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Five-time champion Gallaudet picked No. 1 in NEAC Women's Volleyball Preseason Poll

Five-time champion Gallaudet picked No. 1 in NEAC Women's Volleyball Preseason Poll

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – For the past five years the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women's volleyball championship has gone through Gallaudet University and the five-time champion Bison are favored for a sixth. Gallaudet was picked No. 1 in the first-ever NEAC preseason coaches poll released today. The Bison accumulated 12 first-place votes and 144 points in the 13-team preseason poll.

Gallaudet finished last season with a 22-14 record and 11-1 mark in conference play. The Bison hosted the NEAC tournament for a third straight year and earned its fifth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.

Wells College earned the other first-place vote and 122 points as the Express check-in at No. 2 followed by Keuka College in third with 114 points.

The Bison begin the season next Friday, Sept. 4, on the road in the Battlefield Classic hosted by Gettysburg College. The first match of the 2015 campaign is against Penn St.-Altoona at 5 p.m.

2015 NEAC Women's Volleyball Preseason Poll

  1. GALLAUDET (12)
  2. Wells (1)
  3. Keuka
  4. Penn St.-Berks
  5. SUNY Poly
  6. Lancaster Bible
  7. Morrisville St.
  8. Penn St.-Abington
  9. Bryn Athyn
  10. Penn College
  11. Cazenovia
  12. SUNY Cobleskill
  13. St. Elizabeth

( ) = First-place votes

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