ANNVILLE, Pa. (August 27, 2021) – The reigning MAC Liberty winner, the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s volleyball workforce, was picked as the preseason favorite in the 2021 MAC Independence Preseason Poll, the league office introduced Friday. The vote was executed among the conference’s head coaches.
Stevens, who gained the league crown outright in 2019, acquired 5 initial-area votes and accumulated 60 points to sit atop the projected eight-group standings. For the duration of the 2019 marketing campaign, the Ducks completed with a 22-12 report, capturing their very first MAC Freedom title. The 4-set victory around Japanese University marked the two league crown for the Ducks around a 3-12 months span. The run to the meeting championship spurred the Ducks to a pair of victories in the NCAA Match, reaching the regional last for the sixth time in application background. Stevens won 13 straight matches right before falling to eventual countrywide champion, Johns Hopkins College.
DeSales University gathered three 1st-position votes to accumulate 57 factors and slot in guiding Stevens. Meeting newcomer Arcadia University gained the ultimate first-location vote to whole 50 points to location third, with Misericordia University (43) and Lycoming Faculty (31) rounded out the leading five. Arcadia and Lycoming joined the MAC Freedom in July of 2020 pursuing a convention realignment immediately after the addition of York University of Pennsylvania to the MAC Commonwealth.
The Ducks’ victory about Eastern in the 2019 MAC Freedom remaining, snapped the Eagles’ 11-year run as league champions. The league carried out a 4-activity exhibition period in the Spring of 2021 adhering to the cancellation of the common Drop 2020 athletic calendar.
The 2021 season will get underway on Sept. 1, when the Ducks head to Newark, New Jersey to choose on Rutgers-Newark. It will be the to start with meeting among the courses considering the fact that 2005 and marks just the next time considering that 2010 that the Ducks open up enjoy in the Garden Condition. Meeting play gets underway on Sept. 8 when the Ducks welcome Arcadia to Canavan Arena. In a special scheduling twist, all a few conferences in the all-time series have all taken put in Hoboken.
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