Radka Dimitrova is 14 kills away from breaking into JU's all-time top five for single-season kills...Dimitrova, a back-to-back A-Sun Player-of-the-Week honoree (Nov. 4 and Nov. 11), already ranks third in single-season attacks...Freshman Danielle Neville leads the A-Sun in blocks with 1.17 per game...she has 95 block assists on the season to rank fifth all-time in a single season at JU, but needs only three more to move into fourth.