Franklin & Marshall put together a historic season, capturing its sixth Centennial Conference (CC) Title in a thrilling 3-2 win over No. 2 Muhlenberg. The Diplomats became the first No. 5 seed to ever win the Conference Tournament.
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F&M's eight-match win streak down the stretch was key. The Diplomats gained wins over Washington, Gettysburg and Dickinson and snuck into the CC Playoffs where F&M knocked off No. 4 Johns Hopkins 3-2 in the First Round and No. 1 Haverford 3-1 in the Semifinal, before capturing the CC title.
After winning the CC Crown, the Diplomats automatically qualified for the NCAA Tournament, where F&M lost to eventual champion Hope 3-0 in the First Round.
The Diplomats were impressive throughout the year, leading the conference in total kills (1,497) and assists (1,362). The defense was also solid and totaled 1,933 total digs, good for third in the CC.
To sum up her impressive career, Julie Harvey finished sixth on F&M's all-time list in kills (1,134), sixth in attack attempts (2,505), seventh in kills per set (3.02), third in blocks per set (0.78), second in block assists (212), and third in total blocks (293).
Caroline Hubbard finished out her illustrious career second on F&M's list in assists (3,552), second in assists per set (9.20), ninth in service aces (169), and second in total matches played (117).
F&M players earned several individual postseason awards for their accomplishments in 2014:
Ellie Ezekiel '17:
- AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
- AVCA Mid-Atlantic Region First Team
- All-Centennial Conference Second Team
Caroline Hubbard '15:
Julie Harvey '15: