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Terrier Volleyball Picked Sixth in NCAC Preseason Coaches' Poll

Captains Amber Ricketts (#3), Grace Wilson (#9) and Holly Hoffman (#2) will look to lead the Terriers in 2017
Captains Amber Ricketts (#3), Grace Wilson (#9) and Holly Hoffman (#2) will look to lead the Terriers in 2017

Aug. 28 – The Hiram College women's volleyball team, under third year head coach Aline Scott, was recently picked sixth in the North Coast Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Terriers earned 34 points in the poll.

Coming off their eighth-straight season with at least 20 wins, the Terriers finished the 2016 campaign with an overall record of 20-9. However, Hiram will look to replace four starters from that team heading into the 2017 campaign.

Returning to the floor in '17, include seniors Grace Wilson and Jessica Fontana, as well as sophomores Amber Ricketts, Jessica Caspio and Madison Fortune. The Terriers will also look to reload, bringing in 10 players to the fold.

11-time reigning NCAC champion, Wittenberg University, was once again selected to capture the conference crown, earning 80 points and eight first-place votes in the poll. DePauw captured the remaining first-place vote, finishing second with 72 points.

Ohio Wesleyan (60 points), Kenyon (53 points), and Denison (45 points) rounded out the top five. The Terriers came next, ahead of Oberlin (25 points), Wooster (24 points) and Allegheny (12 points).

Hiram opens the regular season this weekend as they travel to Marietta, Ohio to compete in the River City Classic.

For the complete NCAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, click here.