The Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Volleyball team has been picked to finish third in the Sun Belt West Division in a poll of league coaches.

And, two Cajuns have been selected to the Preseason All-Conference Team.

The Cajuns finished 21-11, 13-3 in SBC play a year ago, their best finish since joining the league in 1991.  They earned the #3 seed in the conference tournament, advancing to the semifinals.

Junior middle blocker Dree’Ana Abram and sophomore outside hitter Hali Wisnoskie represented Louisiana on the Preseason All-Conference team.  Wisnoskie was named the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year after the 2017 season.

The Cajuns open the 11th season under the direction of coach Heather Mazeitis-Fontenot August 24th at the Tulane I-10 Challenge.

Here is the predicted order of finish:

2018 Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Coaches’ Preseason Poll
first-place votes in parentheses
East Division
Rank
Team
Points
1.
Coastal Carolina (8)
67
2.
South Alabama (4)
63
3.
Appalachian State
44
4.
Troy
37
5.
Georgia State
22
6.
Georgia Southern
19
West Division
Rank
Team
Points
1.
Texas State (10)
70
2.
Arkansas State (1)
58
3.
Louisiana (1)
51
4.
UTA
32
5.
Little Rock
27
6.
ULM 
14