9th-ranked Pittsburgh, one of 6 remaining undefeated Division I volleyball programs nationally, is viewed as the heavy favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship this year. VolleyMob and a vote of league coaches in the preseason were unanimous.
The Wolverines set-win streak ended at 32 after 10 straight sweeps and the first two sets of Sunday’s road match with the Fighting Irish, but the team bounced back to keep its match-win streak alive at 11-0
Michigan matched its best start since 2015 (10-0) with its 10th straight sweep to open the season.
Sherridan Atkinson put down 34 kills in two matches to lead Purdue to a 5-0 start to the 2018 season.
Pittsburgh comes into 2018 as the favorite in the ACC with a wide-open order of teams throughout.
Pittsburgh is the preseason favorite to win the ACC followed by a contentious battle throughout.
Thirty-seven Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team, headlined by Miami’s Olga Strantzali, the 2017 ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced today by the league office.
Senior outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh led the way for WKU with 18 kills, while senior right side Sydney Engle turned in a 11-kill, 13 dig double-double in WKU’s sweep of Notre Dame.
Kentucky comes into the first round of the tournament as the unexpected #4 seed in the tournament while they have an easier than normal first two rounds they will see some struggles later on.
Miami senior outside hitter Olga Strantzali has been selected as the 2017 ACC Player of the Year, and highlights the All-ACC Volleyball Team, announced Monday.