The Berea College Volleyball team has been picked seventh in the USA South Preseason West Division Coaches Poll which was released last week.
Berea took 15 points in the poll to place seventh. Covenant was picked to win the West Division with seven first place votes. Maryville placed second with one first place vote. Piedmont followed behind at third with 38 points. LaGrange placed fourth with 29 points while Huntingdon followed behind with 27 points. Agnes Scott came in sixth with 17 points while Wesleyan followed Berea to place eighth with 7 points.
This is Berea's first year in the conference joining other new members Brevard College and Pfeiffer University. Brevard and Pfeiffer are not included in the polls as they are reclassifying from Division II and are not eligible for postseason play.
The Mountaineers open the season on the road at Centre College on Saturday, September 2 at 1:00 p.m.