Sept. 17, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - This weekend will be provide the first opportunity for many Owls' fans to see the 2012 volleyball in actual game action when they open their home schedule on Friday against Arkansas State. Familiar faces like Cintia Nightingale, Alessia Pizzocheri and Darija Sataric are back, as well as newcomers like Jelena Jovanovic and Gabriella Pyle will take the court for FAU.
In their first season under head coach Fernanda Nelson, the Owls have already shown a great deal of improvement. Despite a 3-6 record, the team has been competitive in almost every match, and that will undoubtedly carry over as the Owls start Sun Belt play.
Coach Nelson has noted the enthusiasm of the team on several occasions and mentioned that her favorite part of the recent trip to Arizona was watching the team celebrate as a group after defeating Villanova.
FAU will open both their home and Sun Belt schedules against Arkansas State on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Free live video streaming of the match will be available at www.fausports.com. Tickets are also available at www.fausports.com or by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS.