Volleyball: Cadets Selected Fifth in GNAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Norwich kicks off the 2012 season this Saturday, Sept. 1 when it travels to Southern Vermont for a tri-match also featuring MCLA. The Cadets will take the court at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

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Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

The Norwich University volleyball team has been selected to finish fifth in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), as selected by the league’s head coaches in the preseason poll released Wednesday evening.

First-year head coach Ashlynn Nuckols welcomes five returners from last year’s team that boasted a 16-10 overall record and an 8-6 record in GNAC play. The Cadets advanced to the GNAC Quarterfinals a season ago, ultimately falling to Simmons in five sets.

The Cadets received 107 points, while league-favorite Rivier University received 166 points and 10 first-place votes. Rivier enters theseason after earning their fourth conference championship title in 2011.

Also receiving first-place votes in the preseason poll were Emerson, who earned 144 points and two first-place votes, and Emmanuel, who finished a close third in the poll with 143 points and one first-place vote.

The fourth-place slot went to Simmons, who narrowly edged out the Cadets with 109 points.

Norwich kicks off the 2012 season this Saturday, Sept. 1 when it travels to Southern Vermont for a tri-match also featuring MCLA. The Cadets will take the court at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

2012 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Pre-Season Coaches' Poll
Rank    Institution    First Place    Total Points
1    Rivier University    10    166
2    Emerson College    2    144
3    Emmanuel College    1    143
4    Simmons College        127
5    Norwich University        109
6    Saint Joseph’s College (ME)        107
7    Johnson & Wales University        95
8    Lasell College         88
9    Mount Ida College         66
10    Suffolk University         51
11    University of Saint Joseph (CT)         42
12    Albertus College         29
13    Anna Maria College         16
COMPLETE GNAC RELEASE

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). http://www.norwich.edu


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