St. Olaf senior defensive specialist Kristen Boyum passes a ball in a game last fall. The Oles are ranked 16th in the AVCA Division III preseason poll.
AVCA Division III Preseason Poll

Volleyball ranked 16th in AVCA preseason poll

Mike Ludwig
August 18, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The St. Olaf volleyball team was ranked 16th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III preseason poll.

St. Olaf shared the MIAC regular season crown and won the league's postseason tournament in 2010.

The Oles graduated second team All-America outside hitter Kim Smisek and third team All-America setter Kelly Prunty, but return 10 from a team that went 31-5 last fall.

St. Olaf opens the 2011 campaign with a two-day home tournament Sept. 1-2. The Oles play St. Scholastica, Crown College, Bethany Lutheran and Martin Luther College in the event.

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