Women's Volleyball picked Fifth in MSC Preseason Polls
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Women's Volleyball picked Fifth in MSC Preseason Polls
Head Coach Kathy Slaughter leads the Phoenix through practice as they prepare for the season. (Credit: Kyle Allen)

LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Mid-South Conference Coaches' Poll revealed its preseason women's volleyball poll this morning, selecting the Phoenix as fifth out of nine teams. Cumberland finished last season with a 17-18 (6-8 MSC) record and return All Mid-South Conference players Masa Nalovic, Lyssette Serna, and Mikayala Wickham.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and Campbellsville (Ky.) were selected as the favorites to win the conference each earning 58 points. Lindsey Wilson picked up four first-place votes, while Campbellsville got three in the poll.

Georgetown (Ky.) enters the poll at third, garnering 50 voting points and the final two first-place votes. University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) followed  with 36 points.

Cumberland came in closely behind the Patriots with 34 voting points, and Thomas More (Ky.) was sixth in the poll with 33 points in its first season as a full-time member of the Mid-South Conference.

Life (Ga.) and Shawnee State (Ohio) appear in the poll at seventh and eighth with 29 and 16 voting points respectively. Pikeville (Ky.) rounds out the preseason poll with 10 voting points.

The Phoenix prepare for their first match on August 16th at Xavier University as part of the Big Easy Blastoff at noon in New Orleans, La.

Cumberland opens up its home schedule against Campbellsville on September 17th at 7 p.m. in the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.

 

2019 Mid-South Conference Women’s Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Pos.

Team

Points (First-Place Votes)

2018 Record (MSC)

T-1.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

58 (4)

33-4 (13-0)

 

Campbellsville (Ky.)

58 (3)

25-11 (11-2)

3.

Georgetown (Ky.)

50 (2)

19-13 (10-4)

4.

Cumberlands (Ky.)

36

22-13 (7-7)

5.

Cumberland (Tenn.)

34

17-18 (6-8)

6.

Thomas More (Ky.)

33

33-4 (N/A*)

7.

Life (Ga.)

29

11-22 (5-9)

8.

Shawnee State (Ohio)

16

13-20 (3-11)

9.

Pikeville

10

10-24 (0-14)

*First Year of MSC play