Volleyball picked second in preseason poll

By Doug Fitzgerald published August 15, 2005

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferenceâ€TMs Western Division in the 2005 preseason coaches poll, the conference announced Monday.

In addition, UCCS outside hitter Jill Wrenn was picked to the preseason All-RMAC team.

The Mountain Lions, who finished fourth in the Western Division in 2004, received 88 points, 18 fewer that third-place New Mexico Highlands. Mesa State was picked to win the West with 43 points.

RMAC volleyball coaches ranked conference teams from one to 13, omitting their own school, and the corresponding points were assigned.

Defending RMAC champion and national semifinalist Nebraska-Kearney was a unanimous selection not only to win the Eastern Division, but as the conferenceâ€TMs top team as well. Fort Hays State (32 points), Metro State (37) and Regis (74) round out the top picks in the East.

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