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Courtesy: Southern U. Athletics

Volleyball selected to finish first in SWAC West

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 08/11/2015
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the 2015 Preseason All-SWAC Women’s Volleyball Teams and predicted order of finish, Tuesday morning, as voted on by the league coaches and sport information directors.

Kali Fluke of Texas Southern University earned the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year title. This honor was granted to her after she led the Tigers to a first-place, regular season, conference standing and collected the 2014 Co-Offensive Player of the Year Award. Individually, she recorded 263 attacks (a percentage of .302), provided 23 assists and served six aces. 

Fluke was also named to the preseason All-SWAC First Team. She was joined by teammate Robyn Shannon.

Southern University’s Diamond Williams was voted Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, after leading the Conference and the Jaguars in digs (474). Williams went on to grab the 2014 Libero of the Year accolade as well as a position on the 2014 All-SWAC First Team. She was nationally ranked by the NCAA in aces (28th) and digs per set (44th).

Williams secured the only spot on the preseason All-SWAC First Team. Leilani Lealaimatafao, who stood on the 2014 All-Tournament Team, received a position on the All-SWAC Second Team.

In the eastern division, Alabama State University was predicted to finish first, receiving 78 tallies. For the second consecutive season, the Hornets have captured the preseason accolade, stemming from their back-to-back SWAC championship titles under 2014 Coach of the Year, Penny Lucas-White. The Hornets led the Conference in four categories including kills (358) and service aces (54).

Jackson State University was predicted to finish second in the east with a total of 58 points, followed by Alabama A&M University with 51 tallies.

Southern (67) accepted a first-place predicted finish in the western division. Led by head coach Vanessa Jacobs, this marked the Jaguars’ first time in 20 years being recognized in this position. TSU was voted to finish second with 58 points, while Prairie View A&M grabbed a third-place finish, securing 49 tallies.

The entire predicted order of finish is listed below as well as the complete lists of first and second teamers.

Preseason Poll East

   

Preseason Poll West

Alabama State

78

   

Southern University

67

Jackson State

58

   

Texas Southern

58

Alabama A&M

51

   

Prairie View A&M

49

Mississippi Valley

29

   

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

34

Alcorn State

24

   

Grambling State

25

 


Offensive Player of the Year

       

Kali Fluke

Texas Southern

       
           

Defensive Player of the Year

       

Diamond Williams

Southern

       
           

First Team

   

Second Team

Outside Hitter

   

Outside Hitter

Rachel Smith

Alabama State

   

Tiara Kelly

Alabama State

Robyn Shannon

Texas Southern

   

Chelsey Scott

Alabama State

           

Middle Blocker

   

Middle Blocker

Myla Marshall

Alabama State

   

Leilani Lealaimatafao

Southern

Mikayla Rolle

Jackson State

   

Whitney Harris

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Kali Fluke

Texas Southern

       
           

Setter

   

Setter

Ana Kiso

Prairie View A&M

   

Jenna Siddiqui

Jackson State

           

Libero

   

Libero

Diamond Williams

Southern

   

Scout Wonsang

Alabama State

     
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