Canes Volleyball Predicted to Finish Fourth in ACC

Canes Volleyball Predicted to Finish Fourth in ACC

Aug. 23, 2011


GREENSBORO, N.C. – The University of Miami volleyball team has been predicted to finish fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in voting by the league’s head coaches and announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford. Meanwhile, Hurricanes Lane Carico and Katie Gallagher were selected to the Preseason All-ACC Team.

Miami received 96 points for the fourth place prediction, just two points behind North Carolina in third place. Duke was predicted to win the ACC regular season title, collecting nine first-place votes, followed by Florida State with three first-place votes.

The predicted order of finish was voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Last season, the Hurricanes finished in third place at 13-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, ending the season with a 23-9 overall record en route to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

Gallagher was named as an AVCA East Regional All-America honorable mention performer in 2010, while Carico was named an AVCA Third Team All-American. In the process, she became UM’s first AVCA All-America performer.

After being named to the All-ACC Freshman Team in 2008, Carico earned all-conference honors each of the last two years. She was also named 2008 ACC and AVCA East Region Freshman of the Year, and was selected as an AVCA All-America honorable mention player in 2008 and 2009. In addition, she has been named to the AVCA All-East Region Team all three years at UMiami.

A total of 10 teams are represented on the 2011 Preseason All-ACC Team. Duke led all conference teams with four selections. Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Miami all had two representatives. Clemson, Maryland, Virginia, and Wake Forest completed the squad with one player apiece.

The All-ACC squad is comprised of 18 total players, two of which are designated as defensive specialists.The team is headlined by Miami’s Carico and Duke’s Kellie Catanach.

The season gets underway Friday, August 26 with 11 of the conference teams in action, including Miami. The 2011 ACC volleyball championship will be determined by the final regular season standings with the ACC champion receiving an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Volleyball Championship.

The Canes will open their season against Jacksonville State at the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

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2011 Preseason All-ACC Team      
Name School Year Position
Kellie Catanach Duke Senior S
Sophia Dunworth Duke Senior MB/OH
Amanda Robertson Duke Senior MB
Sanda Adeleye Clemson Junior MH
Visnja Djurdjevic Florida State Senior OH
Rachel Morgan Florida State Senior OH
Bailey Hunter Georgia Tech Senior OH
Monique Mead Georgia Tech Junior RH
Lane Carico Miami Senior OH
Katie Gallagher Miami RS Senior S
Remy McBain Maryland Junior S
Emily McGee North Carolina Junior OH
Simone Asque Virginia Senior OH
Cara Baarendse Virginia Tech Junior MB
Justine Record Virginia Tech Senior OH
Andrea Beck Wake Forest Junior MB/RS
Kaylie Gibson North Carolina Senior L
Ali McCurdy Duke Sophomore DS/L
Team (First Place Votes) Points 2010 Overall Record (ACC Record)
Duke (9) 117 27-7 (16-4)
Florida State (3) 110 22-11 (12-8)
North Carolina 98 25-10 (15-5)
Miami 96 23-9 (13-7)
Georgia Tech 73 18-14 (11-9)
Virginia Tech 72 20-12 (10-10)
Clemson 64 18-13 (9-11)
Maryland 47 19-13 (10-10)
Virginia 45 14-16 (8-12)
Wake Forest 36 19-12 (11-9)
NC State 22 14-18 (4-16)
Boston College 12 9-24 (1-19)