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    VB picked third in Big 12

    The Cyclones are picked to finish 3rd in the Big 12:
    http://www.cyclones.com/ViewArticle....CLID=209606384

    Behind Texas and Kansas. Maybe not surprising. Lots of unknowns with this team. If they gel and get back to some of their key strengths, and newcomers develop quickly, they will be better than KU.



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    Re: VB picked third in Big 12

    It's going to come down to the setter. Will Suzanne Horner get this team the closer to the sets they became accustomed to from Mann's then Landwehr? I have a feeling she will.



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    Re: VB picked third in Big 12

    Hope this is motivating. We have a lot more talent than KU - just saying. I doubt CJL would offer schollies to many, if any, Jayhawk players.



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    Re: VB picked third in Big 12

    The giant question mark at setter probably had something to do with it.

    By points, the difference is only a half-spot anyway.



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    Re: VB picked third in Big 12

    Losing Hahn is reeeeeally going to blow...she made up for some weak overall defense last year. Hopefully the frosh Libero is ready to go because Nolan is in no condition to play Libero in the Big 12.

    I'm looking forward to watching West in the middle too.

    KU has some nice young talent. especially the pick for NOY that I'm sure CJL would love to have.

    Still, I'd be disappointed with 3rd.



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    Re: VB picked third in Big 12

    Definitely fair for all the unknowns we have. How will Suzanne look as setter? Does our blocking actually exist this year? What will we have at libero after the better part of a decade with outstanding performance at that position?


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    Re: VB picked third in Big 12

    Below is the Big 12 Preseason team.

    It is interesting to see all the Iowa (and Texas) connections in the list - Bigbee and Eckerman are from Iowa and Malloy used to be on the Iowa State Team - and Hurtt is ours. So much talent!

    Also, it looks (?) like the home 7:00 PM Aug. 29 matches with Standford and the 1:00 PM against Florida State Aug. 31 will be free on CYTV for anyone: http://www.big12sports.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=13133

    The Coaches AVCA preseason poll should be here Monday August 11: http://www.avca.org/polls/di-women/




    Preseason Team


    Name, School
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    Andie Malloy, Baylor^ OH 6-2 Jr. Allen, Texas/Iowa State
    Mackenzie Bigbee, Iowa State^ RS 6-1 Jr. Williamsburg, Iowa/Williamsburg
    Victoria Hurtt, Iowa State OH 6-2 Sr. Kansas City, Mo./Archbishop O'Hara
    Chelsea Albers, Kansas^ OH 6-1 Sr. Papillion, Neb./Millard North
    Sara McClinton, Kansas OH 6-2 Sr. Omaha, Neb./Millard North
    Tayler Soucie, Kansas MB 6-1 So. Osawatomie, Kan./Osawatomie
    Katie Brand, Kansas State S 6-1 So. Grand Island, Neb./Central Catholic
    Julia Doyle, Oklahoma^ S 6-2 Jr. Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata
    Kierra Holst, Oklahoma MB 6-4 Jr. Coppell, Texas/Coppell
    Khat Bell, Texas^ MB/OH 6-1 Sr. Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite
    Haley Eckerman, Texas^ OH 6-3 Sr. Waterloo, Iowa/East
    Molly McCage, Texas MB 6-3 Jr. Spring, Texas/Klein Collins
    Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas MB 6-2 So. Coppell, Texas/Coppell
    Jordan Anderson, West Virginia OH 6-0 So. Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound
    ^Unanimous Choice



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    Re: VB picked third in Big 12

    Did Andie grow a little since she was here?



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