The Wartburg volleyball team enters the 2004 season looking to extend its streak of 30-win seasons and its three-year run at qualifying for the NCAA tournament. A strong senior class that has an 88-28 overall record through its first three years will lead Wartburg. The Knights are coming off their second consecutive 30-win season. Senior setter Sarah Olsen says the Knights have to continue to challenge themselves to get better. She says the increased success the last two years has pumped them up and pushed them to win more.Last year Wartburg was eliminated in the NCAA Regionals in a close match to eventual NCAA Division-three champion Washington of St. Louis, Missouri. Senior middle hitter Renea Grafft says that the Knights want to use that close loss to motivate them going into this year. She says they know they can play with the best teams in the nation and that’s made them hungry. Wartburg will play a tough schedule that features seven schools that were ranked in the final top-25.
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