Volleyball Picked To Finish 8th In MAAC Preseason Poll

Aug. 13, 2006

EDISON, N.J. - The Greyhound volleyball team was picked to finish eighth in the 2006 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball preseason poll, which was recently released by the conference.

Siena College has been selected as the favorite to claim the 2006 MAAC Volleyball title as the Saints finished on top of the coaches preseason poll.

Siena earned 96 points in the poll, just two points ahead of second place Fairfield University. Canisius College claimed third place with 64 points, while fourth place Iona College totaled 63, followed by Manhattan College's 62. Saint Peter's College placed sixth with 45 points followed by Niagara University (42), Loyola College (34), Marist College (27) and Rider University (23).

The Greyhounds return five letterwinners from last year's squad, which finished with a 7-25 record. Loyola opens the 2006 season on August 25 at the TCU Tournament.