Central Arkansas was picked by the coaches in the Southland
Conference volleyball race to finish first at the end of the regular season
The Sugar Bears, last year's regular season championship team and
playoff tournament winner, received the highest number of first place
votes with 8.
Following a distant second in terms of first place votes received in the
coaches poll was last season's playoff tournament runner ups, Oral
Roberts which garnered a total of two votes.
Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin, were tied for third with each
receiving one first place vote in the Southland coaches preseason poll.
Rounding out fifth through 12th place was Northwestern State, Houston
Baptist, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Lamar, Southeastern Louisiana,
McNeese State, Nicholls and New Orleans.
The Bearkats finished 1-2 at the Appalachian State tournament with
losses to Norfolk State and Appalachian State before winning against
Loyola Maryland on August 30 -31.
They were swept by Texas State before the weekend of September 6 -
7 where they attended the SMU Mustang Invitational where they
attended a two-day tournament with a victory against Grambling and
two losses against Davidson and SMU.
A trip to Coppin State on September 11 is planned before the Eagles go
to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Crowne Plaza Invitational
to play against Penn, Weber State and La Salle on September 14 - 15.
At their own tournament, the Sam Houston Invitational they finished 2-1
on September 20 - 21 with victories over Lamar, Jackson State and a
loss against Washington State.
The first match on the Southland Conference volleyball schedule for the
Bearkats is against Nicholls State on September 19.
The Golden Eagles opened the season undefeated going 3-0 at the
Texas Southern Tournament with victories over Texas Southern, Prairie
View A&M and Southern on August 30 - 31.
The Golden Eagles battled Tulsa on Tulsa's home court before
succumbing on September 3.
At the El Paso Sports Commission Volleyball Invitational on September 6
- 7 the Eagles once again went undefeated in tournament play beating
Texas Southern and Southern again, followed by a victory over UTEP.
At the Georgia Southern Tournament on September 13 - 14 the Eagles
finished 2-1 with victories over North Dakota State and High Point
before falling to the host Georgia Southern.
The Southland Conference volleyball schedule begins on September 19
for Oral Roberts with a match against Incarnate Word.
The Sugarbears finished 2-1 at the University of Arizona on August 30 -
31 where they beat #20 ranked Kansas, Morgan State and lost to the
University of Arizona.
The UCA-Sears Sugar Bear Classic was next where the Sugarbears were
tournament champions with a prefect record of 4-0 against UAPB,
Jackson State, ULM and UTPA on September 5-7.
With a 6-1 record the Sugarbears travelled to the Florida Gulf Coast
Tournament on September 13 -14 where they beat FGCU and lost to #3
Penn State and Marquette.
Abilene Christian is the first Southland Conference volleyball match on
The Jacks finished the Southern Mississippi Tournament undefeated
on August 30-31 with a 4-0 record against Troy, Jackson State and
They swept ULM on September 2 before finishing the Central Florida
Tournament 1-2 with losses to George Washington, Central Florida and
one victory over Elon on September 6 - 7.
The Jacks scored a victory over Louisiana Tech on September 10 but
lost both matches to TCU and Ole Miss at the TCU Tournament on
September 13 before winning over Grambling State and Houston on
At the DePaul Invitational on August 30-31 the Cowboys finished 2-1
against Chicago State, Providence and lost to DePaul before sweeping
They finished 1-2 at the Louisiana Tech Tournament with a victory
against New Orleans and two losses against Louisiana Tech and Western
Michigan on September 6-7.
With a victory sweep against Southern on September 11, the Cowboys
attended the Big Daddy's Invitational where they finished with 3 losses
to ULM, Southern Miss and UTPA and a victory over Prairie View A&M on
September 13 - 14.
On September 17 the Cowboys lost their first Southland Conference
volleyball match against Texas A&M Corpus Christi in three sets.
The first of three preseason tournaments for the team from holy Cross
starts with the Crusader Classic with matches against Sacred Heart,
Stony Brook and Manhattan on August 30 - 31.
The Harvard Invitational is next on September 6 - 7 where the
Crusaders face Hofstra and Harvard on consecutive days of competition.
A non conference match is scheduled against Hartford at home on the
Crusaders home volleyball court, the Holy Cross Field House before the
Crusaders head to Brown for the Brown Invitational with Eastern
Michigan, Bryant and Brown on September 13 - 14.
September 18 marks the first day of competition for Holy Cross on their
Patriot League volleyball schedule when they face Bucknell at home.
