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VB: Shocks Receive Votes in Preseason Poll
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WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita State volleyball team received votes in the AVCA Preseason Poll, which was released Aug. 13.  The Shockers received three points in the poll.

The Shockers open the season on the road Aug. 24, at the NIU Invitational in DeKalb, Ill., against New Mexico State.

WSU returns four starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 21-11 in 2011 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

The Shockers will play five teams that are ranked or receiving votes in the preseason poll including Tennessee (15th), Northern Iowa (21st), Colorado State (25th), BYU (RV), and Oklahoma (RV).

Top returners include 2011 first team all-Valley selection Emily Adney and second team selections Ashley Andrade and Elizabeth Field. Adney averaged 3.41 kills and 1.54 digs per set, while Andrade averaged 2.04 kills and 1.06 blocks per set and Field averaged 2.19 kills and 0.88 blocks per set.

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AVCA Preseason Top 25

1. UCLA (54)

2. Texas (1)

3. Penn State

4. Nebraska (1)

5. Southern California (1)

6. Stanford (3)

7. Illinois

8. Hawaii

9. Purdue

10. Iowa State

11. Pepperdine

12. Florida State

13. Kentucky

14. Washington

15. Tennessee

16. Minnesota

17. California

18. Florida

19. San Diego

20. Oregon

21. Northern Iowa

22. Kansas State

23. Michigan

24. Ohio State

25. Colorado State

-Wichita State-

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