Nama Black Cab mulai tersaingi setelah taksi berbasis aplikasi, Uber mulai berkeliaran di kota London. Dilansir dari tribunnews.com, Walikota London Sadiq Khan mengeluarkan berbagai kebijakan dan perhitungan bisnis bagi perusahaan transportasi berbasis aplikasi ini. Sadiq mengatakan Uber boleh menggunakan badan jalan layaknya kendaraan pada umumnya, namun dilarang untuk menunggu penumpang di pinggir jalan, alias “ngetem”Lebih jauh, pemerintah setempat menyumbangkan sejumlah dana agar ikon kota London ini terus bisa hidup dan tidak luntur tergerus oleh kemajuan jaman. Tidak tanggung-tanggung, 65 juta pounsterling atau setara dengan Rp1,1 triliun dikucurkan oleh pemerintah kota London agar Black Cab dapat bertransformasi menjadi mobil ramah lingkungan.Terhitung, dana segar sekitar Rp 86,4 juta disalurkan kepada setiap mobil mungil ini. Tidak hanya itu, seluruh black cab wajib menerima pembayaran dengan kartu kredit setidaknya sampai akhir Oktober 2016. Ini betujuan untuk memudahkan para penumpang dalam melakukan pembayaran. Pasalnya, selama ini black cab hanya menerima metode pembayaran tunai.“Saya ingin melindungi masa depan Black Cab kita yang ikonik serta memberi pelayanan unik dan bernilai bagi warga London,” ujar Khan seperti dikutip dari CNN Money, Rabu, 14 Septermber 2016 silam.Jumlah black cab terus menurun sejak mencapai puncak terakhirnya pada periode 2011-2016. Fakta ini terlihat sejak moda transportasi berbasis aplikasi semakin menjamur, mengakibatkan jumlah Black Cab terus berkurang hingga kini mencapai persentase satu dari sebelumnya empat.stiker Visit Indonesia di salah satu Black Cab.Pada akhir 2016 lalu, ditemukan sesuatu yang unik dari “taksi hitam” ini, yaitu terdapat stiker visit Indonesia terpajang di bagian pintu taksi ini. Tidak hanya satu, tapi sekitar 400 taksi dipasang dengan stiker yang mempromosikan Indonesia ini. Ratusan taksi situ kemudian berkeliling London dan tidak lupa menyapa jalan paling sibuk di London, Mansell street dan Aldgate High Street. Promosi tersebut bertujuan untuk mempromosikan Indonesia, selain sebagai upaya untuk menjaga konsistensi kampanye tentang kesadaran merek Wonderful Indonesia di pasar utama, termasuk Britania Raya. Ini bukan tanpa alasan, karena Inggris merupakan salah satu destinasi wisata dunia dan dinilai cocok sebagai media mempromosikan Indonesia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBerevolusi, Black Cab London Akan Gunakan Semi-Electric Vehicle20/09/2017In “Darat”Warna Warni Taksi di Bangkok Ternyata Merupakan ‘Kode’09/07/2019In “Darat”Dulu Taksi Kondang dengan Cat Warna Kuning, Inilah Asal Muasalnya28/08/2020In “Darat” Black Cab, salah satu ikon kota London Siapa yang tidak kenal dengan kota London? Ibu Kota dari Inggris dan Britania Raya ini selalu saja memiliki cerita yang melegendaris, dari mulai grup musik asal Liverpool The Beatles, Routemaster si Double Decker merah ikon Kota London, hingga jalan Abbey Road yang terkenal akan rawan kecelakaannya. Mungkin Anda melewatkan salah satu ikon transportasi London yang sama terkenalnya juga dengan Routemaster, yaitu Black Cab.Taksi yang dikenal juga dengan nama Hackney Carriage ini pada awalnya berbentuk kereta kuda. Lisensi kereta kuda ini pertama kali keluar pada tahun 1662 lalu pada 1834, hackney carriage mengalami modernisasi. Tidak lagi menggunakan kuda sebagai sumber tenaganya, hackney carriage menggantinya dengan menggunakan mesin dan masih beroperasi sebagai alat transportasi. Hackney pada awalnya ditarik dengan dua ekor kuda, dimana kita akan duduk di dalam kereta dengan empat roda dan dilengkapi dengan enam kursi di dalamnya.Ada banyak cerita yang berkembang mengenai sejarah nama Hackney, namun salah satu yang paling terkenal adalah nama yang diambil dari sebuah desa bernama Hackney, yang kini menjadi bagian dari London. Pada awalnya, taksi bermotor ini semuanya berwarna hitam, walaupun warna-warna lain bermunculan, namun taksi hitam ini seolah sudah menjadi ciri khas yang sulit untuk dihilangkan.
