Sophomore Briana Reid, who was selected to the 2012 All-Freshman Team, and the Mocs are tabbed fifth in the SoCon preseason poll.
Mocs Volleyball Tabbed Fifth in Preseason Poll

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team was selected to finish fifth by the Southern Conference coaches in Monday’s preseason poll. Garnering 63 total points in the poll, UTC finds itself stacked behind UNCG, Furman, Georgia Southern and Samford.

The Bulldogs received six first-place votes to land the top spot in the conference preseason poll while two votes for Georgia Southern ranks the Eagles second to begin the season. Furman was given one first-place vote along with 79 total points to rank third and, and two votes with 67 points lands the UNCG Spartans in fourth place.

The coaches also selected the 2013 preseason all-conference team. Samford, Davidson, Furman and Georgia Southern each placed two players on the all-conference team. Samford’s Katie Murphy and Davidson’s Caroline Brown both were named to the squad for the second straight season.

Furman’s Christina Dorismond, Georgia Southern’s Kym Coley and Samford’s Michaela Reesor were also named preseason All-SoCon after being selected to the SoCon Volleyball All-Tournament Team in 2012. Reigning SoCon Freshman of the Year Jo Wilks was Furman’s second representative on the all-conference team.

Georgia Southern’s Alexandra Beecher and Davidson’s Tindall Sewell and UNCG’s Karrian Chambers were also selected to the preseason all-conference roster. Beecher was named to the SoCon All-Freshman team in 2012, while Chambers earned a second-team all-conference nod last season.

Due to a tie in voting, the all-conference team features nine players instead of the usual eight.

The Mocs take to the court Aug. 30 in Atlanta, Ga., to take on the College of Charleston in its season opener at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

2013 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

School (First-Place Votes), Total Points

1.     Samford (6), 95

2.     Georgia Southern (2), 89

3.     Furman (1), 79

4.     UNCG (2), 67

5.     Chattanooga, 63

6.     Elon, 60

7.     Davidson, 47

8.     Appalachian State, 44

9.     Western Carolina, 26

10.  Wofford, 25

11.  The Citadel, 10

2013 Preseason All-Conference Team

Caroline Brown             Davidson          OH

Tindall Sewell               Davidson          MH

Jo Wilks                      Furman              S

Christina Dorismond     Furman             MB

Kym Coley                  GSU                 MB

Alexandra Beecher       GSU                  DS

Karrian Chambers        UNCG               H/B

Michaela Reesor          Samford            OH

Katie Murphy               Samford            MB

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