August 26, 2011

Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll Announced, SNHU Selected 12th

SOUTH EASTON, Mass.—The Southern New Hampshire University volleyball program was selected to finish in 12th out of 16 teams in the Northeast-10 Conference for the 2011 season.  The announcement was released by the NE-10 office on Friday afternoon.  The University of New Haven has been selected to repeat as the regular season champions in 2011 and received 11 first-place votes.  

Other schools receiving first-place votes include Pace, picked to finish second, with three first-place votes, and American International in the third slot with one first-place vote.  Adelpi in 4th place and Bentley in 5th place, with one first-place vote, round out the top five.  

Southern New Hampshire returns eight players from last year's team that finished 10-14 overall and 6-9 in Northeast-10 Conference play.  In addition, the Penmen also welcome four newcomers to the program.

Southern New Hampshire opens its season on Saturday, September 3, travelling to Nyack College for a 3:00 p.m. matchup.  The Penmen will open action at home on Tuesday, September 6 when they host Assumption College in non-conference action at 7:30 p.m. in the SNHU Fieldhouse.  

 

2011 Northeast-10 Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. New Haven (11) – 220
2. Pace (3) – 201
3. American Int'l (1) – 197
4. Adelphi – 187
5. Bentley (1) – 168
6. Stonehill – 151
7. UMass Lowell – 146
8. So. Connecticut – 109
9. Merrimack – 108
10. Le Moyne – 104
11. Franklin Pierce – 87
12. So. New Hampshire – 80
13. Saint Rose – 60
14. Saint Michael's – 38
15. Saint Anselm – 33
16. Assumption – 24

( ) – Denotes first-place votes