Oregon Ducks 2003 Volleyball Outlook
Aug. 13, 2003
Plain and simple - the Ducks will be young, young, and young. Eight freshmen, three sophomores and two juniors make up the 2003 Oregon roster for coach Carl Ferreira. Fortunately, experienced sophomore setter Jodi Bell returns to guide the Oregon attack.
ACCORDING TO COACH FERREIRA
'To succeed we have to have great kids with enjoyable chemistry. We have to have a family atmosphere in which we grow and learn from our mistakes.
'I like the fact that we are a young team. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Our roster is primarily built on players from the state of Oregon so they are true duck fans. They are so passionate about being successful in this league.
'With our roster and the kids we have playing for us, people should see a clear, definable formula for the type of kids we want and our recruiting philosophy. These players have the intangibles of being winners. The players coming in are competitors that make the people around them better.'