Tech Volleyball Picked to Finish Second in ACC

Aug. 14, 2008

ATLANTA – For the second straight year the Georgia Tech volleyball team has been picked to finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to the preseason ACC coaches poll that was released Tuesday.

Reigning ACC champion Clemson received 143 points, including 11 of the 12 first-place votes, and was tabbed to win the league again in 2008, while the Yellow Jackets finished second with 130 points, including one first-place nod.

Clemson also led all schools with four players named to the preseason All-ACC squad, while Tech, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia all had two players placed on the team.

Duke finished third in the voting with 119 points, and the Blue Devils were followed by North Carolina (102) in the standings. Florida State and Virginia tied for fifth with 84 points apiece to round out the top half of the poll.

2008 ACC Volleyball Preseason PollTeam                    Points  2007 Record1. Clemson (11) 143     29-42. Georgia Tech (1)     130     22-103. Duke         119     25-74. North Carolina       102     15-165. Florida State        84      16-14    Virginia            84      18-137. Maryland             68      18-138. Virginia Tech        66      14-189. Miami                53      14-1710. Wake Forest 46      8-2311. Boston College      28      14-1812. NC State            13      3-29

2008 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team
Clemson: Danielle Hepburn, Kelsey Murphy, Jeannette Abbott, Didem Ege. Duke: Rachael Moss, Jourdan Norman. Florida State: Mira Djuric, Brianna Barry. Georgia Tech: Talisa Kellogg. Callie Miller. Maryland: Mary Beth Brown. Miami: Genny Mayhew. North Carolina: Christine Vaughen, Brianna Eskola. Virginia: Shannon Davis, Lauren Dickson. Virginia Tech: Felicia Willoughby. Wake Forest: Natalie Mullikin.

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