Louisville Tops 2022 Preseason ACC Volleyball Coaches Ballot

August 24, 2022

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville has been chosen because the preseason favourite to win the 2022 ACC Volleyball Championship following a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Cardinals obtained 10 first-place votes, whereas Pitt earned 5.

Louisville, who received the ACC final season with an ideal 18-0 report, returns all however two starters to its lineup, together with preseason All-ACC alternatives Claire Chaussee, Anna DeBeer, Aiko Jones, Elena Scott and Amaya Tillman. Each the Cardinals and Panthers superior to final season’s NCAA Championship semifinals and every completed with greater than 30 wins.

Pitt completed second within the voting with 185 factors, adopted by Georgia Tech (173), Miami (150) and Florida State (145). North Carolina earned 134 factors and was picked sixth, with NC State (116), Duke (105), Notre Dame (87) and Clemson (72) rounding out the highest 10. The Tigers have been adopted by Wake Forest (63 factors), Virginia Tech (48), Boston Faculty (39), Virginia (36) and Syracuse (31).

Louisville’s 5 preseason All-ACC alternatives led the convention, whereas Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Pitt had three every. Miami had two gamers on the preseason group and Florida State and Syracuse had one every.

Three ACC groups are ranked within the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Affiliation Prime 25 Ballot – No. 4 Louisville, No. 6 Pitt and No. 9 Georgia Tech. Miami, North Carolina and Florida State additionally obtained votes. Georgia Tech’s No. 9 rating is the very best preseason rating in program historical past. 

The ACC is poised for an additional excellent yr after posting its most profitable season in 2021. The ACC had two groups within the nationwide semifinals for the primary time in league historical past, and its six NCAA groups tied the league report. The ACC’s three groups within the regional finals and third spherical, and 5 groups within the second spherical have been all probably the most in convention historical past. 

The common season begins Friday, Aug. 26, with all 15 league groups in motion. ACC Community is slated to air 21 convention volleyball matches with protection starting on Sunday, Sept. 4 with 2021 nationwide semifinalist Louisville internet hosting Ohio State at 2 p.m. Greater than 150 ACC volleyball matches are slated for ACC Community Further. Observe all of the ACC volleyball motion with up to date scores, schedules at standings at theACC.com.

2022 ACC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Ballot

1. Louisville, 191 factors (10 first place votes)

2. Pitt, 185 factors (5 first place votes)

3. Georgia Tech, 173 factors

4. Miami, 150 factors

5. Florida State, 145 factors

6. North Carolina, 134 factors

7. NC State, 116 factors

8. Duke, 105 factors

9. Notre Dame, 87 factors

10. Clemson, 72 factors

11. Wake Forest, 63 factors

12. Virginia Tech, 48 factors

13. Boston Faculty, 39 factors

14. Virginia, 36 factors

15. Syracuse, 31 factors

2022 ACC Volleyball Preseason All-ACC Staff

Emma Clothier, Florida State, Sr., MB

Julia Bergmann, Georgia Tech, Sr., OH

Bianca Bertolino, Georgia Tech, So., OH

Erin Moss, Georgia Tech, Sr., MB

Claire Chaussee, Louisville, Gr., OH

Anna DeBeer, Louisville, Jr., OH

Aiko Jones, Louisville, Sr., OPP

Elena Scott, Louisville, So., L/DS

Amaya Tillman, Louisville, Sr., MB

Janice Leao, Miami, Sr., MB

Savannah Vach, Miami, Sr., S

Kaya Merkler, North Carolina, Jr., MH

Charley Niego, North Carolina, Gr., OH

Mabrey Shaffmaster, North Carolina, So., OH

Courtney Buzzerio, Pitt, Gr., RS

Rachel Fairbanks, Pitt, So., S

Serena Grey, Pitt, Gr., MB

Polina Shemanova, Syracuse, Gr., OH

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