West Florida Win Season Opener Share Feb. 2, 2008 Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – Down for a majority of the game West Florida (1-0) stormed back with five run eighth inning and held on for a 5-4 victory over Rollins (0-1) during their season opener Saturday afternoon at the Pelican Park on the UWF campus. The Argonauts were held scoreless for the first seven innings of the game before they were able to take the lead in their final at bat to win the first game of Saturday’s double header.Rollins jumped out to an early lead scoring one run in each of the first three at bats. In the first inning, Corey Whiting started the game reaching base on an Argonaut fielding error and would come around to score from third following a passed ball. The Tars added to their lead with another run in the top half of the second inning on a RBI single to right field by Harry Honeycutt. The third inning saw Rollins lead off the inning with a pair of singles and Gene Howard would score on a balk, giving the Tars a 3-0 lead.Neither team would score again until the eighth inning when Rollins put up another run giving them a 4-0 advantage. The Tars led off the inning with a pair of hard hit shots by Ryan Luker and Mike Crane. Luker drove his lead off single to left center field and he would advance on Crane’s double down the right field line. The Tars run would come on a suicide squeeze bunt by Jesse More.Rollins starting pitcher Mario Lombardo shut down the Argonauts offense while he was on the mound, tossing seven scoreless innings allowing only two hits, while striking out two and walking one. However, the West Florida bats would wake up following the end of Lombardo day as they drove in five runs in the bottom of the inning, capped off by a two run homerun by Kevin Mierzwinski. The first three West Florida batter of the inning all received free passes, and with one out and bases loaded Craig Westcott drove in the first two Argonaut runs of the 2008 season. Scott Beckwith followed with a deep sacrifice fly to right center field and with two outs Mierzwinski’s two run shot gave West Florida a 5-4 lead.Freshman Sixto Velaco pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first collegiate save and Todd Stannard gets his first win for West Florida tossing 2/3 of an inning inducing one pop out and picking off another.Game two of the three game season opening series is set to take place following the conclusion of the first game. Live stats are available on the Baseball home page. Print Friendly Version
No. 9 UWF Defeats NAIA No. 15 Berry (Ga.) 7-2 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 9 West Florida men’s tennis team (5-6, 2-1 GSC) picked up another win over an NAIA opponent by defeating 7-2 No. 15 Berry (3-2) on Wednesday, March 18 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Complex in Pensacola. The Argonauts earned their fifth win of the season, as they dropped only two points against the Vikings.The Argonauts started strong in doubles, as they won two out of three matches. Andrey Pozhidaev (freshman/Sochi, Russia) teamed with Kevin Ducros (freshman/Aix-en-Provence, France) to defeat 8-2 Stan Atema and Daniel Mician in the first spot. The Vikings responded pulling a win at the second spot to tie the match at 1-1, with Marcelo Lebrao and Adam Clifton defeating 8-4 Argos Nathan Rosenfeld (freshman/Miami, Fla.) and Sean Gunnels (freshman/Mobile, Ala.). In the third spot, Luis Arboleda (senior/Medellin, Colombia) teamed with Jose Ycaza (senior/Guayaquil, Ecuador) and got 8-5 win over Marcelo Peterlini and Chris Clark to give the Argonauts the 2-1 lead entering the singles action. In the singles action West Florida squad was also stronger than the Vikings, as the Argos won five of the six matches. The Argonauts earned two easy 6-0, 6-1 wins in the first two matches finished to earn the 4-1 lead over the Vikings. Mike Lue (freshman/Richmond Hills, Ontario) defeated Mician, while Leandro Schujmann (sophomore/Porto Alegre, Brazil) defeated Jonathan Surls respectively in the fifth and sixth spots. Gunnels defeated Clifton with a 6-1, 6-4 score in the fourth spot, giving the Argonauts the fifth point to secure the team victory over the Vikings. Rosenfeld played in the second singles position and beat Atema with a 6-2, 6-3 score. The Vikings earned their second point in the third singles when No. 41 Arboleda fell 6-4, 6-3 to Peterlini. First Argonaut singles player Pozhidaev earned the squad’s seventh and final point by defeating Lebrao with 6-3, 6-4 score. Adding up the score from singles and doubles, the Argonauts earned a 7-2 victory over the Vikings. With the win West Florida improves to a 5-6 overall record, while the Berry drops to a 3-2 record. West Florida will now have a tough opponent ahead, when it faces Division I No. 5 Mississippi (12-2) on Thursday March 19 at 1:00 pm. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Singles#1 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Marcelo Lebrao (BC) 6-3, 6-4#2 Nathan Rosenfeld (UWF) def. Stan Atema (BC) 6-2, 6-3#3 Marcelo Peterlini (BC) def. Luis Arboleda (UWF) 6-4, 6-3#4 Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Adam Clifton (BC) 6-1, 6-4#5 Mike Lue (UWF) def. Daniel Mician (BC) 6-0, 6-1#6 Leandro Schujmann (UWF) def. Jonathan Surls (BC) 6-0, 6-1Doubles#1 Pozhidaev/Ducros (UWF) def. Atema/Mician (BC) 8-2#2 Lebrao/Clifton (BC) def. Rosenfeld/Gunnels (UWF) 8-4#3 Jose Ycaza/Arboleda (UWF) def. Peterlini/Chris Clark (BC) 8-5Print Friendly Version Share Andrey Pozhidaev (Photo by John Blackie)
