SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced Thursday its 2020-21 18-match volleyball schedule based on the new championship dates set forth by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics that was announced last Thursday, Aug. 20.
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In the last week of July, the NAIA Council of Presidents (COP) voted to postpone 2020 fall national championships to the spring. This move also allowed NAIA conferences and institutions the autonomy to schedule games as they see fit, playing entire schedules in the fall, spring, or a hybrid of both seasons.
The 18-match CCAC slate gets underway for the Titans on the road at Saint Francis on Jan. 28, 2021 while their first home game is scheduled for Feb. 2 against the newest CCAC affiliate member Lincoln College.
Eight other league contests are scheduled to take place inside the Student Activities Center during the 2020-21 season as the Crimson and Cream conclude the regular-season in South Bend, hosting Calumet St. Joseph on April 1.
The 2020-21 conference tournament is slated to run from April 6-8. The rematch of last year’s CCAC Tournament Championship takes place on Feb. 22 as the Titans travel to Trinity Christian.
The NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship will be staying put in Sioux City, Iowa for the 13th consecutive year. The Tyson Events Center will again play host as teams will battle it out for a national title from April 27 through May 1.
For the second time in program history, the Titans appeared in the opening round of the national tournament after boasting a 14-4 CCAC record and an overall record of 22-14 during the 2019 slate. IU South Bend returns key players in Hannah Marchand and McKenzie Powell who were tabbed AVCA All-Region.
With five new faces to the roster that includes four freshmen and Muskegon Community College transfer Amber Jacobs, head coach Jamie Ashmore, and the Titans look to exceed all expectations and return to the national tournament again this spring.
All home games for IUSB volleyball take place inside the Student Activities Center on the campus of IU South Bend with LIVE STREAM and LIVE STATS available. Coach Ashmore and the rest of her staff are working on scheduled their 2020-21 non-conference schedule and will be released on the iusbtitans.com website on a later date.
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Jan. 28 St. Francis (Ill.) Joliet, Ill. TBD
Feb. 2 Lincoln College South Bend, Ind. TBD
Feb. 4 Governors State South Bend, Ind. TBD
Feb. 9 IU Northwest Gary, Ind. TBD
Feb. 11 Judson Elgin, Ill. TBD
Feb. 16 Saint Ambrose South Bend, Ind. TBD
Feb. 18 Trinity International South Bend, Ind. TBD
Feb. 22 Trinity Christian Palos Heights, Ill. TBD
Feb. 27 Cardinal Stritch Milwaukee, Wis. TBD
Mar. 2 Roosevelt South Bend, Ind. TBD
Mar. 9 Saint Xavier South Bend, Ind. TBD
Mar. 16 Calumet St. Joseph Whiting, Ind. TBD
Mar. 18 Olivet Nazarene Bourbonnais, Ill. TBD
Mar. 23 Trinity International Deerfield, Ill. TBD
Mar. 25 Trinity Christian South Bend, Ind. TBD
Mar. 27 Cardinal Stritch South Bend, Ind. TBD
Mar. 30 Roosevelt Chicago, Ill. TBD
Apr. 1 Calumet St. Joseph South Bend, Ind. TBD