Bruins Tabbed Second in Pac-10 Preseason Coaches Poll

Aug. 5, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The UCLA women's volleyball team was picked second in the Pac-10 Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the conference on Tuesday. The Bruins picked up 75 points and one first-place vote.

Stanford was tabbed as the preseason favorite, garnering nine first-place votes and 90 points. USC was picked third (68 pts.), followed by California (62) and Washington (59). The bottom five were Oregon (51), Arizona (39), Arizona State (32), Oregon State (31) and Washington State (18).

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams and the point scale goes 10 for a first-place vote, then 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2.

The Bruins return 11 letterwinners from last year's squad that went 23-11 for their ninth-straight 20-win season and reached the NCAA Regional Final for the fourth time in the last five years. Six of seven starters return, led by two-time All-American Nellie Spicer and All-Pac-10 honorees Ali Daley and Kaitlin Sather. The Bruins also bring in a solid recruiting class that was ranked fourth by Volleyball Magazine and Prep Volleyball.

UCLA opens its 2008 campaign in Honolulu at the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic (Aug. 29-31). The season begins on Aug. 29 against Ohio, followed by matches with defending national champion Penn State on Aug. 30 and the host Rainbow Wahine on Aug. 31.

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA