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LeTourneau University

 

LeTourneau University

 

The LeTourneau University volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2016 ASC Volleyball East Division in a preseason poll released on Thursday. The poll comes as a result of votes by league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

UT Dallas was the preseason favorite in the ASC East Division after receiving 18 out of a possible 20 first-place team votes. Behind the Comets were UT Tyler, followed by East Texas Baptist and the YellowJackets to round out the poll. In the West Division, Mary Hardin-Baylor is the preseason favorite after picking up 15 of the 20 first-place votes. Behind UMHB were Hardin-Simmons, Hardin-Simmons, Concordia, McMurry, Sul Ross State and Howard Payne.

In addition to the preseason poll, each team was able to nominate a pair of players to the Preseason Players to Watch List. On the list of Players to Watch from LeTourneau were seniors Dolores Henson (Sr., Outside Hitter, Twin Falls, Idaho) and Skylar Horan (Sr., Middle Blocker/Right-Side Hitter, Fort Worth, Texas).

Regular season play will begin Thursday, September 1. The ASC Championship is November 3-5, and the West Division No. 1 seed is the host site. An automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship will be on the line.

 

ASC Volleyball Preseason Poll
(First-Place Votes)
East Division

Rank Team Pts. 2015 Record (ASC)
1. UT Dallas 81 (18) 31-3 (11-0)
2. UT Tyler 61 (2) 20-12 (6-5)
3. East Texas Baptist 43 21-7 (8-3)
4. LeTourneau 26 13-18 (2-9)
  Belhaven #   12-18 (N/A)

# Ineligible for 2016 ASC Championship/NCAA Tournament (NCAA Div. III Provisional)

West Division

Rank Team Pts. 2015 Record (ASC)
1. Mary Hardin-Baylor 115 (15) 19-12 (10-2)
2. Hardin-Simmons 95 (4) 13-17 (5-7)
3. Concordia Texas 87 14-13 (7-5)
4. McMurry % 68 (1) 19-11 (N/A)
5. Sul Ross State 37 6-17 (2-10)
6. Howard Payne 35 5-20 (1-11)

% Ineligible for 2016 ASC Championship/NCAA Tournament (NCAA Div. III Reclassifying)

ASC Volleyball Players to Watch List
East Division

Name Cl. Pos. Team
Kelly Aholt Jr. S Belhaven
Blaykleigh Smythe Jr. MB Belhaven
Mallory Sanders* E Sr. OH East Texas Baptist
Morgan Rupp Sr. DS East Texas Baptist
Dolores Henson Sr. OH LeTourneau
Skylar Horan Sr. MB/RS LeTourneau
Michelle Toro* E Sr. MB UT Dallas
Holyn Handley* E Sr. RS UT Dallas
Rebecca Floyd* Sr. S UT Tyler
Samantha Lee E So. MB UT Tyler

West Division

Name Cl. Pos. Team
Carly Custer Jr. OH Concordia Texas
Lexi Perez W So. L Concordia Texas
Lauren Wish W Sr. L Hardin-Simmons
Morgan Prince W So. S/RS Hardin-Simmons
Shelbie Harry W Sr. OH Howard Payne
Alyssa Beasley So. MH Howard Payne
Abby Voskuil W Sr. OH Mary Hardin-Baylor
Natasha Evans W Jr. S Mary Hardin-Baylor
Katy Headrick Sr. MB McMurry
Odalis Rodriguez So. L McMurry
Brittany Serrano W Sr. OH Sul Ross State
Candice Hugi W Sr. OH Sul Ross State

2015 All-ASC Selection*
2015 East Division Selection E
2015 West Division Selection W