Men's Volleyball Selected 4th in CVC Preseason Poll

Men's Volleyball Selected 4th in CVC Preseason Poll

HUNTINGDON, Pa.- The Juniata men's volleyball team was tabbed fourth in the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) preseason poll.

Juniata was the only other team to receive a first-place vote from the coaches and totaled 104 points. The Eagles went 19-13 last year and return 12 players including All-American and CVC Player of the Year Quinn Peterson (Las Vegas, Nev. / Shadow Ridge). Peterson, a senior, finished with 451 kills and 59 blocks to power the Eagles attack. Peterson was also recently named a 2019 DIII Preseason All-American by Off the Block. He is joined by junior outside hitters Sean Cavanagh (Cranberry Twp., Pa. / Seneca Valley) and Joe Fick (Venetia, Pa. / Peters Township). Middle Blocker, David Hibner (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock Secondary) was third in the conference with 104 blocks and returns to provide the net defense for Juniata. Junior setter Matt Schaeffer (Mount Wolf, Pa. / Northeastern) is back once again after recording over 900 assists one year ago. Head Coach Glenn DeHaven brings in newcomers Kevin Duffy (Carlisle, Pa. / Carlisle HS) and Austin Goodsel (Corry, Pa. / Fort Leboeuf HS)

The Eagles will face four teams ranked in the AVCA Preseason poll. They will face Kean, Southern Virginia, Marymount (Va.), and Stevens. This season, Juniata will have a chance for a rematch against Eastern Mennonite to which the Eagles fell 3-2 to in the CVC Quarterfinals last season. 

2019 CVC Preseason Poll (First Place Votes)

Kean (11) 132

Marymount 114

Southern Virginia 107

Juniata (1) 104

Eastern Mennonite 95

Rutgers-Newark 86

Ramapo 77

Randolph-Macon 59

Elizabethtown 50

Cairn 46

Immaculata 33

Neumann 23

Juniata begins their season January 18th, as they will host Medialle at 7:00 PM.