Coach Kim Cherniss
and her Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team earned their second consecutive
preseason honor in as many days as CSUSB was selected to win the 2012
California Collegiate Athletic Association title.
On Tuesday, the Coyotes were selected third in the AVCA Top-25 poll.
The Coyotes, who were 32-1 and finished second in the nation last year,
received six first-place votes and edged second-place Sonoma
State 115-113 in balloting coordinated by the conference coaches. UC San
Diego was third, and Cal State L.A. and Chico State completed the top
The Coyotes are reloading this year after the graduation of seven seniors.
CSUSB, winners of six consecutive CCAA titles, begins the 2012 season
at the Grand Canyon Labor Day Tournament on August 31 when the Coyotes
face Colorado-Colorado Springs.
2012 Preseason Coaches Poll
(Includes first place votes and overall votes)
1. COYOTES (6) 115
2. Sonoma State (5) 113
3. UC San Diego 95
4. Cal State L.A. 88
5. Chico State (1)
6. Cal State East Bay 77
7. San Francisco State 58
8. Cal Poly Pomona 55
9. Cal State Monterey Bay 41
10. Cal State Stanislaus 25
11. Humboldt State 21
12. Cal State Dominguez Hills 20