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VB Picked Fourth In Pac-12; Gardner Named To Preseason Team
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 08/06/2014
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TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona State volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll, and junior outside hitter Macey Gardner was named to the 2014 Preseason All-Pac-12 Volleyball Team, the league announced on Wednesday.

With 73 votes, ASU was picked to finished behind Stanford (144 votes, five first place), USC (113 votes, five first place), and Washington (106 votes, two first place), and this is ASU’s highest spot on the preseason poll since being picked fourth in 1999.

This marks the second consecutive year Gardner has been named to the conference’s preseason team. She also rounded out the 2013 season on the All-Pac-12 Team.

The Pac-12 preseason coaches poll has been administered every year since the first season of Pac-12 women’s volleyball in 1986. In addition, nine teams earned NCAA Tournament bids in 2013.

The AVCA Preseason poll will be released on Monday, Aug. 11. To see the most recent AVCA polls, including the final 2013 release, check out the listings at AVCA.org

ASU will open the 2014 season at the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational, Aug. 29-31, in Manoa, Hawaii. ASU will play its first home match, an exhibition against Canada’s Mount Royal University, on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. PT.

Preseason Pac-12 Coaches Poll
School (1st Place Votes)Points         2013 Postseason Finish
Stanford (5)              114                NCAA Regional Final
USC (5)                      113               NCAA Regional Final
Washington (2)         106               NCAA Semifinals
Arizona State             73                 NCAA First Round
California                   70                  NCAA Second Round
Oregon                       70                  NCAA Second Round
Colorado                     62                 NCAA Second Round
UCLA                           58
Arizona                       51                  NCAA Second Round
Utah                            39                   NCAA Second Round
Washington State      25
Oregon State              11

2014 Preseason All-Pac-12 Volleyball Team (Alphabetical)
Inky Ajanaku, Stanford

Liz Brenner, Oregon
Samantha Bricio, USC

Madi Bugg, Stanford

Jordan Burgess, Stanford 
Macey Gardner, Arizona State
Christina Higgins, California
Kyra Holt, Washington State
Brittany Howard, Stanford
Madi Kingdon, Arizona
Karsta Lowe, UCLA
Kaleigh Nelson, Washington
Ebony Nwanebu, USC
Taylor Simpson, Colorado
Krista Vansant, Washington

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