Preseason AVCA poll - ISU unranked

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  1. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    WI is too low. They are going to be crazy dangerous this year.


    We don't deserve to be ranked based on our finish last year and what we need to replace. The AVCA Challenge is going to be tough for sure.
     
  4. Tornado man

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    Cannot wait for the Stanford match - hope there's a huge crowd waiting for the Cardinal...
     
  5. BoxsterCy

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    #5 BoxsterCy, Aug 13, 2014
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    Ack, just reminded me of the final match here in Mpls against Colorado. Only one I saw in person last year and I was a little shocked even after watching many of the other matches on Cyclone TV. We just looked listless and out of sync. Hope the new setter can get things rolling and glad she got to play this spring and that they had their Europe trip to practice.
     
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  7. Tornado man

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    Yes, after last year's disappointing season, CJL sounds pretty bold - that's it's time for ISU to challenge Texas, and that we are very close to them in terms of physical talent...
     
  8. TCG

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    Yea, I feel better about the setter position. I feel like we have some pretty good attackers; I'm just worried about the libero and defensive positions.
     
  9. cowgirl836

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    yep, if we can get any kind of blocking going, the libero issue won't be as much of a concern.
     
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    #10 Sobchakcyclone, Aug 14, 2014
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    That was huge last year. Hahn had to keep us in games. I hope our defense at the net can be much better to help bring these new players along. In addition to Stanford, playing #13 FSU, and at #12 Minney early in the season will allow this team to get noticed right away, bad or good.

    Our service game has to continue to be tough. Losing Hahn will hurt there. I wonder which of the new players has a killer serve? Bigbee got better as the season went on, and Kuhrt can be very good.

    Side note, why are we playing in Cedar Falls in back to back years?
     
  11. cowgirl836

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    completely vague recollection my part but I was thinking that Branen girl was supposed to be a good server. Wouldn't put money on that being a correct recollection, however.
     
  12. cowgirl836

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    hmmmmm, I'm not seeing any evidence to back that up. Conaway has 160 aces, but I'm not sure if that's four years of varsity and what the per set would average out to be.
     
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    In watching John Walter's 2014 Media Day Special interviews, Branen Berta seems to be a very confident young woman. I hope she can back it up.
     
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    Fact.
     
  15. psyclone51

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    The play of the team last year did not in any way reflect the level of talent. That was plain to anyone who attended the games. There were issues on that team, and lets hope that is now history, especially with the new personnel.

    Speaking of new personnel, we needed to become more athletic all around in order to compete with the big dogs. I think we are getting there; the recent recruits are a big plus in that regard. Plus everything I have read about our new setter gives me confidence, although this is a tougher conference.

    There are questions with this team, but I am cautiously optimistic. And in Christy I trust. I am confident of one thing and that is we will be ranked by the end of the season.
     
  16. MartyFine

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    ISU volleyball fans starting to sound like eiu b-ball fans during Dr Tom era. Hopefully we don't run off CJL
     
  17. psyclone51

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    Can you translate? Haven't the foggiest idea what you are referring to.
     
  18. theshadow

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    After making the Elite Eight in '87 and Sweet 16 in '88 (his first two seasons), they "only" reached the 2nd round in their next six trips (from '89 to '97). This was simply unacceptable. He was basically run out of town, being told after the '98 season that his contract (which ended after the '99 season) wasn't going to be renewed.
     
  19. psyclone51

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    Thanks for that. My history does not go back that far. In this instance though, I think there is a lot, and I mean a LOT, of support for Christy; if nothing else, look at her recruiting class and look at the "adjustments" made after last season was over. In Christy I trust.
     
  20. CY9008

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    Exactly. CJL is too good of a coach to let that happen. She has JP's full support until she leaves or retires. The only things in ISU volleyball history worth mentioning happened during her tenure here. We'll also most likely be adding sand volleyball next fall soley because of her.
     

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