Wichita State Shockers

August 16, 2012

Wichita State picked third in MVC volleyball poll

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