Volleyball picked 4th; Wiley tabbed Preseason All-SoCon
Volleyball picked 4th; Wiley tabbed Preseason All-SoCon
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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

  1. Samford (5)                        58

          Furman (3)                          58

  1. UNCG (1)                            54
  2. ETSU                                 39
  3. Chattanooga                       35
  4. Western Carolina                30
  5. Mercer                               21

         Wofford                              21

  1. The Citadel                          8


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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