Francesca Goncalves - Florida State
LakePoint, Ga. – For the second time this season, Florida State's Francesca Goncalves and Katie Horten collected the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
The duo earns the final CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week award this season after going undefeated on the final regular season weekend for the Seminoles. The pair opened the weekend with a straight set victory against No. 10 Grand Canyon, winning 21-11 and 21-12. In the next match, the pair picked up a victory against No. 14 FIU in straight sets again, this time winning 21-11 and 21-18.
The pair then closed out the weekend on a high note as they defeated No. 2 Pepperdine in straight sets with scores of 21-17 and 21-15. The duo did not allow any opponent to reach 20 points in a single set as they went 3-0. Goncalves and Horton will lead a strong Florida State squad to next week's CCSA Championship as the Seminoles are the No. 1 seed and look to defend their title.
The CCSA Beach Volleyball Championships will be held at Lakepoint Sporting Community again at the Rally Volleyball courts. The championship begins on April 21st with pool play. The final will be broadcast live on ESPN 3 on April 23rd.
CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week – Apr. 18th
Francesca Goncalves & Katie Horton, Florida State
Freshman | Dallas, Texas / Junior | Westland, Mich.
- Second Career CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week Honor as pair; both this season
- Completed final regular season weekend with 3-0 mark against ranked opponents
- Defeated No. 10 ranked Grand Canyon's pair in straight sets to start weekend
- Won in straight sets against No. 14 FIU to help Seminoles win the match
- Defeated No. 2 Pepperdine 2-0 to sweep the weekend
- Did not allow a single opponent to reach 20 points in any set