Two of Ottawa University’s top programs enter 2018-19 nationally ranked.

The OU women’s soccer team is No. 16 in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Top 25 Preseason Poll. The team is one of two Kansas Collegiate Athletic Confernece members to make the Top 25, along with Oklahoma Wesleyan (13). Ottawa is also one of two Kansas teams to start the year ranked, along with Benedictine College (2).

The Lady Braves are coming off a 17-4-1 campaign last season where they advanced to the NAIA National Tournament Final Site. The team boasts KCAC preseason team selection Ady Barraza, senior midfielder.

OU opens its season 7 p.m. Aug. 20 with a home scrimmage against Emporia State. It plays noon Aug. 25 at home agianst Dordt College.

NAIA Women’s Soccer Preseason Top 25

1 - Spring Arbor (Michigan)

2 - Benedictine (Kansas)

3 - Northwestern Ohio

4 - William Carey (Mississippi)

5 - Martin Methodist (Tennessee)

6 - Southeastern (Florida)

7 - Vanguard (California)

8 - Westmont (California)

9 - Mobile (Alabama)

10 - Columbia (Missouri)

11 - Marian (Indiana)

12 - Keiser (Florida)

13 - Oklahoma Wesleyan

14 - Embry-Riddle (Arizona)

15 - Tennessee Wesleyan

16 - Ottawa (Kansas)

17 - The Master’s (California)

18 - Central Methodist (Missouri)

19 - Cumberland (Tennessee)

20 - Georgia Gwinnett

21 - Science and Arts (Oklahoma)

22 - Lindsey Wilson (Kentucky)

23 - Hastings (Nebraska)

24 - John Brown (Arkansas)

25 - Eastern Oregon

The Lady Braves volleyball team is ranked No. 23 in the NAIA Preseason Volleyball Poll.

The team was 30-13 last year and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament Final Site. Three returners made the KCAC Preseason Team in Liz Heit, senior libero; Kenna Hall, senior middle blocker, and Yuleika Jiminez, junior outside hitter.

The team is the lone member of the KCAC to start the season in the Top 25.

Ottawa begins its season 3:30 p.m. in the KCAC Preseason Tournament at Hutchinson Sports Arena against Bethany College.

NAIA Women’s Volleyball Preseason Top 25

1 - Lindsey Wilson (Kentucky)

2 - Dordt (Nebraska)

3 - Missouri Baptist

4 - Viterbo (Wisconsin)

5 - Park (Missouri)

6 - Westmont (California)

T7 - Northwestern Iowa

T7 - College of Idaho

9 - Grand View (Iowa)

10 - Hastings (Nebraska)

11 - Midland (Nebraska)

12 - Montana Tech

13 - Southern Oregon

14 - Columbia (Missouri)

15 - Eastern Oregon

16 - Cornerstone (Michigan)

17 - Georgetown (Kentucky)

18 - Doane (Nebraska)

19 - Corban (Oregon)

20 - Madonna (Michigan)

21 - Bellevue (Nebraska)

22 - Indiana Wesleyan

23 - Ottawa (Kansas)

24 - Northwest (Washington)

25 - Jamestown (North Dakota)