WICHITA, Kan. (WSU Athletics) -

The Wichita State volleyball team is picked first in the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.  The Shockers received four first-place votes and 87 points in the poll.

The Shockers return five letterwinners and one starter from a team that won the Valley regular-season and tournament titles in 2013 and went 28-7 overall and 15-3 in Missouri Valley Conference play.

 WSU opens the season on Fri., Aug. 29 at No. 19 Kentucky.

 

2014 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

1.         Wichita State (4) 87

2.         UNI (2)                          85

3.         Illinois State (3)              78

4.         Missouri State                68

5.         Southern Illinois (1)         67

6.         Loyola                           62

7.         Bradley                          35

8.         Evansville                      29

9.         Indiana State                   28

10.        Drake                            11

 

Preseason All-Conference Team

Olivia Brand, Missouri State

Hannah Kaminsky, Southern Illinois

Emily Orrick, Illinois State

Taylor Pippen, Southern Illinois

Morgan Reardon, Loyola

Ashley Rosch, Illinois State