2021 Florida SouthWestern Volleyball News

  • Rossi Tabbed FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week
    October 19, 2021
    For the second time this season, Florida SouthWestern State freshman libero Arianna Rossi has been named the FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the State on Tuesday.
  • Bucs Sophomores Finish Home Conference Careers Unbeaten
    October 19, 2021
    It was an emotional night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena on Tuesday, both before the #1 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers game with the Polk State Eagles and during the contest.  Beforehand, the Bucs honored their eight teary eyed sophomores , who came into the game 22-0 in their careers in Suncoast Conference play, but once the ceremony was done, it was on as the Eagles gave the top ranked Bucs all they could handle, but in the end, the FSW sophs stayed unbeaten, winning a 3-0 decision to move to within one win of their second straight undefeated conference championship. 
  • Five Straight Weeks at #1 For FSW Volleyball
    October 18, 2021
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers held their #1 National Ranking for the fifth straight week this week, winning their 15th and 16th straight games to remain the Nation’s top ranked squad in week eight.
  • Back to Back Champs! Bucs Clinch Second Straight Conference Title with Sweep of #17 Hillsborough
    October 14, 2021
    For the second straight season, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers are the Suncoast Conference Champions.  The #1 ranked Bucs officially retained their crown on Thursday, sweeping #17 Hillsborough to remain unbeaten at 14-0 in conference play to sew up the title with two games to go.  The bookends were pretty for FSW on Thursday as they hammered down 17 kills in a 25-21 first set win and hit .500 with 14 kills in the third to finish the sweep off with a 25-15 victory.  
  • Ribeiro Nabs Second FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week Honor
    October 12, 2021
    For the second time this season, Florida SouthWestern freshman middle Deborah Ribeiro has been named the FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the state on Tuesday. 
  • Bucs' Alcantara Named FCSAA Player of the Week
    October 12, 2021
    After leading the top ranked Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers to a trio of key conference wins last week, sophomore hitter Elissa Alcantara has been named the FCSAA Player of the Week, the fifth different Buc to bring home a weekly honor from the state this season. 
  • Bucs Steamroll Eastern For 15th Straight Win
    October 12, 2021
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers showed why they are the #1 ranked team in the country Tuesday night at home against Eastern Florida State, steamrolling the Titans 3-0 for their 15th consecutive win on the season.  
  • Bucs Unanimous #1 in Week 7 National Rankings
    October 11, 2021
    For the fourth consecutive week, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers are ranked #1 in the NJCAA National Poll as released by the National Office Monday afternoon. The Bucs were the committee’s unanimous pick in week seven after claiming a pair of Top 20 road wins over #5 Miami Dade and #19 Daytona State last week. 
  • Bucs Take Seesaw Battle Over #19 Daytona
    October 09, 2021
    In a place known for tight battles down the homestretch, the #1 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers scratched out a 3-1 win on the road at #19 Daytona State Saturday afternoon, getting a season high 19 kills from Elissa Alcantara and a program record 17 blocks as a team to sweep the regular season series with the Falcons. 
  • Bucs Win 20th Straight in Suncoast Conference Play
    October 07, 2021
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers won their 20th consecutive Suncoast Conference game Thursday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, dispatching of the visiting Indian River Pioneers 3-0 to improve to 16-2 overall and 11-0 in conference play on the season. 
  • Bucs Sweep Key Conference Clash With #5 Miami Dade
    October 05, 2021
    With both teams firing on all cylinders in a matchup of the top two teams in the Suncoast Conference, the #1 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers and #5 Miami Dade Sharks played a thriller in Miami Tuesday night.  FSW fought off three set points for the Sharks in the first to come back to win it 27-25 and won another tight one in the second 26-24 to go ahead 2-0 in the match. Miami Dade looked like they had captured some momentum in the third, leading from the midpoint on until a furious late rally from the Bucs gave FSW a 25-23 win to sweep the match 3-0. 
  • FSW Remains #1 in National Poll For Third Straight Week
    October 04, 2021
    Following a pair of 3-0 sweeps last week, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers remained the top ranked team in the country for the third consecutive week on Monday, holding steady at #1 with their 14-2 record on the year. 
  • Cecilia Leads Bucs to Sweep of Saints
    October 02, 2021
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers took care of business Saturday afternoon at home in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, sweeping the visiting Santa Fe Saints 3-0 behind an 11 kill effort from freshman Maria Cecilia.
  • Top Ranked Bucs Roll to 10th Straight Win
    September 30, 2021
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers cruised to their 10th straight win Thursday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, sweeping the visiting State College of Florida Manatees 3-0 to improve to 13-2 overall and 8-0 in Suncoast Conference play. 
  • Bucs Remain #1 in National Rankings
    September 27, 2021
    For the second straight week the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers held down the #1 spot in the NJCAA National Poll released on Monday by the National Office.  The Bucs, along with the next six teams in the poll stood pat from last week as the NJCAA Volleyball season approaches it's midway point.  
