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SLU's Gomez named to Preseason All-Conference Team for Volleyball
Ken Benitez
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SLU's Gomez named to Preseason All-Conference Team for Volleyball


HAMMOND---Southeastern Louisiana middle blocker Sam Gomez has been named to the Preseason All-Southland Conference Volleyball Team, the conference office announced Tuesday. In total, eight institutions are represented among the preseason all-conference roster, with all 10 first-team honorees serving as automatic selections. Southland preseason all-conference teams are presented by Hercules Tires.

A second-team selection, Gomez ranked second on the 2019 squad with both a .268 attack percentage and 86.0 total blocks (0.76 per set) along with finishing third in kills (258 total, 2.28 per set) and points (325.0 total, 2.88 per set).

The senior from Mandeville, Louisiana was a key part of a Lady Lion squad that ranked third in the conference last season with an average of 2.01 blocks per set and fifth with a .210 attack percentage, a 70-point improvement over the previous season and the program's highest attack percentage in more than a decade.

Gomez, who hit better than .400 in seven matches during the 2019 season, turned in her best overall performance in Southeastern’s conference tournament matchup against Sam Houston with a career-high 17 kills and 11 total blocks.

Returning players from the 2019 All-Conference teams were automatically named to the 2020 preseason all-conference rosters. Vacant positions are nominated and voted upon by the conference’s head coaches. Voting for one’s own players is not permitted.

UP NEXT
Southeastern embarks on its 2020-21 schedule with a 5 p.m. non-conference match, January 29, at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The following week, the Lady Lions open Southland action with matches Feb. 4 at McNeese and Feb. 5 at Lamar. The home opener is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the University Center against in-state rival Nicholls.

LIONS GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE APP
The Lions Gameday Experience app puts audio, stats, video, social media and more in the hands of fans. Those in attendance can also check in to earn reward points redeemable for Southeastern-related prizes. Available for both Android and iOS devices, it can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play or by following the link www.LionSports.net/App.

DIGGIN' IT CLUB / S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the Southeastern volleyball program are encouraged to join the Diggin' It Club. Lion volleyball alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners.

All membership fees and donations to both the Diggin' It Club and S Club (volleyball) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern volleyball program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at laa@southeastern.edu or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.

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For more information on Lady Lions Volleyball, follow @LionUpVB or @JWhiteSLU on Twitter, @LionUpVB on Instagram, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
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