Volleyball Announces 2016 Schedule
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Western Michigan volleyball team and head coach Colleen Munson have announced the team's 2016 schedule on Tuesday afternoon.
The schedule features 12 home games and a mix of challenging road tournaments. The Broncos host the Holiday Inn West Volleyball Invitational Sept. 9-10, featuring games against Tennessee, Xavier and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
"We're incredibly excited about our 2016 season," said Munson. "We believe that we have a schedule that will allow for our Broncos to be both challenged and successful, as we will test ourselves against some of the country's best teams."
"Not only will we test ourselves on the road against quality teams at the Notre Dame, Southern Illinois, and Indiana State tournaments, but we will be hosting an incredible tournament in University Arena with the University of Tennessee, Xavier University, and University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin. We're looking forward to bringing in these teams and playing our exciting brand of Bronco Volleyball in front of our awesome fans!"
WMU opens the season with its annual Alumni Match on Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. The first official home match is against IPFW on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.
The Holliday Inn West Invitational pits the Broncos against the Volunteers at 10 a.m. to open the tournament on Friday, Sept. 9. Later that evening Western Michigan takes on Xavier at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Broncos host the Panthers of UW-Milwaukee at 2 p.m.
WMU opens Mid-American Conference play on the road at Northern Illinois on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. before heading back to Kalamazoo and hosting Miami on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.
The Broncos also host Toledo, Ball State, Akron and Buffalo in October and Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan on Nov. 4 and 5. Western Michigan closes out MAC play at Ball State and Toledo on Nov. 11 and 12 before heading to the MAC Tournament at Northern Illinois Nov. 17-20.
All times and dates are subject to change.