The Illinois Tech Women’s Volleyball team has released its 2017 schedule. It features 33 total matches, 14 home matches, and eight matches against United States Collegiate Athletic Association schools.
Of the 33 matches, 20 of them will take place in September. Head Coach Katie Reifert believes the way the schedule is constructed will help a team with a large incoming group of student-athletes mesh together, a key factor in Illinois Tech’s chances to qualify for the USCAA Tournament for a second straight season.
“Our schedule presents some challenging USCAA and NCAA competition early in the season,” said Reifert, who is entering her fourth season at the helm of the women’s volleyball program. “With our team’s makeup being so different than years past, focusing on team cohesion will be vital to overcoming a grueling September to put us in good USCAA standing early in the season.”
The September marathon will begin in Atlanta, as the Scarlet Hawks will head to Oglethorpe University for four total matches over a two-day span (September 2-3). Opponents for the season-opening tournament are to-be-determined. Upon returning from Georgia, the Scarlet Hawks will take on some regional NCAA competition, playing at North Park University on September 8 before facing Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference schools Alverno College and Milwaukee School of Engineering at MSOE on September 9.
All home matches will have live audio, video, and stats provided. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.
View the full schedule here.