Date Posted:02/01/2006,  8:00AM

Bowdoin Ranked 7th in pre-season NECVL DII ranking

BRUNSWICK, Maine - On February 1st, the result of a vote within the New England Collegiate Volleyball League hierarchy was announced. The vote was based on pre-season play in tournaments such as the Marty Open at MIT. Bowdoin was ranked in a tie for seventh out of eight on the "Elite Eight" list for Division II teams in the NECVL. The complete ranking is as follows:

1 - Fairfield 2 - Siena 3 - U-Mass Lowell 4 - Plymouth St. 5 - Stonehill 6 - Williams 7 - UNE 7 - Bowdoin Honorable Mention - Brown Honorable Mention - Wesleyan Honorable Mention - Amherst

Bowdoin will get a shot at both fellow 7th seed UNE and 4th seed Plymouth State on February 11th at UNE. Bowdoin may also face Brown and fifth seed Stonehill at Interdivisionals on February 26th.

Having secured this coveted spot on the Elite Eight list, Bowdoin is poised for perhaps the greatest season in team history.