Pursell Named to 2015 C-USA Volleyball's Preseason All-Conference Team

July 30, 2015

IRVING, Texas - Defending Conference USA volleyball champion WKU has been tabbed as the 2015 C-USA Volleyball preseason favorite, as voted by the league's 13 head coaches while North Texas player was picked as the preseason Player of the Year.

UTSA was picked to finish second while Rice and North Texas rounded out the top four. Southern Miss was picked to finish six, behind Florida Atlantic.

The reigning Libero of the Year Mary Pursell was named to the 2015 preseason all-conference team. She was a first team selection last season. She finished with 546 digs and ranked third overall in the league while sitting atop of that category against C-USA teams. Pursell totaled 28 matches with double digit digs, including her last 24. She also had the team in digs at 4.51 digs per set. She was named Defensive Player of the Week.

The 2015 volleyball season gets underway when the Golden Eagles host their annual Southern Miss Invitational, Aug. 28-29. The two-day event will feature Nicholls, Mercer, Southern and host Southern Miss.

2015 C-USA Volleyball Preseason Player of the Year
Carnae Dillard, North Texas

2015 C-USA Volleyball Preseason Team

Katarina Stepanovic    Florida Atlantic   MB    Sr.    Barosevac, Serbia
Ally Kiekover          Marshall           MB    Jr.    Grand Rapids, Mich.
Chelsea Ross           Middle Tennessee   OH    Sr.    Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Carnae Dillard         North Texas        OH    Sr.    San Antonio, Texas
Chelsey Harris         Rice               RS    Jr.    Houston, Texas
Leah Mikesky           Rice               OH    R-Jr.  Schulenburg, Texas
Mary Pursell           Southern Miss      L/DS  Sr.    Kenner, La.
Dajana Boskovic        UTSA               OH    Jr.    Bileca, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Jessica Waldrip        UTSA               S     Jr.    New Braunfels, Texas
Alyssa Cavanaugh       WKU                OH    So.    Louisville, Ky.
Jessica Lucas          WKU                S     So.    Seymour, Ind.
Noelle Langenkamp      WKU                MH    Sr.    Cincinnati, Ohio
2015 C-USA Volleyball Preseason Poll
1. WKU
2. UTSA
3. Rice
4. North Texas
5. Florida Atlantic
6. Southern Miss
7. Marshall
8. Middle Tennessee
9. FIU
10. Charlotte
11. UTEP
12. UAB
13. Louisiana Tech
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