FAU Volleyball Has Two Named All-Conference, Picked to Finish Second in Preseason Poll
BOCA RATON, Fla. – (Aug. 15, 2019) – Seniors Sigourney Kame and Massiel Matos were named to the Preseason All-Conference USA squad on Thursday. As a team, the Owls were picked to finish second in the league, earning a first place vote and trailing only Rice in the coaches’ ballot. It is the first time FAU has received a first place vote in the preseason poll since being picked to win the Atlantic Sun prior to the 2005 season.
Kame is a two-time First Team All C-USA selection who finished eighth in the conference in kills per set (3.64) and 10th in hitting percentage (.327) last season. She was also named to the AVCA All-Region team as a junior. Kame is already eighth in school history with 1,006 career kills and her .276 hitting percentage ranks sixth all-time.
Matos was a two-time National Player of the Year at Miami-Dade College and made a smooth transition to the Division I level as a junior. She led the Owls in kills per set (3.65), service aces per set (0.44), and total points (425.0). Those totals were good enough for seventh, first and fourth in the conference, respectively. Matos joined Kame on both the All C-USA First Team and AVCA All-Region team last year.
FAU hosts Lynn University for an exhibition on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m., before officially opening the regular season by hosting the FAU Invitational, starting on Friday, August 30.
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