FAMU Coach Tony Trifonov attributed the loss to poor execution on defense.
“We didn't stop their big hitters,” Trifonov said. “They hit over .300 on us, which is a good percentage for an outside hitter. We weren't successful in blocking them at tall in the first two games. Our blockers were too passive, when we needed to be more aggressive. We were going straight up instead of penetrating the net, giving up way too many points.”
Ceccarelli didn't wait to express her gratitude for her time at FAMU.
“I am proud. I am proud to be a Rattler and proud to have had the opportunity to represent FAMU,” she said with tears. “And it has been a fine journey here at FAMU. Sorry we didn't get the results we wanted today, but we did our best.”
2012 All-Tournament Team
Maria Ceccarelli, FAMU
Saitaua Ioisa, Maryland Eastern Shore
Victoria Williams, Maryland Eastern Shore
Vendula Strakova, Hampton
Yeshia Arcia, FAMU
Desire Waller, South Carolina State