Volleyball Picked to Finish Fourth in BIG EAST; Scott Earns Preseason Honors
gobearcats.COM
Jordanne Scott

gobearcats.COM
Jordanne Scott
gobearcats.COM

Aug. 17, 2012

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati volleyball team has been picked to finish fourth in the BIG EAST Conference, as voted by the league’s head coaches.  The reigning BIG EAST Tournament champions earned 139 points and one first-place vote.  Also, senior outside hitter/right-side blocker Jordanne Scott was named a preseason All-BIG EAST First Team member for the second-straight year.

The Bearcats finished the 2011 season with a 27-10 record and a 12-2 mark in conference play, on the way to their first BIG EAST Tournament championship title.  First year head coach Molly Alvey will be without 2011 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player Missy Harpenau. However, the Bearcats do return All-BIG EAST First Team selection Scott for her senior season.  Scott, a two-time All-America honorable mention selection, ranked fourth in the league last year with a .319 hitting percentage and was named to the AVCA All-Northeast Region Team.  She is a unanimous 2012 All-BIG EAST Preseason pick.  

The Bearcats will open the season at 5 p.m. on Aug. 24 against Iowa State at the University of Tennessee Tournament. 

2012 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll

 

                                                                             2011                                    2011


 

 

                                                                             BIG          2011                   BIG EAST

School                                  Points                   EAST      Overall                 Finish

1. Louisville (12)            168                  13-1       24-9              1st         

2. Marquette (1)             150                  12-2       24-11            3rd

3. Notre Dame               140                   8-6        17-13             T-4th

4. Cincinnati (1)             139                   12-2      27-10             T-2nd

5. Syracuse                    112                   8-6       19-12             T-4th

6. Pittsburgh                  96                     7-7       18-15             T-8th

7. Seton Hall                  88                     8-6       17-13             T-4th

8. Villanova                    83                     8-6       17-13             T-4th

9. USF                           75                     7-7       12-16             T-8th

10. Connecticut               72                     4-10     14-15             12th

11. Georgetown               60                     6-8       14-13             10th

12. St. John’s                  33                     1-13     10-21             15th

13. DePaul                      31                     3-11     7-22               T-13th

14. Rutgers                     27                     3-11     10-21             T-13th

(-) – first-place votes

 

2012 BIG EAST Volleyball Preseason Awards

BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year

* Lola Arslanbekova, Louisville, Sr., OH

All-BIG EAST Preseason Team

* Jordanne Scott, Cincinnati, Sr., MB/RS

* Lola Arslanbekova, Louisville, Sr., OH

* Emily Juhl, Louisville, Jr., OH

Gwen Rucker, Louisville, Sr., MH

* Danielle Carlson, Marquette Sr., MH

Holly Mertens, Marquette, RS-Sr., RS

Jeni Houser, Notre Dame, So., RS

Monica Wignot, Pittsburgh, Jr., OH

Shelby Manthorpe, Seton Hall, So, S

Samantha Hinz, Syracuse, Sr., MB

Lindsay McCabe, Syracuse, Jr., MB

Valerie El Houssine, USF, So., OH

* - unanimous selection