NORFOLK, Va., – North Carolina A&T State senior setter/rightside Edie Brewer was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Preseason Player of the Year, presented by TowneBank, the conference announced. Howard was predicted to claim the Northern Division, while the Aggies were tapped to be atop the Southern Division.

All awards were voted on by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Brewer, one of two players to earn MEAC Player of the Year honors in 2019, was an all-around force for the Aggies, ranking in the top 10 in the conference in several statistical categories. She was seventh in the MEAC in both points (3.45/set) and assists (5.68/set), and she was ninth in kills (2.79/set) and hitting percentage (.260).

In helping the Aggies win the Southern Division and advance to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC), Brewer was second in the MEAC last season with 17 double-doubles – including eight triple-doubles (second-most in the nation).

Joining Brewer on the Preseason All-MEAC team were Bethune-Cookman outside hitter Jordan Jefferson, Coppin State outside hitter/middle Miajavon Coleman and libero Ashley Roman, defending champion Howard’s Jurnee Tipton (outside hitter) and Tamar Wells (middle blocker, 2019 MEAC Rookie of the Year) and North Carolina A&T State outside hitter Courteney Pitt.

Howard, which has won the last five MEAC volleyball titles, went 9-1 in league play last season to clinch another Northern Division regular-season crown. The Bison were picked to do so again this season, racking up 20 first-place votes and 117 points. Coppin State was picked to finish second.

Morgan State, Delaware State, Maryland Eastern Shore and Norfolk State rounded out the Northern Division poll.

In the Southern Division, defending regular-season champion North Carolina A&T State racked up 98 points and 20 first-place votes. Florida A&M (73 points) and Bethune-Cookman (57 points) were picked second and third, respectively, with each school picking up a first-place vote.

North Carolina Central and South Carolina State wrapped up the Southern Division predicted order of finish.

The fall 2020 season is currently slated to be played in the spring, pending conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and NCAA scheduling guidelines for fall championships being played in the spring.

Preseason Player of the Year: Edie Brewer, North Carolina A&T State

Preseason All-MEAC Team
As voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors

Name Class Pos. School Hometown
Jordan Jefferson Sr. OH Bethune-Cookman San Antonio, Texas
Miajavon Coleman Jr. OH Coppin State San Antonio, Texas
Ashley Roman So. L/DS Coppin State Isabela, Puerto Rico
Jurnee Tipton Sr. OH Howard Ypsilanti, Mich.
Tamar Wells So. MB Howard Apopka, Fla.
Edie Brewer Sr. S/RS North Carolina A&T State West Chester, Ohio
Courteney Pitt Sr. OH North Carolina A&T State Farmville, N.C.

 

Predicted Order of Finish
As voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors

NORTHERN DIVISION

School (first-place votes) Points
1. Howard (20) 117
2. Coppin State 74
t-3. Morgan State (1) 67
t-3. Delaware State 67
5. Maryland Eastern Shore 65
6. Norfolk State (1) 30

SOUTHERN DIVISION

School (first-place votes) Points
1. North Carolina A&T State (1) 98
2. Florida A&M (1) 73
3. Bethune-Cookman (1) 57
4. North Carolina Central 52
5. South Carolina State 20

Courtesy: MEAC



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