Eagles Predicted Third In Preseason Coaches Poll
The Eagles return 10 players this season, including sophomore outside hitter Bethany Sanford (Avondale, Ariz.). In her rookie season, Sanford led the team in kills, recording 16 double-double performances in kills and digs, and was named to the 2008 SoCon All-Freshman team.
Georgia Southern registered a 16-18 season under the direction of first-year head coach Chad Callihan. Callihan, entering his second season at the helm of the program, added five newcomers to the 2009 squad.
Samford, the defending North Division regular season champion, was predicted to take first place in that division returning eight players. College of Charleston was chosen to finish first in the South Division as the Cougars will pursue their ninth-straight regular season title.
Furman won the 2008 SoCon Championship, which carries an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Due to considerations, the format for the 2009 SoCon Championship has changed with the top two teams in each division at the end of the regular season advancing to the conference tournament.
2009 Southern Conference Preseason Poll
3. UNC Greensboro-45
5. Appalachian State-31
6. Western Carolina-19
1. College of Charleston-65
3. Georgia Southern-47
6. The Citadel-18
Preseason All-Southern Conference
Name School Position
Cole Dawley College of Charleston S
Elyse Chubb College of Charleston MB
Kayren Finney UNC Greensboro MB
Hillary Fountain Samford S
Emily Sawin College of Charleston OH
Catherine Hanners UNC Greensboro L
Sheriden Stangohr Samford MB
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Monday, 24 August 2009 18:13