The Florida A&M Lady Rattlers and Maryland Eastern Shore Lady Hawks were picked as the preseason favorites in the northern and southern divisions for the second consecutive year.
Florida A&M posted a 7-1 conference mark and 12-15 overall record in the 2010. The Lady Rattlers welcome back two key returnees Junior Pamela Barrera and sophomore Katherine Huanec.
Barrera led her team with a .253 hitting percentage while averaging 2.20 kills per set.
The defending MEAC champion South Carolina State Lady Bulldogs placed three on the 2011 preseason team.
The Lady Rattler team will begin their season against Kanas on Friday, August 26 in Athens, Ga. at 4:30 p.m.
Their first home game will be Sunday, September 4, against Jacksonville at 3:00 p.m.