WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference released the 2013 preseason volleyball poll on Wednesday, Aug. 28, which predicts the Catholic University women's volleyball team to finish second.
The 2012 season was a historical one for the Cards, who reached the highest number of wins since 2002 with 27 and advanced to the program's first Landmark Conference championship in school history. Newly appointed assistant coach Claudia Jean was the CUA's first Landmark Conference Player of the Year, while Nagy Abdelzarek and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year.
Catholic took second in the poll with 38 points, tying with Susquehanna and following No. 20 Juniata who led the conference with 60 points and six first place votes.
CUA opens the 2013 season this weekend at Haverford College for the Haverford Invitational. The two-day Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 event welcomes teams from CUA, Eastern, Neumann, Susquehanna, and Widener to Haverford, Pa.
For more information on CUA Volleyball, visit the official athletics website at www.cuacardinals.com.