Wolves Middle of the Pack in NSIC Preseason VB Poll

BURNSVILLE, MN (NorthernSun.org) – Concordia University, St. Paul was picked by the league coaches in the NSIC Preseason Volleyball Poll. The Golden Bears are coming off a 2022 season where they finished 31-6 and advanced to the NCAA National Championship match. CSP received eight first place votes to tally 190 points.

The defending NSIC regular season champions of Wayne State were picked second with 189 points and had the other seven first place votes.  Minnesota Duluth was third with 165 points while defending tournament champions of St. Cloud State were fourth with 154 points.

The 2023 NSIC Volleyball season will begin with non-conference matches on Thursday, August 31 while the NSIC schedule begins September 14-16.  The NSIC regular season champion will be determined by the 18-game conference schedule. The 2023 NSIC Volleyball Tournament shall be an eight-team tournament with the quarterfinals hosted at the top four seeds on Tuesday, November 14 and the semifinals/championship matches hosted at the highest remaining seed. The semifinals/championship matches will take place on two consecutive days between Friday and Sunday, November 17-19 with the dates of competition determined by the host institution.


“What excites me about the season is the challenge of taking a very young team into the nation’s No. 1 Division II volleyball conference and competing at the highest standard possible. We are looking to grow as a team exponentially with each opportunity. The depth we have at each position will be key in our training and overall development as the season progresses.”

                                                                                                                                  – Head Coach Brent Aldridge

“Keri graduated this spring with her undergraduate degree in Education. She will obtain her master’s in education degree over the next two years. Keri is a wonderful volleyball player, student athlete but an even better person. We will look for her leadership again as a Captain. During her career so far, Keri has made some very good changes in her game and is always looking to improve her skill set.”

                                                                                                                                    – Head Coach Brent Aldridge

The full release can be found HERE: https://northernsun.org/news/2023/8/3/womens-volleyball-2023-nsic-volleyball-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx