Lindner, Stockman Earn AVCA All-American Honors

Lexington, KY. – Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball standouts, Nadia Lindner and Taylor Stockman earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American honors on Wednesday afternoon. Lindner was selected as an AVCA First-Team All-American while Stockman was named honorable mention.

Lindner is the first Nova Southeastern Women’s Volleyball student-athlete to be named to the AVCA All-American first team. Stockman also continues to make history, earning back-to-back All-American honors, the first Shark to do so in the last 14 years.  

Lindner adds another accolade to her ledger in 2023, having already earned Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, as well as AVCA and D2 CCA South Region Player of the Year honors. The senior was also named as an All-SSC First-Team representative and an All-South Region First-Team member, in addition to being named to the AVCA All-Region First Team. Lindner created havoc for opposing teams defenses, leading NSU  in kills (457), points (513.5), points-per-set (4.58), kills-per-set (4.8), and hitting percentage (0.279). Nadia tallied at least 20 kills on seven occasions during the 2023 season, including setting a season-high against Florida Tech with 25 in the final match of the regular season. The Ontario native recorded the 1,000th kill of her collegiate career on October 20th, in a match against Auburn-Montgomery at the Sunshine State Conference and Gulf South Conference Crossover Tournament. She was also named the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week four times during the 2023 campaign.

“Nadia had the best season of her career and we’re so happy to see her recognized as one of the top players in the country, stated Head Coach Kacie Ehinger. “She’s set program firsts in many aspects and I’m grateful she chose to join us for her final season. Nadia is a great leader and competitor and I’m glad she closed her career on such a high note, while also leaving a lasting impression on her younger teammates & this program” 

Stockman, a Second-Team  All-Sunshine State Conference and Honorable Mention to the AVCA All-South Region team, earns back-to-back All-American Honors. The 2022 SSC Freshman of the Year ended the regular season second on the Sharks in kills (346), kills-per-set (2.91), points (426) and points-per-set (3.58). Defensively, Stockman recorded 275 digs, while averaging 2.31 per-set and accumulated 89 blocks. 

Ehinger added, “I’m so happy for Taylor being named an All-American for the 2nd time in as many years, she is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever coached and to see her work ethic be recognized nationally is awesome,” stated Head Coach Kacie Ehinger. “She increased her numbers in every category, including adding playing 6 rotations to her game and I couldn’t be prouder of her performance this season.” 

The Sharks concluded their 2023 season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, finishing the season with a 20-11 overall record. To stay up-to-date on NSU Volleyball throughout the off-season, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.

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Sharks Battle with Lynn, Fall in NCAA Tournament

TAMPA, Fla. – In a hard fought battle between Sunshine State Conference rivals, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball team had their season end, as they were defeated by the Lynn Fighting Knights in four-sets in the second round of the NCAA South Region Tournament. Nova Southeastern ends their season with a 20-10 record.

Breakdown
Records: Nova Southeastern 20-10 | Lynn 26-7
Score: Nova Southeastern 1 | Lynn 3
Location: Bob Martinez Athletics Center | Tampa, Fla.
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How it Happened

  • The Sharks got off to an early lead in the opening set, as Kate Mihacevich tallied a kill to put NSU ahead 7-5.
  • Lynn rallied to score five unanswered points, but Brittany Landrum halted the Fighting Knights momentum with three consecutive points to tie the frame at 10-10.
  • Lynn went on another four-point rally and NSU was unable to overcome the deficit, dropping the opening set 25-19.
  • The Sharks swung the momentum early in the second set, as Olivia Aniol and Nadia Lindner teamed up for a block before Taylor Stockman added a kill, putting NSU ahead 2-0.
  • Both Lynn and Nova Southeastern traded points back-and-forth before Landrum sparked a three-point rally with a kill, which also featured a Jordan Chessar service ace and a kill from Lindner, as the Sharks led 10-7.
  • NSU went on another 3-0 rally, capitalizing on an service error by Lynn, before Lindner tallied a kill, as well as, Cook and Landrum combing for a block to keep the Sharks in the lead.
  • Nova Southeastern closed out the 25-18 second set win and tied the match at 1-1.
  • The Fighting Knights began the third set with a 10-5 lead and took the frame 25-13 over the Sharks.
  • Nova Southeastern responded in the early stages of the fourth set, as Elizabeth Price started the frame with a service ace before the Sharks took advantage of four Fighting Knights errors to take a 7-2 advantage.
  • Lynn battled back and tied the set at 11-11, before taking a 15-12 lead.
  • NSU responded by winning 4-of-5 points, as Stockman led the rally to tie the frame at 16-16.
  • Nova Southeastern never backed down, but the Lynn held off the Sharks and took the final frame 25-23 over NSU.

