The America East Conference
The 2017 volleyball season begins on Friday, Aug. 25 with all seven teams
in action. The 84-match conference schedule begins Sept. 22 and wraps
up on Nov. 12. The top four teams in the conference standings will qualify
for the America East Conference Championship, which takes place Friday,
Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 or Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19
at the No. 1 seed.
The America East playoffs will be held over the weekend of Nov. 17 – Nov.
19. The top four teams from the regular season will earn berths in the
The America East Conference Championships will be held on the home
volleyball court of the top seeded team at the end of the regular
The top four teams will qualify to battle it out at the AE Championships
and the last team standing will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA
Women's Volleyball Championships in early December.
Stay tuned..the preseason action begins on in three weeks..
UAlbany starts the 2017 campaign in Los Angeles in the Baden Invitational
at USC on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. All dates and
times for the matches are to be determined. UAlbany will play Michigan, a
2016 NCAA Round of 16 participant, tournament host USC, which played in
last year's NCAA Tournament, and Loyola Marymount.
The Purple & Gold welcome three teams to the University Gym for its home
tournament the next weekend.
UAlbany hosts St. John's for a night match at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,
September 1st. On Saturday, September 2nd, UAlbany plays Colgate, the
2016 Patriot League runner-up, at 1 p.m. and Temple, third place in the
AAC last year, at 7 p.m.
The Great Danes head south to the suburbs of Philadelphia to compete in
the Villanova Classic, starting with a match against UConn on Friday,
September 8th at 11 a.m. then Princeton, the defending Ivy League
champion, later at 5 p.m.
The team finishes the invitational against tournament host Villanova the
following day at 2:30 p.m.
UAlbany plays its final in-season tournament of the year in the state of Colorado.
The Great Danes challenge the tournament host Colorado State, which played in the
2016 NCAA Tournament, on the opening day of the invitational, Friday, September
15th at 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. MT). On Saturday, September 16th, UAlbany has matches
against Pac-12 member Colorado at 1 p.m. ET (11 a.m. MT) and Xavier at 7 p.m. ET
(5 p.m. MT).
The team begins America East Conference play with three home matches,
starting with SUNY rival Binghamton on Friday, September 22nd at 7 p.m.
The next weekend, UAlbany plays a pair of contests in two days, taking on UNH
in a rematch of the America East Conference title match on Friday, September 29th at
7 p.m. then UMass Lowell on 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th.
The Bearcats open the season with back-to-back tournaments, beginning
in Las Vegas at the UNLV Invitational Aug. 25-26.
Binghamton will then travel to Poughkeepsie September 1-2 for the Marist
tournament before returning to the West Gym for the home opener against
Siena College on September 5.
The Bearcats will travel Ithaca for the Cornell Tournament (Sept. 8-9) and
Long Island for the Hofstra Invite (Sept. 15-16).
Binghamton kicks off conference play on the road against UAlbany on Sep.
22 and then will host UMass Lowell (Sept. 29) and University of New
Hampshire (Oct. 1).
After traveling to UMBC (Oct. 6) and Hartford (Oct. 8) the Bearcats return
home to host Stony Brook (Oct. 13) and Albany (Oct. 20) to begin the
second round of conference play.
UMBC travels to University of Maryland.
UMBC will open the tournament and season with a game against the hosts
on Friday, Aug. 25th at 7:00 PM, and will then take on Temple and
Northeastern on Saturday at 1:00 PM
and 4:00 PM.
Maryland finished 12th in the Big Ten last season, while Temple finished
third in the American Athletic Conference, and Northeastern finished
fourth in the CAA.
UMBC will then travel to Nebraska to take part in the Ameritas Players
Challenge, facing the 2015 NCAA Champion Nebraska on Friday, Sept. 1st,
and then Oral Roberts and St. Mary's on Saturday. Nebraska finished in
second in the Big Ten last year with a 32-4 record, Oral Roberts finished
fifth in the Summit League, and St. Mary's finished ninth in the West Coast
The Wildcats open play Aug. 25-26 with four matches at St. John's
University for the first of four regular-season tournaments. New
Hampshire plays College of the Holy Cross and University of Connecticut
on the opening day, then the 'Cats battle the host team and wrap up the
tourney against Sacramento State.
UNH opens September with a trip to Michigan, where the 'Cats will play
Wisconsin-Green Bay, Michigan and Butler. The Wildcats play their home
opener Sept. 5 against Bryant University and return to the road that
weekend at Fairfield University to play the Stags as well as Washington
The 'Cats then travel to Boston for a match against Northeastern
University on Sept. 12.
New Hampshire welcomes Siena College, University of Rhode Island and
Dartmouth College to Lundholm Gymnasium for the Holly Young
Invitational on Sept. 15-16.
The Seawolves will play 20 of 28 matches away from Pritchard
Gymnasium, including 14 of their first 15 in 2017.
The early-season nonconference schedule will bring Stony Brook to
Indiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and central New York in preparation
for the 12-match America East slate, with a trio of local foes mixed in for
Stony Brook begins 2017 with four matches in the season's opening
weekend in Indianapolis.
The Seawolves will begin the year against Robert Morris and face host
Butler in the opening Friday (Aug. 25) before squaring off with Oakland
and Eastern Michigan (Aug. 26).
The following two weekends will be spent in New England, beginning with
three matches at Harvard. Stony Brook will face the host Crimson in
Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sept. 1), before playing American and Sacred
Heart the following day (Sept. 2).
Stony Brook will play the first of eight home matches when cross-island
foe Hofstra visits Pritchard Gymnasium (Sept. 5) before returning to the
road for three matches in Smithfield, Rhode Island, at Bryant.
The Seawolves will face Brown (Sept. 8) before matches against Bryant
and Manhattan (Sept. 9).
Hartford starts the 2017 season with six-straight road matches, starting
Aug. 25, when it travels down to West Point, N.Y., for the Army
Tournament, as the Hawks will face Central Michigan, St. Francis and Army
at the four-team round robin.
The following weekend, the Hawks travel to Storrs for a stiff test, as they
will play three matches in the UConn Tournament. The Hawks take on LSU
at 10 a.m. and Iona at 4 p.m. on
Friday, Sept. 1, and play UConn on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m.
Excited for the 2017 season to begin!! These words are rarely said but.......Is it August yet?!?!?https://t.co/zGqoVeAsbz— Hartford Hawks VB (@HartfordVball) June 15, 2017
Hartford will host its own tournament Sept. 8 -9, with Niagara, NJIT and
CCSU coming to the Hartford Volleyball Gym. The Hawks will take on the
Purple Eagles at 12 p.m. and the Highlanders at 7 p.m. on Friday, before
facing the Blue Devils at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Hawks then wrap up their non-conference tournament schedule by
facing Brown, Lehigh and Sacred Heart at the Pioneer Invitational Sept.
Kallick's squad will begin conference play at home where they take on
UMBC on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., before playing host to a non-conference
affair, against Coppin State, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. Hartford then
will travel to Stony Brook on Sept. 29 to take on the Seawolves, with first
serve at 7 p.m.
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