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Bulldogs volleyball coach Jim Boos. UMD Athletics

Bulldogs volleyball coach Jim Boos on his veteran team, which opens Sept. 1 at the Ferris State Invitational: "We are very excited for the 2023 volleyball season. Coming off a year where we went 27-5 and made appearances in the NSIC and NCAA Tournament, expectations are high as we return 6 of 7 starters (including Libero) which includes 5 All-NSIC players. We have a challenging first two weeks of non-conference play as we will see teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year in 5 of the 8 matches. Included in the non-conference matches is our home tournament on Sept. 7-9 which will give us four additional home matches this year, which we are super excited about. And as always, the NSIC schedule will be demanding and tough. Five teams are nationally ranked in the top 11 of the AVCA Preseason poll including UMD at No. 8. We look forward to the challenge."