Lady Tigers ranked No. 3 in Preseason Poll

Paintsville’s Kaitlyn Newsome goes up for a kill attempt in action last season at Pike Central. Newsome is the lone senior on the Lady Tiger roster this season. Paintsville is ranked No. 3 in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Top 5 Poll.

The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association released their Preseason Top 5 Poll in the 15th Region and two-time defending region champion Paintsville comes in ranked third.

Floyd Central sits atop of the poll at No. 1. Pikeville follows at the two spot, while East Ridge and Pike Central are tied for fourth.

Paintsville graduated a lot of talent from last season. The Lady Tigers graduated the region’s top player in Megan Taylor along with seniors Lindsey Nelson, Jordan Mulcahy and Anna James.

Paintsville finished with a 35-4 record last season.

The Lady Tigers only have one senior on this year’s roster — Kaitlyn Newsome. Besides Newsome, Shelby Hatfield  returns this season as well.

Paintsville is scheduled to kick the season off Tuesday at Magoffin County at 7:00 p.m.

Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA)

Preseason 15th Region Top 5 Poll

1. Floyd Central

2. Pikeville

3. Paintsville

T-4. East Ridge

T-4. Pike Central

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