Sports preview 2013


Women’s volleyball coach Jesse Mahoney enters his second year at the helm in 2013, looking to improve on a 2012 season that was one of the team’s most successful seasons in recent years. DU finished 2012 with a 17-13 record powered by an offense ranked first in the WAC and 44th in the country. The bad news? Mahoney will have to replace his floor leader after the graduation of Faimie Kingsley, a middle hitter who finished the final season of her career ranked sixth in the NCAA in blocking and 22nd for her offense.

But DU will welcome back another First Team All-League selection in senior Colleen King. Also returning are three of the Pioneers’ top four attackers, a group that includes King and sophomore Michele Swope, who was named to the WAC All-Freshman team last year. DU should be strong defensively as it moves into the Summit League.

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