The Central Connecticut volleyball team opened preseason on Friday with a conditioning test in Detrick Gym. Head coach Linda Sagnelli enters the 2012 season with a talented group of returning players led by senior Emily Cochran who earned second team All-Northeast Conference honors last season.
In 2011, the Blue Devils finished with a 20-11 record and reached the NEC Tournament for the ninth consecutive season. The Blue Devils also earned their sixth consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award.
The competition season will begin on August 24, when the Blue Devils travel to West Virginia for the Mountaineer Invitational. The following week the Blue Devils will host the CCSU Invitational, a two-day tournament at Detrick Gym.