STARKVILLE, Miss., – After opening the 2011 season with a 7-0 record, the University of North Alabama volleyball team has entered the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Poll at No. 21. The Lions received 138 total points to enter the rankings for the first time since the 2007 season.
UNA will face a pair of ranked opponents this weekend at the Armstrong Atlantic Pirate Volleyball Classic in Savannah, Ga. The Lions open the event at Noon (CST) on Friday against No. 24 Rollins. The Tars are 5-3 on the season and opened the year with a No. 18 pre-season ranking. In the nightcap on Friday, UNA plays host AASU. The Pirates are also undefeated on the year and enter the poll for the first time this week at No. 23.
North Alabama will close the event on Saturday against Flagler (10 a.m.) and South Carolina-Aiken. The two teams have a combined record of 10-3.