Florida State Men's Volleyball - 1954-55 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Volleyball - 1954-55 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bill Odeneal, Head Coach

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1954-55 Winter Sports


1954-55 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

William Dixon, 6-3, 165, Camilla, GA

John Fitch, 5-10, 150, Binghamton, NY

Gene Lewis, 6-2, 170, Melbourne

Nick Menhcof, 6-0, 160, Miami

Joe Moore, Sarasota

John Pickett, 6-0, 153, Daytona Beach

John Senecal, 5-11, 190, Schenectady, NY


1954-55 Roster - By Name

L
T                                          PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Arnold Bobson         6-0   175  Sr        Miami
   9 Wally Cox             5-11  160  Sr-R **** Palmetto
     William Dixon         6-3   165  Fr        Camilla, GA
*  4 John Fitch            5-10  150  Fr        Binghamton, NY
   3 Claude Jewell                              
*  5 Ray Johnson           5-10  155  Jr   **   Albany, GA
  11 Mickey Kinsburner                          
* 13 Lyle Lazear           6-4   190  So        Eustis
*  3 Gene Lewis            6-2   170  Fr        Melbourne
*  8 Bernie McCann         6-0   165  So   *    West Palm Beach (Saint Ann's)
     Nick Menhcof          6-0   160  Fr        Miami
*  7 Jack Mergins          6-0   160  So   *    Princeton, NJ
  12 Joe Moore                        Fr        Sarasota
   6 John Pickett          6-0   153  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
     John Senecal          5-11  190  Fr        Schenectady, NY
* 10 Phil Slaton           6-1   170  Jr   **   Eustis
     Harold Stone          6-0   160  So   *    Greenwood
  14 Matt Sullivan         5-11  170  So   *    Grosse Point, MI
     John Wheat            6-2   170  Sr        Quincy

1954-55 Roster - By Number

L
T                                          PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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     Arnold Bobson         6-0   175  Sr        Miami
     William Dixon         6-3   165  Fr        Camilla, GA
     Nick Menhcof          6-0   160  Fr        Miami
     John Senecal          5-11  190  Fr        Schenectady, NY
     Harold Stone          6-0   160  So   *    Greenwood
     John Wheat            6-2   170  Sr        Quincy
   3 Claude Jewell                              
*  3 Gene Lewis            6-2   170  Fr        Melbourne
*  4 John Fitch            5-10  150  Fr        Binghamton, NY
*  5 Ray Johnson           5-10  155  Jr   **   Albany, GA
   6 John Pickett          6-0   153  Fr        Daytona Beach (Seabreeze)
*  7 Jack Mergins          6-0   160  So   *    Princeton, NJ
*  8 Bernie McCann         6-0   165  So   *    West Palm Beach (Saint Ann's)
   9 Wally Cox             5-11  160  Sr-R **** Palmetto
* 10 Phil Slaton           6-1   170  Jr   **   Eustis
  11 Mickey Kinsburner                          
  12 Joe Moore                        Fr        Sarasota
* 13 Lyle Lazear           6-4   190  So        Eustis
  14 Matt Sullivan         5-11  170  So   *    Grosse Point, MI
Lettermen in the Tallahassee Democrat, May 29, 1955, page 25.

1954-55 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Wally Cox                United States Volleyball Association - 1st Team All-American

Ray Johnson              United States Volleyball Association - 2nd Team All-American

Lyle Lazear              United States Volleyball Association - 2nd Team All-American

Gene Lewis               United States Volleyball Association - 2nd Team All-American

Bernie McCann            United States Volleyball Association - 1st Team All-American

Phil Slaton              United States Volleyball Association - 1st Team All-American

All-Americans -  6

1954-55 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
/
 
SANFORD NAVY W 3-0
/
 
PALM BEACH YMCA W 2-1
/
 
ST. PETERSBURG REC. DEPT W 2-1
/
 
JACKSONVILLE NAS L 1-2
/
 
ST. PETERSBURG YMCA W 3-0
/
 
JACKSONVILLE NAS W 2-1
/
 
ST. PETERSBURG YMCA W 1-0
/
 
PENSACOLA NAS W 2-0
/
 
COLUMBUS YMCA W 2-0
/
 
BIRMINGHAM YMCA W 2-1
/
 
NEW ORLEANS YMCA L 0-2
/
 
BIRMINGHAM YMCA W 2-1
/
 
NEW ORLEANS YMCA L 0-2
/
 
ALBANY YMCA W 3-1
/
 
JACKSONVILLE NAS W 3-2
/
 
JACKSONVILLE NAS W 3-1
/
 
TERRE HAUTE YMCA W 2-1
/
 
ST. LOUIS ATHLETIC CLUB L 0-2
/
 
MEMPHIS NAVY W 2-0
/
 
NEW ORLEANS YMCA L 0-2
/
 
MEMPHIS YMCA L 0-2
/
 
ABRAHAM-BALDWIN COLL W 3-0
/
 
ALBANY YMCA W 3-0
/
 
MIAMI BEACH REC DEPT W 2-0
/
 
ST. PETERSBURG YMCA W 2-0
/
 
MIAMI YMCA W 2-0
/
 
SANFORD YMCA W 2-0
/
 
ST. PETERSBURG REC DEPT W 2-0
/
 
JACKSONVILLE NAS T 1-1
/
 
SOUTH GEORGIA COLLEGE W 3-0
/
 
LOUISIANA STATE W 3-0
/
 
MEMPHIS NAVY W 2-0
/
 
NEW ORLEANS YMCA L 0-2
/
 
NEW ORLEANS WHITE W 2-0
/
 
MEMPHIS NAVY W 2-0
/
 
HOUSTON YMCA L 0-2
/
 
MEMPHIS NAVY W 2-0
05/06
Ref
OKLAHOMA
USVA Collegiate Invitational, Norman, Ok
W 2-0
05/06
Ref
MEDICAL EVANG COLLEGE
USVA Collegiate Invitational, Norman, Ok
L 0-2
05/06
Ref
CENTRAL COLLEGE, OK
USVA Collegiate Invitational, Norman, Ok
W 2-0
05/06
Ref
OKLAHOMA
USVA Collegiate Invitational, Norman, Ok
W 2-0
05/06
Ref
GEORGE WILLIAMS COLL
USVA Collegiate Invitational, Norman, Ok
W 2-1
05/06
Ref
N
MEDICAL EVANG COLLEGE
USVA Collegiate Invitational, Norman, Ok
W 2-0
05/06
Ref
N
MEDICAL EVANG COLLEGE
USVA Collegiate Invitational, Norman, Ok
W 2-1
05/08
 
PUEBLO YMCA
USVA Open Invitational, Norman, Ok
W 2-0
05/08
 
DES MOINES YMCA
USVA Open Invitational, Norman, Ok
L 1-2
05/08
 
WICHITA YMCA
USVA Open Invitational, Norman, Ok
L 0-2
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS   35-11-1   0- 0     0- 0     2- 0