Oregon State Beavers 2003 Volleyball Outlook
Aug. 14, 2003
OREGON STATE BEAVERS
Oregon State was anticipating this season to be a rebuilding process as it was to replace five senior starters while teaching six incoming freshmen the ropes of college volleyball at the Pac-10 level. However, while it will still be a learning process for the young Beavers, injuries resulted in key returning letterwinners picking up valuable playing time a year ago. Thus, the rebuilding process in 2003 may not be so daunting of a task for coach Nancy Somera and the Beavers.
ACCORDING TO COACH SOMERA
'We've known that 2003 was going to be a rebuilding year, but it's less than what we were anticipating a year and a half ago when we were recruiting to replace our big senior class.
'Whether we're rebuilding or not, we always have a legitimate chance at the NCAA Tournament. Last year, the NCAA took eight Pac-10 teams, so if we do what we need to do out of conference and are steady in the Pac-10, our chances are more than good.'