Tech volleyball ranked 13th

Tech volleyball ranked 13th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the 2022 Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll today. The Montana Tech Orediggers were ranked No. 13 in the national poll.

The Orediggers were ranked No. 14 in the post season poll released after the NAIA National Tournament last year. Tech finished the season with a 23-10 overall record and reached the NAIA National Tournament Final Site for the fourth time under Head Coach Brian Solomon who is entering his 11th year at the helm for the Orediggers.

The University of Providence is the only other Frontier Conference school in the NAIA Top 25 ranked No. 10.

Montana Tech hosts the Big Sky Volleyball Challenge next week to start the 2022 season. The tournament includes a number of top 25 teams including No. 2 Jamestown (N.D.), No. 9 Viterbo (Wis.), No. 12 Eastern Oregon, (RV) Bushnell (Ore.), (RV) Cornerstone (Mich.), (RV) Vanguard, and Providence.

The Orediggers first match of the season is Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. against Viterbo in the HPER Complex.

RANKWEEKSCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]RECORDPOINTS
11Missouri Baptist [18]33-2529
23Jamestown (N.D.) [1]35-1506
39Bellevue (Neb.)26-8465
44Marian (Ind.)35-3463
512Midland (Neb.)25-6460
62Park (Mo.)34-3458
711Corban (Ore.)30-3421
88Northwestern (Iowa)20-11410
97Viterbo (Wis.)39-2400
105Providence (Mont.)28-3387
116Concordia (Neb.)19-12368
1216Eastern Oregon26-9336
1314Montana Tech23-10316
1419Central Methodist (Mo.)29-9305
1514Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)25-10294
1617Indiana Wesleyan24-6292
1720Ottawa (Ariz.)26-4230
1810College of Saint Mary (Neb.)27-6227
1921Oregon Tech24-8214
2025Columbia (Mo.)30-9186
2122Grand View (Iowa)25-15151
22RVTaylor (Ind.)27-7145
23RVSAGU (Texas)27-8124
2418Dordt (Iowa)19-10122
25RVOttawa (Kan.)18-9112

Receiving Votes: Bushnell (Ore.) 76, Texas Wesleyan 68, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 57, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 51, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 42, Loyola (La.) 39, Bethel (Ind.) 38, Cornerstone (Mich.) 27, Westmont (Calif.) 26, Life (Ga.) 24, CIU (S.C.) 17, Dakota State (S.D.) 16, McPherson (Kan.) 5, Evangel (Mo.) 3, Vanguard (Calif.) 3, Doane (Neb.) 3



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