The Dukes are the #1 seed at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Volleyball Championship.
Nov. 22, 2013
Duquesne Game Notes
Dates: Nov. 22-24, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.
Host: The George Washington University
Arena: Charles E. Smith Center
Official Web Page: Atlantic 10 Championship Central
Live Stream: A-10 Digital Network
Live Stats: GameTracker (link tbd)
Social Media: @GoDuquesne
Seach Hashtags: #DuqVB, #A10Champs
Tickets: GW Online Box Office
2013 marked the 27th season Duquesne has played in the Atlantic 10 Conference and the first time the Dukes have claimed the regular season championship. The Dukes finished 12-2 in league play and won the title outright, finishing one match ahead of VCU.
DUQUESNE IN THE ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TIME
This is the Dukes' seventh appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship. Their first appearance was in 1991.
DUQUESNE VS. TEAMS IN THE ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIP
George Washington: 1-2
West Virginia: 1-0
A-10 COACH OF THE YEAR
Steve Opperman, who led the Dukes to its first-ever regular season title, was named A-10 Coach of the Year on Nov. 21st. Duquesne's 12 wins set a new program record for conference victories. Additionally, Duquesne had a program-best eight match winning streak that spanned from Oct. 4th to Nov. 1st. Opperman was named Co-Coach of the Year in 2010, 2004 and 2001.
A-10 SETTER OF THE YEAR
Mary Henry was named Setter of the Year on Oct. 21st. She finished the season with a 1,016 assists (10.16 per match). Her passing helped the Dukes lead the A-10 in hitting percentage at .229. This is the second consecutive season Henry has topped the 1,000 assist mark. In just two seasons, Henry ranks 5th all-time in program history with 2,196 assists.
A-10 ALL-CONFERNCE WINNERS
A program-best six Duquesne players were named to the 2013 All-Conference teams.
Allison Foschia - First-Team All-Conference
Mary Henry - First-Team All-Conference
Arielle Love - First-Team All-Conference
Marah Farage - Second-Team All-Conference
Lacey Levers - All-Rookie Team
Madelynn Burnham - All-Rookie Team