The Emporia State volleyball team held their first practice Wednesday morning. They are also preseason ranked 5th in the MIAA preseason Coaches Poll.
Coach Bing Xu said the first practice was a good first step.
The Lady Hornets return 4 players that where MIAA Honorable mentions last year including Senior Carly Spicer.
Seniors Courtney Haring and Katie Deutschmann also returns as does sophomore libero Kelly Holden.
The MIAA Volleyball preseason Coaches poll came out today. Emporia State was picked 5th. Coach Bing Xu says the team has higher expectations.
Coach Xu said the intangibles are there.
Central Missouri is the number 1 pick, they received 6 first place votes. Washburn is second with 4 first place votes. Nebraska Kearney is 3rd with 2 first place votes. Central Oklahoma is 4th. After Emporia State its Missouri Western, Pittsburg State, Northwest Missouri State, Lindenwood, Fort Hays State, Missouri Southern and Southwest Baptist.