Hopkins Earns Number One Seed For the ECAC South Volleyball Tournament

Head coach <b>Scott Pennewill</b> and the Blue Jays will host FDU-Florham on Wednesday night.
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BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins volleyball team earned the number one seed for the upcoming ECAC South Volleyball Tournament. Hopkins will host #8 FDU-Florham on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Goldfarb Gymnasium. The winner of that match will take on the winner of the Lebanon Valley and Washington & Jefferson match this weekend at a site that is to be determined.

The Blue Jays (23-5) who earned the number one seed for the first time in ECAC Tournament history will be making their third appearance in the tournament under fifth-year head coach Scott Pennewill and ninth appearance overall.

Hopkins finished the regular season with a record of 23-4, 9-1 in the Centennial Conference. The Blue Jays fell in the Centennial Conference semifinals to McDaniel by a 3-2 score. Hopkins is led by its captains, senior Natalia Fijalkowski and juniors Amanda Lewis and Kim Jackanich. All three players earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors this season while Lewis broke the JHU career assists mark earlier this season.

FDU-Florham enters Wednesday night's match with a record of 27-11. The Devils had won eight of their last nine matches before falling to DeSales in the Freedom Conference Championship match. Lauren Brazier leads the Devils with 311 kills and is hitting .318 on the season.

Hopkins holds a 4-0 advantage in the all-time series between the two clubs. The Blue Jays and Devils last met in 2006 as part of the Asics/Hopkins Invitational with Hopkins claiming the 3-0 victory.

ECAC South Tournament Seeds

1. Johns Hopkins
2. New Jersey City
3. Carnegie Mellon
4. Lebanon Valley
5. Washington & Jefferson
6. Penn State Altoona
7. New York University
8. FDU-Florham



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