Washington Huskies 2003 Volleyball Outlook
Aug. 20, 2003
For the first time since 1997, the Huskies posted a 20-win season and appeared in the NCAA Tournament. Pac-10 Coach of the Year Jim McLaughlin will take four returning starters (plus libero) in quest of another successful season in 2003.
ACCORDING TO COACH McLAUGHLIN
'We've accomplished a lot in the last two year and have made a lot of progress. But we had a lot of progress to make. Making the NCAA Tournament was big for us, however, our goal is to make a solid run in the tournament each year and for postseason play to be part of the norm.
'From top to bottom the Pac-10 is tough. Having coached in the Big 12, the Pac-10's standard of play is visibly higher. We've got to come into each night prepared to do battle. We also have to be prepared to face a conference team in the NCAA Tournament. With eight of the Pac-10's teams making the tournament and four of those advancing to the final eight, the proof is in the pudding. The Pac-10 season will be a challenge.'
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