Bobcats Men's Volleyball Tabbed Fifth in Conference Carolina Coaches' Poll
Jan 13, 2014
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s
volleyball team was tabbed to finish fifth in the Conference
Carolina coaches’ poll for the 2014 season, the conference
office announced Monday afternoon.
The Bobcats return second-team all-conference representative
Efrain Negron and third-team all-conference member Randy Ramirez.
Negron finished third in the conference in digs last season (237)
while Ramirez was fifth in service aces per set (0.31).
Coach Dave Schmidlin returns 10 players from the 2013 campaign
while welcoming in six freshmen. The squad consists of six
seniors and two sophomores as well.
LMC finished third last season with an 18-13 overall record
while producing a 10-6 record in conference play. The Bobcats
proved tough at home while sporting a 12-1 mark.
Mount Olive received five of the eight possible first place
votes to earn the top spot in the poll while Pfeiffer was tabbed
second with 36 points. Limestone and Erskine earned a first-place
vote each and tied for third with 35 points.
LMC earned the fifth slot with 22 points while Belmont Abbey
(20), King (18) and Barton (11) rounded out the poll.
The Bobcats have an active January while playing in six matches
in 14 days, including a conference bout with Belmont Abbey Jan.
LMC will host 10 matches this season while playing 17 on the
The Bobcats open the season this weekend when they visit Ohio
State Friday before heading to Cincinnati, Ohio to battle Mount St.