ACC Standings
  ACC Overall  
  W L Pct. W L Pct. Streak
#6 North Carolina 19 1 .950 29 3 .906 W 10
#16 Florida State 17 3 .850 27 5 .844 W 7
Duke 15 5 .750 21 9 .700 L 2
Pittsburgh 15 5 .750 25 9 .735 L 1
Georgia Tech 15 5 .750 24 8 .750 L 1
Notre Dame 13 7 .650 22 10 .688 W 2
NC State 13 7 .650 20 12 .625 W 2
Miami 9 11 .450 15 17 .469 W 1
Virginia Tech 8 12 .400 13 18 .419 W 1
Louisville 7 13 .350 12 18 .400 W 3
Syracuse 6 14 .300 7 23 .233 L 6
Wake Forest 5 15 .250 9 22 .290 L 10
Virginia 4 16 .200 7 25 .216 L 4
Boston College 3 17 .150 8 22 .267 L 6
Clemson 1 19 .050 6 26 .188 L 12
ACC SCORES
Fri 2 Dec
Coastal Carolina 3, James Madison 2 (19-25, 25-18, 25-18, 17-25 15-9)
Florida State 3, Cincinnati 1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-23)
Pittsburgh 3, Dayton 1 (20-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-19)
(7) North Carolina 3, High Point 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-23)
(11) Florida 3, Alabama State 0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-9)
(16) Penn State 3, LIU Brooklyn 0 (25-8, 25-16, 25-6)
Sat 3 Dec
(7) North Carolina 3, Coastal Carolina 1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-16)
Florida State 3, (11) Florida 2 (13-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-12)
(16) Penn State 3, Pittsburgh 1 (20-25, 25-16, 25-13, 25-18)
Fri 9 Dec
Ohio State at (3) Wisconsin, 2:00pm (ESPNU)
Florida State vs. (6) Stanford, 4:30pm at Madison, WI (ESPN3)
(15) Missouri at (2) Minnesota, 8:15pm (ESPN3)
(10) UCLA vs. (7) North Carolina, 10:45pm (ESPNU)
Sat 10 Dec
Florida State vs. Ohio State/Wisconsin, 6:00pm (ESPNU)
(7) North Carolina va. (15) Missouri/(2) Minnesota, 10:00pm (ESPNU)
2017 Recruits

Nicole Alford - 6-0 Setter - Edgewater, MD (South River/Metro American): Setter for Metro American 16 Travel squad that earned a Silver Medal in the 16 National division at the USAV Girls Junior Nationals in 2015 ... Named to 16 National All-Tournament team ... PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59 Honorable Mention ... started every match as the only freshman on her high school team in 2013 ... led team to best finish in 18 years. Watch her videos on YouTube.

Cori Clifton - 6-2 Rightside/Setter - Williamsburg, VA (Warhill/Williamsburg): Math and science among her favorite subjects ... Led Warhill to first-ever 3A state title with 220 kills, 420 assists and 244 digs ... 2014 3A All-State. Watch her videos on YouTube.

Cheyenne Hayes - 5-8 Outside - Sharpsburg, GA (Trinity Christian/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Samantha Knapp - 5-6 Defensive Specialist - Orlando, FL (Bishop Moore/OTVA): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Grace Rigsbee - 6-3 Rightside - Suwanee, GA (North Gwinnett/Tsunami): Also plays basketball for North Gwinnett.

Kendall Wilson - 6-1 Middle - Tyrone, GA (Sandy Creek/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

2018 Recruits

Mikaila Dowd - 6-0 Outside/Rightside - Aurora, IL (Metea Valley/Sports Performance): Watch her videos on YouTube ... New assistant Randi Raff instrumental in finalizing her commitment.

Kayla Kaiser - 6-1 Middle/Outside - Louisville, KY (Assumption/KIVA): Selected "Most Outstanding Sophomore" by the Louisville Catholic Sports Net in 2015.

Breland Morrissette - 6-1 Middle - Birmingham, AL (Altamonte/Southern Performance): Strong hitter that led her club team to a 5th place finish in the AAU 16 Club division in 2015.

Maddie Tippett - 5-6 Defensive Specialist - Atlanta, GA (St. Pius X/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Monday
Nov282016

Teegan Van Gunst All-ACC

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst earned first-team All-ACC honors Monday!

It was her second such honor as she was first-team All-ACC in 2015 as well.

She finished her Georgia Tech career as one of only 9 Yellow Jackets, including her twin sister Annika, to earn 1000 kills and 1000 digs in her career.

She was Tech's lone All-ACC representative for 2016. See story.

Sunday
Nov272016

ACC gets three bids

North Carolina, Florida State and Pittsburgh made the NCAA Volleyball Tournament.

North Carolina is the #7 overall seed and will host High Point, James Madison and Coastal Carolina.

Florida State heads to Gainesville, FL to play Cincinnati and then the winner of #11 Florida and Alabama State.

Pittsburgh heads to State College, PA to play Dayton and then the winner of #16 Penn State and LIU Brooklyn.

17 of the automatic qualifiers had an RPI greater than 64, so the "cutoff" for at-large bids was right at 47. Only one at-large bid went to a team with an RPI over 47: Southern California at 48. Temple, at 47, was left out. Tech ended up with an RPI of 49, just missing the cut.

Saturday
Nov262016

Jackets finish in three-way tie for 3rd

Georgia Tech improves from a 10th place finish last year to a three-way tied for 3rd with Duke and Pittsburgh.

When the tiebreakers are sorted out (which only matter for determining the champion or tournament seeds), Tech winds up 5th.

The coaches nailed 1-2 with their pre-season prediction of North Carolina and Florida State at the top of the conference.

