Huskies receive votes in volleyball preseason poll
HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team was the first team outside of the AVCA Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll announced on Jan. 5.
The Huskies will play a 14-match spring season beginning at home against Lake Superior State on Feb. 20-21.
Tech was ranked in the Top 25 in eight polls in 2019 and climbed as high as No. 20 on November 5. The Huskies finished last season with a 24-8 record, winning the most matches since 1996. They went to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season and advanced with their first NCAA tournament win since 1995.
Reigning GLIAC Coach of the Year Matt Jennings returns nine players from last season including All-American setter Laura De Marchi and All-American outside hitter Olivia Ghormley.
Other starters include two-time All-GLIAC Honorable Mention pick Megan Utlak at the defensive specialist position and Anna Jonynas who led the GLIAC in service aces the past two years as an outside hitter.