August 18, 2006

Wildcats Picked Fourth In GLIAC Preseason Volleyball Poll

 

BAY CITY, Mich. â€Â“ The head volleyball coachesof the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) have ranked Northern Michigan University fourth in the North Division of the preseason poll.  Theychose Grand Valley State University to capture the leagueâ€Â™s North Division and Hillsdale College to take the South Division. 

 

GVSU, the 2005 NCAA II champion, received 36 votes and sixfirst-place nods it was eligible to receive.  Northwood picked up 28 points forsecond.  The Bulldogs of Ferris State placed third in the North with 26points.  The Wildcats were next with 21 votes. 

 

Michigan Tech was selected fifth with 18 votes, followed by Lake Superior State and Saginaw Valley State, each with nine votes.

 

Hillsdale, after tying for third place in last seasonâ€Â™sSouth Division, received 23 votes and four first-place votes in the balloting. The Chargers edged out Ashland and Findlay, who tied for second place with 20votes. Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ 

 

Wayne State was selected fourth as the Warriors garnered 13votes.  The two Erie, Pa. GLIAC schools were next as Mercyhurst received ninevotes for fifth place and Gannon was selected sixth with five votes.

 

The GLIACâ€Â™s 13 coaches voted for the division in which theyplay, but were not allowed to vote for their own team.  The first-place team onthe North Division ballot received six points, while the second-place teamreceived five points, etc.  The first-place team in the South Division receivedfive points, while the second-place team received four points, etc.

 

The Wildcats open the 2006 season by hosting the NMU and TCFBank Tournament next weekend (Aug. 25-26).

 

2006 GLIACPreseason

Volleyball CoachesPoll

 

 

North Division

School (first-place votes)

Points

1.  Grand Valley State (6)

36

2.  Northwood (1)

28

3.  Ferris State

26

4.  Northern Michigan

21

5.  Michigan Tech

18

6.  Lake Superior State

  9

 Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Saginaw Valley State

  9

 

 

 

South Division

1.  Hillsdale (4)

23

2.  Ashland (1)

20

 Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Findlay (1)

20

4.  Wayne State

13

5.  Mercyhurst

  9

6.  Gannon

  5

 

 

2005 GLIACVolleyball

Final Standings

 

 

North Division

School

Record (GLIAC)

Grand Valley State

32-6 (15-3)

Northwood

23-11 (14-4)

Ferris State

22-10 (12-6)

Northern Michigan

15-12 (12-6)

Michigan Tech

10-18 (6-12)

Lake Superior State

9-22 (6-12)

Saginaw Valley State

8-23 (2-16)

 

South Division

Ashland

23-10 (13-4)

Findlay

22-10 (12-5)

Hillsdale

19-12 (11-6)

Wayne State

16-10 (8-9)

Mercyhurst

13-15 (3-14)

Gannon

5-22 (0-17)

 

 

 

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
906-227-1013