CVB: Concordia picked as tops of NSIC volleyball


BURNSVILLE, Minn. ( – Concordia University, St. Paul was picked by the league coaches in the NSIC Preseason Volleyball Poll. The Golden Bears are coming off a 2021 season where they finished 24-9 and advanced to the NCAA Central Region Tournament Championship game. CSP received nine first-place votes to tally 217 points.

The defending NSIC regular season and tournament champions of St. Cloud State were picked second with 213 points and had the other six first place votes. Wayne State was third with 189 points while Augustana was fourth with 179 points. Northern State and Minnesota Duluth tied for the fifth position.

The 2022 NSIC Volleyball season will begin with non-conference matches on Thursday, August 25 while the NSIC schedule begins Friday, September 9. The NSIC regular season champion will be determined by the 20-game conference schedule. The top eight teams will play in the single elimination NSIC Volleyball Tournament on November 11-13. All three rounds of the tournament will take place at the Gangelhoff Center on the campus of Concordia University, St. Paul.