Golden Eagles selected fifth in OVC preseason volleyball poll

Golden Eagles selected fifth in OVC preseason volleyball poll

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In what is sure to be another neck and neck season in the OVC, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles were selected to finish fifth in this season preseason poll conducted by the head coaches and sports information directors of the OVC.

“It’s probably harder to pick 6-10 than 1-5 this season,” said head coach John Blair. “Last season I believe Austin Peay was picked near the bottom to start the season but they led most of the way. Everything is decided on the court at the end of the day.”

Morehead State topped the list with 153 votes, including 11 first-place votes, while Jacksonville State finished second with 139 votes, including nine first-place votes. JSU won the OVC Championship last season, while Morehead State finished in third.

Murray State and Eastern Kentucky finished in third and fourth place with 133 and 105 votes, respectively while TTU received 99 votes to round off the top-five.
Austin Peay followed Tech closely with 93 votes in sixth place, while southeast Missouri received 65 votes for seventh place. Eastern Illinois (41 votes), Tennessee State (39 votes) and UT Martin (33 votes) rounded off the bottom three.
Senior outside hitter Leah Meffert was named to the 2010 Preseason All-OVC Volleyball Team. Last season Meffert finished second in the conference in kills with 406 and was named to the all-OVC First Team.
“Leah is one of the best players in the conference regardless of how the team finishes,” said Blair.
The Golden Eagles open their 2010 campaign against Albany, at the Clemson Invitational, August 27.

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