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Clemson Volleyball Players Earn Conference Honors

November 23, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Two Clemson volleyball players earned all-ACC second team honors at the ACC Tournament this weekend at Maryland, juniors Alison Coday and Cindy Stern. Coday led Clemson with 415 kills during the regular season, including 245 versus ACC competition. She hit .290 and averaged 4.15 kills per game, ranking third in the conference. Coday was also named to the ACC all-Tournament team, after leading the Tigers with 28 kills in Clemson’s 3-2 win over Georgia Tech.

Stern ranked fourth in the league with 1.31 blocks per game, for a total of 152 blocks during the regular season. She averaged 1.35 blocks per game against ACC foes. Stern hit .265 for the regular season, with 396 kills.

Freshman Jodi Steffes was selected to the all-rookie team and was chosen ACC Rookie-of-the-Year. Steffes hit .203 for the regular season, with 226 kills. She also had 22 service aces. Against ACC competition, Steffes hit .240, with 164 kills. She recorded 205 of her 299 digs against ACC teams. Steffes is Clemson’s third Rookie-of-the-Year in the past six years.

ACC defending champion Clemson (21-10, 10-6 ACC) entered the ACC Tournament last Friday at Maryland as the number four seed. The Tigers defeated Georgia Tech 3-2 (15-12, 5-15, 16-14, 12-15, 15-13) to advance to the semifinals of the tournament.

Senior Stephanie Schulz hit .382 for the match, with 15 kills, two errors and 34 attacks. Alison Coday had 28 kills, eight errors and 77 total attempts, for a .260 hitting percentage. Seven Tigers had double-figures in digs, including Skye Frost, who led the team with 30 digs. All six Clemson starters recorded double-doubles in the match.

On Saturday, top-seeded North Carolina defeated Clemson 3-1, ending the Tigers’ bid for a second-straight ACC Championship. The Tigers took the first game 15-11, before dropping the next three 12-15, 5-15, 5-15. Freshman Jodi Steffes hit .310, with 12 kills, three errors and 29 attempts. She also led the team with 19 digs.

The Tigers have a chance at an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. The field for the 64-team tournament will be announced Sunday, November 29.

ACC All-Tournament Team

Jessica Parsons, Virginia Alison Coday, Clemson Tory Siebert, North Carolina Erin Berg, North Carolina Susan Hawks, Florida State Holly Schneider, Florida State Fiona Bolten, Florida State (MVP)

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