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Wichita State picked third in MVC volleyball poll

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 11:04 a.m.

MVC preseason poll

1. Northern Iowa (10 firsts) 100 points

2. Missouri State 86

3. Wichita State 84

4. Creighton 68

5. Illinois State 57

6. Southern Illinois 41

7. Bradley 35

8. Indiana State 34

9. Evansville 27

10. Drake 18

All-MVC

Emily Adney, OH, Wichita State

Ashley Andrade, MB, Wichita State

Megan Bober, S, Creighton

Amy Braun, OH, Northern Iowa

Krista DeGeest, MB, Northern Iowa

Carly Thomas, S, Missouri State

Wichita State is picked third in the Missouri Valley Conference volleyball coaches poll, two points behind second-place Missouri State.

The Shockers received 84 points in voting by 10 MVC coaches. Northern Iowa is the heavy favorite after getting all 10 first-place votes and 100 points. The Panthers have won the past three MVC titles, going 18-0 in conference matches each time.

Four Shocker starters are back from a team that went 21-11 overall and 13-5 in the MVC and played in the NCAA Tournament.

Senior outside hitter Emily Adney and junior middle blocker Ashley Andrade were named to the preseason All-MVC team.

WSU opens the season on Aug. 24 against New Mexico State in DeKalb, Ill.

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