Storm Volleyball Lands Fifth in G-MAC Preseason Poll

Storm Volleyball Lands Fifth in G-MAC Preseason Poll

INDIANAPOLIS 

The 2019 Great Midwest Volleyball Preseason Poll presented by Under Armour has been released out of the conference office in Indianapolis.

Securing the number one spot are the Hillsdale College Chargers with ten first-place votes. Hillsdale will begin the 2019 season as reigning conference champions. The Chargers finished last season with a perfect conference record of 19-0 and an overall record of 25-7.

The University of Findlay secured the second spot in the voting with three first-place votes, coming off a 16-3 conference season record (24-7 overall) and a second-place finish in the West Division behind Hillsdale. 

The third and fourth spots went to Tiffin University and Walsh University. Tiffin finished third in the West Division in 2018 with a record of 15-4 (21-11 overall). Walsh won the East Division with a record of 14-5 (19-4 overall).

The Lake Erie College Storm is slated fifth in the 2019 preseason poll. Storm volleyball is coming off a second-place finish in the East Division with a record of 13-6 in G-MAC play and an overall record of 23-10. The Storm made a run into the G-MAC tournament with a quarter-finals win over Tiffin University before the loss to the Chargers in the semi-finals to cap the 2018 season.

This season will be head coach Kyle Peck's second year as the head of the Storm volleyball program. "We're excited to get ready for another tough year in the G-MAC", said Peck. "No big surprises in the poll; we're hoping to end the season a few spots higher than predicted. We only get everyone once this year, so we have to be on our game every single night".

The full results of the poll are listed below.

 

Place

School

Points

1

Hillsdale

142

2

Findlay

135

3

Tiffin

116

4

Walsh

107

5

Lake Erie

98

6

Cedarville

94

7

Malone

83

8

Kentucky Wesleyan

65

9

Trevecca Nazarene

47

10

Ursuline

39

11

Ohio Valley

37

12

Ohio Dominican

33

13

Alderson Broaddus

18