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Monday, August 3, 1998 - The Michigan Daily - 15
5a Volleyball ranked seventh
a in Big Ten preseason poll

Sarah Behnke
threads the nee-
dle between two
Northwestern
blockers in a
game last season.
Northwestern Is
one of four teams
ranked lower
than Michigan In
the preseason
Big Ten coaches
poll.
JOHN KRAFT/Daily
Big Ten Poll
1. Penn State (10) 110
p2. Wisconsin 97
3. Michigan State 81
4. Illinois 76
5. Minnesota 67
6. Ohio State 66
7. Michigan 53
8. Indiana 41
9. Northwestern 32
10. Purdue 27
11. Iowa 10
Notes: Iowa did not participate
in the voting, first place votes in
parentheses.

POLL
Continued from Page 12
ninth on the Big Ten career assist list, paced the
Michigan attack, keeping it consistent with her
solid passing.
Outside hitter Sarah Jackson, second on the
Michigan career kills list, led the Michigan offense
with well-placed spikes and well-timed blocks.
Perennial national powerhouse Penn State was
selected as the unanimous No. I team in the con-
ference.
After finishing second in the NCAA
Tournament a year ago, the Nittany Lions return
1997 Big Ten Player of the Year and first team all-
America setter Bonnie Bremner and look to be the
team to beat again.
Bremner is one of four Lions voted to the pre-
season all-Big Ten team, joined by Christy
Cochran, Carrie Shonveld and Lauren Cacciamani.
No Wolverines were named to the team,
although the absence of middle blocker Karen
Chase is somewhat surprising, considering she

ceivedall-Big Ten honorable mention honors last
ya.
Chase, who was sidelined for much of the first
half of the season with a back injury last year, -has
.me of the best career hitting percentages in
Michigan history.
As the team's top two hitters, Chase and sopho-
more Sarah Behnke will have to fill the gap left by
Jackson's graduation Finding a replacement for,
Mendoza might be a little tougher. Junior Carrie
Ricker will probably get the starting setter job, but
with Mendoza getting almost all the playing time
the past two years, Ricker has very little experi-
ence.
Wisconsin and Michigan State round out the top
three in the preseason poll.
Wisconsin will be led by Kate Fitzgerald, Kelly
Kennedy and Colleen Neels, all selected to the pre-
season all-Big Ten team.
Michigan State only placed one member on the
team, but senior outside hitter Jenna Wrobel, a
unanimous selection, is one of the top outside hit-
ters in the conference.

1998 Preseason all-Big Ten volleyball team

Setters
* Jen Flynn, Ohio State
* Bonnie Bremner, Penn State
Colleen Neels, Wisconsin
Outside Hitters
* Jenna Wrobel, Michigan State
Tracey Marshall, Illinois
Nicole Branagh, Minnesota
Dana Sterns, Ohio State
* denotes unanimous selection

Christy Cochran, Penn State
Carrie Schonveld, Penn State
Kate Fitzgerald, Wisconsin
Middle Blockers
Lauren Cacciamani, Penn State
Christy Chapman, Ilinois
Sara Sorrell, Illinois
Kelly Kennedy, Wisconsin

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The University of Michigan WHAT'S
Department of Recreational Sports HAPPENING
INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM
THANKS!
To all the Students, Faculty and Staff who participated in
the Intramural Sports Program during the
1998 Spring and Summer Terms.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer.
The IM Staff looks forward to seeing you in the Fall.
UPCOMING
FALL TERM ACTIVITIES
Start planning for the
1998 Fall Term activities offered by the
INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM.
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Cross Country Run Pre-Season Flag Football Ultimate Frisbee
Wallyball Pre-Season Broomball Wrestling Pre-Season Basketball
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If you are interested in sports and would like to earn some extra
spending money, attend the clinics and become an IM OfficiaL
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