Four days before her team was set to open the 2010 season, UC Irvine women's volleyball coach Paula Weishoff struggled with an answer to the question of how the Anteaters would fill the biggest void in a lineup that had the best winning percentage in the program's history last fall.
But while the inquiry about which one or two, or four players will step into the setter role handled the past four seasons by now-departed Taryn Robertson is indeed pressing, it still may not be the foremost question on Weishoff's mind.
The three-time Olympian, whose first season at the UCI helm produced a 22-8 record, an unprecedented three tournament titles, a share of second place in the Big West Conference and a top ranking of No. 18 in the nation, is perhaps most preoccupied by a bigger question facing the Anteaters this season.
Actually, it has been the question Weishoff was most anxious to answer ever since she took the job: How good can the Anteaters get?