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – “I’m so proud of the fight we showed tonight. We could have easily rolled over after a bad third set, but we continued to push back until the very end. That is the spirit we’ve had all season. Our middles performed at a high-level; unfortunately, we couldn’t get into a rhythm offensively. I cannot thank Madison Cook, Nadia Lindner and Nyah Pacely enough. They have transformed this program!”

The Sharks have concluded their 2023 season. To stay up-to-date on NSU Volleyball throughout the offseason, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.
 

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Sharks Take on Lynn in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

TAMPA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA South Region Tournament by way of defeating the third-seeded Embry-Riddle Eagles in four-sets on Thursday afternoon on the campus of the University of Tampa.

On Friday evening, NSU will take on the second-seeded Lynn Fighting Knights, looking to reach the South Region Finals for the first time since 2008.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
#6 Nova Southeastern (20-10)
The Sharks earned their first NCAA South Region Tournament win since the 2021 season by defeating Embry-Riddle in four-sets to begin the 2023 tournament. Nadia Lindner paced the Sharks offensive attack, tallying her seventh game with at least 20 kills on the season. Madison Cook tallied 53 assists, while both Brittany Landrum (11 kills/four blocks) and Olivia Aniol (10 kills/six blocks) provided a steady presence on the offensive and defensive side.

#2 Lynn (25-7)
The Fighting Knights, riding a nine-match winning streak, defeated the seventh-seeded West Florida Argonauts in four-sets. As a team, Lynn hit 0.281 and recorded 55 kills. Dayana Chara tallied 14 kills, while Kenidy Howard added six blocks.

PREVIOUS MATCHUPS
Nova Southeastern was defeated in both Sunshine State Conference matchups to Lynn, dropping the SSC opener at the Rick Case Arena in five-sets and the second matchup in four-sets in mid-November. Nadia Lindner, against her former team, tallied 36 kills in both matches, while Brittant Landrum (23 kills) and Taylor Stockman (21) each performed well.

The first serve of the second round of the NCAA South Region Tournament is set for 5 p.m. To follow live, visit here. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Volleyball, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.
 

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NSU Defeats Eagles to Open NCAA Tournament

TAMPA, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball team is moving on in the NCAA South Regional Tournament, as the sixth-seeded Sharks defeated the third-seeded Embry-Riddle Eagles in four-sets on Thursday afternoon from the Bob Martinez Athletics Center on the campus of the University of Tampa.

Nadia Lindner, recently named the Sunshine State Conference, D2 CCA South Region and AVCA South Region Player of the Year, led the Sharks. Lindner tallied 20 kills for the seventh time on the 2023 season and registered a 0.432 hitting percentage in the NCAA South Region Tournament first round.

Breakdown
Records: No. 6 Nova Southeastern 20-10, 12-8 SSC | No. 3 Embry-Riddle 22-10
Score: No. 6 Nova Southeastern 3 | No. 3 Embry-Riddle 1
Location: Bob Martinez Athletics Center | Tampa, Fla.
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How it Happened

