The Metro Atlantic Athletic volleyball schedule is made up of ten teams
belonging to colleges and universities found in three states:
Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
As usual, in the MAAC there is a regular season champion, which means
the team that finished with the best record at the end of the season is
the first place champion team.
There's also a winner of the MAAC conference championship playoffs.
So, if one of the MAAC teams didn't finish in first place at the end of the
regular season, they still have a chance to win the Metro Atlantic
Athletic playoff tournament which is held at the conclusion of the
Fairfield was the 2012 regular season champions and
they were the winners of the MAAC conference championship playoff
The Stags were chosen by the MAAC coaches in the annual preseason
poll as the team most likely to finish in first place again this year.
On November 23 - 24 the MAAC championship playoff tournament will
be hosted by Siena College who was picked as the team to finish in
second place in the preseason poll.
Canisius, Manhattan, Iona, Marist, Niagara, Rider, Saint Peter's and
Quinnipiac finish out the teams in order of votes received that the
coaches would finish in third through tenth place at the end of the
Stay tuned..the preseason action begins on August 30...
The Koessler Athletic Center was the site of the season opening Golden
Griffs Invitational on August 30 - 31 where the Griffs finished last with
losses to visiting teams from Eastern Michigan, NC State, Hartford and
Picked to finish third in the MAAC coaches preseason volleyball poll, the
Griffs travelled to the Mountaineer Invitational on September 6 -7 where
they again lost all four matches this time to Fordham, West Virginia,
Norfolk State and Navy.
The weekend of September 6 - 7 finds the Griffs travelling to the
Bucknell Invitational to face Fairleigh Dickinson and Bucknell for a
The Griffs face Buffalo on September 17 before their first Metro Atlantic
Athletic Conference volleyball game against the Peacock's of Saint
Peter's on September 21.
Picked first to finish the regular season again this year in the preseason
poll, the defending regular season and MAAC championship tournament
playoff winners started the season on rocky ground.
Finishing 0-3 at their first road tournament, the Utah Classic with losses
against Northern Iowa, Utah and Utah State, the Stags lost their first
home game on their court...the.... against Missouri on September 5.
Undaunted on their quest for their first victory, the Stags fared better
at the Boston College Invitational on September 6 - 7 where they won
their first match against Hampton, lost to the host Boston college but
rallied back for their second victory of the season against the Bryant
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbird Invitational is up next for the Stags on
September 13 - 14 where they face Colgate, Cornell, and LIU Brooklyn.
The Stags will try and butt Quinnipiac off the court in their first Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball match scheduled on September
The ambitious Iona Gaels started the season with a trip to the West
Coast for the Pepperdine Asics Classic in hopes of gathering experience
as the lost in three to nationally ranked Wisconsin and WCC
powerhouse Pepperdine but they learned enough to down Delaware in
three straight sets to give them their first notch in the win column.
The Cornell Invitational was next on September 6 - 7 against Buffalo,
Bucknell and Cornell where the Gaels fell to all three teams finishing with
a 0-3 record for the tournament.
Picked to come in fifth in the preseason poll the Gaels enter the third
week of tournament competition with a 1-5 record which they will try to
improve upon at the Active Ankle Challenge the weekend of September
13 - 14 with matches scheduled against Western Michigan, the Florida
Gators and Georgetown.
The Gaels will face Siena in their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
volleyball match on September 21.
Picked to come in fourth in the MAAC volleyball coaches preseason poll
the Jaspers are off to a strong start with a 2-1 finish at their first road
tournament the Holy Cross/UMass Lowell Tournament on August 30 - 31
where they won their first match of the year against UMass Lowell
followed by a victory over Stony Brook before losing to cohost Holy
The Jaspers continued to put marks in their win column by beating a
visiting St. Francis Brooklyn in their first home game on September 4.
The Jaspers finished with a 1-2 record at the Sacred Heart Invitational
where beat UMES in four sets and then suffered back-to-back losses to
American in four sets and then in five sets to sacred Heart.
