Updated Wed, Aug 22, 2012 1:38 pm
The Ohio volleyball team was predicted to capture the MAC East title and preseason honors have been handed out to three Bobcats as well.
Lexie Hartnett, Chelsea Bilger, and Kelly Lamberti were all selected to the Mid-America Conference's Preseason All-East Division Team.
Ohio took three of the 12 spots on the team, more than any other team in the conference, after a vote by the league's head coaches.
Lamberti and Bilger are entering their sophomore year for the 'Cats and Hartnett is a red-shirt junior.
Last season, Harnett received All-MAC honors for the second time in her career, after helping Ohio rank 19th in the nation in blocks per set.
Lamberti ranked second in the league in kills, fifth in service aces and led Ohio in double-doubles with 19. Bilger was named to the All-Freshman team last season after recoding 13 double-doubles for the Bobcats.