MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team announces its 2011 volleyball schedule. NMU is coming off a 22-7 record and a 15-4 conference mark. The ‘Cats will play 12 matches inside Vandament Arena where they finished 12-1 in 2010.
NMU kicks off the season in August with its annual Green and Gold Match on Aug. 24 and then travels to Duluth, Minn. for a scrimmage with Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State that weekend (Aug. 27).
The regular season gets started with a tournament in St. Paul, Minn. during the first weekend of September. NMU plays Concordia, Central Missouri, Southwest Minnesota State and Pittsburg State. Concordia is the defending National Champions while Central Missouri and Southwest Minnesota advanced in the NCAA Tournament last season.
The ‘Cats open the home portion and get underway in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference during the second week of September as Saginaw Valley State (Sept. 9), Grand Valley State (Sept. 10) and Ferris State (Sept. 11) come to Marquette.
A five-game road trip finishes off September with matches at Ashland (Sept. 16), Lake Erie (Sept. 17), Lake Superior State (Sept. 23), Northwood (Sept. 24) and Michigan Tech (Sept. 30).
Four games at home against Minnesota-Duluth (Oct. 4), Ohio Dominican (Oct. 7), Tiffin (Oct. 8) and Michigan Tech (Oct. 11) are followed by the Great Lakes Valley Conference/GLIAC Crossover Tournament in Aurora, Ill.
A three-game road trip at Saginaw Valley State (Oct. 21), Grand Valley State (Oct. 22) and Ferris State (Oct. 23.) is followed by two games at home against Lake Superior State (Oct. 28) and Northwood (Oct. 29) round out October.
The ‘Cats continue the back end of a five-game home stand and finish the regular season with matches against Wayne State (Nov. 4), Findlay (Nov. 5) and Hillsdale (Nov. 6) before the postseason starts.
2011 NMU Volleyball Schedule:
Aug. 24 - Green & Gold Match - 7 pm
Aug. 27 - Scrimmage at UM-Duluth - 11 am-2 pm
Sept. 2-3 - Concordia University Tournament
TBD - Concordia University - TBA
TBD - Central Missouri University - TBA
TBD - Southwest Minnesota State - TBA
TBD - Pittsburgh State University - TBA
Sept. 9 - Saginaw Valley State University* - 7 pm
Sept. 10 - Grand Valley State University* - 4 pm
Sept. 11 - Ferris State University* - 2 pm
Sept. 16 - at Ashland University * - 7 pm
Sept. 17 - at Lake Erie College* - 2 pm
Sept. 23 - at Lake Superior State University* - 7 pm
Sept. 24 - at Northwood University* - 4 pm
Sept. 30 - at Michigan Tech* - 7 pm
Oct. 4 - University of Minnesota-Duluth - 7 pm
Oct. 7 - Ohio Dominican University* - 7 pm
Oct. 8 - Tiffin University* - 4 pm
Oct. 11 - Michigan Tech* - 7 pm
Oct. 14-15 - GLVC vs. GLIAC Crossover - Great Lakes Center – Aurora, Ill.
GLVC Team - TBA
GLVC Team - TBA
GLVC Team - TBA
Oct. 21 - at Saginaw Valley State* - 7 pm
Oct. 22 - at Grand Valley State* - 4 pm
Oct. 23 - at Ferris State University* - 2 pm
Oct. 28 - Lake Superior State* - 7 pm
Oct. 29 - Northwood University* - 4 pm
Nov. 4 - Wayne State University* - 5 pm
Nov. 5 - University of Findlay* - 4 pm
Nov. 6 - Hillsdale College* - 2 pm
Nov. 10 - GLIAC Conference 1st Round
Nov. 12-13 - GLIAC Semifinals/Finals
Nov. 17-19 - NCAA DII Midwest Regional
Dec. 1-3 - NCAA DII Elite 8 & National Championship
Home Games in BOLD
All Times Eastern
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