|Posted August 18, 2008|
ThunderWolves get no love in RMAC poll
Coming off a season in which they turned in a 7-20 record, the ThunderWolves continue to get little attention as they were selected fifth in the RMAC Western Division, or 11th overall out of 14 teams, in the RMAC's preseason volleyball poll, released Monday.
In a poll voted by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's volleyball coaches, the ThunderWolves aren't expected to improve much from their 2007 mark. Last season, the Pack was 12 out of 14 teams, finishing sixth in the Western Division.
ThunderWolves head coach, Chris Jonson, places little stock in the poll.
"We are of the mindset that we never care what the polls say about us," Jonson said. "The girls have been working hard in preseason workouts, and our expectation is that we are going to compete for a playoff spot. That is the only expectation we pay attention to."
The ThunderWolves also didn't get any members onto the RMAC preseason all-conference team. Nebraska-Kearney, the expected conference champion, got the most members onto the preseason all-conference team (two) and swept the preseason player of the year awards (offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year, and setter of the year.)
The 2008 ThunderWolves return five starters from last year's team, including all-RMAC second team selection, Caitlyn Jewell.