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Experience and Depth Big Plusses for Central Volleyball

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

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.