ADRIAN, Mich. – In their second year of existence, the Adrian College Men's Volleyball team has received national recognition as the Bulldogs climbed to No. 2 in the first Division II National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) poll of the year. This is the highest ranking in school history and is based on the team's 23-10 start. Head Coach Jordan Timmerman attributes the team's success to the players.
"The team works hard in practice, and they are improving daily. I keep telling them that the rankings don't mean much but it is still nice to be recognized. We still have to prepare, and execute our game plan in every match."
The Bulldogs earned a 6-1 record to begin conference play and will take the court on February 23-24 at the Hoosier-Illini Classic. Receiving a bid to the tournament is an accomplishment in itself, as only the top teams from DI and DII receive invitations.
The Bulldogs, made up of only freshmen and sophomores have formed a strong nucleus, and have pulled off upsets over DI schools including Dayton, UW-Milwaukee (twice), Grand Valley State, Ohio State, and Indiana.