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IIAC Preseason Volleyball Coaches Poll

Aug. 17, 2012

Storm Lake, Iowa

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) released its 2012 Preseason Volleyball Coaches Poll on Friday.

Wartburg College, which finished as last year's regular season league runner-up, earned all seven possible first place votes in the poll (coaches can't vote for their own team), and is the favorite to win the title in 2012.  Coe College, last year's league champion, earned the final vote and was seven points back of the Knights for the second pick.

BVU, under new head coach Lori Slight, returns three starters and six letterwinners from last year's squad which went 9-23 overall.

"Being brand new this year we are going to have to learn on the fly so to speak," says Slight. "We will be a really young team and will have to see how we work together. Looking at the past stats, we are going to have great competition every night so we will have to come together quickly if we are going to
compete in the conference.”

The Beavers open their season on Friday, August 31, at the Northwestern (MN) Invite with matches against Grinnell College (5:00pm) and UW-River Falls (7:00pm).  League play will begin with a home match on September 12 against Simpson College (7:30pm).

2012 IIAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank  

School (1st place votes)  

Points   

2011 Record

1

Wartburg (7)

56

24-11, 7-1 IIAC

2

Coe (1)

49

31-4, 8-0 IIAC

3

Central

42

24-11, 4-4 IIAC

4

Loras

37

10-23, 4-4 IIAC

5

Luther

30

17-14, 2-6 IIAC

6

Simpson

29

14-18, 3-5 IIAC

7

Dubuque

22

16-18, 3-5 IIAC

8

Buena Vista

15

9-23, 0-8 IIAC

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