After a long offseason and a summer of training, the Colorado Mesa women's volleyball team had its first official practice on Monday.
After a 17-10 season just a year ago, and losing the last four games of the season, the Mavericks are looking to turn things around.
"I really like this group behind me," head coach Dave Fleming. "They're super athletic, I think we can compete in the RMAC, we have to stay healthy."
Fleming added that he doesn't think that the RMAC will project the team high in the preseason rankings, but still thinks that his team will surprise people.
"I want the team to be the best that they can be," senior outside hitter Mackenzie Edwards said. "I just want us to do well I don't want the stress, the drama, or anything like that.
"I just want it to be a fun good year for us. That's honestly our biggest goal, which is kind of sad, but I want to go out with a bang."
The Mavericks will start their season on August 24 in California for the Concordia-Irvine Invitational.