UMD volleyball return six of seven starters ahead of 2023 season

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The University of Minnesota Duluth volleyball team finished last season with a record of 17-3. Making it all the way to the regional semifinal of the NCAA tournament.

This season the team looks to build on that as they only lost one starter and are bringing back 78% of their offensive output from 2022.

“If you include the libero, it’s six out of seven that we have back from last year’s lineup that we finished the season with. So, there’s definitely some experience there but there’s also the need to get those new faces acclimated to the how’s and the whys and the what’s of what our program is and how we do things,” said head coach Jim Boos.

An athlete to keep an eye on would be fifth year setter Madison Gordon, who was voted a NSIC player to watch earlier this week.

“I couldn’t get it if I didn’t have my teammates out there. Yes, I had a bunch of assist per set, but I couldn’t do it unless my hitters were able to kill that ball. So, it all goes to them for being able to get me where I am,” claimed Gordon.

Last year Gordon set career-highs in assists (1,286), kills (56) and points (98.5).

The season starts at the Ferris State University Invitational on September 1st.