The Central College volleyball team is banking on depth and experience this fall, as the Dutch try to climb back into the national scene after a three-year absence.
Central’s rich tradition includes 17 Iowa Conference titles, 11 NCAA Division III tournament berths, and 3 National Championships, yet the Dutch haven’t made the tournament field since 2007, when this year’s seniors were freshmen. Five of those seniors carry extensive starting experience, as part of a group of nine returning letter-winners.
At least one starter is back at every position, and a deep class of underclassmen is expected to provided depth and competition for time on the court.
The Central College volleyball team was 20-13 last season, finishing in a tie for third place in the Iowa Conference.