After 7-2 Start, Eastern Florida State Volleyball Ranked No. 10 In NJCAA Region 8 Coaches Poll
By Michael Parsons, EFSC Sports // September 10, 2016
first time team ranked under coach Rasmussen
ABOVE VIDEO: The EFSC Women’s Volleyball team recently met the media as they set their sights on big goals for the upcoming season.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA– Word spread fast around the Eastern Florida State College volleyball team that they were the No. 10 team in the latest NJCAA Region 8 coaches poll.
The ranking is the first time that the volleyball team has been ranked under head coach Andrea Rasmussen.
“It was crazy. I called my parents and said, ‘this probably doesn’t mean much to you but we are ranked for the first time!'” sophomore Megan Graefe said after practice. “It is a good feeling.”
Graefe is one of the players that has seen the growth of the program in two short years.
ABOVE VIDEO: EFSC dsipatches of the Saint John’s River State College Vikings during a recent match at Titans Field House.
“It was clear at the beginning of the season that we had a lot of talent.”
“The question was not if we were capable of doing big things but were we going to, so far, we have.” -Megan Graefe
The Titans, who are off to a 7-2 start, will host the College of Central Florida tonight at 6 p.m. The Patriots are 5-3 this season and ranked No. 3 in the Region 8 poll and No. 10 in the NJCAA national poll.
But Graefe said the early-season matchups with the Region’s top-ranked Polk State has prepared them for this match.
“I think it was a reality check for our team,” Graefe said. “We already played the No. 1 team twice, so we won’t be surprised now.
“We know what that kind of competition looks like and I think we are ready for the challenge.”
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