WKU picked second in Conference USA Poll, Langenkamp tabbed Preseason Player of the Year

Middle hitter Noelle Langenkamp (13) blocks a spike by middle blocker Abby Filce (3) during WKU’s 3-0 win against the University of Louisiana Lafayette Nov. 8, 2013, at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky.

Elliott Pratt

The WKU volleyball team enters Conference USA picked to finish second by the league’s 13 head coaches in its preseason poll.

Defending C-USA champion Texas-San Antonio was tabbed as the preseason favorite.

Junior middle hitter Noelle Langenkamp was selected as the preseason player of the year. 

Fellow junior Haley Bodway and senior Heather Boyan were selected to the C-USA preseason All-Conference team. 

Langenkamp finished her sophomore campaign with the team’s second best hitting percentage of .411, also good for 15th nationally. The Cincinnati, Oh. native is a two-time All-Sun Belt Conference player. 

Langenkamp also finished second on the team with blocks in 2013 with 97. 

WKU won the Sun Belt Conference regular season title last season, going 17-1 in the league and 27-6 overall.

While a member of the Sun Belt, WKU won five SBC tournament championships, 10 regular season titles and made seven NCAA tournament appearances. 

2014 Conference USA Volleyball Preseason Team
Name School Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown
Sammie Bane Marshall S 5-4 Sr. Brownstown, Ind.
Chelsea Ross Middle Tennessee OH 5-11 Jr. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Carnae Dillard North Texas OH 5-11 Jr. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Amy Henard North Texas S 5-11 So. Weatherford, Texas
Sara Blasier Rice S 6-1 So. Hartford, Wis.
Quinci Hayward Southern Miss MB 6-5 Jr. Slidell, La.
Sara Rishell UAB MB 6-2 Sr. Smithsburg, Md.
Talia Jones UTEP OH 5-9 Jr. Gold Canyon, Ariz.
Dajana Boskovic UTSA OH 6-1 So. Bileca, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Jessica Waldrip UTSA S 5-10 So. New Braunfels, Texas
Haley Bodway WKU OH 6-0 Jr. Bloomington, Minn.
Heather Boyan WKU MH 6-1 Sr. Munster, Ind.
Noelle Langenkamp WKU MH 6-2 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio

2014 C-USA Volleyball Preseason Player of the Year 

Noelle Langenkamp – WKU

2014 Conference USA Volleyball Preseason Poll 


2. WKU

3. Rice

4. North Texas

5. Southern Miss (tie)

5. UAB (tie)

7. Middle Tennessee

8. Marshall

9. FIU

10. UTEP

11. Florida Atlantic

12. Charlotte

13. Louisiana Tech