A cross town trip to the La Salle Tournament is the first competition of
the season on August 31 - September 1 where the Leopards face
Sacramento State, La Salle and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Two home tournaments are next on the Leopards home volleyball court
the Kirby Sports Center where on September 6 - 7 face Wright State,
Fairleigh Dickinson again and St. Peter's before participating in a non
conference midweek match on September 10 against St. Francis (NY).
The Crosstown Tournament is on September 13 - 14 where Marist,
Quinnipiac and Morgan State come to town to fight for a tournament
September 18 marks the first important date on the Leopards Patriot
league volleyball schedule where they face Lehigh at LeHigh.
The Islanders opened the season with a loss to UC Irvine on August 30
before heading to the Pioneer classic where they split two matches with
a loss to Denver and a victory over Air Force.
In the Rice Invitational on September 6 - 7 the Islanders were swept
twice first against Rice, then against against LSU before beating
Arkansas-Little Rock in five sets.
On their home court, the Dugan Wellness Center, the Islanders lost in
four sets to UTSA on September 9, before heading to the Hilton
Maverick Classic on September 13 - 14 they beat Mississippi Valley, lost
to UTSA and won against UT Arlington.
McNeese State is the first Southland Conference volleyball match which
the Islanders won in three sets on September 17.
At the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament on August 30, the Colonels
finished 1-2 with a win against Mississippi Valley State, were swept by
Rider and lost in five against Tulane.
On September 6 - 7 at the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Classic where they
finished 1-2 with losses to Louisiana-Lafayette, Houston and a win
against Alcorn State.
They finished 1-3 at the Hampton Inn Bama Bash with losses to
Alabama, South Alabama, and Arkansas State and a win over UT Martin
on September 13 -14.
The Colonels lost their first two Southland Conference volleyball
matches first against Sam Houston State on September 19 and Lamar
on September 21.
The Demons went to the Arkansas Invitational on August 30 - 31 where
they were swept by all three opponents, Arkansas, UMKC and the New
They finished 1-3 at the North Texas Invitational on September 6 - 7
with one victory against Prairie View A&M and three losses to Texas
State, North Texas and Utah.
At the Fairfield Inn North Baylor Classic they finished 1-2 losing first to
Baylor, Colorado and a win against Appalachian State.
Northwestern beat the Appalachian State Mountaineers on September
14 before beating Southern Miss in four and in their first Southland
Conference volleyball match against Southeastern Louisiana they won in
five and against in three as they swept New Orleans in their home gym
the Prather Coliseum on September 21.
The Privateers attended the Florida/Campus USA Credit Union
Invitational where they were swept by three teams, nationally ranked
Florida, Duke and LIU Brooklyn On August 30-31.
A road trip to Southern Miss resulted in another loss before they played
in the Louisiana Tech invitational on September 6 - 7 where they lost to
Western Michigan, McNeese State and Louisiana Tech.
On September 11, the Privateers were swept by Tulane before they
attended the Alabama State/ISTAP Collegiate Cup where they finished
2-2 with two wins against Savannah State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff and
Alabama State and Jacksonville State on September 13 -14.
The Privateers lost their first two Southland Conference volleyball
matches against Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State in three
sets in both encounters.
The Cardinals started the season at the Texas State Classic on August
30 - 31 where they finished 1-3 with victories against Texas State,
Houston and SMU and a win over Quinnipiac.
In the McDonald Gym, Texas Pan American lost to the Cards who
gained their first win of the season on September 2 before attending the
UTSA Classic where they were swept by UTSA, Texas A&M and Loyola
Marymount on September 5-6.
A second mid week match in McDonald Gym was scheduled on
September 10 which the Cards lost in three.
Finishing 1-2 at the Sam Houston State Invitational on September 13 -
14 the Cardinals lost to the host Sam Houston State, Washington State
before beating Jackson State.
Lamar lost to McNeese State in their first Southland Conference
volleyball match of the season on September 19.
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Elite training for very advanced hard working players who INTEND to play volleyball in college.
Exclusive opportunity to train with teammates/friends with similar high goals and are ready to push YOU and themselves to improve.
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About Brunch Club 60
Perfect for regular Boot Camp class players and players who've ALREADY played on a City of Las Vegas/NYS Elite local league team and who're interested in more advanced training and/or trying out for the Volleycats Elite 14s/15s/ local team competing in June/July/August.
Ten (10) - intensive 60-minute sessions of semi-private (small groups of six) volleyball practices
Sessions are a specially designed mix of skills conducted by Coach April within the one hour session