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KIAC PRESEASON COACHES' POLLS FOR FALL 2014 SPORTS

August 14, 2014
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Berea, KY. (August 14th, 2014). The preseason coaches' polls for all Fall
KIAC sports have been released. Teams picked by the coaches to win their
respective sport are as follows: Asbury University (Women's Soccer),
University of Rio Grande (Men's Soccer), Asbury University (Volleyball),
Indiana University Southeast (Women's Tennis), Indiana University East
(Men's Cross Country) and Brescia University (Women's Cross Country).





Asbury University Women's Soccer Preseason Favorite

The KIAC coaches have selected Asbury University as the preseason favorite
in women's soccer for the 2014 season, conference officials announced
Thursday, August 14th. Asbury received 27 points including three first place
votes. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team. Point Park
University was selected in the second position with 24 points, including two
first place votes. Conference newcomer University of Rio Grande is third
with 23 points and one first place vote. Completing the poll are Carlow
University (22 points), Cincinnati Christian University (14 points), Brescia
University (9 points) and Midway College (7 points). The 2014 women's soccer
season will begin in late August and will conclude with the conference
tournament in November.




School

Points


Asbury (3)

27


Point Park (2)

24


Rio Grande (1)

23


Carlow

22


Cincinnati Christian

14


Brescia

9


Midway

7



Rio Grande University Men's Soccer Preseason Favorite

The KIAC coaches have selected the University of Rio Grande as the preseason
favorite in men's soccer for the 2014 season, conference officials announced
Thursday, August 14th. KIAC newcomer Rio Grande received 15 points including
three first place votes. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own
team. Point Park University was selected in the second position by the
coaches with 14 points and two first place votes. Asbury University was
selected third by the coaches with 10 points. Brescia University and
Cincinnati Christian University complete the poll with 7 points and 4 points
respectively. The 2014 men's soccer season will begin in late August and
will conclude with the conference tournament in November.




School

Points


Rio Grande (3)

15


Point Park (2)

14


Asbury

10


Brescia

7


Cincinnati Christian

4







Asbury University Volleyball Preseason Favorite

The KIAC coaches have selected Point Park University as the preseason
favorite in volleyball for the 2014 season, conference officials announced
Thursday, August 14th.  Asbury collected 100 points including ten first
place votes. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team. Asbury
was the 2013 regular season and conference tournament champion. Point Park
University was selected in the second position with 78 points. Indiana
University Kokomo received the other first place vote and is tied for third
with Indiana University Southeast in the poll with 75 points. Indiana
University East is fifth in the poll with 67 points. The rest of the poll
includes conference newcomer University of Rio Grande (66 points), Carlow
University (45 points), Cincinnati Christian University (42 points), Midway
College (25 points), Brescia University (22 points) and Alice Lloyd College
(10 points). The 2014 volleyball season will begin in mid-August and will
conclude with the conference tournament November 14-15.




School

Points


Asbury (10)

100


Point Park

78


IU Kokomo (1)

75


IU Southeast

75


IU East

67


Rio Grande

66


Carlow

45


Cincinnati Christian

42


Midway

25


Brescia

22


Alice Lloyd

10





Indiana University Southeast Women's Tennis Preseason Favorite

The KIAC coaches have selected Indiana University Southeast as the preseason
favorite in women's tennis for the 2014 season, conference officials
announced Thursday, August 14th. IU Southeast collected 25 points including
five first place votes. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own
team.  IU Southeast won the regular season and conference tournament
championships last season. Brescia University was the conference tournament
runner-up last season and sits in the second spot with 20 points and one
first place vote. Asbury University was selected third by the coaches and
received 16 points. Fourth place belongs to Carlow University with 10
points. Alice Lloyd College is fifth in the poll with 5 points. The 2014
women's tennis season will begin in late August and will conclude the
conference tournament October 24-25.




School

Points


IU Southeast (5)

25


Brescia (1)

20


Asbury

16


IU East

14


Carlow

10


Alice Lloyd

5



Indiana University East Men's Cross Country Preseason Favorite

The KIAC coaches have selected Indiana University East as the top men's
cross country team, conference officials announced Thursday, August 14th.
They collected 56 points in the poll including three first place votes.
Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team.  Conference newcomer
University of Rio Grande was selected in the second position with 53 points
and four first place votes.  Asbury University is in the third spot with 49
points and one first place vote. Brescia University is fourth with 48 points
and one first place vote. Point Park is fifth with 39 points. They are
followed in the poll by Indiana University Kokomo (30 points), Cincinnati
Christian University (23 points), Carlow University (14 points) and Alice
Lloyd College (12 points).  The 2014 cross country season will begin in late
August and will conclude with the KIAC Championship on November 8th.




School

Points


IU East (3)

56


Rio Grande (4)

53


Asbury (1)

49


Brescia (1)

48


Point Park

39


IU Kokomo

30


Cincinnati Christian

23


Carlow

14


Alice Lloyd

12







Brescia University Women's Cross Country Preseason Favorite

The KIAC coaches have selected Brescia University as the top women's cross
country team, conference officials announced Thursday, August 14th.  The
Brescia women's team won the 2013 conference championship last season.  They
collected 78 points in the poll including six first place votes. Asbury
University was last season's championship runner-up and was selected in the
second spot by league coaches with 75 points and four first place votes.
Point Park University and is third with 62 points. Indiana University East
is fourth with 59 points. Conference newcomer University of Rio Grande is
fifth with 44 points. Carlow University is sixth with 38 points. They are
followed by Indiana University Kokomo (34 points), Midway College (24
points), Cincinnati Christian University (19 points) and Alice Lloyd College
(18 points). The 2014 cross country season will begin in late August and
will conclude with the KIAC Championship on November 8th.




School

Points


Brescia (6)

78


Asbury (4)

75


Point Park

62


IU East

59


Rio Grande

44


Carlow

38


IU Kokomo

34


Midway

24


Cincinnati Christian

19


Alice Lloyd

18


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