UWF Edged by No. 17 Rollins in NCAA Regional Emily Burge (Photo by Ron Besser) Share HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A walk-off RBI single by center fielder Monica Meadows gave No. 17 Rollins a 3-2 win over the West Florida softball team in the NCAA South Regional opening round hosted by Alabama-Huntsville on Friday. The Argonauts will face Miles College in an elimination game scheduled for 10:00 am on Saturday morning.Junior right-hander Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern), the Gulf South Conference East Division Pitcher of the Year, is now 23-8 after taking the loss for UWF (41-17). Nicole Anderson, the Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Year, improved to 27-5 in the victory for Rollins (47-8).Rollins took a 2-0 lead after runs in the second and third inning off Lafrance. The first came on an errant throw on a sacrifice bunt attempt in the second inning, scoring a runner from second base. The Tars extended their lead to two on a solo homerun by catcher Christine Roser in the third.UWF rallied for two runs in the fourth to tie the score, starting with a leadoff double by senior catcher Kristee Wheeler (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Jr. College/Escambia HS). Lafrance then singled the runner to third with one out, and senior designated player Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) drove in both runners with a double to the left field wall to tie the game at two.After two scoreless innings, the game remained tied entering the seventh. Burge led off the top of the inning and drew a walk, but she was retired at second base on an unsuccessful sacrifice bunt attempt. Anderson then struck out a batter and induced a groundout to end the UWF rally.In the bottom of the seventh, Rollins third baseman Rachel Almengual was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Right fielder Rachel Foster got a bunt down to advance the runner to second, and with two outs, Meadows brought in the go-ahead run with a hit through the left side.Lafrance allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and no walks through her six and two thirds innings. She fanned five batters along the way. Freshman third baseman Amber Ingram led the Argonauts at the plate, hitting 2-4.Anderson tallied 13 strikeouts for Rollins, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks through seven innings.UWF will face elimination against Miles College, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion, at 10:00 am on Saturday. The schedule of the tournament was shifted due to expected rain in the Huntsville area.For more information on the tournament, including weather-related updates, fans can visit the tournament home page online at www.UAHChargers.com. Fans can follow all of the action live through live stats and an audio broadcast at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version
Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of West Florida Head Volleyball Coach Melissa Wolter was named Gulf South Conference East Division Coach of the Year, while senior outside hitter Katie Johnson was named East Division Player of the Year, the Conference office announced today. Including Johnson, five Argonauts were selected to the GSC East All-Conference team, with three players earning 1st team selections.Joining Johnson on the 1st team are senior outside hitter Chelsea Wilhoite and senior middle hitter Kara Gonzalez. Meanwhile, sophomore libero Anna Stoecklein and sophomore setter Tricia Tirabassi were named to the East Division 2nd team.Wolter guided the Argonauts to a 25-6 record in regular season play, including a 9-1 mark in GSC competition and a fourth consecutive GSC East title. She earned her 200th career head coaching victory on September 17, a 3-0 sweep of GSC West opponent Christian Brothers. The GSC Coach of the Year award is the third of Wolter’s illustrious career.Johnson was UWF’s driving force in her lone season as an Argo, becoming the team’s top offensive threat soon after transferring from Loyola (Ill.). The Tallahassee native won three GSC East Offensive Player of the Week awards and one