Bobcats tabbed second in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
Jan 06, 2012
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College
men's volleyball team is picked to finish second in the race for
this spring's Conference Carolinas regular season championship,
announced league officials Friday.
Lees-McRae posted a 16-10 overall record last season, while
finishing tied for second in the conference standings with a 5-3
mark against league opponents. The Bobcats registered a trio of
victories over NCAA Division I opponents while pushing No. 11 Penn
State University to five sets.
Two-time defending conference champion Mount Olive College tops
the poll with 25 points and five first-place votes, after capturing
both the league regular season and tournament titles last spring.
Lees-McRae is second with 19 points, followed by King College with
17 markers and one first-place vote. Limestone College (14) is
fourth, followed by Pfeiffer University (10) and Barton College
The Bobcats return 11 letter-winners from last year's squad,
including rising sophomores Eduardo Gonzales (San Juan, Puerto
Rico), Chris Flood (Louisville, Ky.), John Lucas (Cincinnati,
Ohio), Matt Harpenau (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Randy Ramirez
(Guaynabo, Puerto Rico).
Lees-McRae opens the 2012 season on Friday, January 13 when the
Bobcats travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the defending national
champion and preseason No. 8 Ohio State University. The match is
slated to begin at 7 p.m.