Patriots listed in final NCAA volleyball stats

Francis Marion University ranked highly in several categories of the final 2013 NCAA Division II volleyball statistical report, while a pair of Patriots earned Top-50 rankings in their respective specialties.

Francis Marion finished this past season with a 21-9 record and placed third during the Peach Belt Conference regular season. The 20-win season was the first for Francis Marion since 2008 and the squad's 12-6 conference record represented a six-win improvement over the 2012 campaign and the team's highest PBC win total since 1998.

FMU ranked among the top 45 percent of all Division II institutions in every one of the seven team stats categories. Heading those accomplishments was the Patriots ranking 43rd nationally in service aces per set (1.74), 52nd in won-loss percentage (.700), and 87th in assists per set (11.66).  In each of those categories, FMU ranked second among PBC schools.

Individually, senior setter Kailey Smith ranked 35th nationally in assists per set at 10.54, while junior libero Rebekah Davis was 43rd in digs per set with 5.05.  Both players ranked second in the conference in those categories.

Junior Emily Sears ranked 130th in kills per set (3.17) and 155th in points per set (3.57), while sophomore Alexzandra Reed was 215th in kills per set (2.89) and 219th in points per set (3.36).

Senior middle blocker Megan Mooney ranked 195th in blocks per set (0.83), while junior Shelby Jones was 276th in the same category (0.76).