Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The UW-Superior volleyball team has been picked to finish ninth in this year's Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), that according to a preseason poll of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.
The Yellowjackets return nine letterwinners, four of them starters, from a team in 2012 that went (19-14) and posted the most wins for that program since 2007.
Esko, Minn. native and junior setter Keely Deadrick enters the year as a leader of the team, being the only returning player to have garnered all-WIAC recognition last season.
UW-Superior will open the 2013 season Aug. 30-31 at a tournament in Irving, Texas and will play its first home game on Sept. 18 against UW-River Falls.
Below are listed the full results from the preseason poll, with a team's respective first-place votes listed in parentheses.
2013 WIAC PRESEASON VOLLEYBALL POLL
1. UW-Whitewater (10)
2. UW-Eau Claire (4)
3. UW-Stevens Point (4)
4. UW-River Falls
8. UW-La Crosse