WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2004
Eva Stoilova Named First-Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference for Volleyball
Nov. 17, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sophomore outside hitter Eva Stoilova (Sofia, Bulgaria) earned First-Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors in a vote by league coaches after leading the Dolphin volleyball team to an 8-2 conference record, it was announced today by the conference office. Stoilova, who led the squad with an average of 3.16 kills per game, joins former Dolphins Tara Burton (1998), Carrie Arago (1999) and Radka Dimitrova (2002, 2003) as first-team selections since JU joined the A-Sun in 1998. The Dolphins earned the fourth seed in the 2004 Atlantic Sun Championship in Orlando and will face fifth-seeded UCF on Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. in first-round action.
Also joining Stoilova on the first team were middle blocker Ian Andonova (Florida Atlantic), outside hitter Lindsay Cleveland (Belmont), setter Colleen Nilson (Belmont), outside hitter Kira Smedley (Stetson) and middle blocker Robyn van Dam (Georgia State). Andonova was also named Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, while Belmont's Deane Webb was selected A-Sun Coach of the Year and Florida Atlantic's Makra Condill earned A-Sun Libero-of-the-Year honors.
Stoilova finished the 2004 regular season with a team-high 253 kills, while also tying for the team lead with six double-doubles (kills/digs) on the year. She also ranks second on the Dolphins in service aces (17), third in digs (228) and fourth in blocks (0.38 bpg). Stoilova tied her career-high mark for digs on two occasions with 19 against Lipscomb and Campbell. Last season, Stoilova earned A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors after ranking sixth in the nation with 2.35 aces per game, while recording 218 kills (3.25 kpg) and 2.97 digs per game.
Under first-year head coach Kevin Paul, JU finished the 2004 regular season with a 12-13 overall record and an 8-2 mark in the conference. The Dolphins also set a new program record with seven consecutive conference wins.