The Lewis-Clark State College women’s volleyball team cracked into the top 10 with a No. 9 ranking in this week’s NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which was released on Tuesday.
The ranking is the highest by the Warriors this season. LCSC, which has won a program record 20 straight matches to begin the season, is just one of three undefeated teams in the NAIA. Fresno Pacific, which holds down the top spot, is 18-0 and received all 26 first-place votes. The Indiana Institute of Technology, like LCSC, is 20-0 and is ranked No. 17 in the poll.
The Warriors were ranked No. 11 in last week’s poll, but climbed two spots after a tough five-game win over the
LCSC was a regular in the NAIA Top 10 during the mid-to-late 1990s. During the 1995 season, the Warriors reached a program-best No. 2 ranking, and LCSC also was ranked No. 3 during the first week of October during the 1997 season.
LCSC also was ranked No. 4 in the final 1998 poll when the Warriors tied for third at the national tournament. They also started that season as the No. 4-ranked team.
The Warriors begin the second half of Frontier Conference play on Thursday when they hit the road to take on Montana Tech in