TEMPE, Ariz. — A more seasoned version of Sun Devil Volleyball is poised to win it in the 2022 season with players from every conference and key starters returning to make some noise.
In fifth year under head coach Sanja Tomasevic, Sun Devil Volleyball went 14-17 (7-13 Pac-12) in 2021. The team finished ninth in the conference and finished first from the conference to the total excavations. Arizona State has three wins over ranked opponents, all against Pac-12 teams during a five-game winning streak.
This season, ASU will face 10 NCAA tournament teams: four non-conference and six Pac-12. Eight of the 10 teams won at least one game in the tournament, including three in the Sweet Sixteen and one (Georgia Tech) in the Elite Eight. Eight of those teams are ranked in the AVCA’s preseason coaching survey, including two in the top 10: 8 Washington and 9 Georgia Tech. After opening the season at home with the Webb-Burbridge Classic, the Sun Devils will be on the road for the next five weeks, embracing the road warrior mentality.
Arizona State graduated just one senior last year, firing eight Sun Devils who started a game. With two graduate students, three seniors and six juniors, as well as a talented underclass group, the team is more mature and ready to tackle a tough schedule.