BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball player Jessalyn Kinlaw was named to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Preseason All-Conference Team, the league announced Thursday. Brittany Pellitteri made the CCSA Watch List.
Kinlaw, a senior from Bradenton, Florida, made a huge impact in her first season at FAU after transferring from North Florida. She teamed with Megan Rice to form the Owls’ top tandem last season and the duo went 23-11 last season, making the CCSA All-Conference Team and earning a bid to the inaugural National Pairs Championship in Hermosa Beach, California.
Pellitteri, who hails from nearby Deerfield Beach, won 15 matches as a junior, playing with four different partners. Eleven of the victories came playing alongside Jazmine Barker, usually playing on either the No. 2 or No. 3 court.
The Sandy Owls officially open their season against Florida State and Eckerd as part of the Stetson Spring Fling on Friday. Match times are set for 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively, and live stats of all the weekend’s matches will be available at fausports.com.