Defensive Player of the Week trophy, becoming just the second Argo in history to win four GSC weekly honors in one season. She leads the team in kills, with 3.15 per game, and is second in digs, at 2.46 per game.Wilhoite is the first three-time GSC All-Conference selection in UWF history. The Jacksonville native was honored as a 2nd team member in 2008 and a 1st team pick in 2009. This year, Wilhoite reached both the 1,000-kill and 1,000-dig plateaus, becoming just the second Argo in history to reach both milestones. She was a three-time GSC Offensive Player of the Week and was named to the All-Tournament team at the prestigious Colorado Premier Challenge in September. For the season, Wilhoite is averaging 3.07 kills per set, second-best on the team, and 2.45 digs per set, third on the Argo roster.Gonzalez, a St. Augustine native, emerged as one of UWF’s top performers as a senior and was named GSC Offensive Player of the Week on September 21. She leads the Argonauts in hitting percentage, at .300, and blocks, with 77, including six solos. On November 2 against Spring Hill, she tallied her 277th career block, setting UWF’s all-time school record.Tirabassi earns her second All-Conference 2nd team selection in as many seasons. The sophomore from Kenosha, Wis., leads UWF with 7.07 assists per game, and she posted a high of 56 on September 27 against Florida Southern.Stoecklein, a sophomore from St. Charles, Mo., made an instant impact in her first year as an Argonaut. She leads the team in digs, with 3.88 per game. She was named Tournament MVP at the season-opening Comfort Inn-vitational, and she posted 20 or more digs in five matches this season. Her 26-dig effort on October 14 against Saint Leo ranks as the fifth-highest total in school history.West Florida is the only East Division school to place five players on the All-Conference team. By virtue of their East Division title, UWF is the host institution at the 2010 GSC Tournament, which begins on Friday at the UWF Field House. The Argonauts will face Henderson State, the No. 4 seed from the GSC West, in the Quarterfinal round. Match time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.COMPLETE GSC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMPrint Friendly Version Wolter, Johnson Headline GSC All-Conference Team
Photos by John Blackie Ducros, Malavassi earn GSC ‘Top Ten’ awards Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of West Florida landed two of the 10 student-athletes from across all sports on the 17th annual Gulf South Conference “Top Ten.” Representing the UWF men’s sports on the top ten list is tennis player Kevin Ducros, and soccer player Monica Malavassi represented the Argonauts women’s teams.By earning a spot in the GSC “Top Ten,” Ducros and Malavassi will be eligible for consideration for the GSC Commissioner’s Trophy, which will be announced at the GSC Annual Awards Banquet on Monday, June 24 at Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park at 6:30 p.m. The GSC will reveal the winners of the commissioner’s trophies and recognize this year’s all-sports trophy winners at the banquet.The top ten are selected with the assistance of an advisory committee representing the ADs, SWAs, SIDs, FARs and Presidents from randomly selected GSC schools, which makes a recommendation to the commissioner, who has the final decision. Ties are not broken, so more than ten student-athletes can be honored.–GSC “Top Ten” Profiles (by Chris Elkins, UWF Athletic Communications)Kevin Ducros – Men’s Tennis – Aix-en-Provence, FranceKevin Ducros is one of the most decorated student-athletes to compete at the University of West Florida in past decade. The four-time singles All-American, three-time doubles All-American and four-time All-Gulf South Conference selection has made a name for himself on the court across the country.However, Ducros is more than just an athlete. The native of France has excelled in the classroom and made an impact in the community during his five years in Pensacola.Ducros was an immediate success on the court as a freshman, earning All-American status and being named the GSC East Division Freshman of the Year. He continued that success his sophomore year before injuring his knee in the beginning of his junior season. The Argonaut was awarded a medical redshirt, and he bounced back from the injury to be named the No. 7 player in Division II by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and lead UWF to an NCAA Finals appearance in the spring of 2012. Ducros continued his success his senior year while continuing to battle chronic knee problems en route to finishing the season ranked No. 9 in the nation, leading UWF to an NCAA semifinals appearance and being named the ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year.Ducros graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2012 