The high-flying Polk State Eagles defeated the Eastern Florida Titans 3-0 tonight on Sophomore Night in Winter Haven.
"Sophomore leadership is the key to this program," said Head Coach German Del Valle.
"We train with our sophomores during the spring to make sure they keep our culture going.'"
The four sophomores have also played key roles in the success of this year's team, says Del Valle.
"Mariane is an an All American, and Aixa is a really good player who often doesn't get enough credit. Nina has been really helpful for us, especially at the net, and Milexa, who came here with Division I experience, has been awesome for us."
With the victory (25-12, 25-12, 25-17), the Eagles (No. 1 FCSAA/NJCAA) improve to 18-0.
Cardona recorded 20 assists, three kills, and four digs.
Cassiano tallied 10 digs, six kills, a block, and an ace.
Vigil made 11 kills, seven digs, two assists, and a block.
Finderle added five kills, two digs, and two blocks.
Manuela Ibarguen had 10 kills, seven digs, two blocks, an assist, and an ace.
Mariana Donado finished with nine assists and a dig.
Suared Molina made 12 digs and five assists.
The Eagles return to action Tuesday when they travel to Ocala for a 7 p.m. match with Central Florida (14-4, No. 6 FCSAA).