  • In the third match of the 2023 season between the Embry-Riddle Eagles and the Nova Southeastern Sharks, both teams matched each other in the opening points of the first set, as a Nadia Lindner killed tied the score at 4-4.
  • NSU responded to a 3-0 rally by Embry-Riddle with a 4-0 run. Olivia Aniol began the run with a kill, which was followed by an Elizabeth Price service ace, and capped by a Kate Mihacevich kill, and put the score at 13-13.
  • Later in the set, the Sharks once again rallied for three consecutive points. Madison Cook and Taylor Stockman each added a kill, before Olivia Aniol and Stockman teamed up for a block to put NSU ahead 19-18.
  • Embry-Riddle took the first set 25-21, taking a 1-0 lead in the match.
  • The Eagles opened the second set with a 5-2 lead, but Kate Mihacevich and Brittany Landrum sparked a 3-0 rally by NSU and tied the frame at 6-6.
  • After falling behind 9-6, Nova Southeastern rallied for a 7-0 run, bookended by a pair of kills from Landrum, in addition to two kills from Mihacevich, to take a 13-9 lead over Embry-Riddle.
  • NSU extended the run and scored 6-of-9 points, extending the advantage to 18-12 over the Eagles.
  • Aniol, scoring four of the final six points, helping the Sharks close out the second set, as NSU took the frame 25-13 and tied the match 1-1.
  • Lindner took over the in the beginning of the third set, recording four of the Shark first six points, as the score was 7-6 in favor of the Eagles.
  • The Sharks then rallied for a 7-2 run and took a 12-9 lead over ERAU.
  • Both teams went on to trade points back-and-forth for the remainder of the set and the score was tied at 24-24 following a kill from Lindner.
  • Facing extra points, NSU rallied to score 5-of-7 points to close out the frame, as Landrum and Mihacevich put the Sharks ahead 28-27 before an error by Embry-Riddle sealed the 29-27 third set win for Nova Southeastern.
  • The Sharks maintained their momentum from the third set and opened the fourth frame with an 8-2 lead to take full control.
  • Three consecutive kills from Lindner, followed by a point from Mihacevich, gave the Sharks an 18-8 advantage.
  • Nova Southeastern put themselves in position to earn match point courtesy of a 5-0 rally and received points from Landrum, Mihacevich, Stockman and Madison Cook, before winning the fourth set 25-13 and taking the match.

 Shark Standouts
Nadia Lindner: 20 kills, 0.432 hitting percentage, 11 digs
Brittany Landrum: 11 kills, 0.444 hitting percentage, four blocks
Madison Cook: 53 assists
Olivia Aniol: 10 kills, 0.517 hitting percentage, six blocks
Elizabeth Price: 21 digs

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – “I’m really proud of our ability to right the ship after losing a close set one. We did an excellent job of sticking to our scouting report and playing disciplined. Madison Cook did a great job at getting our hitters good one-on-one opportunities, while Olivia Aniol and Brittany Landrum id an excellent job both offensively and defensively holding the block. I’m ready to go to back to battle tomorrow with this group.”

What's Next
The Sharks advance to the second-round of the NCAA Division II Tournament and will take on the winner of the No. 2 Lynn versus No. 7 West Florida match at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Volleyball, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.
 

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Nadia Lindner Named AVCA/D2 CCA South Region Player of the Year

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The 2023 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CCA) Women’s Volleyball and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-South Region team were announced on Wednesday afternoon. Nadia Lindner headlines the All-South Region teams and was selected as the 2023 D2 CCA, as well as, the AVCA Volleyball South Region Player of the Year. Lindner also was recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year on November 21st. In addition to the All-South Region Player of the Year honor, Lindner also was named to the All-South Region First-Team, in addition to being named to the AVCA All-Region First-Team.  

Lindner is the first Nova Southeastern Women’s Volleyball student-athlete to be named the Sunshine State Conference, D2 CCA South Region and AVCA South Region Player of the Year. 

“What an accomplishment for Nadia! I’m so proud of her and her teammates for helping her get to this point,” stated Head Coach Kacie Ehinger. “To be recognized by the rest of the region for her amazing year is a true testament to what she has done this year.” 

On the season, Lindner led NSU in kills (430), points (484.5), points-per-set (4.66), kills-per-set (4.13), and hitting percentage (0.286). Nadia tallied at least 60 kills on six occasions during the 2023 season, including setting a season-high against Florida Tech with 25 in the final match of the regular season. Lindner recorded the 1,000th kill of her collegiate career on October 20th, in a match against Auburn-Montgomery at the Sunshine State Conference and Gulf South Conference Crossover Tournament. Lindner was named the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week four times during the 2023 campaign, winning the honor in three of the last five weeks of the season.    

Taylor Stockman, a Second-Team All-Sunshine State Conference representative, was named an Honorable Mention to the AVCA All-South Region team. Stockman ended the regular season second on the Sharks in kills (328), kills-per-set (2.95), points (402.5) and points-per-set (3.63). Defensively, Stockman recorded 261 digs, while averaging 2.35 per-set and accumulated 83 blocks. The 2022 Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year had ten matches with double-digit kills and digs. 

“I’m so happy for Taylor being recognized once again,” continued Ehinger. “We added her playing back row this season and she has thrived, putting up even better numbers that last year. She is a constant worker and deserving of this recognition.”

The Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball team begins play in the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament on Thursday, November 30th, taking on Embry-Riddle in the first round from the University of Tampa. First serve is set for 12 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Volleyball, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.  

