WANYE – After the announcement came in late June that beach volleyball was the latest varsity sport offered by Wayne State College athletics, a 2020 schedule has been posted.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, matches against the University of Nebraska and Texas Christian University (TCU) will highlight the schedule of WSC beach volleyball come this spring.
The initial season of beach volleyball at Wayne State will begin on Monday, February 17 in Kansas City, Missouri with matches against Ottawa University (KS) and Missouri Baptist.
The Wildcats will then travel to Lincoln and face Park University Saturday, February 22 followed by the first of two matches against Nebraska on Friday, March 6. Wayne State will take a spring break trip to California where the Wildcats play another 6-10 matches March 9-14 that includes one match against TCU. Another featured match on the schedule is a second match at Nebraska on Tuesday, March 17.
The Wildcat beach volleyball team will consist primarily of the same student-athletes that compete in fall indoor volleyball and will begin competition this spring (2020 season). Beach volleyball consists of two player teams with dual matches featuring five pairs from each team. The school that wins three matches first is the winner with each match consisting of three sets with first to 21 winning the first two sets and a third set to 15 points.
More matches will be added throughout the spring season and will culminate in Tavares, Florida April 17-19 at the season-ending AVCA Small College Beach Championships.
The Division II championship field includes teams from Eckerd, Lincoln Memorial, St. Leo, Tampa, Florida Southern, Texas A&M – Kingsville, Spring Hill, Colorado Mesa, Carson-Newman (Tenn.), Tusculum and Catawba.