Conference Coaches Pick Rams As Pre-Season Favorites For Volleyball Title

FRAMINGHAM  – The Framingham State volleyball team has been predicted to win the 2016 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference title as chosen by the coaches from around the league.

The 2015 MASCAC Tournament Champions earned five of the seven first place votes for 35 points.

The Rams finished the 2015 conference slate with a 5-1 record for a share of the regular season title.

Returning for Framingham State is reigning MASCAC Player of the Year Alycia Rackliffe. She led the conference in kills per set (4.23) and was second in total kills (469), hitting percentage (.313) and blocks per set (0.83). Rackliffe was also named MASCAC Championship Tournament MVP.

Claiming the final two first place votes for 32 points is MCLA. The Trailblazers earned the other share of the 2015 MASCAC Regular Season title with a 5-1 conference record. Sitting in third with 25 points is Westfield State. The Owls netted a 4-2 mark during Conference play last season.

Bridgewater State comes in fourth with 21 points. The Bears had a 3-3 record at the conclusion of the MASCAC schedule. Coming in fifth with 16 points is Worcester State. The Lancers finished with two victories in conference play in 2015.

Wrapping up the 2016 MASCAC Volleyball poll are Salem State and Massachusetts Maritime in sixth and seventh with 12 and six points, respectively.

The MASCAC volleyball teams are back on the hardwood the week of August 29 with non-conference action.

The Rams will play at the Springfield College Invitational with their opening match scheduled for Friday, September 2 at 5 p.m. against Gordon College.

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Release courtesy of Framingham State athletics an MASCAC

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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