September 12, 2012

Salisbury earns first national ranking since 2008, sits at No. 24

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Salisbury University volleyball team has found itself somewhere it hasn't been in four years – ranked in the top 25 nationally – as the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll was released and the Gulls sit at No. 24 in the nation.

The Sea Gulls were last in the poll late in the 2008 season, climbing as high as No. 20 in the country, when the team went on a 36-match winning streak. The 2008 ranking run was the first time the program had earned a national ranking. Salisbury remained in the rankings for six-consecutive weeks in 2008.

Salisbury has opened the 2012 season with an 8-1 record, with its only loss being a narrow three-set defeat at the hands of then-No. 1 Christopher Newport University.

In their eight wins this season, the Sea Gulls have dropped just three total sets.

The Gulls are back in action tonight, hosting York (Pa.) College in each team's Capital Athletic Conference opener. The match, at Maggs Physical Activities Center, is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

To see the entire AVCA top 25 poll, click here.

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