Women’s Volleyball Announces 2012 Schedule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row, the MIT women's volleyball team will kickoff its season at the two-day Regis College Tournament on August 31. The tournament is one of six the Engineers will be playing in throughout the 2012 campaign in addition to a nine-match New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) schedule.

MIT continues tournament play the weekend of September 7 at North Park University in Chicago before starting conference action at Clark University on September 11. The Cardinal and Gray's first contest in Rockwell Cage is a tri-match with NEWMAC foe Smith College and local rival Simmons College on September 15.

Pivotal league matches against champion Springfield College (September 18) and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (September 25) sandwich the MIT Invitational which features several of the top teams in New England along with newcomers Mount Ida College and Simmons College.

In addition to competing at the Johnson & Wales University Fall Classic (September 28-29), the MIT Quad (October 12-13), and Hall of Fame Tournament (October 19-20), the Engineers will square off in five NEWMAC matches. MIT hosts WPI on October 4 while its final home match of the season will be against Wellesley College on October 23. Dates at Wheaton College (October 2), Babson College (October 16), and Mount Holyoke College (October 27) round out conference play.

The NEWMAC tournament begins on Wednesday, Oct. 31 with the semifinals following on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Championship match will be held at the highest seed on Sunday, Nov. 4.

2012 MIT Women's Volleyball Schedule (View as PDF)

Aug. 31 vs. Husson Univ. # Weston, Mass. 5:00 p.m.
  vs. Worcester State Univ. # Weston, Mass. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 1 Regis College Tournament Weston, Mass. TBA
Sept. 7 North Park University Vikings Clash Chicago, Ill. TBA
Sept. 8 North Park University Vikings Clash Chicago, Ill. TBA
Sept. 11 at Clark Univ.* Worcester, Mass. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 15 SMITH COLL.* CAMBRIDGE 12:00 p.m.
  SIMMONS COLL. CAMBRIDGE 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 18 at Springfield Coll.* Springfield, Mass. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 MIT Invitational TBA TBA
Sept. 22 MIT Invitational TBA TBA
Sept. 25 U.S. COAST GUARD ACAD.* CAMBRIDGE 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 Johnson & Wales Univ. Fall Classic Providence, R.I. TBA
Sept. 29 Johnson & Wales Univ. Fall Classic Providence, R.I. TBA
Oct. 2 at Wheaton Coll.* Norton, Mass. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 4 WPI* CAMBRIDGE 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 BRIDGEWATER COLL. @ CAMBRIDGE 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIV. @ CAMBRIDGE 11:00 a.m.
  RIVIER COLL. @ CAMBRIDGE 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 16 at Babson Coll. * Babson Park, Mass. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 Hall of Fame Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 20 Hall of Fame Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 23 WELLESLEY COLL.* CAMBRIDGE 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 27 at Mount Holyoke Coll.* South Hadley, Mass. 1:00 p.m.

* New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference match
# Regis College Tournament
@ MIT Quad Tournament

All Times Eastern (Local Time) and subject to change
Home matches in BOLD