McNeese head coach Sasha Karelov releases 2022 volleyball schedule
LAKE CHARLES — McNeese first year head volleyball coach Sasha Karelov has announced the 2022 schedule and its one that consists of four tournaments, seven teams that played in the 2021 postseason, along with eight home matches.
The eight home matches will mark the first time McNeese will play its home matches in the Legacy Center since the 2019 season. McNeese played its home matches in the Ralph O. Ward Rec Center last fall and its 2021 spring season at SP Arnett Middle School in Westlake, La.
“I’m really excited about our 2022 schedule,” said head coach Sasha Karelov. “I think our preseason matches will give us the chance to work through things and be challenged against some solid, established programs. Our players cannot wait to host our first home match in the Legacy Center on September 13th. It means the world to them to be able to compete in our amazing facility.”
McNeese will open its season Aug. 26-27 at the Alabama Crimson Tide Invitational where they will face Alabama, Southern Miss, and UTSA.
Following a game at Prairie View, the Cowgirls will travel to Nacogdoches, Texas Sept. 2-3 for the Stephen F. Austin Tournament. The Cowgirls will play matches against Stephen F. Austin, Tulsa, and South Alabama. Stephen F. Austin, Tulsa, and South Alabama all advanced to the postseason last year.
A trip to Houston, Texas to face Rice (Sept. 6) will prelude the Cowgirls’ third tournament of the season when they will take part in the UTSA Tournament (Sept. 9-10). Here McNeese will face UTSA, UT-Arlington, and South Florida.
The final regular season tournament for the Cowgirls will be at Baylor (Sept. 15-16) with matches against Sam Houston, Tulsa, and Baylor who also advanced to the postseason last year.
The Cowgirls will host Texas Southern on Sept. 13 in its home opener with the Southland Conference opener set for Sept. 24 at home against Nicholls.
McNeese will also host its most recent SLC member Texas A&M-Commerce (Oct. 6) along with Northwestern State (Oct. 8), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Oct. 13), Houston Baptist (Oct. 15), New Orleans (Nov. 3), and Southeastern (Nov. 5) in SLC home matches and will travel to Southeastern, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston Baptist, Northwestern State, Texas A&M-Commerce, and Nicholls for SLC road matches.
The Southland Conference Tournament is slated for Nov. 17-20 in Houston, Texas with Houston Baptist serving as the host.
2022 McNeese Volleyball Schedule
AUG. 20 BLUE/GOLD SCRIMMAGE
Aug. 26-27 at Alabama Crimson Tide Inv.
Aug. 30 at Prairie View
Sept. 2-3 at Stephen F. Austin Tournament
Sept. 6 at Rice
Sept. 9-10 at UTSA Tournament
SEPT. 13 TEXAS SOUTHERN
Sept. 15-16 at Baylor Tournament
SEPT. 24 *NICHOLLS
Sept. 29 *at Southeastern
Oct. 1 *at New Orleans
OCT. 6 *TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE
OCT. 8 *NORTHWESTERN STATE
OCT. 13 *TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
OCT. 15 *HOUSTON BAPTIST
Oct. 20 *at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Oct. 22 *at Houston Baptist
Oct. 27 *at Northwestern State
Oct. 29 *at Texas A&M-Commerce
NOV. 3 *NEW ORLEANS
NOV. 5 *SOUTHEASTERN
Nov. 10 *at Nicholls
Nov. 17-20 Southland Conference Tournament (Hammond)
Home matches in BOLD
*-Southland Conference Match
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