Nashville --- In a poll voted on by the Ohio Valley Conference head volleyball coaches and sports information directors, Tennessee State was selected to finish the 2010 league race in ninth place.
The Tigers will welcome four newcomers this season and return eight players from last year's squad, including senior Vicmari Prospero and junior Shaquita Williams.
Prospero led the team with a .220 attack percentage last year while also recording a squad-high 70 blocks. She averaged 2.07 kills per set in 2009 and ranked second in the league with 39 service aces.
Williams led the team with 267 total kills while also ranking first on the squad with 2.50 kills per set. She was second on the team with 47 blocks. She recorded 13 double-digit kill performances.
The Tigers will officially kick-off the regular season at home when they host Western Kentucky in Kean Hall on August 31 at 7 p.m.