Panthers And Cardinals In Volleyball Preseason Top 25

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Pitt volleyball is getting a reputation. The kind that follows you around. People are talking and that’s a good thing. Pitt was selected in voting by ACC coaches to win their third straight conference title. No small feat considering that the Panthers and Cardinals as well as the Seminoles have programs that typically hit the AVCA Top 25. It’s no different this season as both Pitt and Louisville are in the preseason poll. Florida State is just a whisper outside the top echelon in the receiving votes category.

How do things look this season? We’ll take a look at how the ACC coaches voted and the AVCA Preseason Top 25 in a moment. You’ll find they don’t see eye to eye.

This year Pitt returns four players making the All-ACC preseason team. They’re led by the ACC Coach of the Year, Dan Fisher. It’s Fisher’s second such honor in as many years.

Fifteen of the 18 players on the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team also earned recognition in 2018. Eight earned first team roster positions.

Panthers And Cardinals

2019 ACC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll

  1. Pitt (13 FPV)
  2. Florida State (2 FPV)
  3. Louisville
  4. Notre Dame
  5. North Carolina
  6. Syracuse
  7. Duke
  8. Clemson
  9. NC State
  10. Miami
  11. Georgia Tech
  12. Boston College
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Virginia
  15. Wake Forest

CBS Sports Preseason Football First And Second Teams


AVCA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll – The ACC

  • #12 Pitt
  • #25 Louisville
  • RV
  • #31 Florida State

2019 ACC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team

  • Brooke Bailey, Clemson
  • Kaylin Korte, Clemson
  • Payton Schwantz, Duke
  • Payton Caffrey, Florida State
  • Taryn Knuth, Florida State
  • Mikaila Dowd, Georgia Tech
  • Melanie McHenry, Louisville
  • Elizaveta Lukianova, Miami
  • Melissa Evans, NC State
  • Sydney Bent, Notre Dame
  • Charley Niego, Notre Dame
  • Zoe Nunez, Notre Dame
  • Kayla Lund, Pitt
  • Nika Markovic, Pitt
  • Layne Van Buskirk, Pitt
  • Stephanie Williams, Pitt
  • Polina Shemanova, Syracuse
  • Sarah Billiard, Virginia

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