Season Preview: Volleyball Aims To Ride Late-Season Surge Into 2017

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Head Coach: Erin Cady
Captains: Michelle Albright, Clare McInerney

2016 Recap (15-10): On the heels of the program's best-ever season, the Polar Bears worked through some early season growing pains to hit their stride in October, going 7-1 in-region down the stretch. Bowdoin knocked off Williams in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament and took the first set against top-seeded Tufts in the NESCAC semifinals before bowing out, 3-1.

2017 Preview: Bowdoin returns a boatload of talent that features four of the team's top five attackers from a year ago, including NESCAC Rookie of the Year Caroline Flaherty, who ranked second in the conference in kills (3.63/set) last fall. The Polar Bears will look to fill the holes left by a talented senior class that included three All-Region players and two All-Americans.

Bowdoin opens its campaign at home against Southern Maine (Sep. 6) before playing in the first of their three fall tournaments next weekend at the New England Invitational (Sep. 8-9). The squad will travel out-of-region for the second consecutive year at the challenging Transylvania Invitational in Kentucky (Sep. 22-23) and will also compete in the Hall of Fame Tournament at Amherst (Oct. 20-21). Key NESCAC home matches will include Colby and Bates in consecutive days (Sep. 15-16), Tufts (Sep. 19), Williams and Hamilton (Sep. 29-30) and Homecoming Saturday against Middlebury (Oct. 14).  

Follow Online: Watch home games courtesy of the Northeast Sports Network and all contests will be available via live statistics. You can also follow the team on Facebook, Instagram and on the free Bowdoin Front App, available on the App Store for Apple users and Google Play for Android users.