January 7, 2013

Coker Men's Volleyball Picked Seventh in Conference Preseason Poll

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College men's volleyball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Conference Carolinas preseason poll, the league announced today.

Conference tournament runner-up Mount Olive edged out conference champion Pfeiffer University for first place with 60 points and four first-place votes.

Coker is set to play its first season of men's volleyball this year. The Cobras' roster includes players from all over the world. Along with players who call the United States home, head coach Todd Caughlin has recruited talent from Canada, Venezuela and the Ivory Coast.

The inaugural season for Coker begins Jan. 25 at the Pfeiffer Invitational.

The men's volleyball preseason poll is as follows: 1. Mount Olive; 2. Pfeiffer; 3. Limestone; 4. Lees-McRae; 5. King; 6. Belmont Abbey; 7. Coker; 8. Barton; 9. Erskine.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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