GARDEN CITY, NY – An east coast trip will mark the start of the 2022 season for #17 Wayne State College volleyball.
From Garden City, New York, WSC will open with two matches on Thursday, August 25 facing Adelphi (NY) at 10 a.m. CT and University of Bridgeport (CT) at noon CT in New York.
The Wildcats finished 22-8 and placed fourth in the NSIC with a 14-6 league mark and returns all but one starter from last year’s team.
The ‘Cats, ranked 17th in the AVCA Division II Preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, battled Division I Kansas State, an NCAA Tournament team last season, to five sets in an exhibition match last Friday evening in Manhattan, Kansas before falling 25-17, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-12. Junior outside hitter Kelsie Cada had 24 kills and 16 digs for WSC followed by sophomore Taya Beller with 18 kills and four blocks.
Last season, Adelphi University was 17-11 and was picked to finish fifth in this year’s Northeast 10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The University of Bridgeport is coming off an 18-10 campaign last season and was picked second in the North Division of the Preseason Central Athletic Collegiate Conference Coaches Poll.
WSC then visits Rockville Centre, New York on Friday, August 26 where the Wildcats battle Nyack College at 1 p.m. CT and Molloy College at 3 p.m. CT both of New York. Nyack College is a member of the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference and was 2-21 last season while Molloy College was picked third in this year’s East Coast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll after recording a 12-14 and 7-4 conference mark last season.