Coach Kim Cherniss and her Coyotes’ volleyball team earned their second consecutive preseason honor in as many days as CSUSB was selected to win the 2012 California Collegiate Athletic Association title, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon.
The Coyotes, who were 32-1 and finished second in the nation last year, received six first-place votes and out-distanced second-place Sonoma State 115-113 in balloting coordinated by the conference coaches. UC San Diego was third, and Cal State L.A. and Chico State completed the top five, respectively.
CSUSB, winners of six consecutive CCAA titles, begins the 2012 season at the Grand Canyon Labor Day Tournament on August 31 when the Coyotes face Colorado-Colorado Springs.
CCAA Volleyball 2012 Preseason Coaches Poll
(Includes first place votes and overall votes)
1. COYOTES (6) 115
2. Sonoma State (5) 113
3. UC San Diego 95
4. Cal State L.A. 88
5. Chico State (1)
6. Cal State East Bay 77
7. San Francisco State 58
8. Cal Poly Pomona 55
9. Cal State Monterey Bay 41
10. Cal State Stanislaus 25
11. Humboldt State 21
12. Cal State Dominguez Hills 20