MACON, Ga. - Each day from August 20th through the 27th, the Atlantic Sun Conference will preview the upcoming 2010 volleyball season with the A-Sun Two-A-Days, where a player or coach from each of the eleven A-Sun teams will be interviewed. Today FGCU libero Holly Youngquist spoke with the conference.
Tournament to Watch: FGCU Homewood Suites Volleyball Invitational (Aug. 27-28) - For the first time in school history, FGCU hosts a non-conference volleyball tournament in Alico Arena with UCF, Florida Atlantic, Bethune Cookman and Houston Baptist all participating in the event. The Eagles face Bethune-Cookman and UCF on the opening day and conclude action with FAU and Houston Baptist on Saturday.
Player to Watch: Jacqueline Cowden, Sr., Middle Blocker - Cowden, one of two Eagles to play in every set in 2009, led the team with a .279 hitting percentage and recorded 0.67 blocks/set, which ranked second on the team. In the A-Sun Tournament, Cowden hit .474 with 10 kills against Jacksonville in the semifinals and recorded nine kills in the championship match against Lipscomb.
First Conference Game: The Eagles are on the road to begin A-Sun play with matches at Belmont and defending champions, Lipscomb, on September 25th and 26th. FGCU swept the Bruins last season with a pair of 3-2 victories, but fell three times against the Lady Bisons, including in the A-Sun Championship match.
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