Newberry voted sixth in SAC preseason poll

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Newberry Wolves volleyball team is predicted to finish sixth in the SAC this season. - Courtesy photo

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Wolves volleyball team is predicted to finish sixth in the South Atlantic Conference this season, according to the annual preseason coaches poll.

Defending champion Wingate garnered the first-place spot with 10 first-place votes and 100 points overall. Lincoln Memorial ranked second with 81 points, and Anderson finished third with one first-place vote and 76 points. Newberry moved up three spots from last year’s preseason poll and finished with 61 points, only four points behind fifth place Lenoir-Rhyne.

The Wolves finished last season 20-12 overall record while going 16-6 in the conference. Highlights of last season included an eight-game win streak and an upset win at home against No. 23 Wingate. The 20 wins were Newberry’s most since becoming an NCAA institution.

Newberry begins the season on Sept. 1 at noon against UNC Pembroke in the Eleazer Arena as part of the Newberry College Invitational Match.

Newberry Wolves volleyball team is predicted to finish sixth in the SAC this season.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Newberry-Volleyball.jpgNewberry Wolves volleyball team is predicted to finish sixth in the SAC this season. Courtesy photo

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