CMU Women's Volleyball junior libero Taylor Woods was named the RMAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
The Arizona product racked up 4.71 digs per set last season.
The Lady Mavs will start their season against Western New Mexico on Friday as part of the Oredigger Classic.
Then the team will follow with matchups against a few unfamiliar opponents such as Rollins College, Texas Woman's and No. 15 Cal State San Bernardino.
"I think it's kind of fun because it's one of those few times you don't actually have film exchanged," head coach Dave Fleming says. "So you're going to have to make adjustments on the fly. That's where the good coaches stand out, or the bad ones. It's a lot of fun going out there and you don't know what's going to be on the other side of the net."