LAKE CHARLES—McNeese first freshman volleyball coach Sasha Karelov has announced the 2022 schedule, which consists of four tournaments, seven teams that played in the 2021 postseason, as well as eight home games.
The eight home games mark the first time McNeese has played its home games at the Legacy Center since the 2019 season. McNeese played his home games last fall at Ralph O. Ward Rec Center and his spring 2021 season at SP Arnett Middle School in Westlake, La.
“I’m really excited about our schedule for 2022,” said the head coach Sasha Karelov. “I think our pre-season games will give us an opportunity to process things and be challenged against some solid, established programs. Our players can’t wait to host our first home game on September 13th at the Legacy Center. It means they can take on the world at our amazing facility.”
McNeese will open his season on August 26-27 at the Alabama Crimson Tide Invitational where they will face off against Alabama, Southern Miss and UTSA.
After a game at Prairie View, the Cowgirls travel to Nacogdoches, Texas September 2-3 for the Stephen F. Austin Tournament. The Cowgirls will face off 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 take on Rice (September 6) will kick off the cowgirls’ third tournament of the season when they compete in the UTSA tournament (September 9-10). Here McNeese meets UTSA, UT-Arlington and South Florida.
The final tournament of the regular season for the Cowgirls is in Baylor (September 15-16) with games against Sam Houston, Tulsa and Baylor, who also advanced to the postseason last year.
The Cowgirls will host Texas Southern in their home opener on September 13, with the Southland Conference opener scheduled for September 24 at home to Nicholls.
McNeese will also join its 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 games and will travel to Southeastern, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston Baptist, Northwestern State, Texas A&M-Commerce and Nicholls for SLC road games.
The Southland Conference Tournament is scheduled for November 17-20 in Hammond with Southeastern hosting.
2022 McNeese Volleyball Schedule
20 Aug Blue/Gold scrimmage
26-27 August at Alabama Crimson Tide Inv.
August 30th at Prairie View
September 2-3 at the Stephen F. Austin Tournament
September 6th in Rice
September 9-10 at the UTSA tournament
Sept. 13 SOUTH TEXAS
September 15-16 at Baylor Classic
Sept. 24 *NICHOLLS
September 29 * in the Southeast
October 1* in New Orleans
OCT 6 *TEXAS A&M TRADE
OCT 8 * NORTHWESTERN STATE
OCT 13 *TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRIST
OCT 15 *HOUSTON BAPTIST
Oct. 20 *at Texas A&M Corpus Christi
October 22 * Houston Baptist
October 27 * in the Northwest state
29 Oct *at Texas A&M Commerce
NOV. 3*NEW ORLEANS
NOV. 5* SOUTHEAST
Nov. 10 * at Nicholls
17-20 Nov. Southland Conference Tournament (Hammond)
home games on BOLD
*-Southland Conference Match