Women's Volleyball selected Seventh in MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll
Friday, August 6, 2021
Women's Volleyball selected Seventh in MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Cumberland women's volleyball was tabbed as seventh in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, released by the Mid-South Conference on Friday.

Cumberland finished last season 11-18 and 8-8 in conference play. The Phoenix returns majority of their roster from last season including three All-Conference performers.

Lindsey Wilson has been selected as the preseason favorites to win the Mid-South Conference Volleyball regular-season title. The Blue Raiders tallied 121 points in the poll and 11 of the 12 first-place votes. The Blue Raiders captured both the MSC regular season and tournament titles a season ago and reached the final site at the NAIA National Championship.

Life is slotted second in the poll with 109 points. The Running Eagles earned the final first-place vote in the poll after finishing 28-10 and 11-5 in the MSC last season. Georgetown is third in the poll with 99 voting points. Last season, the Tigers went 15-7 and 11-5 in the MSC making it to the NAIA Opening Round.

Campbellsville is picked fourth in the poll with 89 points followed by Tennessee Southern -- formerly Martin Methodist --   with 74 points. Shawnee State is slotted sixth in the poll with 64 points.

The Phoenix sit in seventh in the polls with 59 points and Cumberlands comes in at eighth after earning 50 points.

Thomas More is ninth with 48 points while Bethel is slotted 10th with 42 points. Freed-Hardeman is slotted 11th with 26 points and Pikeville rounds out the preseason poll with 11.

Coaches' were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

 Cumberland opens up the season at the Vette City Classic in Bowling Green against Brescia on August 20th. The Phoenix will have their home opener and conference opener on September 10th in the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena against Thomas More.

2021 Mid-South Conference Women's Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Pos.

Team

Points (First-Place Votes)

2020-21 Record (MSC)

1.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

121 (11)

22-5 (14-2)

 2.

Life (Ga.)

109 (1)

28-10 (11-5)

3.

Georgetown (Ky.)

99

15-7 (11-5)

4.

Campbellsville (Ky.)

89

18-9 (10-6)

5.

Tennessee Southern

74

15-9 (9-7)

6.

Shawnee State (Ohio)

64

11-12 (8-8)

7.

Cumberland (Tenn.)

59

11-18 (8-8)

8.

Cumberlands (Ky.)

50

9-14 (6-10)

9.

Thomas More (Ky.)

48

8-16 (8-13)

10.

Bethel (Tenn.)

42

11-12 (7-9)

11.

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

26

16-16 (5-11)

12.

Pikeville (Ky.)

11

2-17 (0-16)