Asbury Volleyball Chosen Third in KIAC Pre-Season
BEREA, Ky. - The KIAC coaches have selected Indiana University East as the preseason favorite in volleyball for the 2012 season, conference officials announced Wednesday, August 15th. Asbury is picked to finish third in the 11-team field.
Asbury and Indiana East finished tied for the KIAC Regular Season title last year after both finishing 14-1 in league play. The Red Wolves defeated the Eagles in the KIAC Tournament Championship for the third consecutive year.
IU East collected 90 points including nine first place votes. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team. IU East finished last season 14-1 in conference play and won the KIAC tournament championship while advancing to the NAIA National tournament.
Point Park University joins the KIAC this season and was selected second by the coaches. They received 78 points and one first place vote. Last season’s tournament runner-up Asbury finished with 76 points. IU Southeast was selected fourth with 65 points. Cincinnati Christian sits in the fifth position with 58 points. The rest of the preseason poll includes KIAC newcomer Carlow (49 points), Midway (48 points), St. Louis College of Pharmacy (32 points), Brescia University (25 points), Berea College (16 points), and Alice Lloyd College (13 points).
The Eagles open the season in eight days as they host St. Catharine on Friday August 24 at 7 pm.
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