Lewis climbs in AVCA poll
Flyers move to No. 9 while UC Irvine takes No. 1 spot from BYU
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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- Lewis earned the No. 9 ranking in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division I-II Poll released Jan. 9.
It matches the highest ranking for the Flyers since Dan Friend took over the program in 2005. The last time Lewis was No. 9 was on March 2nd, 2009.
The Flyers moved up four spots from their initial ranking of No. 13 in the preseason poll due to a 3-1 victory against then No. 9 Pepperdine on Friday to open the season.
“I'm excited for the guys and it’s a great start,” Friend said. “They have worked hard to prepare and be at a good spot for the beginning of the season. Rankings come as a result of that. We have a lot of work to do and are headed in the right direction.”
Lewis is 1-1 and will face No. 3 UCLA on Thursday at Hawaii’s Outrigger Invitational. The Bruins are 2-1 this season.