The University of Providence Argos are in the middle of two-a-day practices to try and get ready as quickly as possible for their season opener against Walla Walla University.
The match against Walla Walla University is just one of many non-conference opponents the Argos will face before Frontier Conference play starts September 14 against Montana Western.
The Argos have to replace four senior starters, a group that helped the team finish the 2016 season at 14-14.
Head coach Arunas Duda knows his team can do better, and it all starts with getting everyone on the same page.
"We have a lot of capable players ready to step up and new crop coming in," Duda said. "That chemistry is going to take a while to develop."
One player who has accepted a leadership role this season and can help develop that chemistry is senior middle blocker Josee Pendleton.
"The talent level is unbelievable. I don't think we've had a week of practice where the girls are in the shape they're at in a really long time," she said. "I think working on that talent and polishing it, limiting our errors, and getting those wins when we need them will help us have a winning season."
The Argos also finished their conference schedule last season with a .500 record at 6-6.