Bucs have a player garner all-conference honors for fifth straight year
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (August 19, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University volleyball team has been selected to finish fourth in the Southern Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll. In addition, senior Khadijiah Wiley (Columbus, Ga.) notched a spot on the preseason all-conference team.
ETSU, which finished last season 17-16 and 11-5 in league action, tallied 39 points in the poll finishing behind Samford (58 points), Furman (58 points) and UNCG (54 points). Chattanooga (35 points) and Western Carolina (30 points) were slotted in the poll at the fifth and sixth spots, respectively, with Mercer (21 points), Wofford (21 points) and The Citadel (8 points) rounding out the poll.
Wiley returns for her senior season in the blue and gold as ETSU’s active leader in kills and blocks. The Columbus, Ga. native tallied 237 kills to go along with 117 total blocks last season. Joining Wiley on the all-conference squad were Jo Wilks, Annie Bierman and Meg DeMaar from Furman, Sara Hohman and Katherine Santiago from UNCG, Erin Bognar from Samford and Kristy Wieser from Chattanooga.
The Buccaneers open the season Aug. 28-29 at the Radford/Virginia Tech Invitational. ETSU will open at Virginia Tech Aug. 28 and then travel to Radford, Va. to face Washington State and LIU Brooklyn Aug. 29.
2015 Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Team (First-Place Votes) Points
Furman (3) 58
2015 Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team
Name School Position
Erin Bognar Samford OH
Jo Wilks Furman S
Annie Bierman Furman OH
Kristy Wieser Chattanooga RS
Khadijah Wiley ETSU OH
Sara Hohman UNCG S
Meg DeMaar Furman LIB
Katherine Santiago UNCG DS
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