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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – 2013 America East semifinalist UAlbany has been predicted to finish fourth in the 2014 season in the conference’s preseason poll, released on Wednesday.

The Great Danes are coming off a 9-19 season, going 9-5 in the America East to tie for second in the league in 2013.  The team returned nine letterwinners, including Viktoriia Stroilo, the two-time reigning America East Defensive Player of the Year, and Amanda Dolan, the 2013 America East Rookie of the Year.  Three returning players, Dolan, Tatum Jungsten and Amy Hunter, had at least 175 kills last season.  Dolan, Jungsten and Sofia Furlong led the team in blocks last year and are all back, plus the team’s primary setter, All-Rookie Team member Mikala McCauley.

It was the 12th-consecutive season the Great Danes earned a berth in the America East Tournament, falling in the semifinals to UMBC.

UAlbany got 21 points in the poll to place in fourth.  Last year’s league runner-up, UMBC, is predicted to finish first with 33 points, while reigning conference champion New Hampshire is slated at second for 30 points, with each school getting three first-place votes.

The poll was released one team at a time on the America East Twitter page on Wednesday.

The team’s first match is a week from Friday when the Great Danes take on Delaware at 7 p.m. in Newark.

2014 America East Volleyball Preseason Poll
Team, Points (First Place Votes)
1. UMBC, 33 (3)
2. New Hampshire, 30 (3)
3. Stony Brook, 28 (1)
4. UAlbany, 21
5. Binghamton, 17
6. Hartford, 12
7. UMass Lowell, 6


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UAlbany Volleyball Predicted to Finish Fourth in Preseason America East Poll

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – 2013 America East semifinalist UAlbany has been predicted to finish fourth in the 2014 season in the conference’s preseason poll, released on Wednesday.

The Great Danes are coming off a 9-19 season, going 9-5 in the America East to tie for second in the league in 2013.  The team returned nine letterwinners, including Viktoriia Stroilo, the two-time reigning America East Defensive Player of the Year, and Amanda Dolan, the 2013 America East Rookie of the Year.  Three returning players, Dolan, Tatum Jungsten and Amy Hunter, had at least 175 kills last season.  Dolan, Jungsten and Sofia Furlong led the team in blocks last year and are all back, plus the team’s primary setter, All-Rookie Team member Mikala McCauley.

It was the 12th-consecutive season the Great Danes earned a berth in the America East Tournament, falling in the semifinals to UMBC.

UAlbany got 21 points in the poll to place in fourth.  Last year’s league runner-up, UMBC, is predicted to finish first with 33 points, while reigning conference champion New Hampshire is slated at second for 30 points, with each school getting three first-place votes.

The poll was released one team at a time on the America East Twitter page on Wednesday.

The team’s first match is a week from Friday when the Great Danes take on Delaware at 7 p.m. in Newark.

2014 America East Volleyball Preseason Poll
Team, Points (First Place Votes)
1. UMBC, 33 (3)
2. New Hampshire, 30 (3)
3. Stony Brook, 28 (1)
4. UAlbany, 21
5. Binghamton, 17
6. Hartford, 12
7. UMass Lowell, 6


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