SIAC Commences Inaugural Men’s Volleyball Season

Courtesy of the SIAC:

Click here for SIAC Men’s Volleyball Composite Schedule

ATLANTA, Ga. (January 31, 2022) – Through a grant from USA Volleyball and the First Point Volleyball Foundation, the SIAC announced its intent to add men’s volleyball as a conference sport back in 2019.

This year, six SIAC member institutions – Benedict College, Central State University, Edward Waters University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, and Morehouse College — will compete for the inaugural SIAC crown in April as men’s volleyball becomes the league’s 15th championship sport.

In the first match of the SIAC’s inaugural men’s volleyball season, the Central State Marauders lost to Indiana Tech in a highly competitive five set match (18-25; 25-23; 25-21; 17-25; 10-15). “We battled really hard. For the first match with all first-year players, I thought we did an excellent job of competing for every point against a team in Indiana Tech who is coming off a NAIA national tournament appearance,” CSU head coach Ray Lewis said. “We had some impressive contributions from quite a few players today. Jaden Rookhuyzen, who was playing a position he had just been moved to a few days ago, really shined today.”

As the season continues, some teams will be featured at the Southwest Boys Classic and the Lone Star Classic 18s on Feb. 4-5, 2022. This non-conference tournament will be the first time that a NCAA Division I-II regular season match will be played in Texas. The two-day event will feature five matches highlighted with SIAC member institution, Kentucky State taking on Hawai’i, Stanford, and Queens. 

First Point Volleyball Foundation Collegiate Challenge

Friday, Feb. 4

  • 11:30 a.m. (CST) — Hawai’i vs. Kentucky State
  • 4:30 p.m. (CST) — Stanford vs. Kentucky State
  • 7 p.m. (CST) — Hawai’i vs. Queens

Saturday, Feb. 5

  • 1 p.m. (CST) — Kentucky State vs. Queens
  • 6 p.m. (CST) — Hawai’i vs. Stanford

*All matches to be played at the Austin Convention Center

Schedules (by School)

Benedict College2022 Men’s Volleyball Schedule
Central State University2022 Men’s Volleyball Schedule
Edward Waters University2022 Men’s Volleyball Schedule
Fort Valley State University2022 Men’s Volleyball Schedule
Kentucky State University2022 Men’s Volleyball Schedule
Morehouse College2022 Men’s Volleyball Schedule

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