Evangel Volleyball Picked 8th In Preseason Poll

Evangel Volleyball Picked 8th In Preseason Poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2017 Heart of America Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll was released Thursday as Evangel volleyball was tabbed to finish eighth.

The Crusaders were picked eighth after finishing seventh last season. Defending regular season and tournament champion Grand View was picked to repeat after going 31-8. MidAmerica Nazarene, which claimed a share of its fifth-straight regular season championship last season, was picked to finish second, while Missouri Valley, Peru State and Central Methodist completed the top five, respectively.

Evangel opens the 2017 season August 18-19 at the Concordia (Michigan) Kick-Off Classic. Heart action begins Aug. 29 at MidAmerica Nazarene as the Crusaders will open the home schedule Sept. 12 against Central Methodist. 

The Crusaders are looking for a return trip to the national tournament after finishing 20-15 last season and 7-6 in the Heart.

2017 Heart Women's Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Poll

1. Grand View
2. MidAmerica Nazarene
3. Missouri Valley
4. Peru State
5. Central Methodist
6. Baker
7. Mount Mercy
8. Evangel
9. Clarke
10. Graceland
11. Benedictine
12. Avila
13. Culver-Stockton
14. William Penn

For the latest information on Evangel Athletics, follow the Crusaders on Facebook at Facebook.com/EvangelAthletics or go to www.EvangelAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Go Evangel Front Row App at EvangelAthletics.com/FrontRow available on Google Play and in the App Store.

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