Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State volleyball were selected to finish eighth in the Mid-South Conference preseason poll released on Wednesday afternoon.
The Bears received nine votes in the preseason poll this season, finishing two votes behind Pikeville. SSU went 5-25 last season and were 0-14 in conference play to finish in eighth place. Shawnee State was selected seventh in last season's Mid-South preseason poll.
Lindsey Wilson was picked to repeat as champions in 2017 after winning both the Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament championships. The Blue Raiders received 49 votes and seven of the eight first place votes available. Georgetown, last season's runner-up, received the other first place vote and finished second in the poll.
Shawnee State volleyball get their season under way on August 25 and 26 when they travel to Montreat, North Carolina to participate in the Volley in the Mountains Classic.
2017 Mid-South Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll
Points (First-Place Votes)
2016 Record (MSC)
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Shawnee State (Ohio)