St. Andrews volleyball ranks fourth in ACC poll


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LAURINBURG — Union is the team to beat for the 2016 Appalachian Athletic Conference volleyball championship, according to the coaches’ poll released Thursday.

Union is the two-time, defending AAC Tournament champion. Last season, Union went 27-13 overall and 15-5 in league play to finish second in the regular-season standings. Receiving 10 of the possible 11 first-place votes, Union earned the top spot with 120 total voting points.

Milligan, which met Union in the tournament championship match in 2015, picked up the remaining first-place vote and checked in second with 105 voting points. Bryan won the 2015 regular-season championship with an 18-2 conference mark and is third in the poll with 97 points. St. Andrews took fourth place with 80 points and Columbia rounded out the top five with 79 points.

Making up the rest of the poll are: Reinhardt in sixth, Tennessee Wesleyan in seventh, Bluefield in eighth, Montreat in ninth, Truett McConnell in 10th, Allen in 11th and Point in 12th.

The 2016 AAC Tournament is set for Nov. 10-12 at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn. AAC teams begin regular-season play on Aug. 19.

2016 AAC Volleyball Coaches’ Poll
School

(1st Place Votes)

Total Votes

Union

(10)

120

Milligan

(1)

105

Bryan

97

St. Andrews

80

Columbia

79

Reinhardt

60

Tennessee Wesleyan

52

Bluefield

47

Montreat

43

Truett McConnell

29

Allen

14

Point

*-absent from vote

0*

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