USC Upstate head volleyball coach Jennifer Calloway has announced this afternoon that the Spartans will play a 30-game schedule for the upcoming 2015 season which includes nine contests inside the Hodge Center.
“I am excited about our 2015 schedule,” said Calloway, who will be entering her 20th season at the helm of the Spartans. “Our non-conference schedule is very competitive once again. It will provide us a great opportunity to develop and prepare our team heading into conference play.”
For the second straight season, Upstate begins the year with four tournaments on the road. The Spartans open the 2015 campaign Aug. 28-29 when they make the short trip east to Charlotte, N.C. for the Charlotte Invitational. Following its home opener on Sept. 1 against Winthrop, Upstate hits the road for 11 straight matches including three tournaments in the Runnin’ Bulldog Classic (Sept. 4-5), Clemson Classic (Sept. 11-12) and Billiken Invitational (Sept. 18-19). The Spartans conclude the month of September with a home contest against Wofford on Sept. 22 and the A-Sun opener at Kennesaw State on Sept. 26.
Upstate begins October with a pair of conference home matches versus North Florida on Oct. 2 and Jacksonville on Oct. 3 before going on a four-match road trip. The Spartans begin the four-match swing in the state of Florida against Stetson (Oct. 9) and Florida Gulf Coast (Oct. 10). The following week will see Upstate square off at Lipscomb (Oct. 16) and A-Sun newcomer NJIT (Oct. 18). The Spartans finish the month with three home matches against Kennesaw State (Oct. 24), Lipscomb (Oct. 30) and NJIT (Oct. 31).
The month of November will feature a pair of home and away matches to close out the regular season. Upstate finishes its home schedule during the month’s first weekend hosting Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 6 and Stetson on Nov. 7. The Spartans end the year on the road against Jacksonville (Nov. 13) and North Florida (Nov. 14).
“The A-Sun has always been a strong conference and it will be the same again this season,” Calloway added.
The 2015 A-Sun Volleyball Championships will be held Nov. 19-21 in Nashville, Tenn. and is being hosted by Lipscomb.
2015 USC Upstate Volleyball Schedule
Aug. 28, vs. UNC Asheville, 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 29, at Charlotte, 12:00 p.m.
Aug. 29, vs. Davidson, 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 1, Winthrop, 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 4, vs. The Citadel, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 5, vs. Southeast Missouri State, 10:00 a.m.
Sept. 5, at Gardner-Webb, 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 8, at South Carolina State, 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 11, vs. Presbyterian College, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 11, vs. East Tennessee State, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 12, at Clemson, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18, vs. UT Martin, 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 18, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 19, vs. North Dakota, 3:00 p.m.
Sept. 19, at Saint Louis, 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 22, Wofford, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 26, at Kennesaw State*, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 2, North Florida*, 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 3, Jacksonville*, 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 9, at Stetson*, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 10, at Florida Gulf Coast*, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 16, at Lipscomb*, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18, at NJIT*, 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 24, Kennesaw State*, 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 30, Lipscomb*, 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 31, NJIT*, 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 6, Florida Gulf Coast*, 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 7, Stetson*, 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 13, at Jacksonville, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 14, at North Florida, 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 19-21, A-Sun Tournament, TBA
All Games Are EST
Bold Denotes Home Games
* – Atlantic Sun Conference Game