The Central Connecticut volleyball team held its first preseason practice on Friday afternoon at Detrick Gym. The Blue Devils are just two weeks away from opening the 2013 regular season at the Colgate Classic (Aug. 30-31).
The 2013 squad will feature eight returning players and five freshman.
The Blue Devils finished the 2012 season with an 18-13 record and as the runner-up in the Northeast Conference Tournament. After topping Robert Morris in the semifinal, CCSU dropped a thrilling championship match to LIU Brooklyn.
The Blue Devils will play in three tournament's on the road before hosting the CCSU Blue Devil Invitational on September 20-21. Northeast Conference play will begin the following weekend (Sept. 28-29) with matches at St. Francis Brooklyn and LIU Brooklyn.