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CCA) encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities. 

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Three Sharks Earn All-SSC Honors

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference announced the 2023 Volleyball awards on Tuesday morning. The Nova Southeastern Sharks have three All-Conference representatives, as Nadia Lindner was named the SSC Player of the Year and to the First-Team, while Madison Cook and Taylor Stockman both received Second-Team recognition.  

“I’m so proud and happy for Nadia! We knew in recruiting her we were getting a special player who was a difference maker in the SSC and she has exceeded those expectations,” stated Head Coach Kacie Ehinger. “She is a great leader and competitor and I’m excited to see her continue to thrive in the NCAA Tournament.” 

Lindner becomes the first Nova Southeastern Shark Volleyball player to win the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year award. In SSC play, Lindner led the league in kills (319), second in points (359), third in kills-per-set (4.04) and third in points-per-set (4.54). The Whitby, Ontario-native finished the season with a 0.283 hitting percentage in league play, recording 2.01 digs-per-set and 0.52 blocks-per-set. The Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year Award is presented by College Ave Student Loans.  

On the season, Lindner led NSU in kills (430), points (484.5), points-per-set (4.66), kills-per-set (4.13), and hitting percentage (0.286). Nadia tallied at least 60 kills on six occasions during the 2023 season, including setting a season-high against Florida Tech with 25 in the final match of the regular season. Lindner recorded the 1,000th kill of her collegiate career on October 20th, in a match against Auburn-Montgomery at the Sunshine State Conference and Gulf South Conference Crossover Tournament. Lindner was named the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week four times during the 2023 campaign, winning the honor in three of the last five weeks of the season.  

Madison Cook earns the second, All-Sunshine State Conference Second-Team honor of her career (2021), following a season in which she set career-highs across the board. Cook ranked second in SSC competition in assists-per-set (10.91) and third in the league in assists (742). Overall, Cook notched 846 assists during the 2023 season and averaged 10.44 assists-per-set.  

Taylor Stockman, the 2022 Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year and All-SSC Third-Team representative, joined Cook on the Second-Team. In league play, Stockman finished second on the Sharks in kills (266), second in kills-per-set (2.86), second in points (281), and second in points-per-set (3.56). The sophomore also improved her game on the defensive side of the ball, finishing with the second-most digs (207) and second-most blocks (61).  

The Nova Southeastern Sharks advanced to the NCAA South Region Tournament for the second consecutive year under Head Coach Kacie Ehinger and have made the tournament in each season dating back to 2021. NSU, the sixth-seed, will take on third-seeded Embry-Riddle in the first round of the NCAA Regional Tournament in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, November 30th.  

The full release for the All-Sunshine State Conference teams can be found here.

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Sharks Punch Ticket to NCAA Tournament

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – For the second consecutive season under head coach Kacie Ehinger, and third straight season overall, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball team has advanced to the NCAA South Region Tournament. NSU completed the 2023 season with a 19-10 record, going 12-8 in the Sunshine State Conference.  

“We’re so excited to be heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row. The Sunshine State Conference is one of the toughest conferences in the nation ad come away with an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament is a true testament to our hard work all season,” stated Ehinger. “I’m proud of our team for achieving this goal and we’re looking forward to preparing for battle next week.” 

Nova Southeastern features a balanced attack and ranks towards the top of the Sunshine State Conference in several categories, including points (4th/1886), hitting percentage (2nd/0.244), assists (3rd/1379), kills (3rd/1476), and blocks (5th/244). 

The Sharks are led by Nadia Lindner, who has been a terrific add to the Sharks coming in as a graduate transfer from Sunshine State Conference rival Lynn. Lindner leads NSU in kills (430) and points (484.5). Nova Southeastern also features standout performers in Taylor Stockman, Madison Cook, and Brittany Landrum.  

Stockman, the 2022 Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year, who has continued to be an impact player for NSU on both the offensive and defensive side of the net. Stockman has accumulated 328 kills, averaging 2.95 per-set, while totaling 402.5 points. On the defensive side, Stockman set a new career-high in blocks with 83 and recorded 261 digs.  

Madison Cook, the setter for the Nova Southeastern Sharks, has continued to climb up record books. Cook became the fourth NSU volleyball player to surpass the 3,000-assist milestone in her career and has had a career-season in 2023. The fifth-year student-athlete has totaled 846 assists and 10.44 assists-per-set.  

