Viterbo volleyball is 20-0 and ranked number one in the country, but they aren't settling there.
" It's just a number right now, and it's real early," Head Coach Ryan DeLong. "We still got a month or so left. So there is still a lot of work to do."
" It's good, but it's also scary just because everyone's always out to get us," Senior Amelia Grahn said. "Everyone wants to beat us."
" We just have to keep improving," Senior Baylee Gross said. "We have so much things that we can work on and being number one doesn't mean we can stop where we are."
This isn't new to the seniors who were number one in 2015.
" Nothing matters but how you play volleyball," Gross said. "I think in 2015 when we were number one we just had so much pressure on ourselves."
" We still have to play like were always the under dog so were going to get everyones best game so we have to give everyone our best game," Grahn said. "We can't take any play off, any game off because no one is going to take any game off against us."
The V Hawks defeated the number seven ranked team Dordt last Thursday and now get set for their match-up with the number eleven Grand View this week.
" It just gets us ready for what's to come in November and December," Coach DeLong said. "It's probably no bigger game than any other game, but it does get us ready for what we hop to accomplish here down the road."
" We really have to take advantage of when we play these top teams," Grahn said. " We played Dordt, now we play Grand View, and I really think that prepares us for the post season. We're going to be seeing this teams at nationals saying we go."
This teams chemistry is immediately seen at practice and at games and contributes to the teams success.
" We hang out even outside the gym, and it's hard because we all have friends outside of volleyball, but then during volleyball season we never get to see anyone else. We don't even care we always want to be together," Grahn said.
" it's easy to go to work, it's easy to go on the long bus rides," Coach DeLong said. "We have a really good group of kids and I know a lot of coaches say that, but we are really tight. Our culture is tight."