SMU Women’s Volleyball Announces 2017 Schedule

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, June 24th, 2017


DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU volleyball team, which is coming off back-to-back American Athletic Conference championships, begins the 2017 season at home Aug. 25 and 26, hosting Mississippi State, Rice and Texas A&M – Corpus Christi in the SMU DoubleTree Invitational. The non-conference slate also includes a tournament at Arkansas State, with matches against Ole Miss and Virginia Tech, and a tournament at Texas State.

The Mustangs host the SMU DoubleTree Classic Sept. 15 and 16, playing matches against TCU and Arkansas, before starting the conference schedule at home Sept. 22 against Tulane. The conference schedule includes 20 matches, 11 at home and nine on the road, with home-and-home against nine of 11 conference opponents, including Wichita State in its first year in the conference. SMU will host USF and UCF, but will not play the two schools in Florida.

SMU won 26 matches last season, going 18-2 in The American for a second straight championship. The Mustangs swept Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to national runner-up Texas. Five players earned all-conference honors, including returners Katie Hegarty and Kendall Patterson, who was also named conference Freshman of the Year. Hegarty was also an AVCA First-Team All-Region selection. Lauren Millsalso returns after starting all 34 matches last season, while Brittany Adams had 17 starts in 31 matches played as a sophomore.

2017 SMU Volleyball Schedule

Date Opponent Time
SMU Doubletree Invitational
Fri., Aug. 25 Mississippi State 12:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 25 Rice 7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 26 TAMU-CC 2:30 p.m.
Arkansas State Invitational Jonesboro, Ark.
Fri., Sept. 1 vs. Ole Miss 4 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 2 at Arkansas State 11 a.m.
Sat., Sept. 2 vs. Virginia Tech 4 p.m.
Texas State Invitational San Marcos, Texas
Fri., Sept. 8 vs. UTSA 1 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 8 at Texas State 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 9 vs. UMass Lowell 7 p.m.
SMU Doubletree Classic
Fri., Sept. 15 TCU 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 16 Arkansas 3:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 22 Tulane* 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 24 Houston* 1 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 29 at East Carolina* 6 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 1 at Cincinnati* 12 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 6 USF* 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 8 UCF* 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 13 at Wichita State* 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 15 at Memphis* 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 20 at Connecticut* 6 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 22 at Temple* 11 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 26 Cincinnati* 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 28 East Carolina* 1 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 3 at Houston* 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 5 at Tulane* 1 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 9 Temple* 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 11 Connecticut* 1 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 17 Memphis* 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 19 Wichita State* 1 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 22 at Tulsa* 2 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 24 Tulsa* 2 p.m.

Home matches – Bold; * – American Athletic Conference Match
All times CT and subject to change


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