Dayton picked to win Atlantic 10 volleyball championship

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 8:49 PM

Dayton coach Tim Horsmon and redshirt junior Brooke Westbeld talk about the start of practices.

Eight of the 10 Atlantic 10 Conference volleyball coaches picked the Dayton Flyers first in the preseason poll.

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The Flyers are the A-10 favorites this season, the conference announced Tuesday. Virginia Commonwealth, the defending regular-season champion, was picked second and received two first-place votes.

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The Flyers finished 23-8 overall last season and 12-2 in the A-10. They won the A-10 tournament, beating VCU in the final, to clinch the league’s automatic NCAA berth.

The A-10 tournament will be held at Rhode Island’s Keaney Gymnasium from November 22-24 this season.

Here are the complete voting results: 

  1. Dayton (8) 98
  2. VCU (2) 92
  3. Saint Louis 71
  4. La Salle 63 
  5. George Washington 52
  6. Duquesne 51
  7. George Mason 48
  8. Davidson 30
  9. Fordham 28
  10. Rhode Island 2