August 14, 2013

Mount Union Volleyball Tabbed No. 11 in AVCA Preseason Poll

2013 AVCA Division III Preseason Poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Coming off the third NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, the Mount Union volleyball team enters the 2013 campaign ranked No. 11 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll, which was released on Wednesday.

The Purple Raiders won the Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball title and topped Medaille (N.Y.) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament en route to a 27-7 record last season. Six starters return this year, headlined by All-OAC Second Team selection senior Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) and AVCA All-American Second Team selection and OAC Player of the Year junior Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic).

Mount Union is joined by Otterbein and Ohio Northern in representing the OAC in the poll. Otterbein is No. 14 while Ohio Northern received votes.

The Raiders are scheduled to play six teams ranked in the top 25 poll, including No. 23 Clarkson (N.Y.) and No. 24 SUNY Cortland during the opening weekend of the season at the Cortland State Red Dragon Classic on August 30th and 31st.  

AVCA Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll 2013 Preseason Poll: August 14, 2013

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2012 Record

2012 Final Poll

1

St. Thomas (Minn.) (47)

1196

39-1

1

2

Calvin

1106

33-3

2

3

Wittenberg

1036

27-5

5

4

Elmhurst

1017

33-8

4

T-5

Christopher Newport (1)

916

40-3

3

T-5

Hope

916

29-5

7

7

Washington-St. Louis

881

31-4

8

8

Emory

866

33-6

6

9

Puget Sound

841

22-6

9

10

Cal Lutheran

792

30-5

10

11

Mount Union

649

27-7

11

12

Chicago

588

29-11

14

13

Wisconsin-Whitewater

528

26-12

16

14

Otterbein

511

26-8

13

15

Wartburg

454

32-6

15

16

Eastern

439

30-6

20

17

Colorado College

416

23-10

19

18

Chapman

353

25-7

17

19

St. Benedict (MN)

337

29-6

18

20

Juniata

323

26-12

24

21

Pacific Lutheran

254

20-6

21

22

Salisbury

191

37-4

12

23

Clarkson

170

31-7

25

24

SUNY Cortland

151

34-6

23

25

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

131

29-8

22

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