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Fairfield Selected First By MAAC Volleyball Coaches in Preseason Poll
Courtesy: MAAC Sports  
Release: 08/27/2013
Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Edison, NJ – The defending MAAC Volleyball champions, Fairfield University, has been selected to finish first on the coaches’ preseason poll. 

Fairfield, the 2012 regular season and MAAC champions, finished on top of the poll with 99 points. 2012 runner-up and 2013 host Siena College received 85 points to finish second. Canisius College finished third with 74 points. Manhattan College was fourth with 70. Iona College rounded out the top five with 53 points, followed by Marist College (50), Niagara University (49), Rider University (36), Saint Peter’s University (18), and Quinnipiac University (16).

Fairfield’s Rachel Romansky was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year. Romansky is the two-time defending MAAC Setter of the Year award recipient after receiving the award in 2011 and 2012. She was also named to the 2012, 2011 and 2010 MAAC All-Tournament Teams.

Joining Romansky on the Preseason All-MAAC Team is teammate Caitlin Stapleton, Iona’s Alicja Pawelec and Catrina Warren, Manhattan’s Sydney Volovski, Marist’s Mackenzie Stephens, Niagara’s Allison Reis, and Siena’s Taylor Akana and Jacqueline Skeen.

Coaches Poll

   

Preseason All-MAAC Team

1) Fairfield

99

 

Caitlin Stapleton, Fairfield

2) Siena

85

 

Rachel Romansky, Fairfield

3) Canisius

74

 

Alicja Pawelec, Iona

4) Manhattan

70

 

Catrina Warren, Iona

5) Iona

53

 

Sydney Volovski, Manhattan

6) Marist

50

 

Mackenzie Stephens, Marist

7) Niagara

49

 

Allison Reis, Niagara

8) Rider

36

 

Taylor Akana, Siena

9) Saint Peter’s

18

 

Jacqueline Skeen, Siena

10) Quinnipiac

16

 

 

     

Preseason Player of the Year

     

Rachel Romansky, Fairfield


MAAC Volleyball


Volleyball
Team MAAC Pct. Overall Pct.
Marist 14-4 .778 21-9 .700
Fairfield 14-4 .778 19-13 .594
Manhattan 13-5 .722 20-13 .606
Iona 13-5 .722 16-14 .533
Siena 13-5 .722 14-14 .500
Canisius 9-9 .500 11-18 .379
Rider 6-12 .333 15-14 .517
Quinnipiac 3-15 .167 5-26 .161
Niagara 3-15 .167 4-25 .138
Saint Peter's 2-16 .111 4-28 .125
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