SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 15, 2016) – Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) and Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) were named to the Preseason All-SoCon team Monday morning as the league office unveiled its Preseason Coaches’ Poll along with the Preseason All-SoCon squads. Additionally, the Bucs were picked to finish tied for fifth in the league with Wofford.
Allmon led the team with 347 kills last season. Her 347 kills were the sixth-most by a SoCon player, while her 3.40 kills per set ranked fourth in the conference. The Flower Mound, Texas native posted a pair of 23-kill performances in 2015. One came against Clemson (Sept. 11) and the other was versus The Citadel (Sept. 26). Allmon received honors both on and off the court last season as she was named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5) and was tabbed the SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week a couple days later (Oct. 7).
Milhorn tallied a team-high 12 double-doubles last season. The Kingsport, Tenn. native was second on the team in kills (340), fifth in assists (11), fifth in blocks (34), second in digs (300) and first in service aces (35). Highlighting Milhorn’s season was a 23-kill performance against Western Carolina (Oct. 24) and a Clemson Classic All-Tournament Team nod in September. The 23 kills matched a team-high for any ETSU player in 2015.
Allmon, Milhorn and the rest of the Bucs will open the 2016 regular season at home with the DoubleTree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge on Aug. 26-27. The Bucs will open with Austin Peay at 6 p.m. on Friday before closing out its first weekend of action Saturday with matches against Troy and USC Upstate at noon and 5 p.m., respectively.
2016 Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
T-5. ETSU 34
T-5. Wofford 34
() denotes first-place votes
2016 Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team
OH Annie Bierman, Furman
OH Allie Davenport, Chattanooga
OH Ashley Muench, UNCG
MR/RS Kristy Wieser, Chattanooga
S Allison Penner, UNCG
OH Erin Bognar, Samford
OH Rylee Milhorn, ETSU
OH, Briana Allmon, ETSU
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