Morningside is tabbed for a sixth place finish in the GPAC volleyball race by the league’s head coaches.

Morningside is picked sixth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Volleyball Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

Morningside returns 13 letter winners from a team that posted a 20-15 record last season and finished sixth in the GPAC standings with an 8-8 league mark.

The Mustangs advanced to last year’s NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, where they upset seventh-ranked Park 3-2 in pool play to defeat a Pirate team that eventually reached the semifinals of the national tournament.

The Mustangs will open the 2017 campaign at the Hope/Vanguard Summer Slam on Aug. 16-17 in Fullerton, Calif.