  • Petkova's Big Day Leads #1 FSW Past Santa Fe
    September 26, 2021
    In their first match in program history ranked as the #1 team in the country, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers raced past the Santa Fe Saints 3-0 Saturday afternoon in Gainesville to improve to 7-0 in Suncoast Conference play. In the win, outside hitter Maria Petkova shined, finishing with 15 kills and hitting .519, marking the most kills in a three set match from an FSW outside in program history. 
  • Rossi Named FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week
    September 21, 2021
    After helping the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers to three wins last week and racking up double digit digs in each one of the victories, freshman libero Arianna Rossi has been named the FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week for week four of the 2021 season making her the third different Buc to earn the honor this season. 
  • Bucs Earn First #1 National Ranking in Program History
    September 20, 2021
    Two and a half years ago, the Florida SouthWestern State Volleyball program didn’t exist.  There were no jerseys, no players, no schedule, and the court at Suncoast Credit Union Arena didn’t even have Volleyball lines on it yet.  What there was, was a vision from FSW leadership of what Volleyball could look like in arguably the best Athletic Department in the NJCAA ranks.  After competing with some of the best teams in the country during their inaugural year in 2019, the Bucs took it to the next level last season, winning their first Suncoast Conference Championship and reaching the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time.  Monday, the Bucs reached a new pinnacle as they were ranked the #1 team in the country in the week four NJCAA National Poll. 
  • Bucs Remain Red Hot, Win Program Record Eighth Straight 3-1 Over #14 Hillsborough
    September 18, 2021
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers cruised to a 3-1 victory over #14 Hillborough Saturday afternoon in front of a big crowd in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, in the process, setting a new program record with their eighth straight win and taking a two game lead in the Suncoast Conference standings with eight games remaining on the slate. 
  • Bucs Topple Titans in Dominating Road Effort
    September 16, 2021
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers put on a clinic Thursday night on the road at Eastern Florida State, sweeping the Titans by scores of 25-12, 25-15, 25-11 to earn their seventh straight win and improve to 10-2 on the year. 
  • Ribeiro Doubles Up As NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Week
    September 15, 2021
    One day after netting FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week honors, Florida SouthWestern freshman Deborah Ribeiro has one upped that as Wednesday the Bucs middle hitter was named the NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Week, the first time in program history for an FSW player to be bestowed that honor. 
  • Baker Named FCSAA Setter of the Week
    September 14, 2021
    For the first time this season and the third time in her career, Florida SouthWestern State setter Fiona Baker has been named the FCSAA Setter of the Week after leading the Bucs to a trio of Suncoast Conference wins last week. 
  • Ribeiro Earns FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week
    September 14, 2021
    Leading Florida SouthWestern to three Suncoast Conference victories last week, freshman middle Deborah Ribeiro has been named the FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week for week three of the 2021 season. 
  • #2 FSW Sweeps #19 Daytona Behind Efficient Attack
    September 14, 2021
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers started a different lineup in all three sets Tuesday night in a marquee matchup with #19 Daytona State in Suncoast Credit Union Arena but it didn't seem to matter much as the Bucs swept the Falcons by matching 25-13 scores in all three periods to take over sole possession of first place in the Suncoast Conference standings.
  • Bucs Soar to #2 in NJCAA National Poll
    September 13, 2021
    Another week, another program best for the Florida SouthWestern State Volleyball team, as this week the Bucs moved up two spots to #2 in the NJCAA National Rankings, for the third straight week the highest ranking in their young program history. 
  • FSW Grinds Out Road Win at SCF
    September 11, 2021
    Things weren't always pretty for the #4 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers Saturday in their 3 PM matinee contest with the State College of Florida Manatees, but at the end of the day, they took care of business, downing SCF 3-1 to improve to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in Suncoast Conference play on the season.
  • 4th Ranked Bucs Pick Up Road Sweep at Indian River
    September 09, 2021
    As long as Florida SouthWestern Head Coach Thais Baziquetto-Allen goes with the saying 'it's not how you start, it's how you finish', she will be pretty happy about her 4th ranked Bucs' Thursday night road sweep of Indian River. FSW got off to a slow start in the first and had to come back multiple times to win a 26-24 slugfest before getting things going in the second for a 25-19 win and finishing the night off with a clean 25-14 win in the third to complete the sweep and improve to 7-2 on the year. 
  • Bucs Down #2 Miami Dade in Epic Instant Classic In Suncoast Arena
    September 08, 2021
    On a night in which they unveiled their 2020 Conference Championship and National Tournament banners, the firsts in school history, during a pregame ceremony, the #4 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers earned their best win in program history, upending #2 Miami Dade in an epic five setter between two of the nation's top teams to open their 2021 Suncoast Conference schedule. 
  • Petkova Named FCSAA Player of the Week
    September 07, 2021
    After starring at the Dalton Overstreet Invitational in Prescott, Arizona over the weekend, Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Maria Petkova has been named the FCSAA Player of the Week for week two of the 2021 season. 
  • FSW Grabs Highest Ranking In Program History at #4 In Week Three Poll
    September 07, 2021
    In just their third season of competition, the Florida SouthWestern State Volleyball team has reached a new plateau as Tuesday the Bucs moved into the top five of the NJCAA National Rankings for the first time in program history, checking in at #4 in the week three poll. 
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