Bright Times News: The league administration in Burnsville, Minnesota, revealed the 2022 NSIC Precision Coaches Poll on Tuesday morning, with the college volleyball team from Wayne State taking third place.
The Wayne State player to watch at NSIC this year is Wildcat sophomore middle hitter Maggie Brahmer. In a survey of league coaches, Wayne State scored 189 points. The Wildcats finished fourth in the NSIC with 14-6 conference points and finished the 2021 campaign with an overall record of 22-8.
They were ranked 18th in the final AVCA Division II top 25 coach poll.
As the team that defeated NSIC regular season and tournament champion St. Cloud State at NSIC this season, Concordia-St. Paul grabbed the lead. St. Cloud State received 213 points and the remaining seven first places,
while the Golden Bears earned 217 points and nine first places. Wayne State was ranked fourth in the poll, with 179 points, and was followed by Augustana, Duluth, Minnesota, and Northern State in fifth place, with 149 points.
With 146 points, Southwest Minnesota State finished seventh, just ahead of Winona State’s 141 points. The final two teams in the top 10 are Minnesota State (115) and Upper Iowa (109).
Sioux Falls (98), MSU Moorhead (61), Bemidji State (52), University of Mary (50), Minnesota Crookston (27), and Minot State were the final voting cities (25).
Brahmer, a 6-0 middle hitter from Pierce, was named the Wayne State Player to Watch for the NSIC this year after being named to the First Team last year. She was third in NCAA Division II with a.461 attack % and led the NSIC with an average of 2.65 kills and 0.88 blocks per set.
Last season, Brahmer had at least one block in addition to a game. On August 25, 2022, Wayne State opened its season at the Adelphi Tournament in New York.