Marymount was picked second in the poll, receiving 114 total points. The Saints, coached by Dan Liberto, are coming off the best season in program history; going 22-7 overall and 11-2 in conference play. They bring back four starters but will have to replace All-American TJ Wiechicki. Sam Safley, a junior, is one player that can help pick up the offensive attack. The outside hitter was second on the team with 334 kills last season while also finishing in the top ten in the conference in hitting percentage and aces. Eric Wiles, a senior who was third on the team with 229 kills, will be another option. The Saints also bring back both middles, Evan Flesher and Remington Shahan, who combined for 76 blocks last year. Joe Zanelotti, a junior, is the team's setter this year and will be counted on to continue the success at that position after the graduation of Erich Bratke. Newcomers that figure into the rotation are Ervin Harrell, Kyle Kiser, and Kyle Marcolla-Gattasse.