Seniors Lauren Wendt and Maggie Mumm join Mathis as the team's upperclassmen, and Mumm and Wendt will work in the middle between Nuxoll and Braunecker.
If the offense flows like Bailey hopes it can, the Bulldogs could improve upon last year's NTC title. They lost to Pana in the finals of the Shelbyville regional 25-19, 25-20, giving Pana one of its best games of the year as they advanced to the Super-Sectionals before falling to Edwards County.
Now, the Bulldogs are looking for their first regional crown since 2009.
"I think we have some very good hitters. Our hitting is strong, we can run a lot of different plays," Bailey said. "It always depends on passing. And long as we can keep the ball up, we can run a fast offense."
Rachel Schultz steps in at libero, taking over for the graduated Dammerman.
St. Anthony has no games for the rest of the month, beginning its season on Sept. 3 with its annual game with Effingham for breast cancer awareness.
"We haven't beat them yet, but we're trying to," Bailey said with a laugh.
SENIORS: Haylee Mathis, Maggie Mumm, Lauren Wendt
JUNIORS: Emily Wortman, Megan Nuxoll, Rachel Schultz, Logan Braunecker
SOPHOMORES: Raven Rincker, Aly Esker, Andrea Doedtman
FRESHMEN: Makayla Koening, Jenna Woltman, Taylor Dammerman