August 9, 2012

Volleyball to Finish 6th in BWC Poll

Team during national anthem Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton volleyball was picked to finish sixth by the 10 league coaches in the annual Big West Conference Preseason Poll released by the Irvine-based office Tuesday afternoon.

The Titans (13-16, 8-8 in 2011) received 46 of the 100 possible points. They finished in a tie for fourth place last season, the second highest finish in the history of the program.

The University of Hawaii, who joined the Big West officially on July 1, was the overwhelming favorite to win the conference title in 2012 taking home nine of the 10 first place votes garnering 99 points. Hawaii was a member of the Big West from 1985 to 1995 and posted a perfect 18-0 mark and logged its fifth Big West championship in its final year.

The 49ers of Long Beach State have won three of the last four Big West titles and were picked to finished second (88 pts.) followed by Cal State Northridge (72 pts.) at No. 3.

The TItans, led by 11th year Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman will kick off their 2012 campaign on Aug. 24 in Atlanta, Ga. They will be facing Georgia Tech, SMU and Charleston Southern at the two-day Georgia Tech Tournament.

2012 BIG WEST CONFERENCE
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
PRESEASON COACHES POLL

1. Hawaii (9) 99
2. Long Beach State 88
3. Cal State Northridge 72
4. UC Santa Barbara 60
4. Pacific 60
6. Cal State Fullerton 46
7. Cal Poly (1) 43
8. UC Davis 37
9. UC Irvine 31
10. UC Riverside 14

( ) Denotes first place votes