UCCS tabbed sixth in RMAC's preseason coaches' poll
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team was picked by Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches to finish sixth this season, the conference announced Monday.
The Mountain Lions, who went a program-best 16-3 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2007, were chosen to take third in the RMAC's East Division and sixth overall in the annual preseason coaches'poll.
Nebraska-Kearney was predicted overwhelmingly to win both the East Division and regular season titles. The Lopers, who are the four-time defending RMAC regular season champions, will be led by Preseason Player of the Year Nikki Scott, Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Kelli Wemhoff and Preseason Setter of the Year Cola Svec.
2007 RMAC co-champion Fort Lewis was picked to win the West Division along with Western New Mexico. Metro State was predicted to finish second in the RMAC East Division and second overall. Mesa State was tabbed to take third in the West Division and finish ahead of UCCS overall.
UCCS graduated six seniors from the team that went all the way to the RMAC championship game a year ago. Setter Jessica Stewart and outside hitter Lauren Orth are the only starters returning from that team.
The 2008 RMAC Volleyball Championships will be November 13-16 at the site of the regular season champion. The top eight schools qualify for the RMAC Tournament.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|December 4, 2008||UCCS Signee Laura Brodie Named to Class 4A All-State Team||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball signee Laura Brodie was named to the Rocky Mountain News Class 4A All-State team, which was published in the newspaper on Thursday.|
|November 19, 2008||Mountain Lions Sign Brodie, MVP of Class 4A State Tournament||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball coach Jessica Wood announced Wednesday the signing of Cheyenne Mountain High School senior Laura Brodie to a national letter of intent.|
|November 8, 2008||Volleyball season comes to end with loss to Nebraska-Kearney||KEARNEY, Neb.- The season came to an end Saturday for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-14) loss to the No. 8-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers at the Health and Sports Center.|
|November 4, 2008||Crockett leads Mountain Lions past Colorado Christian||LAKEWOOD- Molly Crockett had 14 kills to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19) victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Tuesday evening at Cougar Fieldhouse.|
|November 1, 2008||Mountain Lions' playoff hopes officially end with loss at Regis||DENVER- The playoffs will have to wait for the young University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team.The Mountain Lions mounted a spirited comeback but were unable to finish it Saturday evening in a 3-2 (25-15, 25-18, 22-25, 14-25, 15-13) loss to the Regis Rangers at Regis Fieldhouse.|