August 12, 2008 - by
Florida State Picked To Finish Fifth In ACC Volleyball Preseason Poll

Aug. 12, 2008

Greensboro, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Tuesday, August 12, the 2008 preseason volleyball poll as decided upon by votes from the league’s 12 head coaches. Florida State earned 84 points and is tied with Virginia for fifth while the 2007 ACC Champion Clemson is once again favored to win the conference title this year.

The Seminoles ended the 2007 ACC campaign in fifth with a 13-9 record and look to improve on that performance under new head coach Chris Poole. FSU was also projected to place fifth in the preseason poll last year.

For the second consecutive season, Florida State placed two athletes on the preseason All-ACC team. This year junior Brianna Barry makes her second appearance on the list and senior Mira Djuric earns a spot, but will likely take a redshirt season following shoulder surgery.

The 2008 Seminole volleyball season heats up with the first match against cross-town rival Florida A&M on day one of the Florida State Invitational on August 29. ACC action begins against Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., on September 19.

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