Shockers picked to win MVC

WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita State volleyball team is picked first in the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. The Shockers received seven first-place votes and 97 points in the poll.

The Shockers return 12 letterwinners and six starters from a team that went 20-10 overall and 13-5 in Missouri Valley Conference play in 2014.

Sophomore middle blocker Abbie Lehman was named to the preseason all-conference team. She earned honorable mention All-America and first team all-Valley honors in 2014 and averaged 2.55 kills and 0.85 blocks per set, while hitting .382.

WSU opens the season on Fri., Aug. 28 against Oregon State in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2015 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Wichita State (7) 97
2. Missouri State (1) 87
3. UNI (1) 76
4. Southern Illinois (1) 72
5. Illinois State 63
6. Indiana State 50
7. Loyola 43
8. Drake 25
9. Evansville 22
10. Bradley 15

Preseason All-Conference Team
Kayla Haneline, UNI
Lily Johnson, Missouri State
Jaelyn Keene, Illinois State
Abbie Lehman, Wichita State
Taylor Pippen, Southern Illinois
Ashley Rosch, Illinois State

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