Lockey Called to 2022-23 ASUN Autumn Champions forever Group

January 4, 2023

FT MYERS, Fla. – Fifth-year elderly setter Chelsey Lockey ( Eaton, Colo./ Eaton HS) was called to the 2022-23 ASUN Autumn Champions forever Group, as introduced by the ASUN Meeting on Wednesday.

The group is made up of one student-athlete from each of the 14 ASUN participant organizations that show its core worths: Education and learning, Sincerity, Student-Athlete Experience, Justness, Health And Wellness, Passion, Regard, Variety, Addition, Management, Obligation and also Gamesmanship. The honorary choices need to additionally remain in scholastic great standing and also contended throughout the existing school year.

” Amongst her numerous abilities as a volley ball gamer and also setter, the important things that has actually constantly stood apart to me concerning Chelsey was exactly how well she recognized the idea of winning and also what it requires effective,” stated FGCU volley ball head train Matt Botsford “That ability expands well past sporting activity, and also she showed it every day outside the sports sector. She is a rival and also a high up-and-comer in every little thing she does, which significantly incorporated to exactly how very easy she was to train. Chelsey is an excellent depiction of the ASUN Victor forever, and also I am honored to see her acknowledged wherefore she did this autumn.”

In December, Lockey gained AVCA Southeast All-Region Honorable Reference difference to come with her ASUN First string honors, and also currently the Autumn Champions forever honor.

Lockey engraved her name right into the FGCU document publication this previous period by going beyond Maggie Rick (2005-08) to end up being the all-time leader in profession helps (4,748), completing 5th all-time in the ASUN.

The Eaton, Colo., indigenous routed the Eagles’ offending strike to back-to-back ASUN Championships and also NCAA Competition looks with a career-high of 1,264 helps. Lockey additionally led the Eagles to 26 victories and also assisted the Environment-friendly & & Blue accomplish an across the country leading 30 striking percent (.266) heading right into the postseason.

Lockey positioned 3rd in the meeting in helps per established with a 10.80 clip, ranking 23rd in the nation. She taped 16 suits of 40-or-more helps, consisting of 44 in the NCAA Preliminary competition versus (6) Iowa State, and also had period high of 49 in a Power 5 success over Maryland.

The do-it-all setter additionally led the Eagles in overall aces (45 ), and also was just one of just 4 Eagles to make up 50-plus blocks defensively (57 ).

Throughout her profession at FGCU, Lockey has actually belonged of 121 victories, 4 ASUN normal period champions, 2 ASUN Competition titles, 2 NCAA Preliminary success and also the initial ever-ranked win in program background.

In the class, Lockey finished her undergraduate level with a 3.91 grade point average in incorporated researches and also is currently going after a graduate certification in city government administration.

2022-23 ASUN Meeting Autumn Champions forever Group:
. Kelsey Mead, Austin Peay – Beach Ball
. Rahim Shalash, Bellarmine – Males’s Football
. Jerry Gutierrez, Central Arkansas – Males’s Football
. Tucker Schroeder, Eastern Kentucky – Football
. Chelsey Lockey, FGCU -Beach Ball(* )
. Kariana Ayala-Drew, Jacksonville – Beach Ball

. Lena Kindermann, Jacksonville State – Beach Ball
. Kendall Higgs, Kennesaw State – Female’s Football
. Kyle Harkabus, Freedom – Males’s Cross Nation
. Noah Gulden, Lipscomb – Males’s Football
. Morgan Ebert, North Alabama – Female’s Football
. Mahalia White, North Florida – Beach Ball
. Jada Palmer, Queens – Female’s Football
. Jakob McConnell, Stetson – Males’s Cross Nation

