Oct. 22, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - FAU volleyball fans may have the opportunity to witness a piece of program history this weekend.
Senior libero Cintia Nightingale is just 29 digs away from becoming the program's all-time leader in that category. Nightingale has been the backbone of the Owls' defense from the moment she stepped on campus as a freshman. Accordingly, she is on pace to become the first player in program history to lead the team in digs in four straight seasons.
Cintia has always been a positive influence on her teammates on and off the floor, leading to head coach Fernanda Nelson to call her "the best captain I've ever been around."
Nightingale has represented the volleyball team, the athletics program and the university with class and dignity and is one of the best examples of what a student-athlete should be. With or without the record, she has left an impact on the FAU volleyball program that will be felt long after she plays her final match.
The Owls host Middle Tennessee on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Western Kentucky at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Burrow.