Henderson County Tops Preseason Region Volleyball Poll

Defending Second Region champion Henderson County is the preseason number one team in the region based on voting done by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association.

The Lady Colonels (25-15) are scheduled to return three starters from last year’s team that did not lose a game to a region opponent and lost to eventual state champion Assumption at the state tournament.

Caldwell County (27-10) fell to Henderson County in the region title game – their only loss to a Second Region team. The Lady Tigers return four starters although lost region player of the year Carlie Peek to graduation.

Hopkinsville (21-18) won their first district title in 16 years in 2017. The Lady Tigers are ranked third in the region by the KVCA. Hoptown returns four starters for first-year Coach Jessica Shepherd.

Madisonville (25-11) is ranked fourth in the region. The Lady Maroons advanced to the region semifinals in 2017 where they lost to Henderson County.

University Heights (14-20) is ranked fifth in the region. The Lady Blazers return five starters and added a transfer from McCracken County, the top-ranked team in the First Region.

Breckinridge County is the top-ranked team in the Third Region, and Greenwood topped the Fourth Region poll.

There were no teams from the Second Region ranked in the statewide preseason top 25.