Volleyball tabbed seventh in GPAC preseason coaches' poll

Volleyball tabbed seventh in GPAC preseason coaches’ poll

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – In Tuesday’s release of the GPAC volleyball preseason coaches’ poll, third-year head coach Scott Mattera’s Bulldogs tied for seventh with a total of 40 points. A steadily improving program, Concordia finished eighth last year and went 17-14 overall for the team’s first winning record since 2007.

The Bulldogs will take aim at the top half of the league this season with a more experienced group. They return every significant contributor from the 2013 team and have an abundance of senior leadership. New to the program last year, the likes of outside hitters Paige Getz and Claire White, setter Alayna Kavanaugh and middle Taylor Workman figure to be more comfortable with their surroundings.

“We’re proud of the work we’ve put in but we’re still at the point we keep talking potential,” Mattera said. “It’s about the results. Our off-the-court results have been phenomenal – in the classroom and our spiritual life. The culture and the chemistry is absolutely fantastic. Last year was a solid step in the right direction – first .500 season in a little while but we haven’t gotten over the hump yet. That’s where we see this going.”

More details on the 2014 Concordia volleyball team will be available in our soon-to-come season preview.

2014 GPAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Northwestern – 98 (8)
2. Midland – 91 (3)
3. Dordt – 83
4. Hastings – 69
5. Nebraska Wesleyan – 63
6. Briar Cliff – 55
T7. Concordia – 40
T7. Doane – 40
9. Morningside – 36
10. Mount Marty – 20
11. Dakota Wesleyan – 10

13 August 2014

Sophomore Paige Getz