New Mexico State Picked to Win 2012 WAC Volleyball Title
New Mexico State received eight of the first-place votes with Idaho earning the other two. The Aggies earned 79 total points, followed by Idaho with 67. UTSA was picked to finish third with 58 points, followed closely by Utah State in fourth with 57 points and Texas State in fifth with 52. Denver was picked sixth with 43 points, while San Jose State was selected seventh with 34 points. UT Arlington, Seattle U and Louisiana Tech rounded out the poll with 27, 18 and 15 points, respectively.
New Mexico State placed the most players on the preseason all-WAC team with three, while Idaho, UTSA and Utah State had two apiece. Joining Hays on the preseason team are teammates Lauren Loerch and Desiree Scott, Idaho’s Alex Sele and Allison Walker, UTSA’s McKenzie Adams and Whitney Walls, Utah State’s Shay Sorensen and Joselyn White, Denver’s Faimie Kingsley, San Jose State’s Alex Akana and Texas State’s Amari Deardorff.
The 2012 season begins the weekend of Aug. 24 with all 10 teams in action. The 2012 WAC Volleyball Tournament, hosted by UTSA, will be held Nov. 19-21, at the Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas, and will include the top eight teams in the regular-season standings. The championship match will be televised live on ESPNU.
2012 WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
|1||New Mexico State (8)||79|
|7||San Jose State||34|
2012 Preseason All-WAC Team
|Alex Akana||Sr.||MB||San Jose State|
|Amari Deardorff||Jr.||RS||Texas State|
|Meredith Hays||So.||OH||NM State|
|Lauren Loerch||Jr.||OH||NM State|
|Desiree Scott||Jr.||MH||NM State|
|Shay Sorensen||Sr.||OPP||Utah State|
|Joselyn White||Sr.||OH||Utah State|
Preseason Player of the Year
Meredith Hays, So., New Mexico State