CAA Volleyball Conference Schedule

College of Charleston Will They Repeat?



The CAA volleyball conference schedule looks quite a bit different than

last season's as new teams join the eight squads in the league, in

hope's of claiming the Colonial Athletic Association championship crown.



The preseason coaches poll shows that the newcomer College of

Charleston has everybody's attention and respect as they were chosen

almost unanimously to finish first at the end of the season.


Next was Northeastern, followed by the Delaware Blue Hens, Hofstra,

James Madison, Towson, William and Mary and UNCW.


Stay tuned..the preseason action begins on August 30...



College of Charleston Cougars



The Cougars, who received 7 out of eight first place votes and were

picked to finish first in the CAA in the preseason poll, migrated from the

Southern Conference where they maintained a permanent first place

position either in the tournament playoffs or at the end of the regular

season.



Wow! The Cougars opened the season with a resounding attack on their

prey at the Georgia Tech Invitational on August 30 - 31.


Showing they were well prepared for their first road trip the Cougars

devoured Chattanooga 3-2 in their season open match and just kept on

the hunt in their next game against Flordia A&M with a 3-0 sweep

followed by another 3-0 upset against the favored Georgia Tech.



Maintaining their confidence against Charleston Southern, they swept

their opponents on their own home volleyball court, the TD Arena, on

Tuesday September 3.



The weekend of September 6 - 7 finds the Cougars hosting their

own tournament the C of C Invitational where Indiana, South Carolina

State and Coastal Carolina join the Cougars for a two-day tournament.



A trip to California on September 13 is planned  for the Cougars where

they will take on West Coast teams at the Long Beach State

Tournament where they test their fortune against Seattle, Long Beach

State and Loyola Marymount.


The second tournament hosted at home by the Cougars, the C of C

Classic will once again be held in the TD Arena on September 20 - 21,

this time with guest teams from Alabama A7M, UNC Asheville, SMU and

Ball State.


The first CAA volleyball conference match will be on September

27 against Northeastern.



Northeastern Huskies



The Knights, picked second in the CAA volleyball conference preseason

coaches poll open the season 1-3 after attending the Dayton

Invitational where they lost in five sets to Missouri State, four sets to

Dayton and five sets to Tulsa on August 30 - 31.



On their home volleyball court, the Cabot Center, the Huskies gained

their confidence and a notch in the winner's column by beating New

Hampshire on Tuesday September 3.


Continuing their very tough preseason schedule Northeastern heads to

the University of Connecticut Invitational to face Pittsburgh, the host

Connecticut and Albany on September 6 - 7.


A west coast trip is next, for the Huskies who travel to the Aztec

Invitational to face the San Francisco Dons, SMU and the host the

Aztecs of SDSU on September 13 - 14.



Three home matches in the Cabot Center are scheduled against three

non conference teams starting with Boston College on September 20,

Harvard on September 21 and St. John's on September 22 before

Northeastern starts their CAA volleyball conference schedule against

College of Charleston on September 27.




Delaware Blue Hens



Picked 3rd in the preseason coaches poll, the Blue Hens travelled to the

West Coast for the Pepperdine Asics Classic where they were swept

by Pepperdine, Wisconsin and Iona on August 30 -31.


Coach Kinney will take her team to the Loyola (MD) Radisson

Cross Keys  Greyhound Challenge next on September 6 - 7 to face

UMBC, La Salle and host Loyola.


A midweek match against Penn on September 10 is scheduled before the

Blue Hens host their own tournament, the Delaware Invitational on

September 13 -14 in the Bob Carpenter Center with visiting teams

from Sacred Heart, Furman, Delaware and Rutgers will come to do

battle.



One more trip to Villanova is on the calendar for September 17 before

the Blue Hens fly to South Carolina for the Clemson Classic on

September 20 -21 to face Towson, Alabama and the host the Clemson

Tigers.


The Blue Hens travel to Towson for their first CAA volleyball conference

match on September 27.



Hofstra Pride



The Pride were picked to finish 4th in the CAA volleyball conference

preseason coaches poll and by the way they opened the season at their

own Hofstra Asics Invitational its apparent that the Pride intend to

exceed those expectations.


The Pride will take their 4-0 record to the Harvard Invitational on

September 7 where they face Harvard and College of Holy Cross before

they go up against Fordham on September 10.