Brittany Landrum continues to put up excellent numbers as a middle blocker for the Sharks. The redshirt-senior ranks fourth on the team in kills (190) and leads Nova Southeastern in blocks with 95 on the season.  

The Sharks enter the NCAA South Region Tournament as the sixth-seed and will take on third-seeded Embry-Riddle at the University of Tampa. The tournament field features six SSC programs, West Florida (Gulf South) and Spring Hill (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).  

The NCAA South Region Tournament will place from Thursday, November 30th through Saturday, December 2nd, from Tampa, Fla. To stay up-to-date on Nova Southeastern Volleyball, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X – at NSU_VB.  

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Sharks Fall in Five Sets to Rollins

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball team was defeated in five-sets by the Rollins Tars on Friday evening in Sunshine State Conference action.

Breakdown
Records: Nova Southeastern 18-10, 11-8 SSC | Rollins 15-15, 7-12 SSC
Score: Nova Southeastern 2 | Rollins 3
Location: Warden Arena | Winter Park, Fla.
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How it Happened

  • Rollins opened the first set with a 6-1 run, before kills from Nadia Lindner, Olivia Aniol and Taylor Stockman, as well as a block from Brittany Landrum and Kate Mihacevich put the score at 8-5.
  • The Sharks continued to battle back from the early deficit, cutting into the Rollins by capitalizing on three consecutive errors by the Tars, which put the score at 13-12.
  • Nova Southeastern was unable to overcome the Tars lead, dropping the first set 25-23.
  • NSU flipped the momentum to open the second set, rallying for a 4-1 run which featured a kill and service ace from Madison Cook, in addition to a kill from Stockman.
  • Elizabeth Price added a service ace and extended NSU’s lead to 7-3.
  • Nova Southeastern opened up a 13-5 lead over Rollins, as a four-point rally was started by a Tars service error and followed by kills from Landrum, Stockman and Lindner.
  • Rollins put the score at 18-16, but the Sharks responded with another 4-0 run, as Cook tallied two kills and a block during the run, making the score 22-16.
  • Aniol sealed the 25-19 set win for the Sharks and tied the match at 1-1.
  • NSU took an early 4-2 lead over Rollins in the third set, following a kill from Stockman and a block from Landrum and Stockman.
  • Midway through the frame, Rollins lead 13-9 over the Sharks.
  • Trailing 17-13, Nova Southeastern rallied for a 5-1 run, which featured a service ace from Mihacevich, and kills from Landrum and Lindner, tying the frame at 18-18.
  • Mihacevich gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead in the match, as she closed out the 25-23 third set win with a kill.
  • A pair of blocks from Stockman tied the fourth set at 5-5.
  • Rollins took an 11-7 lead over NSU with a four-point run.
  • Kills from Mihacevich and Cook, followed by a Rollins error, gave NSU a 16-15 advantage.
  • Rollins tied the match at 2-2, as the Tars took the fourth set 25-22.
  • In the fifth set, Rollins got out to an early 5-2 lead.
  • The Sharks battled back to tie the frame at 6-6 following a kill from Lindner.
  • Rollins rallied and scored four consecutive points, taking a 10-6 lead over NSU, before defeating the Sharks 15-10 in the final set.

Coach's Corner

Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – We played well in streaks and it just wasn’t enough to pull off a win. Rollins played an excellent defensive match and frustrated our offense. I thought Olivia Aniol played phenomenal tonight and Brittany Landrum had a great blocking night as well. We’ll refocus and come back tomorrow ready to finish the regular season strong.

What's Next

Nova Southeastern Volleyball closes out the regular season against Florida Tech on Saturday, November 18th. First serve is set for 4 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Volleyball, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.

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Sharks Volleyball Announces Signing Class

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball welcomes Emerson Deferme, Brooke Spurgeon, Camie Mitrovich and Emma Isroff as the 2023 signing class, announces Head Coach Kacie Ehinger.
 
Emerson Deferme | Outside Hitter | Grandview High School | Centennial, Colorado
 
Deferme joins Nova Southeastern from Grandview High School, where she was a four-year varsity letter winner. Deferme earned Second-Team All-State recognition in 2022, as well as being named an Honorable mention to the All-State team in 2021. Emerson was also named to the First-Team All-League in both 2021 and 2022, in addition to the Second-Team All-League in the spring of 2021. Deferme was also nominated for the Club Volleyball VBallRecruiter Junior Player of the Year in 2021.
 
Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – “I can’t wait to get Emerson on campus. She is a dynamic six-rotation outside hitter, who has great jumping ability with a heavy arm. Her ability to control the ball and give us a backrow threat is going to be very valuable.”
 
Brook Spurgeon | Libero/Defensive Specialist | Seacrest Country Day School | Naples, Florida
 
Spurgeon, a three-time Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) State Champion, commits to the Sharks from Seacrest Country Day School. Spurgeon was recognized as an All-Area Second-Team honoree in 2021 and 2022. Additionally, Spurgeon earned the 2021 Seacrest Volleyball Coaches Award, was a 2023 Elite 11 member, and was named to the 2020 9AA All-District team, as well as the Region 5AA All-Tournament team in Tennessee. Brooke was a 2020 AAU All-American.
 
Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – “Brooke is such a fun kid to watch. She works so hard on every play and has played almost every position on the court at some point in her career. She has a high volleyball IQ and will transition that to focus on a defensive role for us. She has great ball control and reads the game well. I can’t wait to see where Brooke’s Sharks career takes her!”
 
Camie Mitrovich | Setter | Rock Hill High School | Rock Hill, South Carolina
 
Mitrovich signs with Sharks Volleyball from Rock Hill High School, where she starred throughout her prep career. Mitrovich was a four-time All-Region honoree – 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 – a two-time All-State member – 2022, 2023 – an AVCA Phenom and was named to the JVA All-American Watch List.
 
Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – “Camie is another player who has done it all in her career. In High School she’s hit and she also is a 3 sport athlete. I look forward to her being able to focus on just the setting position in college, which she already excels at!”
 
Emma Isroff | Right Side | Lake High School | Hartville, Ohio
 
Isroff commits to Nova Southeastern following a prep career at Lake High School. During her tenure at Lake, Isroff was recognized as an All-Federal League Honorable Mention in 2021, a Second-Team All-Federal League honoree in 2022 and 2023, a Second-Team All-County recipient in 2022 and 2023, as well as a First-Team All-District member in both 2022 and 2023.
 
Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – “Emma is a physical Middle in High School and in Club, who we will be moving to the right side. She puts up a big block and has tremendous upside, I look forward to seeing her grow within our system.”
 
Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball holds an 18-9, 11-7 Sunshine State Conference record on the 2023 season. NSU concludes its 2023 regular season with a pair of SSC matches this weekend, taking on Rollins (11/17) and Florida Tech (11/18). To stay up-to-date on Sharks Volleyball, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.
 

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Sharks Drop SSC Contest Against Lynn

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Volleyball team lost in four sets against the Lynn Fighting Knights in Tuesday night’s Sunshine State Conference matchup. 

Breakdown  

Records: Nova Southeastern 18-9, 11-7 SSC | Lynn 22-7 13-5 SSC 
Score: Nova Southeastern 1 | Lynn 3 
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla. 
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How it Happened

  • The match began with a back-and-forth affair between both teams, as the Sharks took a 9-8 lead midway through the set after a kill from Kate Mihacevich.
  • Lynn rallied and took an 11-9 lead over NSU.
  • The Sharks wouldn’t back down, scoring four straight points to reclaim the lead.
  • Shortly after, NSU would go on a 7-point run, extending their lead to 20-12.
  • The Sharks kept the pressure on, taking the first set 25-15 after a kill from Olivia Aniol
  • Kills from Aniol and Taylor Stockman gave the Sharks an early 4-2 lead in set two.
  • Both teams kept their foot on the gas pedal and were tied at 19 as they headed towards the end of the set.
  • The Knights were able to come out on top, taking set two 25-23.
  • Lynn jumped out to a 9-6 lead in set three but kills from Stockman and Brittany Landrum brought the Sharks within one point.
  • The rest of the set featured a close battle until the Knights went on a 4-0 run to end the set, taking set three 25-19.
  • The Fighting Knights jumped out to a 10-5 lead in set four but four straight Shark points kept the Sharks within one point. 
  • A 3-0 run sparked by a kill from Landrum gave the Sharks a 14-12 lead. 
  • Despite the strong offensive attack by the Sharks, the Knights would go on a 6-0 run to take the fourth and final set 25-19, securing the SSC victory over the Sharks. 

What's Next

Nova Southeastern returns to action on the road against Rollins on Friday, November 17th, in Winter Park, Fla. First serve is set for 7 p.m.

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