Volleyball Tabbed Fourth in Preseason Coaches' Poll; Blanchard Adds Kiselica to Staff

Volleyball Tabbed Fourth in Preseason Coaches' Poll; Blanchard Adds Kiselica to Staff

Baltimore, MD – On Thursday, the America East Conference released the results of the preseason volleyball coaches', with the Retrievers picked to finish fourth in the conference.

The full rankings are as follows:
 
No.                  School                         Points (1st Place Votes)

1.                     New Hampshire          34 (5)

2.                     Albany                       31 (2)

3.                     Binghamton                27

4.                     UMBC                         22

5.                     Stony Brook                16

6.                     Hartford                       9

7.                     UMass Lowell             8

 
Also on Thursday, former Temple University Student Director of Volleyball Operations Christian Kiselica has joined the UMBC Volleyball team as an assistant coach, head coach Ian Blanchard announced.
Kiselica is coming to UMBC with prior coaching experience, most recently with the Delaware United Volleyball Club as the head coach, before going to Temple.  He also was the head coach and assistant coach for various high schools.
Along with coaching teams, Kiselica has coached summer camps since 2014, including the UMBC Volleyball Camps this past summer.  Kiselica also has playing experience, being on the Temple Men's Club Volleyball Team from 2014-2017 as an Outside Hitter/Libero.
Kiselica graduated from Temple this past spring with a bachelor's degree in Sports and Recreation Management.
Kiselica's certifications and training include AVCA Convention, DataVolley, USA Volleyball CAP I, SafeSport Training, Mandated Reporter Training, and USA Volleyball Impact Certification.