Nina Cajic, Towson
The Blue Hens are back on top as the 2023 CAA Volleyball Champions!
Victoria Barrett, Towson
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Torri Henry, Stony Brook
Sarah Jordan, Towson
Naiya Sawtelle, North Carolina A&T
Izadora Stedile, Hofstra
Eleven CAA Volleyball teams open the 2023 season this weekend, with over 30 matches on the docket. Highlighting the slate is the defending CAA Champions, Towson, visiting South Carolina for back-to-back contests. The Tigers will face the Gamecocks at 6 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday, with both games on SECN+. In addition, Campbell, North Carolina A&T and Northeastern begin the season on the road against Power Five competition. The Fighting Camels start their CAA tenure with a tournament at Colorado, facing the host Buffalos on Saturday at 8 p.m. The Aggies head to Charlottesville for the Cavalier Classic, opening against Rutgers on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Huskies head to the Wake Forest Invitational, where they conclude the weekend with a matchup against the Demon Decans on Saturday at 5 p.m. (ACCNX). Furthermore, four teams – Charleston, Delaware, Hofstra and UNCW – begin the fall by hosting tournaments. The invitationals will combine to produce 12 matches on FloVolleyball, headlined by Charleston hosting West Virginia at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Lani Mason, Delaware
The Tigers tallied 11 first-place votes and the maximum 121 points to be atop the preseason ranks for the third straight season. Delaware followed, collecting 102 points, three ahead of Hofstra, which tallied 99 points. Fourth through seventh were separated by 12 points as Charleston led the conglomerate with 83 points, followed by Northeastern with 81, newcomer Campbell with 73 and Elon at 71 points. William & Mary was eighth, with Stony Brook, North Carolina A&T, UNCW and Hampton rounding out the 12-team poll.
A pair of CAA Volleyball student-athletes earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America honorable mention, as Delaware senior outside hitter Lani Mason and Towson sophomore outside hitter Victoria Barrett were recognized by the organization Wednesday morning.
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