and maintained a 3.22 cumulative GPA after a semester of graduate school during the spring of 2013. He was named a unanimous pick to the GSC All-Academic Team.Off the court and outside the classroom, Ducros has volunteered at numerous charity events including the annual Pensacola Pink Ribbon Tennis Tournament to promote breast cancer awareness, the annual Pensacola Autism Association’s community fundraiser and the Pensacola Sports Association’s annual Racquet Roundup clinic for children ages 6-12. In addition, Ducros has spent time as a volunteer soccer coach for a local children’s team. His duties included scheduling games, coordinating referees and field use, organizing trainings and running practices.Ducros exemplifies what the University of West Florida, the Gulf South Conference and NCAA Division II looks for in a student-athlete.Monica Malavassi – Women’s Soccer – San Jose, Costa RicaMonica Malavassi has not only been one of the most successful women’s soccer players at an already highly successful program, but she has been an ambassador for the University of West Florida, the Gulf South Conference and NCAA Division II.Malavassi is a model student-athlete on and off the field. From helping the Argonaut women’s soccer team win its first national championship to volunteering in her native Costa Rica, and from winning championships for the Costa Rican national team to earning numerous academic honors in the classroom on the UWF campus, Malavassi has excelled in everything she has attempted.The fall of 2012 graduate spent four seasons at UWF in which she earned numerous athletic and academic honors and helped the women’s soccer program enjoy its most successful stretch in its history. As a freshman in 2009, she appeared in 20 of 23 matches and played more than 1,000 minutes as UWF advanced to the NCAA semifinals. From 2009-12, she was named All-America once, all-region three times and all-conference three times, including two first team nods in 2010 and 2011.After being sidelined with an injury for the first six games of her senior season, Malavassi made an immediate impact upon her return, scoring four goals in her first four games back. Her biggest moment came in the NCAA semifinal when she gave UWF a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 77th minute. UWF went on to win a national championship in their next match.After being limited by an injury, she still earned second team all-conference and all-region honors. Although the injury slowed her down on the field, it never affected her in the classroom.Malavassi was named to the CoSIDA academic all-district team and the GSC all-academic team for a third consecutive year.On top of her success at UWF, during the past four years Malavassi won numerous club semi-pro championships and served as a co-captain on the Costa Rica national soccer and basketball teams. She helped lead the Costa Rican basketball team to a Central America games gold medal in March of 2013.The student-athlete was never selfish despite all of her success. During her time at UWF she spent countless hours volunteering at “Junior Argos” soccer clinics, volunteering with Futbol Consultants, a Costa Rican organization that helps student-athletes find scholarships and opportunities in American universities, and volunteering in a leadership role with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition she helped spearhead an equipment drive for children in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.Malavassi has been a standout student-athlete in all aspects of the word.–For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version
Day Two Results (pdf)Lve Video: Prelims | FinalsLive ScoringINDIANAPOLIS – Junior Theresa Michalak finished third in the 100 Butterfly and the UWF women’s swimming & diving team scored 32 points on the second day of the NCAA Championships at the IU Natatorium Thursday. In addition to Michalak’s third All-America honor of the championships, the Argonauts collected 10 honorable mention All-America certificates. UWF has 96 points to remain in the top 10, at eighth place. Queens continues to lead the field, scoring 266 points for a 57-point lead over Wingate’s 209 total. UC San Diego is in third with 175 and Drury is fourth with 158, followed by Wayne State with 133, LIU Post with 128 and Grand Valley with 111. “It’s great, we’re swimming very, very well,” UWF head coach Andrew Hancock said. “We’re putting ourselves in position in the morning, moving up and increasing our points. I point to Maddie (Pitt), who moved up and picked off a couple of people in the 400 IM. Our 400 Medley Relay, it was a little bonus to get a second swim, not something we had necessarily planned on. They moved up and got some valuable points in finals as well.” Michalak lowered her own school record in the finals of the Fly with a bronze-winning