The volleyball team is headed home to spend time with family, and their training programs, for the summer before returning in July to be ready for the 2016-17 season come August.

Head Coach Lindsey Devine is ecstatic over the spring season that the team had coming off an overall 19-12, 9-7 in SoCon play, fall season.

Six freshman joined the team in the fall and Coach Devine was proud of how the girls came to join with the existing players and develop the good identity that brought them into great spring play and an overall ability to produce on the court.

With three seniors on the team set to graduate, Coach Devine has recently added two new recruits to the squad that look to be great assets to the team that came together so well last fall.

The spring season was a much-needed time for the volleyball team to work on everything that would set them apart in the coming fall.

“The girls came with a great mental mindset after Christmas,” Devine said. “We talked as a team about the focuses we wanted to take as part of our training routine.”

The girls really focused on offensive shots, combining the front row block with the back row defense and overall giving the hitters a chance to be what they needed to be and get multiple opportunities in all areas of the court.

Coach Devine acknowledged how hard the team worked in the weight room as well as on the court and hopes that due to these successes in the spring the team will recognize what they are capable of for the fall.

“Our hope is that they are going to continue to build on the great things that they did in the spring and work hard in the summer,” Devine said. “So when they return in July, they as a team are going to be in the position to be successful on the court.”

Over the course of June, the girls will be at home with their training programs that assess skills on the court as well as the importance of the weight room. For Coach Devine, the hope is that when they come back they will be mentally and physically prepared to get wins on the court.

“I expect that now that they have kind of a taste and understanding of what is important and how to get there that they will build on that with confidence,” Devine said. “And [that they] have a belief and a trust in each other and a trust in the vision that we have for them to go and be competitive.”