Following the most successful season in Concordia history, the Eagles enter the 2013 season with high expectations and a new coach as they go for a third consecutive GSAC title in the toughest volleyball conference in the NAIA. With Concordia's national championship victory in 2012, a GSAC team has won the NAIA Volleyball National Championship eight of the last ten years.
After losing back-to-back GSAC Player of the Year Brooke Marino to graduation and head coach Dan Fisher to University of Pittsburgh, Concordia got set for the upcoming season with the addition of established men's volleyball coach Trevor Johnson as the new head coach and a group of talented freshmen.
Meanwhile, Biola looks to improve on an impressive 2012 season that saw the Eagles advance to the NAIA semifinals as the No. 4 team in the nation. Biola returns three of its four All-Americans and have brought in Pepperdine transfer Alyssa Mason as they try to put an end to Concordia's recent dominance in the GSAC.
The Master's finished third in the GSAC last year and had its first national tournament appearance in school history. Under the leadership of GSAC Coach of the Year Bobby Blanken, the Mustangs return a solid group of players as they begin their 2013 campaign. Westmont and Vanguard, which each finished .500 in the GSAC last season, are looking to stay in the mix as some of the best teams in the NAIA battle it out in conference play.