The Pride will host their own tournament in the Physical Education

Center on September 13 - 14, the Hofstra Invitational with teams

from Central Michigan, USC Upstate, and Princeton.



A September 17 match against LIU Brooklyn is planned before the Pride

head to the Temple Invitational on September 20 - 21 to confront

Brown, Delaware State and Temple.



UNC Wilmington is the first CAA volleyball conference match for the

Pride on September 27.



James Madison Dukes



James Madison was picked to finish 5th in the preseason coaches poll.


The Jefferson Cup was the first tournament for the Dukes on august 30

where they lost to Montana in five sets and Virginia in four sets before

they beat Marshall in five.



They host their own JMU Classic in the Sinclair Gymnasium on

September 6 - 7 with Wyoming, CSU Bakersfield and Presbyterian

coming to do battle.



A midweek encounter against Radford is next on September 10 before

the Dukes head to the Carolina Classic to try and beat up on Albany,

George Washington and hosts North Carolina on September 13 -14.



On September 20 - 21 host their second tournament in Sinclair

Gymnasium with teams visiting from Wake Forest, Campbell and

Cleveland State.


William & Mary is the first CAA volleyball conference opponent for the

Dukes on September 27.



Towson Tigers



Picked to finish 6th in the preseason coaches poll, the first stop on the

Tigers calendar was the Hokie Classic on August 30 - 31 where they

finished with three losses and one win.


The Tigers dropped matches to Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Pacific

before pulling out a win against St. Francis (PA).



On September 3 they beat Coppin State in four sets on their first home

match on their own volleyball court the SECU Arena.



The Tigers will test their 2-3 record at the NC State Tournament on

Sept 6 - 7 where they are scheduled to confront Binghamton,

Appalachian State and host North Carolina State.



A trip to Baltimore is next on September 10 to face UMBC before they

continue onto Albuquerque for the New Mexico Tournament where

they meet up with Northern Arizona, Abilene Christian and host New

Mexico.



A trip to Dover is next for a midweek encounter against Delaware State

before the Tigers hit the trail for the Mizzou Classic to  battle against

Southeast Missouri, Missouri, Middle Tennessee State and Samford on

September 20 - 21.


The Tigers will  try to consume the Blue Hens of Delaware on Sept 27 in

the first CAA volleyball conference match of the season.



William & Mary Tribe



Although they were picked by the CAA volleyball conference coaches to

finish 7th, the Tribe opened the season with a clear statement that

they intend to ignore all forecasts in their regards.




Hosting their own Tribe Invitational on August 30 - 31, W&M

proceeded to upset visiting San Jose State in four sets, before falling to

Campbell in five and Northern Arizona in three.



A West Coast trip to the Fullerton Invitational is next where the Pride

will duke it out with Gardner-Webb, Wake Forest, Kent State and Cal

State Fullerton on September 6 - 7.



The second road trip will be to the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg,

Virginia to test their skills against Duquesne, Lipscomb and Virginia Tech

on September 13 -14.



Norfolk State comes to Williamsburg to face in Tribe on their home court

the Kaplan Arena at William and Mary Hall on September 17, before

William & Mary take to the road again to attend the Jefferson Cup where

they will meet Columbia, Seton Hall and Virginia across the net on

September 20 - 21.



One last non conference match is scheduled against Hampton before

the Tribe travel to Harrisonburg Virginia to confront James Madison for

their first CAA volleyball conference match on September 24.



UNCW Seahawks



Although the Seahawks were pick to finish last in 8th at the end of the

season they clearly intend to prove something to themselves and the

nonbelievers as they showed up and showed out at the Kristen

Dieckmann Invitational on August 30 - 31 as they proceeded to

knockout Navy, 3 - 1, Elon in three sets and UIC in four sets as they

walked away with the tournament championship title.



A trip to test their 3-0 record will take the Seahawks to Miami for the

FIU Tournament to encounter Houston Baptist, Alabama and host FIU

on  September 6 - 7.



The Seahawks have invited North Carolina A&T, mercer, Western

Carolina and UNC Asheville to participate in their own Hilton Garden Inn

Mayfaire UNCW Volleyball classic on September 13 -15 in Hanover Hall.



A trip to North Carolina to face Campbell is next on September 18 before

UNCW continues on the Winthrop Invitational on September 20 - 21 to

try their luck against The Citadel, Winthrop and Bethune-Cookman.



The Seahawks face Hofstra in their first conference game on September

27.





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