GENESEO, N.Y. – The SUNY Geneseo women's volleyball team will host the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament Semifinals and Championship matches this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 8-9) in Schrader Gymnasium.
ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
- Geneseo (17-11) finished the regular season with a 9-0 SUNYAC record for the second-straight season after achieving it for the first time in program history last fall.
- The Knights also clinched the tournament top seed and right to host the semis and championship for the second-straight season. Geneseo previously hosted the SUNYAC Tournament in 1996 and 1998.
- Geneseo qualified for its 15th SUNYAC Semifinal and is in the hunt for its first championship. The Knights have played in the title game four times, falling to New Paltz a season ago as well as Cortland in the 2006, 2004 and 1998 finals.
- Geneseo is facing Oneonta in the SUNYAC Tournament for the first time since earning a 3-0 victory in the 2010 quarterfinals at Fredonia. The Knights are 2-3 opposite Oneonta since the SUNYAC went to a postseason tournament format in 1989. The teams have only met in the semifinals on one other occasion – a 3-2 Oneonta victory in the 2002 tournament.
- Senior outside hitter Grace Cergol leads the SUNYAC with 3.39 kills per set and is second with 367 kills. She broke the program's career kills record last week, surpassing Kate Barth '08 (1,558) with 1,567 entering Friday's match. Already the first player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career kills and digs entering the season, the 2017 and 2018 SUNYAC Offensive Player of the Year is fifth in a Geneseo uniform with 1,314 digs.
- Senior libero Sam Mendelsohn ranks second in the SUNYAC with 5.15 digs per set while her 546 digs rank third. She surpassed Jess McKenna '10 for first place in program history with her 1,557 dig earlier this season and enters the weekend with 1,858 digs.
- Senior outside hitter Abby May is eighth in the SUNYAC with 286 kills and ninth with 2.60 kills per set. Her 945 career kills rank 13th in Geneseo history.
- First-year setter Grace Thomas is fifth in the league with 749 assists and 7.64 assists per set, directing a Geneseo attack that ranks second in the SUNYAC with 11.54 kills per set.