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Huskers picked for fourth in Big Ten volleyball race

Chicago, Ill. – The Nebraska volleyball team was selected to finish fourth in the Big Ten coaches' preseason poll released Friday morning by the conference office.

The Huskers finished the 2012 season tied with Minnesota for second in the Big Ten. Nebraska welcomes 10 newcomers to the 2013 team, including All-Americans Kelsey Robinson and Mary Pollmiller. The Huskers also return All-Americans Morgan Broekhuis and Meghan Haggerty.

Defending Big Ten Champion Penn State was picked to finish first in the conference, while Minnesota was tabbed to finish second. Michigan, who advanced to the NCAA semifinals last season, was picked to finish third. Michigan State and Illinois rounded out the poll at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

Additionally, conference coaches selected a preseason All-Big Ten team, which featured three unanimous selections and seven returning members. Michigan State's Lauren Wicinski, Minnesota's Tori Dixon and Penn State's Ariel Scott were unanimous selections. Dixon was honored for the third consecutive season, while Scott earned preseason recognition for the second year in a row. Minnesota's Ashley Wittman, Northwestern's Stephanie Holthus and Penn State's Deja McClendon and Katie Slay were also three-time preseason All-Big Ten honorees, while Illinois' Liz McMahon appeared on the list for the second consecutive year. Also on the preseason All-Big Ten list was Illinois' Jocelynn Birks, Michigan's Jennifer Cross, Lexi Dannemiller and Lexi Erwin and Penn State's Megan Courtney and Micha Hancock.

2013 BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL

1. Penn State

2. Minnesota

3. Michigan

4. Nebraska

5. Michigan State

6. Illinois

2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Name


School


Yr.


Position


Hometown

Jocelynn Birks


Illinois


So.


Outside Hitter


Willow Springs, Ill.

Liz McMahon (2)


Illinois


Jr.


Outside Hitter


Liberty Township, Ohio

Jennifer Cross


Michigan


Sr.


Middle Blocker


Scarborough, Ontario

Lexi Dannemiller


Michigan


Jr.


Setter


West Chester, Ohio

Lexi Erwin


Michigan


Sr.


Outside Hitter


Spring, Texas

LAUREN WICINSKI


Michigan State


Sr.


Outside Hitter


Geneva, Ill.

TORI DIXON (3)


Minnesota


Sr.


Middle Blocker


Burnsville, Minn.

Ashley Wittman (3)


Minnesota


Sr.


Outside Hitter


Shakopee, Minn.

Stephanie Holthus (3)


Northwestern


Sr.


Outside Hitter


Burlington, Ill.

Megan Courtney


Penn State


So.


Setter/Outside Hitter


Dayton, Ohio

Micha Hancock


Penn State


Jr.


Setter


Edmond, Okla.

Deja McClendon (3)


Penn State


Sr.


Outside Hitter


Louisville, Ky.

ARIEL SCOTT (2)


Penn State


Sr.


Rightside Hitter


Ridgewood, N.J.

Katie Slay (3)


Penn State


Sr.


Middle Hitter


Raleigh, N.C.

UNANIMOUS SELECTION IN CAPS
(2) Two-time selection
(3) Three-time selection

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