Spartans Set to Host Stevenson and Eckerd

Spartans Set to Host Stevenson and Eckerd

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa beach volleyball team is set to host the Stevenson University Mustangs and the Eckerd College Tritons on Tuesday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. respectively.

The Matchup: University of Tampa (5-5)
vs. Stevenson University (4-2) 
vs. Eckerd College (5-4)

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 13th at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Location: University of Tampa Beach Volleyball Complex | Tampa, Fla.

Last Time Out: The Tampa Spartans lost to the Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas by a final score of 4-1. In the matchup, the only win for Tampa came from partners Alexandra Misca and Sarah Moore, who defeated the Javelinas in three sets by scores of 21-15, 14-21, and 16-14. UT also defeated Texas A&M Kingsville in the exhibition match played by Brooklyn Wilson and Taylor George. Wilson and George defeated A&M Kingsville by set scores of 19-21, 21-10, and 15-11.

About the Spartans: This is the inaugural season for beach volleyball at the University of Tampa. The roster is composed of 10 beach only athletes, while eight of the student-athletes also played on the University's indoor team in the fall. This season, the Spartans have a 5-5 record, logging wins over the 2017 small college national champions Webber International, Morehead State and SSC rival Florida Southern. Head Coach Jeff Lamm, just finished his 16th season as an indoor assistant, where he has found success helping the Spartans achieve two NCAA Division II National Championships. Lamm's indoor coaching career has been wildly successful and in 2011 he was even honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association of America (AVCA) as the National Assistant Coach of the Year.  This is Jeff Lamm's first head coaching job at the collegiate level.

About the Mustangs: The Mustangs beach program is in its third year of existence. They are currently 4-2 with wins over Principia, Huntingdon, St. Thomas, and Florida National.

Stevenson University carries 16 athletes on their roster, with eight returners from last season.

About the Tritons: The Tritons beach program is in its fourth year of existence. This season, they are 5-4 overall, with wins over Morehead State University, Webber International, the University of Tampa, Florida Southern, and Texas A&M Kingsville.  The Tritons finished last season with an overall record of 14-8. Eckerd College carries 12 athletes on their roster, with eight returners from last season.

Series History: This is the first-time Tampa has faced Stevenson University in Beach Volleyball. The Spartans lost to the Eckerd Tritons in their first meeting by a final score of 3-2.