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Buccaneers Picked as League Favorite for MWC Title

August 19, 2010



Ripon, WI – The Beloit College Volleyball team, on the strength of six first-place votes, has been placed at the top in the 2010 Midwest Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll.  The Conference Office released the results of the poll this afternoon.

Two-time defending champion St. Norbert College received the other four first-place votes to come in second.  Grinnell College and Lake Forest College tied for third place.

Monmouth College was fifth in the poll, followed by Ripon College, Carroll University, Illinois College and Lawrence University and Knox College.

The Bucs have finished second in each of the last two seasons and fell in the MWC Tournament Championship Match both years to St. Norbert.  The squad finished 24-6 last season, their highest win total since they won 26 during the 2004 season.  The Bucs have won two MWC Championships, in 1995 and 2006.

Dawn Redd begins her fourth season as head coach when the Buccaneers open their season on Wednesday, September 1, against UW-Stevens Point at the Carroll Triangular in Waukesha.  The home opener comes in the form of the Buc Blast Tournament on Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18.  Conference action begins on Friday, September 24, at Lake Forest College.