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Crusaders Picked Second in Horizon League Preseason Poll
Carin Avery's team has been picked to finish second in the Horizon League this season.
Carin Avery's team has been picked to finish second in the Horizon League this season.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Valparaiso volleyball squad has been predicted to finish second in the Horizon League in 2008, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches.  The Crusaders tallied 56 points and received one first-place vote.

Each of the coaches ranked the teams one through eight, omitting their own squad from the voting.  Teams received eight points for a first-place vote down to one point for an eighth-place vote.

Cleveland State was the unanimous choice to win the league, registering 64 points and eight first-place votes.  Milwaukee tallied 50 points to place third, followed by UIC (38), Butler (31) and Youngstown State (27).  Wright State (24) was picked seventh, while Loyola (20) and Green Bay (14) rounded out the polling.

Team

Points (1st place votes)

1.

Cleveland State

64 (8)

2.

Valparaiso

56 (1)

3.

Milwaukee

50

4.

UIC

38

5.

Butler

31

6.

Youngstown State

27

7.

Wright State

24

8.

Loyola

20

9.

Green Bay

14

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler