Redhawks voted ninth in OVC preseason poll

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Southeast Missouri State volleyball squad has been picked to finish ninth in the 11-team Ohio Valley Conference in the preseason poll announced Wednesday.

Southeast, which has a new coach in Julie Folliard, went 7-22 overall and 4-14 in the OVC last year to tie for ninth place. The Redhawks failed to qualify for the league tournament the past two seasons.

Defending OVC regular-season champion Morehead State is picked to win the title, receiving 13 of 22 first-place votes by the league's coaches and sports information directors.

Defending OVC tournament champion Austin Peay is picked second with five first-place votes, followed by Jacksonville State with three first-place votes and Tennessee Tech with one.

Eastern Kentucky is slated for fifth, followed by Murray State, Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State, Southeast, Tennessee-Martin and first-year OVC member SIU-Edwardsville.

Southeast sophomore middle blocker Emily Coon was voted to the 14-player preseason all-conference team.

Southeast begins the season Aug. 26 at the Memphis Invitational.

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