Volleyball Pegged To Finish Third In MCC

Senior Erica Anderson will pace the 2000 UIC volleyball team.
Senior Erica Anderson will pace the 2000 UIC volleyball team.

Aug. 14, 2000

Chicago, Ill. - Early prognostication has the UIC women's volleyball team finishing in a tie for third place in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference this year, according to the MCC preseason head coaches poll released earlier today.

The Flames were slotted in third along with Butler as each team received one second, two third and three fourth place votes, totaling 22 points. Loyola, the reigning MCC tournament champion, was selected as tops in the league, receiving five first place votes while last year's regular-season winner, UW-Milwaukee, is predicted to take the second spot with two first-place votes. Both the Ramblers and Panthers advanced to last year's NCAA Tournament.

Behind UIC, Wright State, Cleveland State and UW-Green Bay rounded out the voting in that order.

Don August's crew opens the 2000 season on September 1, at 7:00 p.m., as they take on Southeastern Louisiana in the opening round of the UIC Invitational.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total 1. Loyola (24-9/Second) 5 1 35

2. UW-Milwaukee (25-4/First) 2 3 1 31

3. Butler (15-15/Fifth) 1 2 3 22

UIC (17-15/Third) 1 2 3 22

5. Wright State (11-19/Fourth) 1 2 1 2 20

6. Cleveland State (8-22/Sixth) 5 1 11

7. UW-Green Bay (4-27/Seventh) 6 6

Numbers in parentheses reflect 1999 overall record and MCC finish. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Six points were awarded for a first-place vote, five for a second-place vote, etc.