Tech volleyball team ranked No. 17 in final poll

Tech volleyball team ranked No. 17 in final poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 2019 volleyball season ended with Montana Tech ranked No. 17 in the NAIA.

Tech received the ranking as the NAIA final coaches’ poll was released Thursday. The Orediggers (28-7( are one of two Frontier Conference teams to be ranked. The University of Providence is No. 20.

Montana Tech started the season unranked and picked to finish third in the Frontier Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The Orediggers entered the poll at No. 18 in the first release of the national list in September and went as high as No. 16 during the regular season. Montana Tech stayed in the top 20 of the coaches’ poll throughout the entire season.

The Orediggers won their second regular season conference title this year under eighth-year head coach Brian Solomon. Solomon received the Frontier Conference Coach of the Year award for the third time.

The Orediggers reach Sioux City, Iowa and the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament for the third time in four years. Montana Tech placed two on the NAIA All-America teams in senior Sabrina Hopcroft and freshman Maureen Jessop.

2019 Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 11 Marian (Ind.) [19] 38-2 529
2 NR Westmont (Calif.) 29-7 512
3 6 Viterbo (Wis.) 35-7 488
4 8 Jamestown (N.D.) 33-6 485
5 1 Park (Mo.) 32-4 447
6 2 Northwestern (Iowa) 32-2 441
7 3 Indiana Wesleyan 37-3 435
8 4 Missouri Baptist 34-7 412
9 5 Southern Oregon 31-5 386
10 12 Central Methodist (Mo.) 33-4 371
11 10 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 32-6 358
12 13 Grand View (Iowa) 30-11 340
13 7 Eastern Oregon 31-5 334
14 15 Concordia (Neb.) 25-8 297
15 14 Corban (Ore.) 22-10 283
16 16 Oklahoma City 34-4 282
17 19 Montana Tech 27-8 256
18 9 Columbia (Mo.) 29-6 243
19 23 Bellevue (Neb.) 28-10 217
20 17 Providence (Mont.) (Mont.) 25-8 205
21 18 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 32-4 175
22 21 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 29-7 171
23 20 College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 25-17 139
24 NR Texas Wesleyan 26-10 122
25 24 Reinhardt (Ga.) 33-5 121

 

Others receiving votes: Madonna (Mich.) 114, Midland (Neb.) 68, Ottawa (Kan.) 59, Xavier (La.) 33, IU Kokomo (Ind.) 26, Menlo (Calif.) 26, Saint Francis (Ind.) 18, Dordt (Iowa) 16, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 15, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 9, Dakota State (S.D.) 7, Saint Mary (Kan.) 6



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