JACKSONVILLE -- The State College of Florida volleyball team claimed its 22nd consecutive victory and earned a spot in the national tournament Friday at the Florida College System Activities Association state tournament.
The Manatees swept Gulf Coast State College 25-15, 25-19, 25-17 to advance to the FCSAA state final. The top two teams in the state move to the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament Nov. 20-22 in Casper, Wyo.
SCF (27-4) will meet Miami Dade College in the state final at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Manatees are ranked ninth in the NJCAA Division I poll. They won the Suncoast Conference championship.
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Head coach Lonnie Wilson was named the conference's coach of the year, and sophomore outside hitter Maja Risti was the conference's player of the year. Setter Lea Lieb and middle blocker Susi Peonia were first-time all-conference picks.