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Sep 06, 2023

MATCH DAY CENTRAL: Volleyball at Gators Invitational

Clemson (4-2) at the Gators Invitational


  • 🆚 Opponent: vs. Winthrop
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Thursday, September 7 • 4 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: Gainesville, Fla. • Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats

  • 🆚 Opponent: at Florida
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Friday, September 8 • 7 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: Gainesville, Fla. • Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center
  • 📺 Watch: SEC Network
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stat 

  • 🆚 Opponent: Sacramento State
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Saturday, September 9 • Noon
  • 📍 Venue: Gainesville, Fla. • Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stat 

Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Match Notes (PDF)



  • Clemson travels to Gainesville, Florida for the first road tournament of the season
  • The Tigers face off against host Florida, as well as Winthrop and Sacramento State
  • The Tigers enter week three with a 4-2 record


  • The Tigers have become a force at the net during the 2023 campaign led by graduate transfer Adria Powell
  • As a team, Clemson leads the ACC with 57 total blocks and sits 31 in the NCAA through the second week of action
  • The Tigers are averaging 2.85 blocks per set, which ranks second in the ACC and 23rd in the NCAA
  • Powell leads the way for Clemson and the ACC in both total blocks (33) and blocks per set (1.74) – in both of these categories, Powell ranks in the top 15 in the NCAA coming in at No. 13 in total blocks and sixth in blocks per set


  • Graduate Mckenna Slavik has quarterbacked the Clemson offense for the past five seasons with ease
  • During the second week of action, Slavik reached the 4,000-career assist milestone to become only the fourth Tiger in program history to accomplish the benchmark – She also became the fifth-active Division I athlete to maintain over 4,000 career assists
  • In the first week, Slavik moved up in Clemson’s career records to move into fourth all-time in assists with 3,891 – she is 270 assists away from moving into third
  • Slavik also is on target to cement herself for the most career starts – she has started 112 through the second week of action. Lia Proctor and Jodi Steffes hold the 10th spot with 124 starts, while Julie Rodriguez holds the top spot with 135
  • During her career, Slavik has also racked up 898 digs sitting only 102 out from reaching the 1,000-dig benchmark


  • The 2023 Clemson Tigers features 20 total players – 14 of which are freshmen and sophomores
  • 11 players are new to the roster with seven freshmen and four transfers
  • Transfers Adria Powell, Katie Culumovic and Katie Hurta transferred to the program in January and spent the spring semester training with the Tigers. Kateryna Tkachenko joined the program to begin the 2023 fall semester


  • Associate Head Coach Taylor Unroe is returning to her alma mater this weekend after being the starting libero for the Gators from 2011-14
  • Unroe was named the 2013 SEC Libero of the Year, Florida’s second-ever defensive award winner and first Libero of the Year
  • She finished her career playing in 129 matches and 449 sets
  • Unroe clocked 1,558 assists during her tenure with 130 aces, 295 assists and 137 points
  • Unroe was the starting libero for Florida the last time the Tigers and Gators squared off

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