Reeshemah Johnson looks to win her 1st title as a Head Coach

Nov. 15, 2012

HAMPTON, VA -- Fayetteville State University has set its sights on its fourth CIAA Volleyball title. The Lady Broncos will lead Pool B at the CIAA Championships as the #1 seed from the Southern Division. The tournament will be played at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, VA. The ladies will have to win two-out-of-three games on Friday, November 16 to advance into Saturday's play. The title game will be played on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

The Last Meeting
Virginia State2
Fayetteville State3
September 30, 2012
Fayetteville, NC
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - For the second consecutive match the Fayetteville State volleyball team rallied to win in five sets, this time defeating the Virginia State Trojans 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 16-25, 26-24, 19-17) on the final day of its CIAA Mini Roundup at Felton J. Capel Arena. The Lady Broncos improve to 12-2 on the season and 10-0 in conference play with the victory, while the Trojans fall to 7-7 overall and 6-2 in the league.

The Last Meeting
Virginia Union0
Fayetteville State3
September 16, 2012
Lincoln, PA

The Last Meeting
Fayetteville State3
Winston-Salem St2
October 11, 2012
Winston-Salem, NC
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos picked up a key CIAA Southern Division victory on Thursday night with a hard fought 3-2 win over the Winston-Salem State Rams at the C.E.Gaines Center. The Lady Broncos defeated the Rams by scores of 25-23, 21-25, 25-14, 25-27, 15-13. Three different FSU players recorded at least 10 kills in the contest, led by Ifeyinwa Nwokolo (Sr., Greensboro, NC) with 18.

FSU (23-5 overall, 16-0 CIAA, 10-0 division) will face the Northern Division #4 Virginia Union (5-23 overall, 5-11 CIAA, 4-6 division) at 11:00 am and Southern Division #3 Winston-Salem State (9-22 overall, 9-7 CIAA, 6-4 division) at 3:00 pm.

The anticipated rematch between the Lady Broncos and Northern Division #2 Virginia State (14-10 overall, 13-3 CIAA, 8-2 division) will be the pool's nightcap at 7:00 pm. Fayetteville State had a 3-2 comeback victory over the Trojans, September 30, in Fayetteville. VSU won the second and third set which put FSU in rally mode. The Lady Broncos won set four 26-24 and the final set 19-17.

FSU defeated the Lady Rams both times this season with a 3-2 score.

Fayetteville State won its last crown in 2007. The title has eluded fourth year Head Coach Reeshemah Johnson for the past three seasons. Johnson took over the program in 2009 and finished (2-3) as runner-up to Champion Chowan University (scores: 17-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-15, and 15-11).

The following two season, the Lady Broncos exited the tournament in the Semi-Final rounds.

Coach Johnson played vital roles in two of the university's championships. She was the 1996 championship team captain and an assistant coach on the 1998 team. As an assistant, Johnson was a part of the 1999 and 2000 runner-up seasons.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association will honor the 2012 All-CIAA and All-Rookie Teams tonight in a formal banquet. The conference will also name its Coach of the Year. Reeshemah Johnson is the expected recipient due to the Lady Broncos performance this season. Eight student-athletes from Fayetteville State will be recognized as all-conference honorees.

For more information relating to the championship tournament, visit www.theciaa.com. Sunday's championship game will be webcasted live at www.livestream.com/ciaa.



Follow us!