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FOREST -- The Shenandoah University volleyball team is the pre-season No. 8 selection of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches in poll results released Thursday morning by the league office.
Shenandoah will be looking for a third straight ODAC tournament appearance under coach Jaime Terenzi and the league's coaches agree, slotting SU eighth in the 12-team league race.
The top eight team qualify for the post-season tournament.
Terenzi's club has 53 points in the poll to come in five points behind seventh place Emory and Henry and 12 points clear of No. 9 Guilford.
Washington and Lee is the pre-season favorite with 115 points and eight first-place votes.
Randolph-Macon, Lynchburg, Virginia Wesleyan and Bridgewater round out the top five positions in the poll with R-MC, Virginia Wesleyan and BC all grabbing at least one first-place vote.
Voting was done on an 11-1 basis and coaches were not able to vote for themselves in the poll.
Shenandoah opens its season on August 30 at St. Mary's of Maryland.