Cowgirls Picked Fourth In ASC Preseason Poll

Cowgirls Picked Fourth In ASC Preseason Poll

RICHARDSON, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' volleyball team has been picked to finish fourth in the American Southwest Conference West Division.

The Cowgirls return five position starters plus a libero from a younger team a year ago. The Cowgirls finished the season strong, winning seven of nine games down the stretch and return 15 letterwinners and six seniors.

Defending ASC West champion Mary Hardin-Baylor was picked to repeat. The Cru went 15-1 in league play a year ago. Concordia was picked second, McMurry third, HSU was fourth, Howard Payne fifth and Sul Ross State sixth. UT Dallas was a unanimous pick to win the ASC East.

Senior right side Morgan Prince and junior setter Ashley Pierce were named to the preseason watch list.

The Cowgirls will start practice on Aug. 20 as they prepare for the season opener on Aug. 31 against Millsaps at the Austin College Tournament.

 

ASC Volleyball Preseason Poll

East Division

Rank

Team (1st)

Pts.

2017 Record (ASC)

1.

UT Dallas (23)

115

24-11 (13-3)

2.

East Texas Baptist

91

13-19 (8-8)

3.

LeTourneau

61

10-22 (4-12)

4.

Belhaven #

53

13-17 (7-9)

5.

Louisiana College

25

2-23 (0-16)

 

UT Tyler &

 

22-8 (12-4)

# Eligible for ASC regular-season title, ineligible for ASC Championship/NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments (NCAA Division III Provisional)

& # Ineligible for ASC regular season title, ASC Championship/NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments (NCAA Division II Reclassifying)

 

West Division

Rank

Team (1st)

Pts.

2017 Record (ASC)

1.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (19)

133

28-5 (15-1)

2.

Concordia Texas

92

19-14 (10-6)

3.

McMurry (3)

90

24-10 (11-5)

4.

Hardin-Simmons (1)

76

15-17 (9-7)

5.

Howard Payne

51

9-20 (6-10)

6.

Sul Ross State

24

3-24 (1-15)

 

West Division

Name

Cl.

Pos.

Team

Hometown

Zhartaezia Bradley *W

MB

Sr.

Howard Payne

Austin, Texas

Kailey Doering

OH

Jr.

Howard Payne

Little Elm, Texas

Justice McGowan *W

MB

Jr.

McMurry

Waco, Texas

Ashley Pierce

S

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons

Abilene, Texas

Morgan Prince W

RS

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons

Lubbock, Texas

Georgia Quiroz

S

So.

Concordia Texas

Georgetown, Texas

Odalis Rodriguez W

L

Sr.

McMurry

El Paso, Texas

Jordan Scherer

OH

So.

Sul Ross State

Round Rock, Texas

Marissa Stinson *W

MB

Jr.

Concordia Texas

Pearland, Texas

Hannah Zly

L

Jr.

Sul Ross State

Killeen, Texas

 

2017 All-ASC Selection*

2017 East Division Selection E

2017 West Division Selection W

 

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