Sun Belt Volleyball 2018: Preseason All-Conference Honors

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The 2018 Sun Belt Women’s volleyball season is just around the corner, so the preseason predictions have come pouring in. On Monday, Aug. 6, the conference announced its preseason poll and the preseason All-Conference honorees. Entering the season Coastal Carolina is favored in the East Division, while Texas State is a heavy favorite to repeat as West Division champions.

Leading the way in individual honors is Arkansas State senior outside hitter Carlisa May, who was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Last season, May earned Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year honors for the second-straight season and was named to the Sun Belt Championship All-Tournament Team.

Texas State junior defensive specialist Micah Dinwiddle was named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year after earning the award last season.

The preseason poll and full list of All-Conference preseason honorees can be seen below.


Sun Belt All-Conference Preseason Honors

2018 Sun Belt Conference VolleyballĀ Coachesā€™ Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

Carlisa May, Arkansas State (Sr., OH, Lee’s Summit, Mo.)

2018 Sun Belt Conference VolleyballĀ Coachesā€™ Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

Micah Dinwiddie, Texas StateĀ (Jr., DS. Lewisville, Texas)

2018 Sun Belt Conference VolleyballĀ Coachesā€™ Preseason Setter of the Year

Ellie Watkins, Arkansas StateĀ (Sr., S, Weldon Spring, Mo.)


2018 Sun Belt Volleyball Preseason Poll

East Division
Rank Team Points
1. Coastal Carolina (8) 67
2. South Alabama (4) 63
3. Appalachian State 44
4. Troy 37
5. Georgia State 22
6. Georgia Southern 19
West Division
Rank Team Points
1. Texas State (10) 70
2. Arkansas State (1) 58
3. Louisiana (1) 51
4. UTA 32
5. Little Rock 27
6. ULM 14