Chant of the Week

Duo: Sarlota Svobodova and Madie Lichty

The Chanticleer’s Chant of the Week honors go to the beach volleyball team’s dynamic duo of redshirt junior Sarlota Svobodova and junior Madie Lichty.

The Sun Belt Conference introduced beach volleyball for the first time this season, and the two won the first ever Sun Belt Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. In addition to this accolade, the pair have assisted their team to a national ranking coming in at No. 20 spot they have maintained since their March 3 5-0 victory over the University of Charleston.

Madie Lichty from Clemmons, North Carolina, attended West Forsyth High School before playing her freshman year of beach volleyball at Florida Gulf Coast University. She transferred to Coastal Carolina University and joined the team in January 2022. Over just one year, Lichty has grown to be a viable asset to the crew.

Sarlota Svobodova grew up in the Czech Republic and came to the United States to play beach volleyball and attend university. She has been a part of beach volleyball during her entire time at Coastal dating back to 2020.

The pair shared their excitement for what the future of this season could hold for them.

“This year for the NCAA is the first year where every conference gets an automatic bid to the tournament,” Lichty said. “Hopefully we win our conference and we can go, that would be really cool.”

Lichty and Svobodova look to continue their successful season as the spring moves along.