SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Morningside Volleyball comes into the season picked to finish sixth in the GPAC. The Mustangs are also receiving votes in the NAIA preseason top 25.
Morningside is coming off a 14-16 season a year ago. The Mustangs also made it to the NAIA national tournament, just missing out on a chance to advance to bracket play. The starting lineup will be senior heavy with middle hitters Brittni Olson and Emma Gerber joining outside hitter Krista Zenk. Senior setter Callie Albericio also returns. She was just shy of 1,000 assists a season ago. Head Coach Beth Donnelly says this is a really competitive group.
“It doesn’t matter if we’re playing Tic-Tac-Toe or we’re playing for a national championship, these girls wanna win and they compete at a high level,” said Donnelly. “You gotta recruit those kinds of kids in this conference and I think we have a good chunk of them. It’s just going to be whether we can stay consistent all year long.”
“I’m actually very excited for this year,” said Albericio. “We’re returning a lot of great seniors. As a whole we added some transfers and so I’m excited to see with all of our past together we’ve all had at least two if not three years with each other so we’re excited to see what we can do.”
The Mustangs begin the season August 23rd at the KCAC Fall Fling tournament in Hutchinson Kansas.