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UK Second in Preseason Poll, Bergren on Preseason All-SEC Team




Aug. 12, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the second consecutive season, the Kentucky volleyball team was selected to finish second in the Southeastern Conference and junior Morgan Bergren was named to the Preseason All-SEC team, as voted upon by the league's head coaches.

A setter from Muncie, Ind., Bergren started all 31 matches for the Wildcats in 2013 and led the team with 1,215 assists. She was second on the team with 24 service aces to go along with 192 digs, 130 kills and 77 blocks.

After she saw action in just nine matches as a freshman, Bergren tallied 40 or more assists 13 times as a sophomore, highlighted by a career-best 66 assists along with 11 digs in a five-set win over LSU. In the NCAA Tournament's first round, she had 43 assists along with five kills to hit .400 in UK's win over Duquesne.

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The Wildcats are coming off a school-record ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and finished third in the conference in 2013. UK garnered 129 points in the 2014 Preseason Coaches Poll, while Florida was voted to win the league with 144 points. Missouri was third with 114 points and LSU fourth with 105 points.

Kentucky opens the 2014 season Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. ET vs. Wichita State as part of the four-team Bluegrass Battle in Memorial Coliseum. News, notes and features on the Wildcats throughout their preseason practices can be found on Countdown to 2014 UK Volleyball.

Season tickets for the 2014 campaign are on sale now, beginning at $35, while single match tickets go on sale August 18. More information on how to buy tickets can be found here or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-CATS.

Visit UKathletics.com for the most up-to-date information on the Kentucky volleyball team and all 22 varsity sports. For additional info on the volleyball team like Kentucky Volleyball on Facebook or follow the team on Twitter at @KentuckyVB.


Preseason Coaches' Poll
(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

Place

School

Points

1.

Florida (12)

144

2.

Kentucky

129

3.

Missouri (1)

114

4.

LSU

105

5.

Alabama

102

6.

Texas A&M

89

7.

Arkansas

87

8.

Georgia

65

9.

Auburn

54

10.

Ole Miss

50

11.

Tennessee

33

12.

South Carolina

29

13.

Mississippi State

13

 

Volleyball Preseason All-SEC Team

Name, School

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Krystal Rivers, Alabama

OPP

So.

5-10

Birmingham, Ala.

Alex Holston, Florida

RS

So.

6-1

Olney, Md.

?iva Recek, Florida

OH

Jr.

6-0

Kočevje, Slovenia

Taylor Unroe, Florida

L

Sr.

5-7

Muncie, Ind.

Morgan Bergren, Kentucky

S

Jr.

6-1

Muncie, Ind.

Brianna Holman, LSU

MB

So.

6-1

Desoto, Texas

Carly Kan, Missouri

OH

So.

5-9

Honolulu, Hawaii

Whitney Little, Missouri

MB

SR

6-3

Keller, Texas

Shelby Sullivan, Texas A&M

MB

Jr.

6-2

Richardson, Texas


 

 

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