NORFOLK, Va.– For the second consecutive year, Illinois Tech's women's volleyball team will be competing in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's National Championships.
Illinois Tech will be the fourth seed in the 10-team tournament, which will once again take place in Virginia Beach, Virginia from November 9th through 11th. All matches will be played in the Virginia Beach Field House.
While relying heavily on a young roster, the Scarlet Hawks have amassed a 15-16 overall record and a 4-4 record against USCAA opponents. Illinois Tech ranks first in the USCAA in block assists, third in kills, and third in assists as of press time.
The Tournament format begins with a round of pool play followed by bracket play. Illinois Tech will compete in "Pool A" for the initial portion of the tournament, which consists of four best-of-three matches. Pool play will begin on Thursday, November 9 and continue on Friday, November 10. The bracket portion of the tournament will begin in the evening on Friday and wrap up on Saturday, November 11. Illinois Tech's pool consists of #1 Florida National, #5 Carlow, #9 Maine Fort Kent, and the 8th seed which will be determined later on this evening.
A full tournament schedule for the Scarlet Hawks will be posted to www.illinoistechathletics.com when made available. All of the Championship's matches will be live streamed (free in standard-definition, $7.95 in high-definition) and have live statistics at volleyball.theuscaa.com—the source for all USCAA Championship information.
Women's volleyball plays its final regular season match tonight at 6:00 p.m. central time at St. Mary's College of Indiana.