WKU Volleyball Ranked No. 21 in AVCA Preseason Poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. — WKU Volleyball will open the 2022 season ranked No. 21 in the country in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll released Monday.

The Hilltoppers have now been ranked in the Top 25 for 39 straight weeks, and this marks 11 out of the last 12 seasons that they’ve been ranked at some point. WKU has at least received Top 25 votes in 13 straight campaigns.

Louisville, which WKU hosts in its home opener, is ranked fourth in the nation in this year’s preseason poll. The Hilltoppers welcome the Cardinals at 6 p.m. CT on Aug. 31 at E.A. Diddle Arena. The match will air on ESPN+ and WKU PBS locally in Bowling Green, and it will be the official competitive debut for WKU’s new Taraflex playing court.

The Hilltoppers will host their second open scrimmage of the preseason this Saturday for their Volleyball 101 event at Diddle Arena. The team will scrimmage from 3-4 p.m., followed by a free youth clinic from 4-5 p.m. During the youth clinic, head coach Travis Hudson will host an educational session in the Paul Just Media Center.

WKU opens the regular season against Miami (Ohio) at 10 a.m. CT Aug. 26 in the Bradley Tournament in Peoria, Ill.