Missouri State Releases 2018 Beach Roster, Schedule

  0 volleymob | February 02nd, 2018 | Beach, College - Beach, News

Press Release courtesy of Missouri State Athletics

March 22 home date with Ottawa University highlights the inaugural schedule of Missouri State’s beach volleyball team, and the Bears will play a total 17 matches with a 15-player roster during their first season, head coach Terri Del Conte announced Friday.

MSU’s first ever competition in the sport is a visit to Nebraska on March 2, and the Bears will spend spring break in southern California, playing a total of 11 matches against nine schools in five different cities in the Los Angeles area from March 12-17.

Missouri State hosts Ottawa (Kan.) on March 22 for its Betty & Bobby Allison Sand Volleyball Courts debut in a match-up between first-year programs. MSU will also play the Maroon and White intrasquad scrimmage at home on April 6. The Bears close the season April 13-14 in Columbia, S.C., where they will face Coastal Carolina, Charleston, Tulane, and the host Gamecocks.

The Bears will enter the 2018 season with a 15-player roster of student-athletes from a variety of backgrounds. Sam BrinkmannCaroline FinnellJulia HansonMikaela Mosquera and Lynsey Wright have spent time with the indoor program but will play exclusively on the beach team.

Maddie BackAubrey CheffeyAlyssa DoucetteAshley OphovenVeronica Snelling and Sydney Wright will be on both the indoor and beach rosters at MSU. Taylor Fricano and Ivy Reynolds joined the program as graduate transfers from North Carolina and Lindenwood, respectively, while Sarah Demmer and Keylee Hawkins earned spots on the team through the tryout process.

2018 Beach Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time
3/2/18 Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska 2:00 PM
3/12/18 Long Beach State Long Beach, California 1:00 PM
3/12/18 Colorado Mesa Long Beach, California 4:30 PM
3/13/18 Cal State LA Huntington Beach, California 12:00 PM
3/13/18 Vanguard Huntington Beach, California 4:00 PM
3/14/18 Colorado Mesa Northridge, California 3:00 PM
3/14/18 CSUN Northridge, California 5:00 PM
3/16/18 CSU Bakersfield Irvine, California 2:00 PM
3/16/18 Irvine Valley College Irvine, California 4:00 PM
3/17/18 UCLA Santa Monica, California 1:00 PM
3/17/18 Loyola Marymount Santa Monica, California 3:00 PM
3/17/18 Colorado Mesa Santa Monica, California 4:00 PM
3/22/18 Ottawa Springfield, Missouri 5:00 PM
4/13/18 Coastal Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 8:00 AM
4/13/18 Charleston Columbia, South Carolina 2:00 PM
4/14/18 Tulane Columbia, South Carolina 8:00 AM
4/14/18 South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 12:00 PM

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