FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Three days before their 2016 campaign gets underway, the Northern Arizona volleyball team found themselves in the inaugural VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll released on Tuesday. The Lumberjacks received a total of 102 points to sit in a tie for No. 14 with Santa Clara.
The VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll includes teams from the 27 non-power conferences and is the first of its type in NCAA volleyball. In the season opening poll, one Lumberjack opponent can be found in Southern Illinois at No. 18. The 'Jacks will face the Salukis at SIU's home tournament next Saturday, Sept. 3.
NAU – the preseason conference favorite – is the only Big Sky team in the top 25. Northern Colorado is among the teams receiving votes.
The Lumberjacks will open the season this Friday at Temple. First serve of the 2016 season from Philadelphia, Pa. is set for 3 p.m. Arizona time.