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Volleyball Predicted Fourth in South Division as 2019 CACC Pres

302sports 104 Aug 22

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - The Wilmington University volleyball team returned to the postseason last year after a two-year hiatus, and looks to take the next step in 2019 as it was selected fourth in the South Division Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

The Wildcats were the fourth seed out of the South in the 2018 CACC Tournament, going 13-6 in CACC play while finishing 19-14 overall. The Wildcats received two first place votes and 64 total points.

Reigning CACC Regular Season and Tournament Champions Holy Family are tied with Georgian Court atop the South Division poll with 81 points, with Georgian Court garnering five first place votes while Holy Family received four. Jefferson picked up three first place votes and 71 total points for third place, while the Wildcats round out the predicted CACC Tournament participants from the South with the final two first place votes and 64 total points.

Chestnut Hill (43 points), Goldey-Beacom (25 points), and USciences (24 points) round out the rest of the South Division.

Reigning North Division Regular Season champs Post picked up seven first place votes and finished tied with Caldwell atop the North Division poll with 89 points. Caldwell collected six first place votes in the poll. Felician earned the final first place vote in the North and tallied 64 total points for third while Nyack rounds out the predicted CACC Tournament participants from the North with 57 points.

Bloomfield (45 points), Dominican (27 points), and Concordia (21 points), round out the rest of the North Division.

The Wildcats begin 2019 at the Long Island Invitational, playing two matches at Molloy on Saturday, September 7 before moving to Queens to play two more matches on Sunday. The first chance to catch the Wildcats in action at the WU Athletics Complex is on Friday, September 13 when Wilmington hosts the 2019 Wildcat Regional Invitational.

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2019 CACC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL PRESEASON COACHES POLL

North Division
T1. Post University 89 (7)
T1. Caldwell University 89 (6)
3. Felician University 64 (1)
4. Nyack College 57
5. Bloomfield College 45
6. Dominican College 27
7. Concordia College 21

South Division
T1. Georgian Court University 81 (5)
T1. Holy Family University 81 (4)
3. Jefferson 71 (3)
4. Wilmington University 64 (2)
5. Chestnut Hill College 43
6. Goldey-Beacom College 25
7. University of the Sciences 24

() - First-Place Votes