Dannemiller Listed on Preseason All-Big Ten Team
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Aug. 14, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- University of Michigan volleyball senior setter Lexi Dannemiller (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) has been named to the 15-player Preseason All-Big Ten team, the conference office announced this afternoon (Thursday, Aug. 14). Michigan also was picked to finish eighth in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Dannemiller, who earns her second straight preseason conference honor, averaged 10.84 assists and 2.09 digs per set her junior season with the Maize and Blue. She had six 50-plus assist matches, including a season-high 58 on two occasions (Sept. 21 vs. Ohio; Nov. 10 vs. Northwestern). Dannemiller also had nine double-doubles on the season, including a 48-assist, 14-dig performance in the NCAA Tournament first-round match vs. LSU (Dec. 6), and was named a Big Ten Setter of the Week twice in 2013 (Sept. 9 and Oct. 21). Dannemiller also earned AVCA All-America honorable mention.

Dannemiller becomes Michigan's first two-time Preseason All-Big Ten selection since Alex Hunt was named to the team in 2010 and 2011.

Penn State was picked to win the Big Ten in the preseason poll. The Nittany Lions were followed in the top four by Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Michigan starts the 2014 season on Friday, Aug. 29, against Stephen F. Austin at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. That match starts at 4 p.m. CDT. The first home match for the Wolverines will be on Friday, Sept.5, against Duke as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The match starts at 7 p.m. Fans can order season tickets for the 2014 Michigan volleyball season at MGoBlue.com/tickets.

2014 Big Ten Preseason Poll
1. Penn State
2. Nebraska
3. Wisconsin
4. Illinois
5. Purdue
6. Michigan State
7. Minnesota
8. MICHIGAN
9. Ohio State
10. Northwestern
11. Iowa
12. Indiana
13. Maryland
14. Rutgers

2014 Preseason All-Big Ten Team
JOCELYNN BIRKS, Illinois
Liz McMahon, Illinois
Lexi Dannemiller, Michigan
KORI MOSTER, Michigan State
Adrianna Nora, Minnesota
Hannah Tapp, Minnesota
Mary Pollmiller, Nebraska
KADIE ROLFZEN, Nebraska
Megan Courtney, Penn State
Nia Grant, Penn State
MICHA HANCOCK, Penn State
Kiki Jones, Purdue
VAL NICHOL, Purdue
LAUREN CARLINI, Wisconsin
Ellen Chapman, Wisconsin

ALL CAPS indicates a unanimous selection

Contact: Kent Reichert

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