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Montana Tech volleyball picked to repeat as champs in Frontier Conference coaches poll

Posted at 10:21 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 12:20:21-04

WHITEFISH — The Frontier Conference released its volleyball preseason coaches poll on Thursday and Montana Tech was picked to repeat as conference champions

The Orediggers earned four first-place votes after their impressive 2018 campaign. They went to the NAIA national championship quarterfinals before losing to Missouri Baptist, 3-1 (20-25, 25-27, 23-25, 24-26). Montana Tech defeated Rocky Mountain College in last year’s Frontier Conference championship, its first in program history.

The Battlin’ Bears were picked to finish second and received two first-place votes. Rocky posted a 23-11 (9-3 Frontier) overall record last season. They are also returning all three of their top leaders in the kills category. Following Rocky Mountain is Carroll College, the only other team to receive a first-place selection. The Saints finished the campaign with a 16-13 record, including going 8-4 in conference.

Coaches are prohibited to vote for their own programs during the polling process. Here are the final results.

  1. Montana Tech (4) 33 pts
  2. Rocky Mountain (2) 32 pts
  3. Carroll College (1) 29 pts
  4. Lewis-Clark State 18 pts
  5. University of Providence 18 pts
  6. MSU-Northern 9 pts
  7. Montana Western 8 pts