Matt Botsford finished his nine period as head train of the FGCU females’s volley ball program after being employed on Feb. 10, 2014. In his period, Botsford-led groups have actually assembled a 210-66 (.761) total document, consisting of a 109-23 (.826) mark in ASUN play. Botsford the winningest train in FGCU background and also places 13th in the country amongst all energetic DI trainers in profession winning percent. He has actually taken the program to elevations it has actually not seen in the Division-I period (2007-present), signing up a minimum of 20 victories in 8 of the previous 9 periods (omitting COVID 2020) and also a minimum of 10 victories busy play each year. This period (2022 ), Botsford taped his 200th profession win at FGCU with a 3-0 move of Queens en course to back-to-back ASUN Competition Titles and also a 3rd NCAA Competition look. In 2018, he led the Eagles program to its initial regular-season champion given that 2012 and also its first-ever ASUN Competition Title, NCAA Competition look, NCAA Competition win and also success over a placed group. His initial 2 projects caused ASUN normal period runner-up surfaces, and also the adhering to 2 saw the Eagles breakthrough to the event champion. Currently, FGCU has actually made 7 straight ASUN championship looks, won four-straight normal period titles (5 overall under Botsford), consisting of recording 3 ASUN Competition Champion crowns. On Sept. 10, 2016, Botsford led the Eagles to a five-set gain Indiana in Alico Sector, which symbolized the program’s first-ever gain a group from a Power-5 meeting. In 2018, he additionally led his team to a gain Miami (Fla.) – the program’s first-ever roadway Power 5 win and also the Eagles adhered to that up with a straight-set gain the Hurricanes at a neutral website in 2019. In 2021, the Environment-friendly & & Blue uploaded its best-ever RPI of 31 and also tallied 27 success, connecting the program document formerly embeded in 2016, 2018 and also 2019 periods, and also scratched a NCAA Preliminary gain Texas Technology. The gain the Red Raiders noted the 2nd NCAA Preliminary win for the Eagles following its 3-2 gain No. 13 UCF in Orlando in 2018. In addition, FGCU has actually currently been the residence to the ASUN’s Gamer of the Year for the 6 successive period. E.A.G.L.E. PROJECT

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#FEEDFGCU . FGCU Sports funds occasions in November and also April to profit the FGCU University Food Cupboard (https://www.fgcu.edu/adminservices/foodpantry) and also the Harry Chapin Food Financial institution (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Sports’ charities of option. To learn more, consisting of exactly how to make a payment, please browse through https://www.fgcu.edu/adminservices/foodpantry¬†and use the hashtag #FeedFGCU to assist elevate recognition.

. FGCU groups have actually integrated to win an amazing 94 meeting normal period and also event titles in simply 15-plus periods at the Department I level. Furthermore, in simply 11-plus periods of D-I postseason qualification, the Eagles have actually had a consolidated 47 groups or people complete in NCAA champions. In 2022, the guys’s golf group came to be the initial program to gain an at-large berth to the NCAA Competition. 8 FGCU programs have actually gained a top-25 nationwide position in their corresponding sporting activity – consisting of females’s basketball (No. 20, 2021-22 and also No. 25 in 2022-23) coastline volley ball (No. 20, 2022) and also both guys’s football (2018, 2019) and also females’s football (2018) as 4 of one of the most current. In 2016-17, the Environment-friendly & & Blue uploaded a department-best sixth-place surface in the DI-AAA Learfield Supervisors’ Mug and also top-100 revealing country wide, in advance of numerous Power-5 and also FBS organizations. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and also state of Florida ideal 7 groups gain the NCAA’s Public Acknowledgment Honor for their Academic Development Price in their sporting activity. FGCU additionally jointly gained a document 3.66 grade point average in the class in the autumn 2022 term and also has actually outmatched the basic College undergraduate populace for 27 successive terms. The previous 7 terms (Autumn 2019– Autumn 2022) saw an additional turning point got to as all 15 programs accomplished a 3.0-or-higher collective group grade point average. The Eagles additionally offered an all-time high 7,200 volunteer hrs in 2017 – being acknowledged as one of 2 runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Social work Honor provided by the Carnival Dish.


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