Three Players to Watch picks spotlight MU standing

The upperclasswoman trio of senior outside hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.), senior middle hitter Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) and junior defensive specialist/libero Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind.) headlined Manchester University’s standing on the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball coaches’ preseason poll, released Friday, August 10.

Duncan, a returning all-conference selection from last season; Lawrie; and Tevis were each listed on the “Players to Watch” section. The Spartans earned 30 ranking points, good for eighth place. Three-time defending champion Hanover College was tabbed as the preseason favorite with Transylvania University a close second.

The Black and Gold open the 2018 season at the Lake Forest College of Illinois tournament Friday and Saturday, August 31-September 1.

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