DePauw volleyball antcipates successful season


After a season where they went 25-6 (7-1 in conference play) the women's volleyball team strived to have a productive offseason with hopes of making a run towards the NCAA Tournament.
When asked about the team's offseason improvements, senior Kelly Doyle had this to say: "I think that we got a lot stronger this offseason...everybody took their summer conditioning really seriously and I think everybody improved in their lifts and in their mile times and in their speed and conditioning overall."
She continued to add that the additional experience will help the team throughout the season, "last year we had nine freshmen come in, so they really didn't know what to expect come preseason. But this year we had a much larger returning team which I think really helped us this year just being able to push and be able to improve a lot more over the summer just because everybody knew what to expect coming in."
Doyle also said that "we want to win conference and get to the NCAA Tournament."
As one of the two seniors on the team, Doyle also disclosed that she's excited to be a vocal leader on the team and that the younger players can "come to us with any questions about volleyball or DePauw in general" and "count on us to make big plays."
Based on the success they had last season, five talented incoming freshmen, as well as the growth of the returning players, Doyle and fellow senior Tori Bowerman should be able to help lead Coach Deb Zellers team back to the NCAC Tournament and a potential NCAA Tournament berth.