Moss Makes All-OVC, TSU Predicted to Finish Fifth
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Moss Makes All-OVC, TSU Predicted to Finish Fifth

Nashville, Tenn. - The Ohio Valley Conference has announced the All-OVC Preseason Volleyball team and the team's predicted order of finish for the upcoming season. Junior setter Erika Moss was selected to the squad, while TSU is predicted to finish fifth in the league according to league coaches and sports information directors.

Moss, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., was selected to the all-preseason team after receiving all-conference honors at the end of last season.

In 2011, Moss was second in the conference and first on the team in assists and assists per game with 1201 and 10.44, respectively. She was also fourth on the team in blocks with 38.

Moss also contributed to the team's success on offense- placing fifth on the squad in both points per set and service aces.

The selection of Moss marks the second time in school history that any volleyball player has been selected to the all-conference first team and the preseason all-conference team in consecutive years. The other occurrence was when Shaquita Williams made All-OVC in 2010 and the preseason All-OVC team in 2011.

Last season, TSU finished in second place in the conference following a 13-7 league record. This year's squad loses two starters, but returns four in addition to last season's libero.

2012 Preseason All-OVC Volleyball Team
(as Selected by OVC Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors)

Nikki Doyle, Austin Peay*
Ashley Edmund, Eastern Kentucky*
Ellie Roberson, Morehead State*
Caitlin Clark, Morehead State*
Emily Coon, Southeast Missouri*
Erika Moss, Tennessee State*
Kasey Elswick, UT Martin*
Laura McDermott, Morehead State#
Aryn Bohannon, Morehead State
Emily Franklin, Eastern Illinois
Kelsey Augustine, SIUE
Julie Shives, Southeast Missouri
Alison Berens, Eastern Illinois
Leslie Schellhaas, Morehead State

*- Denotes All-OVC in 2011
#- Denotes All-Newcomer in 2011

2012 OVC Volleyball Predicted Order of Team Finish

(as Selected by OVC Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors)

1. Morehead State (22 first-place votes)           
2. Belmont                                                    
3. Southeast Missouri (2 first-place votes)        
4. UT Martin                                                  
5. Tennessee State                                       
6. Eastern Kentucky                                       
7. SIUE                                                          
8. Murray State                                               
9. Austin Peay (tie)                                          
9. Eastern Illinois (tie)                                       
11. Jacksonville State                                         
12. Tennessee Tech