August 25, 2009

Volleyball Wildcats Picked Second In Preseason Poll

 

BAY CITY, Mich. – The head volleyball coaches of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) picked Northern Michigan University to finish second in the North Division. The Wildcats picked up 20 points and two first-place votes.  Each of the GLIAC’s 12 coaches voted for the division in which they play, but were not allowed to vote for their own team. First-place votes were worth five points, second-place were worth four, etc.
Grand Valley State was chosen as the top team in the North Division with 24 points and four of six first-place votes. Saginaw Valley state was picked third with 19 points; Ferris State was fourth with 13 points, Michigan Tech fifth with nine points and Lake Superior State sixth with five points.
In the South Division, Hillsdale and Wayne State tied for first place with 22 points each in the preseason balloting. Ashland was picked third with 17 points and one first-place vote. Northwood was selected fourth with 15 points, Findlay was chosen fifth with nine points while Tiffin was picked sixth with five points.
2009 GLIAC Volleyball
Preseason Coaches’ Poll
North Division
School (first-place votes) Points

1. Grand Valley State (4) 24
2. Northern Michigan (2) 20
3. Saginaw Valley State 19
4. Ferris State 13
5. Michigan Tech 9
6. Lake Superior State 5

South Division
t1. Hillsdale (3) 22
       Wayne State (2) 22
3.   Ashland 17
4. Northwood 15
5. Findlay 19
6. Tiffin 5
2008 GLIAC Volleyball
Final Standings

North Division
School.......................... Record (GLIAC)

Grand Valley State.............. 33-4 (15-1)
Michigan Tech.................... 19-11 (12-4)
Saginaw Valley State............ 25-8 (11-5)
Northern Michigan ............ 20-12 (11-5)
Ferris State.......................... 16-13 (8-8)
Lake Superior State ............. 6-18 (2-14)

South Division
Northwood........................ 16-14 (10-6)
Wayne State........................ 17-12 (9-7)
Hillsdale .............................. 19-11 (8-8)
Ashland............................. 14-13 (6-10)
Tiffin.................................. 14-19 (2-14)
Findlay............................... 12-22 (2-14)

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