Elisa Anne Aldrich has earned her very first post-season award and was named to the Atlantic Sun’s All-Freshman Team for beach volleyball. This is not just a first for the 5-foot-11-inch freshman but a first for the program.This is the first time an Eagle has been named to the All-Freshman Team in program history.
The biology major from Charleston, South Carolina transitioned from indoor to beach volleyball during her first season at FGCU.
Aldrich attended high school in South Carolina where helped her high school team reach a record of 47-5 during the 2014 season. In that same season, she led the state in blocks. In her senior year, Aldrich was named to All-Region and All-County.
In the 2013 season, she led the team to the Class 4A State Championship and earned an AAU All-American nomination.
In her first season of collegiate beach volleyball, Aldrich teamed with recently announced A-Sun All-Academic Team honoree Madi Wilcox and began this season 5-0 with four conference victories.
The duo defeated opponents from South Carolina, UAB, College of Charleston and FAU.
Aldrich’s accumulated 12 wins in 15 matches, leading FGCU’s nine-win season.
The Eagles will compete in the 2016 Atlantic Sun Championships this weekend. FGCU secured the No. 3 seed in the tournament.