Manhattan hosts the Big Green Invitational starting on Friday the 13 th
against Providence who they beat in three sets bettering their record to
It remains to be seen if this the lucky weekend for the Jaspers who
have upcoming matches against Providence, Dartmouth, Grand Canyon
and Central Connecticut State.
Howard comes to town to battle the Jaspers on September 19 before
Manhattan faces Marist in their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
volleyball match on September 21.
The Red Foxes were picked to come in sixth in the preseason coaches
They finished 1-3 at the University of Toledo Tournament
on August 30 - 31.
The Foxes suffered a loss to Army at West Point on September 4 before
attending the Volley in the Valley on September 6 - 7 Marist outfoxed
all three teams beating Dartmouth, Hartford and Umass Lowell for the
The Crosstown Tournament with Lafayette, St Francis (NY) and Lehigh
is on September 13 - 14.
September 21 marks the first day of competition for the Red Foxes on
their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball schedule when they
face Manhattan at home.
Picked to come in seventh on August 30 - 31 they lost three sets
straight to Buffalo, Temple and Buffalo again at the UB Invitational.
At the Akron Invitational they lost on September 6 - 7 to three teams
from UW Milwaukee, Akron and Tennessee Tech.
The Bulldog Invitational is on September 13 - 14 where they lost their
first match in three sets against Mississippi State and will play Wofford
twice before going up against Mississippi State again.
Rider is the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball game on
Although picked to come in 8th in the coaches preseason poll the
Broncs have busted out of their stall first at the Kathy Trosclair
Memorial Tournament a two-day event on August 30 - 31where they
won in three sets against Nicholls State and Mississippi Valley State and
lost to Tulane..
The Broncs lassoed Fairleigh Dickinson after trampling them in three sets
on September 4.
On September 6 - 7 they won the St. Francis Boston Terrier Invitational
where they beat Howard, NJIT and St. Francis Brooklyn
Their first home game in their Alumni gym against La Salle was
victorious as they walked away with a three set win on Sept 11
The Bucknell Invitational is next with matches against Fairleigh Dickinson
and Bucknell on September 14.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball schedule begins on
September 21 with a league match at home against Niagara.
Picked to come in 9th in the preseason coaches poll, the Peacocks
enter the third week of competition with a 1-9 record.
At the Lehigh Classic on August 30 - 31 lost three matches in three sets
to Rhode island, Lehigh and New Hampshire.
They suffered another loss to NJIT in a midweek match on September 4
before heading to the Lafayette Tournament on September 6-7 where
they lost in five to Wright State, but beat Fairleigh Dickinson before
losing to Lafayette and Lehigh.
On September 13 - 14 the Peacocks play Syracuse, Chicago State and
Delaware State before facing Saint Francis Brooklyn in one last match
before their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball calendar starts
with their first match against Canisius on September 21.
Picked to come in second the Saints exited the Hofstra Invitational with
a split record of 1-1 after a victory over Coppin State and a loss to
The lost to St. John's on September 2 before attending the K-State
Invitational where they lost all three matches to Southern Illinois,
Southeast Missouri and Kansas State on September 6- 7.
They lost three more matches at the Texas Invitational on September
12 - 13 against Texas A&M, Florida State and Michigan.
One last match is scheduled against Binghamton on September 17
before they face Iona their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
volleyball match on September 21.
The Bobcats enter the third week of competition with a six match losing
streak having lost the first three matches of the season at the Delta
Zeta Texas State Classic on August 30 - 31 against Houston, SMU,
Texas State and Lamar.
They subsequently lost to Providence, Saint Francis Brooklyn before
attending the Lafayette/Lehigh Crosstown Tournament where they play
again against Saint Francis Brooklyn, Lehigh, Lafayette and Morgan
They face Holy Cross at the Holy Cross Fieldhouse for one last match
before they begin their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball
schedule on September 21 against Fairfield.
The Bobcats were picked to come in tenth in the MAAC coaches
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