The first regular-season 2019 NJCAA Division III Volleyball poll has five teams from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference in the weekly Top Ten.
Rochester Community & Technical College leads the way for the MCAC by claiming the #2 spot; the Yellowjackets 8-0 record includes impressive outings at the MCAC Crossover Tournament and the College of DuPage Invitational.
Minnesota State-Fergus Falls also clocks in with a 8-0 mark to start 2019 and were rewarded by the committee with the #4 slot. The Spartans rose from #9 to #4, based on a perfect 4-0 outing at College of DuPage.
Central Lakes College comes in at the #6 spot for the MCAC at 3-3; the Raiders are the lone Northern Division representative for the Conference in the poll and accumulated 21 points in the voting.
Minnesota West CTC leveraged their 5-0 start to the season to a #8 nod in the poll; the Lady Jays had an impressive 4-0 sweep at the MCAC Crossover and knocked off NJCAA Division II Iowa Lakes last week as well.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College is the fifth and final MCAC squad to receive mention; head coach Heidi Smith and her Cyclone team moved into the rankings this week with a 4-0 run at the College of DuPage tournament, matching fellow MCAC Southern Division foes RCTC and M State in a great weekend for the Conference in Chicago.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.
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