time of 53.13, nearly a second lower than her previous best. We’re really satisfied with today,” Hancock said. “Theresa continues to get faster every time she swims, and it was a huge personal best for her. It sets her up nice for what we think is a good event (100 Breaststroke) for her tomorrow as well.” Michalak will be joined in the 100 Breast by sophomore Gabrielle Spangenberg and senior Paulina Szydlo on Friday. Senior Peggy de Villiers touched eighth in the consolation final of the 100 Fly to give the Argos 17 points in the event. “It’s getting to the point of the competition where everybody’s getting battle-weary, but I think our team has the depth to really dig in and give it our all,” de Villiers said. “So I think if it all goes well, we might surprise ourselves.” Sophomore Madeline Pitt advanced into the finals and added to the team total with a 14th-place finish in the 400 Individual Medley with a 4:27.56. “It’s really exciting, because I was seeded 16th so I was really hoping that I’d be able to make it back, and I did,” Pitt said. “That was the first time that I’ve swam in finals at nationals, so it was really exciting. And yesterday I wasn’t even close to being 16th, and somehow I pulled it out and that was awesome, that was the greatest feeling ever. Tomorrow is the 500, so I’m hoping I can go faster than I did at conference.” The bonus swim that Hancock referenced came in the 400 Medley Relay when the Argos slipped into the consolation finals with a 3:51.73 in the prelims, notching the 16th spot following a disqualification to Drury’s relay. In the finals, the group of freshman Pia Hulley, Szydlo, junior Rebecca Halfast and sophomore Sophia Oliva went one-hundredth of a second faster to finish in 15th and earn All-America honorable mention status. In the final individual event of the morning – despite not advancing anyone into the evening finals – Halfast matched the school record in the 200 Freestyle, completing the race in 1:51.55 for 16th place. De Villiers posted the same time in last year’s NSISC meet. Sophomore Danica Burnett was 49th in a time of 1:55.80. Friday’s action will include the 500 Free, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 800 Freestyle Relay and 1-Meter Diving. UWF has six entrants in four of the five individual races and the 10th-seeded relay. Preliminary racing gets underway at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time with the finals at 6:00 p.m. ET. Diving prelims are at 2:00 p.m. ET. Print Friendly Version
Tryout Clearance SheetAssumption of Risk FormSickle Cell Trait FormPENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s basketball team will hold tryouts for prospective student-athletes on April 22 from 2-4 p.m. in the UWF Field House, with registration starting at 1 p.m.. The above forms must be filled out and a physical that has been completed within the last year must be turned in for students to participate. Potential walk-ons must also maintain a 3.0 GPA.Prospective student-athletes are asked to contact graduate assistant coach Amanda Patton at APatton1@uwf.edu when their paperwork is completed.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version
LEXINGTON, Ky. – After another great weekend of volleyball with UWF going 3-0 at the Argo Bash, the University of West Florida volleyball team has risen to No. 10 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released on Monday. The Argonauts keep taking one step forward, jumping one more stop up, making this West Florida’s highest ranking in program history.The Argonauts took wins over Spring Hill College, Harding University, and Lee University, making this their first weekend sweep this season. Additionally, UWF is now on a six game winning streak heading into conference play that starts today against University of Alabama-Huntsville at 5:00 pm in Huntsville, Ala.West Florida was dominant all around over the weekend, averaging 2.60 blocks per set and allowing opponents to hit just .129 across three matches. Mackenzie Chrisman (1.5) is second in the conference for blocks per set with an overall average of 1.31 blocks per set, and five Argonauts averaged two or more digs per set, led by libero Logan Kael (4.00).Offensively, four Argonauts hit above a .300 this weekend. Marissa Hackett hit a .500 with two kills on four attempts, Jordyn Poppen hit a .462 with 42 kills on 48 attacks and six errors. Makila York hit a .404 with 29 kills on 57 attempts and six errors. Chrisman hit a .364 with 19 kills on 44 attempts and three errors. Overall, West Florida hit a .299.West Florida travels today to University of Alabama-Huntsville for their conference opener at 5:00 pm.#ARGOS# Print Friendly Version Share West Florida Now No.10 In AVCA Poll Argonauts Keep Breaking Their Own Program Ranking Record
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