Purdue Releases 2018 Women’s Volleyball Schedule

  0 Braden Keith | May 25th, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News, Women's NCAA Schedules

Press Release Courtesy: Purdue Athletics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue volleyball program will host a program-record 18 matches in Holloway Gymnasium in 2018. 11 of the Boilermakers’ first 15 matches this season will be played in West Lafayette.

Entering their 16th season together, head coach Dave Shondell, associate head coach John Shondell and assistant coach Kathy Jewell make up the longest tenured coaching staff in the nation. The Boilermakers enter the year as one of the youngest programs in the nation with 11 underclassmen and five upperclassmen.

“Opening day is three months away, but our staff is more excited than ever to begin working with this new squad,” said Dave Shondell. “This team will be very enjoyable to watch. We will be a team that outworks every team on our schedule. We are committed to that. 18 home matches is a special treat for our loyal fans.”

Three of Purdue’s upperclassmen were consistent starters in 2017 as Sherridan Atkinson was an All-American on the right side for the Boilermakers while middle blocker Blake Mohler and libero Brooke Peters emerged to be two of the best at their position in the Big Ten. Shavona Cuttinostarted as Purdue’s second middle in the beginning of the season until Danielle Cuttino was moved to the middle to make room for Caitlyn Newton on the outside.

13 of Purdue’s matches next season are against opponents who made NCAA Tournament appearances in 2017 with seven of those matches set in Holloway Gymnasium. The Boilermakers will square off with 11 opponents that boasted RPI’s in the top 30 and eight opponents that had RPI’s ranging from 31-65 a season ago.

Non-conference play is highlighted by two of the top programs in the Atlantic Coast Conferece as Notre Dame and the reigning co-conference champion Louisville come to West Lafayette onSunday, Sept. 2, and Friday, Sept. 7, respectively. For the third-straight season in a row, Purdue will host its Big Ten opener as the Boilermakers will take on Illinois Friday, Sept. 21. The Boilermakers are scheduled to square off with Northwestern Saturday, Sept. 22, marking the first-of-four matches paired with Purdue football home games. Home matches against Ohio State, Indiana and Iowa are also set on the same days as football home games.

Purdue’s first match of the year against Indiana will decide the winner of the Monon Spike onSaturday, Nov. 3, at Holloway Gymnasium. Round two with the Hoosiers is set for Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Bloomington, Indiana. The Boilermakers have dominated IU the last 15 years with the series favoring Purdue 28-3 in that span, including 11 consecutive victories over the course of six years. Purdue has won the Monon Spike each of the last 10 years and is 32-12 in matches against Indiana in which the trophy was on the line.

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result Media
Boilermaker Invitational
08/24/18 vs.Wofford Wofford West Lafayette, Ind. 10:00 a.m. ET MORE
vs.Bowling Green Bowling Green West Lafayette, Ind. 7:30 p.m. ET MORE
08/25/18 vs.Tulsa Tulsa West Lafayette, Ind. 3:00 p.m. ET MORE
09/01/18 vs.Oakland Oakland West Lafayette, Ind. 6:00 p.m. ET MORE
09/02/18 vs.Notre Dame Notre Dame West Lafayette, Ind. 2:00 p.m. ET MORE
Stacey Clark Classic
09/07/18 vs.Xavier Xavier West Lafayette, Ind. 10:00 a.m. ET MORE
vs.Lipscomb Lipscomb West Lafayette, Ind. 7:30 p.m. ET MORE
09/08/18 vs.Louisville Louisville West Lafayette, Ind. 7:30 p.m. ET MORE
Crimson-White Tournament
09/14/18 vs.Southern Miss Southern Miss Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1:00 p.m. ET MORE
atAlabama Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8:00 p.m. ET MORE
09/15/18 vs.South Alabama South Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 12:00 p.m. ET MORE
09/21/18 vs.Illinois Illinois * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
09/22/18 vs.Northwestern Northwestern * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
09/26/18 atMaryland Maryland * College Park, Md. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
09/29/18 vs.Wisconsin Wisconsin * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/05/18 atMichigan Michigan * Ann Arbor, Mich. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/06/18 atMichigan State Michigan State * East Lansing, Mich. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/10/18 vs.Penn State Penn State * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/13/18 atIowa Iowa * Iowa City, Iowa 8:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/19/18 vs.Maryland Maryland * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/20/18 vs.Ohio State Ohio State * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/26/18 atRutgers Rutgers * New Brunswick, N.J. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/27/18 atPenn State Penn State * University Park, Pa. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
10/31/18 vs.Michigan State Michigan State * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
11/03/18 vs.Indiana Indiana * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
11/09/18 atWisconsin Wisconsin * Madison, Wis. 8:00 p.m. ET MORE
11/10/18 atMinnesota Minnesota * Minneapolis, Minn. 8:00 p.m. ET MORE
11/16/18 vs.Nebraska Nebraska * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
11/17/18 vs.Iowa Iowa * West Lafayette, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
11/21/18 atIndiana Indiana * Bloomington, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET MORE
11/24/18 atIllinois Illinois * Champaign, Ill. 8:00 p.m. ET MORE

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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