California State University-San Marcos moved up a spot Tuesday in the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
CSUSM (12-5) moved from No. 24 to No. 23 with 144 points in the latest poll. The Lady Cougars are only Association of Independent Institutions Conference school in the top 25, while Ashford earned 40 votes this week to be among other schools receiving votes..
Johnson and Wales University's Lizzie Michalski and Trevor Shepherd have earned top honors in the Association of Independent Institutions Conference this week as Michalski has been named the Female Athlete of the Week, while Shepherd has been named the Male Athlete of the Week for the week of September 8-14.
Michalski, a senior middle blocker from Longmont, Colo., powered the Wildcats to a 4-0 week as she recorded 42 kills and a .284 attacking percentage. She averaged 3.0 kills per set and had 10 digs and eight block assists from her middle blocker position against Presentation, Sterling College, Manhattan Christian and Embry-Riddle (AZ).