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2016 Sun Belt Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team

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Ahead of the start of the 2016 season, the Sun Belt Conference announced its preseason poll and All-Conference Team.

Leading the way with three representatives on the all-conference team was Arkansas State, represented by Carlisa May, Markie Schaedig and Mallory Warrington, all first-team all-conference players from a season ago.

The Red Wolves were also picked as the favorite to win the West title. In the east, Sun Belt newcomers Coastal Carolina were picked to come out on top.

The full Sun Belt preseason All-Conference Team and preseason polls can be seen below:

2016 Sun Belt Preseason Volleyball All-Conference Team
* Ashton Gregory (Appalachian State, Senior, MB)
* Edina Selimovic (Little Rock, Senior, MB)
* Carlisa May (Arkansas State, Sophomore, OH)
* Markie Schaedig (Arkansas State, Senior, L/DS)
* Mallory Warrington (Arkansas State, Senior, S)
Leah Hardeman (Coastal Carolina, Junior, OH)
** Mechell Daniel (South Alabama, Senior, OH)
** Jordan Kohl (Texas State, Junior, RS)

* –  denotes 2015 First-Team All-Conference | ** denotes 2015 Second-Team All-Conference

2016 Sun Belt Preseason Co-Offensive Players of the Year
Carlisa May (Arkansas State, Sophomore, OH)
Leah Hardeman (Coastal Carolina, Junior, OH)

2016 Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Markie Schaedig (Arkansas State, Senior, L/DS)

2016 Sun Belt Preseason Setter of the Year
Mallory Warrington (Arkansas State, Senior, S)

2016 Sun Belt Volleyball Preseason Poll (first-place votes in parentheses)
East Division
1. Coastal Carolina (10) – 70 pts
2. Appalachian State (2) – 57 pts
3. South Alabama – 40 pts
4. Georgia Southern – 31 pts
5. Troy – 30 pts
6. Georgia State – 24 pts

West Division
1. Arkansas State (12) – 72 pts
2. Texas State – 58 pts
3. UT Arlington – 45 pts
4. Little Rock – 39 pts
5. UL Lafayette – 24 pts
6. UL Monroe – 14 pts

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