Greensboro College Pride Volleyball Chosen Ninth In Pre-Season Poll

Posted by Press Release on August 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The Greensboro College volleyball team was selected to finish ninth overall, and sixth in the northern division in the USA South coach’s poll that way released by the conference office on Thursday afternoon.

Each divisional preseason poll only includes votes from coaches within that particular division while voting for the overall preseason poll includes votes from each coach in the Conference. This is the second season that the Conference will split into divisions in the sport of volleyball.

In the South Division, Maryville, the defending division and tournament champions, received four of the five first place votes and 16 points. Piedmont was picked second with 12 points while Covenant College grabbed the final remaining first place vote and 11 points to round out the top-half of the divisional poll.

In the North Division, Meredith, received four of the eight first place votes and 46 points. Last year’s North Division champions, Averett, ranked second in the poll with 45 points and the remaining four first place votes. William Peace University with 38 points and Methodist University with 30 points placed third and fourth, respectively, to round out the top-half of the divisional poll.

The volleyball regular season gets underway on Friday, August 29 as eight of the League’s 13 teams are in action.

For the third consecutive year, the 2014 USA South Tournament will head to Martinsville, Virginia as the Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority will host the event. The contests will be held at Patrick Henry Community College. First round matches will take place on Friday, November 7, following by the semifinals and final which will be played on Saturday, November 8. The top-five seeded teams from the North Division and the top-three seeded teams from the South Division, after the conclusion of regular season competition, will advance to the tournament.

2014 USA South Volleyball Coaches Preseason Poll
North Division

Rank   Institution (1st Place Votes)   Pts.
1.     Meredith (4)                    46
2.     Averett (4)                     45
3.     William Peace                   38
4.     Methodist                       30
5.     N.C. Wesleyan                   24
6.     Greensboro                      21
7.     Ferrum                          13
8.     Mary Baldwin                     7	

2014 USA South Volleyball Coaches Preseason Poll
South Division

Rank   Institution (1st Place Votes)   Pts.
1.     Maryville (4)                   16
2.     Piedmont                        12
3.     Covenant (1)                    11
4.     LaGrange                         7
5.     Huntingdon                       4

2014 USA South Volleyball Coaches Preseason Poll
Overall Voting

Rank   Institution (1st Place Votes)   Pts.
1.     Maryville (12)                  144
2.     Piedmont                        120
3.     Averett (1)                     114
4.     Meredith                        111
5.     Covenant                        106
6.     William Peace                   100
7.     Methodist                        76
8.     N.C. Wesleyan                    62
9.     Greensboro                       55
10.    LaGrange                         49
11.    Ferrum                           34
12.    Huntingdon                       31
13.    Mary Baldwin                     12

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