Seminole Sunday Sauce — May 1, 2022: FSU Beach Volleyball Wins Sixth Straight CCSA Crown
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Seminole Sunday Sauce — May 1, 2022: FSU Beach Volleyball Wins Sixth Straight CCSA Crown

Florida State beach volleyball’s reign as champion of the CCSA will last another year.

The No. 4 Seminoles wrapped up their sixth straight CCSA title on Saturday with a 3-1 win over No. 2 TCU. The Seminoles and Horned Frogs were the top two seeds in the tournament.

The lone victory for TCU came on Court 3 and to an FSU injury. The Seminoles’ combination of Kate Privett and Anna Long took the first set against TCU’s Alexis Filippone and Hailey Brockett. With the score tied 15-15 in the second set, an injury to Privett kept the dual from being completed and gave the point to the Horned Frogs.

The FSU pairs of Caitlin Moon and Raelyn White and Maddie Anderson and Brook Bauer each won in straight sets, but the Seminoles had to rally to force decisive third sets on the two other courts. Jordan Polo and Morgan Chacon ultimately clinched the match for FSU with a 23-25, 22-20, 15-9 win over TCU’s Maria Gonzalez and Ana Vergara. On Court 2, FSU’s Alaina Chacon and Madison Fitzpatrick had match point, but that dual did not finish.

The win avenged an earlier loss to TCU in the CCSA Tournament. After opening with a 5-0 win over LSU, the Seminoles dropped a 3-2 heartbreaker to TCU on Saturday.

TCU took the final two duals to win that match and send FSU to the losers’ bracket. Sutton MacTavish and Kaylie McHugh clinched the win for the top-seeded Horned Frogs with a 21-18, 18-21, 15-12 victory over Chacon and Fitzpatrick.

To get to the final, second-seeded FSU had to beat LSU for a second time on Saturday. The Seminoles did so with a 4-1 victory. All four wins for FSU came in straight sets. Privett and Long clinched the win with a 21-17, 21-16 win over LSU’s Holly Carlton and Reilly Allred.

With the 3-1 stay in Huntsville, FSU moves to 28-9 on the season. FSU will now prepare for the NCAA Championships, which begin on Wednesday. The Seminoles will be the No. 5 seed and open with Cal Poly.

Football

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2023 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 14 nationally, second in ACC (6 total commitments)*
Big Picture: Jermaine Johnson became the 46th FSU player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. Four others were signed as undrafted free agents.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2023 Recruiting Class Ranking*: N/A (0 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU filled a coaching vacancy this week with the addition of former Boise State assistant, R-Jay Barsh.

Men’s Tennis

Record: 16-10
Ranking: No. 28 ITA
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: TBD
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU is one day away from finding out its NCAA Tournament fate.

Women’s Tennis

Record: 14-10
Ranking: No. 35 ITA
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: TBD
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Like the FSU men, the women’s tennis team will find out whether it made the NCAA Tournament on Monday.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men No. 18 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South Region USTFCCCA; Women No. 5 South Region USTFCCCA
Past Week: Participated in UNF Invitational and Payton Jordan Invitational
Upcoming: ACC Outdoor Championships (May 12-14)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Three Seminoles put on record-breaking performances at Stanford on Friday night. In its final event before the ACC Outdoor Championships, FSU claimed five wins in Jacksonville.

Softball

Record: 45-5 (14-4 ACC)
Ranking: No. 4 NFCA Coaches Poll; No. 3 Softball America; No. 4 USA Softball; No. 3 D1Softball
Past Week: (2-0), beat Oklahoma State on Thursday in nine innings, 2-1; defeated Oklahoma State on Friday, 2-1
Upcoming: vs. Florida (Wednesday); at NC State (Friday); at NC State (Saturday)
Recognitions: Michaela Edenfield, C (Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year top 25 finalist)
Big Picture: FSU won a pair of thrillers in top-10 matchups. The Seminoles will look to close the regular season strong.

Baseball

Record: 26-15 (11-10 ACC)
Ranking: No. 24 Baseball America; No. 29 Collegiate Baseball; No. 30 NCBWA
Past Week: (2-1), lost at Clemson on Sunday, 8-5; beat TCU on Friday, 10-0; beat TCU on Saturday, 7-3
Upcoming: vs. TCU (Sunday); at Stetson (Tuesday); at Boston College (Friday); at Boston College (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU bounced back from a tough series loss to Clemson with a series win over TCU. The Seminoles are now a season-high 11 games over .500.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 20 Golfweek; No. 21 GCAA Coaches Poll; No. 22 Golfstat
Past Week: Fell to Georgia Tech in ACC Championship semifinals on Sunday, 3-1-1.
Upcoming: NCAA Regionals (May 16-18)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Like the FSU women, the FSU men had a strong showing at the ACC Championships.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 13 Golfweek; No. 16 WGCA Coaches Poll; No. 16 Golfstat
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Tallahassee Regional (May 9-11)
Recognitions: Charlotte Heath (All-ACC); Beatrice Wallin (All-ACC); Amelia Williamson (All-ACC)
Big Picture: FSU will wait one more week before hosting the Tallahassee Regional.

Beach Volleyball

Record: 28-9
Ranking: No. 4 AVCA; No. 2 seed CCSA Tournament; No. 5 seed NCAA Tournament
Past Week: (3-1), beat LSU on Thursday in CCSA Tournament, 5-0; lost to TCU on Friday in CCSA Tournament, 3-2; beat LSU on Saturday in CCSA Tournament, 4-1; defeated TCU in CCSA Championship, 3-1
Upcoming: vs. Cal Poly (Wednesday, NCAA Tournament)
Recognitions: Maddie Anderson (All-CCSA, CCSA All-Academic, AVCA All-American first team); Brook Bauer (All-CCSA, AVCA All-American first team); Anna Long (CCSA All-Freshman); Madison Fitzpatrick (CCSA Scholar-Athlete of the Year, CCSA All-Academic); Alaina Chacon (CCSA All-Academic); Kate Privett (CCSA All-Academic)
Big Picture: FSU was able to upset TCU for its sixth straight CCSA championship. The Seminoles have earned the No. 5 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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