Dailey, in her 21st season, had one of her best teams in 1995, when the Deacons had a program-best third-place finish in the NCAA Championships. She sees many similarities between that team and this team -- togetherness is the most notable shared attribute. She also admits that there have been seasons when the Deacons had ample talent but lacked unity.
"I just see this team pushing each other all the time, and they get along really well," Dailey said. "Some might not think that's a big deal, but I think it is."