October 4, 2011

Loggers Remain In National Poll At No. 19

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Puget Sound volleyball remained in the American Volleyball Coaches Association's top-25 poll this week despite suffering its second loss of the 2011 season. The Loggers dropped two spots to No. 19 this week.

An 11-0 start to the season, propelled the Loggers to a peak of No. 16 three weeks ago. A couple losses on the road has contributed to the Loggers slight descent, but they are back home this week where they are 6-0 on the season.

With Whitworth's two wins over the Loggers and PLU, the Northwest Conference now sports three teams in the top-25. The Loggers have the highest ranking among NWC teams at 19th, but Whitworth is close behind at No. 21 and the Lutes dropped to No. 23.

With the first round of conference play coming to a close, Whitworth's 6-0 record has them atop the standings with the Loggers and PLU tied for second at 4-2.

Brynn Blickenstaff is coming off her biggest week of the season with 12 kills against Whitworth and 11 kills at Whitman. Jackie Harvey still ranks second in the NWC in kills per set while Nicolette Reyanud's 1.24 blocks per set ranks second in the conference and 17th in Division III.

The Loggers host George Fox on Friday and Willamette on Saturday at 7 p.m. on both days.

Complete AVCA Poll



Nicolette Reuynaud
Los Gatos, Calif.
Valley Christian HS

Nicolette Reynaud jumped into a starting role early this season as a freshman and flourished in her new role. Her hard work on and off the floor has paid dividends as she led the team in blocks for much of the year. “On the court I think we expect to give 100% effort 100% of the time. We also expect the same thing off the court.”