LEXINGTON – In a familiar place, Allen Central has been selected as the 15th Region favorite by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA). The KVCA released its polls for each of the state’s 16 regions earlier in the month.
Allen Central has captured four consecutive 15th Region championships.
Paintsville (2), East Ridge (3), Pikeville (4) and Betsy Layne (5) round out the Preseason 15th Region Top 5 Poll.
Other preseason region favorites from around the state are McCracken County (First Region), Christian County (Second Region), Owensboro Catholic (Third Region), Greenwood (Tied-Fourth Region), Logan County (Tied-Fourth Region), Central Hardin (Fifth Region), Mercy Academy (Sixth Region), Assumption (Seventh Region), North Oldham (Eighth Region), Notre Dame (Ninth Region), Scott (10th Region), Henry Clay (11th Region), Southwestern (Tied-12th Region), West Jessamine (Tied-12th Region), South Laurel (13th Region), Letcher County Central (14th Region) and Raceland (16th Region).
Seventh Region favorite Assumption is the reigning state champion.
Allen Central is scheduled to host Belfry in a season-opener on Tuesday (Aug. 16).
Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA)
Preseason 15th Region Top 5 Poll
1. Allen Central
3. East Ridge
5. Betsy Layne
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.