Concordia University women's volleyball coach Dan Fisher said a couple months ago he didn't expect to have it all "figured out" this season, the first at the school for himself and his coaching staff.
Coming from the University of Hawaii where he was the associated head coach, Fisher, 35, knew he was coming to a good program with support from the administration and talent on the team, but he also knew it was a very young team. There are no seniors and only four juniors on the roster.
Two-thirds of the way through the season, Fisher seems to have a handle on things. After sweeping Westmont Saturday night, the Eagles have won a school-record 19 straight matches, are 20-1 overall, including 8-0 in the Golden State Athletic Conference, and ranked No. 3 in the national NAIA poll.
"When you win, it's always a culmination of things," Fisher said. "The main factors are we're working really hard every day in the gym, we have a true team — they really enjoy each other's company, and they've really bought into everything the coaching staff has thrown at them. It's been a very low drama year."