Among the teams that have opened practice this week is the Bethel College volleyball team.

The Threshers will be coached this season by former BC player and assistant coach Stacy Middleton, who had been coaching the Thresher softball team the past few seasons.

Middelton inherits a team that was winless last season.

Bethel opens the season Aug. 28 at home against Barclay College at Thresher Gym.