COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado College # 1 volleyball team begins its quest for a third championship at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in the past four years when the Tigers host the University of Dallas in a quarterfinal game at Reid Arena on Saturday.
CC that play in the div. III ranks ended the regular season with a 14-0 record. This is the third time in six years that the Tigers have topped the conference standings. They have also won 26 sets in a row since coming from behind to beat the No. 1 at the time. 1 Trinity University in five sentences on Saturday March. 6th
Colorado College has a mix of old and new players, led by Isabella Vasquez, a Palmer Terror graduate.
"I think we're just trying to focus on our side of the net and not really care who is on the other side," explained Vasquez, who was surprised the team was so good this season. "Just taking control of our game, being collective and not thinking long term because it can be very stressful and it just takes over weekend after weekend."
The Tigers are led by head coach Rick Swan, who will retire later this year.
"It would be fantastic," said Swam, who took over the program in 1998. "These kids worked really hard. It was a crazy year. They were very grateful. We talk about gratitude every day and hang such a banner would be kind of the icing on the cake."
There is no Division III national championship in volleyball this season due to COVID-19. The next best thing the Tigers can win would be the SCAC crown and would end the season unbeaten.