With the 2016 volleyball campaign just a week into preseason workouts, the Ohio Valley Conference has released their preseason All-OVC Team and predicted order of finish as voted on by the OVC head volleyball coaches and sport information directors.
Allie Hueston (Jr.) and Taylor Smith (So.) were selected as members of the preseason All-OVC Team for Eastern Illinois. Hueston was named a representative of the 2015 All-OVC Team, with Smith being named to the 2015 All-Newcomer Team.
With Hueston and Smith being named to the preseason team, it marks the fifth consecutive season that as least two Panthers have been selected for the honor.
In 2015, EIU finish tied for second in the OVC with a 11-5 record. EIU was defeated in the first round of the OVC Tournament by Tennessee Tech.
EIU was voted to finish fourth in the OVC behind Belmont, Murray State, and Tennessee State. Morehead State was selected to finish fifth.
The Panthers will open their 2016 schedule on the road at the Green Bay Tournament on Aug. 26-27.