WHITEFISH, Mont. – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s volleyball team has again been chosen as the team to beat by the Frontier Conference coaches, who tabbed the Warriors as the favorite to win the title in the annual preseason poll.
The Warriors drew six of the eight first-place votes in the poll, which doesn’t allow coaches to vote for their own team. That meant only one coach didn’t pick the Warriors and that coach joined LCSC coach Jen Greeny in naming Carroll as the favorite. The Saints received the other two first-place votes and were second in the poll.
LCSC has won or tied for the conference’s regular season title in each of the last three seasons and also has won the conference tournament title all three years.
Each first-place vote is worth seven points, while second-place votes are worth six, and so on down the line.
LCSC received 47 points in the poll, followed by Carroll with 44. Rocky Mountain edged Great Falls for third place, 35-34, while Westminster was fifth with 23, Montana Tech sixth at 21, Montana State-Northern seventh at 12, and Montana Western was eighth with eight points.
LCSC kicks off its season on Aug. 26-28 in its own LCSC Tournament. The Warriors meet Walla Walla University on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
Prior to the season, the Warriors will hold their annual scrimmage against an alumni team on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center. Admission is free.