The biggest 'disappointments' based on the coaches' preseason predictions are Miami (coaches: 3rd, actual: 7th) and Louisville (coaches: 4th, actual: 9th). Miami lost their setter to injury early and needed most of the season to adjust. Louisville ended up with their coach resigning after falling to 9th after winning the ACC last year.

The biggest 'surprises' are Duke (coaches: 6th, actual: T-3rd) and Georgia Tech (coaches: 7th, actual: T-3rd). Both Duke and Tech played good team volleyball all season long. Both are one or two more signature wins from being easy invitees to the NCAA Tournament.

Friday
Nov252016

Strong effort falls short at Florida State

After falling behind 0-2 in sets, Georgia Tech won the next two sets. After falling behind 3-8 in the fifth, Tech tied it up at 13, but #16 Florida State won the last two points and the Jackets fell 17-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 13-15 in Tallahassee, FL Friday afternoon.

Tech wraps up the regular season at 24-8, 15-5 in the ACC, their best season since 2009, when a 21-10, 15-5 combination was good enough to make the NCAA Tournament. 24-8 was Tech's best overall season since 2004's 27-7 finish.

Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei got hot early and led the offense with 17 kills, hitting .100, and added 7 blocks. Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst added 15 kills, hitting .093, with 16 digs, and senior rightside Annika Van Gunst banged out 12 kills, hitting .385, with 16 digs as well.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 22 digs and senior setter Rebecca Martin handed out 43 assists.

A solid bubble team, Tech heads back to Atlanta to watch the NCAA selection show Sunday night at 9:00pm on ESPNU. See story and box score.

Wednesday
Nov232016

Gutsy comeback keeps NCAA hopes alive

Down 11-14 in the fifth set, Georgia Tech scored three in a row and then held of three more match points to earn a 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 20-25, 21-19 win over Miami in Coral Gables, FL Friday night.

It was Tech's first win over Miami since 2011, snapping an eight-match losing streak to the Hurricanes, and gave the Jackets their most road wins (9) since 2004. More importantly, it kept Tech's hopes alive for earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst led the offense with 23 kills, hitting .254, with 21 digs, earning her 51st career double-double. Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei also earned a double with 14 kills and 12 digs.

Senior rightside Annika Van Gunst rounded out the double-doubles with 10 kills and 19 digs of her own. The 10 kills pushed her past 1000 career kills making her the 9th player in Georgia Tech history to surpass 1000 career kills and 1000 career digs. Her sister Teegan achieved the same mark earlier this season.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 28 digs. Senior middle Lauren Pitz helped the defense with 8 blocks, 2 solo, and added 6 kills offensively.

Senior setter Rebecca Martin finished with 51 assists and 9 digs.

Tech heads to Tallahassee, where a win would move the Jackets fully off the bubble and into the postseason. See story and box score.

Wednesday
Nov232016

North Carolina ACC Champs

By virtue of their 3-1 win over Duke Wednesday, North Carolina has clinched the 2016 ACC Volleyball Championship and earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament.

Congratulations to the Tar Heels on a great season!

Sunday
Nov202016

Seniors win on Senior Day

All five seniors started and all five seniors contributed to a big 25-18, 29-27, 25-12 Georgia Tech win over Notre Dame Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

The win moved Tech to 23-7 on the year, their most wins since 27 in 2004. Their 14 ACC wins are the most since 10 in 2010. The Jackets will play two matches next week looking for their first NCAA appearance since 2009.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst finished with 16 kills, hitting .256. Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 21 digs.

Senior rightside Annika Van Gunst banged out 3 kills with 6 digs and 4 blocks. Senior middle Lauren Pitz put down 5 kills, hitting .833, with 5 blocks.

Senior setter Rebecca Martin handed out 32 assists to an offense that hit .304, while earning 5 kills to go with her 6 digs and 2 blocks.

Tech will try for their third win in a row Wednesday at Miami. See story and box score.

Friday
Nov182016

Cardinals grounded

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst had 17 kills and 12 digs, recording her 50th career double-double, as Georgia Tech beat Louisville 29-27, 26-24, 20-25, 25-19 Friday night in Atlanta.

Junior setter Gabby Benda earned a double-double as well with 23 assists and a career-high 15 digs.

Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei added 14 kils and senior rightside Annika Van Gunst reached out for 12 digs.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 23 digs.

Annika Van Gunst can reach 1000 kills to go with her 1071 digs Sunday when Notre Dame visits the O'Keefe Gym. See story and box score.

Saturday
Nov122016

Tech can't stop Tar Heel comeback

Georgia Tech won the first two sets, but then #8 North Carolina came roaring back as the Jackets fell 25-22, 25-18, 14-25, 15-25, 8-15 in Chapel Hill, NC Saturday evening.

The Tar Heel block came alive after the first two sets and held Tech to a .022 hit percentage (25 kills, 23 errors) over the last three. Tech hit .310 in the first two sets (33 kills, 11 errors).

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst led the Jackets with 14 kills, hitting .136, with 15 digs to earn her 49th career double-double. Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei added 13 kills and senior rightside Annika Van Gunst banged out 12 kills.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 18 digs.

Tech returns home Friday and Sunday for their final home stand of 2016. See story and box score.

Friday
Nov112016

Big road win at NC State

The Jackets came back from down 0-2 to defeat NC State 21-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 15-7 Friday night in Raleigh, NC.

It was the first comeback from 0-2 since last September when Tech beat Boston College at home in five.

Senior outside Teegan Van Gunst led Tech with 20 kills, hitting .314, and adding 13 digs for her 48th double-double.

Junior outside Gabriela Stavnetchei added 13 kills, hitting .229, and senior rightside Annika Van Gunst recorded 11 kills.

Senior libero London Ackermann led the back row with 17 digs.

The team faces a big challenge in #8 North Carolina Saturday night in Chapel Hill. See story and box score.