CIAA Honors FSU Broncos Reeshemah Johnson as the Volleyball Coach of the Week

Oct. 11, 2017

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Volleyball Coaches and Sports Information Directors Associations named Fayetteville State's Reeshemah Johnson this week's Volleyball Coach of the Week.

The Fayetteville State women's volleyball team is on an eight-game win streak. Last week, the Broncos defeated Chowan 3-1 and have recently swept St. Augustine's, Claflin, and defending CIAA Champs Shaw.

Shaw University was the number one team in the South before the Broncos snapped the Bears' 13-game win streak.

FSU has a 14-6 overall record (.700) and has won nine (9) of its ten (10) conference games. This season, Fayetteville State is 4-1 when playing in Felton J. Capel Arena.

There is a three-way battle in the CIAA Southern Division. Winston-Salem State, Shaw, and Fayetteville State are currently 3-1 in the division and 9-1 in conference play. WSSU defeated FSU on September 21st, 3-1 and Shaw defeated the Rams 3-2 on October 5th. Each team will have to face each other once again before the Southern Division Champion is named and the CIAA Tournament begins.

"You just can't take anybody for granted," said head volleyball coach Reeshemah Johnson of the upcoming schedule. We are going to prepare for everybody as if they are a Shaw, a number one team in the conference."

Fayetteville State will host Winston-Salem State on Monday, October 16th as a prelude to Homecoming activities. Both programs, including their Student-Athlete Advisory Committees and Title IX offices, will link together to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. WSSU will have its rematch against Shaw on October 31st. The Broncos will travel to Shaw on Monday, November 6th.


 

 

"My expectation is that we going to go up from here," said Coach Johnson. "This is the midseason, so the fatigue is kicking in. We should be able to push past that hump and from there be on the upward slope to championships."

The CIAA Volleyball Championship Tournament will return to Virginia State University Multipurpose Center in Petersburg, Va. from November 17th - 19th.

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