PAWTUCKET, R.I.--The Keene State College volleyball team is predicted to finish third in the Little East Conference, a poll of the league's coaches revealed today.
The Owls, the LEC tournament runner-up in 2018, received one first place vote and 53 total points. UMass Boston received two first place votes and 56 points to finish second, while reigning regular season and tournament champions Eastern Connecticut State received the other six first place votes and finished with 61 points.
KSC (22-10, 5-3 LEC in 2018) returns All-LEC setter Bailey Wilson (956 assists), as well as leading outside hitter Megan Palmer (331 kills, .210 attack), Kelly Hunt (153 kills, .184 attack), Ali McLoughlin (100 kills, .203 attack), and Elizabeth Johnson (95 kills, .244 attack).
The Owls begin the 2019 season at the Springfield College tournament on August 30, where they will face Skidmore College at 5 p.m.