Last year the BU Bearcats made their fourth America East Volleyball Tournament in the last five years. They fell in the conference semi-finals. This year they bring back a lot of experience and are hungrier than ever to bring back the AEast Title to the West Gym.

"We just want to win," said junior Bailey Walker. "We want to win more than ever. Winning is fun and we want to have fun. So we're all really hungry this season, we're ready to come in and start strong. We're on the same page and ready for the conference championship."

"We have that hunger again to do a little bit better even this year," said Glenn Kiriyama, entering his 17th year as BU head coach. "I think all the returners, they haven't experienced a championship yet, so that's what we're gunning for and we want to do as well as we can this year."

The Bearcats open their season on August 28th against Florida Atlantic University as part of the FAU Invitational.