Hendrix volleyball in top 10 in AVCA preseason poll

The Hendrix volleyball is continuing to be noticed.

The Warriors made a trip to the Division III national semifinals in 2015 and are expected to do well in 2016.

Hendrix came in at No. 10 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Top 25 preseason poll.

The Warriors went 29-9 last season and won both the regular season and tournament titles in the southern Athletic Association.

Their first match is on the road at No. 1 Cal Lutheran, the defending national champion, on Friday, Sept. 2, in La Verne, Calif. It will be the debut of new coach, Angie Boldt.

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points Adjusted 2015 Record 2015 Final Rank
1 Cal Lutheran (45) 1221 31-5 1
2 Wittenberg (2) 1112 29-3 2
3 Juniata (2) 1096 33-3 5
4 Emory 1001 34-4 7
5 Calvin 976 30-4 6
6 Washington-St. Louis 952 34-3 4
7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 872 27-6 9
8 Carthage 844 35-8 3
9 Colorado College 750 34-4 10
10 Hendrix 730 29-9 8
11 Christopher Newport 659 30-3 14
12 Bethel (Minn.) 615 25-10 11
13 Texas-Dallas 589 31-3 12
14 Wisconsin-Whitewater 573 31-5 17
15 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 431 27-9 16
16 Southwestern (TX) 421 31-5 15
17 Hope 397 24-7 19
18 Elmhurst 341 24-12 21
19 Illinois Wesleyan 327 23-10 22
20 Clarkson 289 30-9 13
21 Eastern 270 29-8 23
22 Bowdoin 219 26-5 20
23 Northwestern (Minn.) 148 26-9 24
24 Randolph-Macon 138 28-8 18
25 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 119 26-9 NR
Poll: AVCA.org

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