Calvin Volleyball Ranked Second in AVCA Preseason Top 25 Poll
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The preseason 2013 Division III Top 25 poll conducted by the American Volleyball Coaches Association has been released and Calvin is ranked number-two in the poll.
Defending national champion St. Thomas is the top-ranked team in the poll while Wittenberg is ranked third, Elmhurst is ranked fourth and Hope and Christopher Newport tied for fifth.Calvin is scheduled to face 14 teams this fall that are currently ranked in the AVCA preseason poll.
Those teams include Wittenberg (#3), Elmhurst (#4), Hope (#5), Washington University of St. Louis (#7), Puget Sound (#9), Mount Union (#11), Chicago (#12), Otterbein (#14), Wartburg (#15) and Pacific Lutheran (#21).
For a preseason outlook for the 2013 Calvin women’s volleyball team, visit the Calvin website at:http://www.calvin.edu/sports/news/comments/2013-calvin-womens-volleyball-preview/” title=“2013 Calvin Women’s Volleyball Outlook”>2013 Calvin Women’s Volleyball Outlook
A year ago, Calvin finished 33-3 overall and 16-0 in the MIAA. The Knights advanced all the way to the national finals before falling to St. Thomas in five sets.