Tiger Volleyball Announces 2012 Schedule
June 1, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. –The University of Memphis volleyball team will play a 31-match slate in 2012 that features 16 home matches, head coach April Jauregui announced Friday.
“Our staff is getting ready for the start of the 2012 season,” Memphis head coach April Jauregui said. August 8th (the start of preseason camp) is only 67 days away! The 2012 schedule includes some exciting changes. This year we see the return of the CUSA Conference Tournament. It is all too fitting considering this will be the final year for CUSA as we know it and our last year before making the jump to the Big East in 2013.
“We will also be playing a few local non-conference mid-week matches. Our pre-season is jammed packed with matches. In just 4 weeks we will play 14 matches. This will be great preparation for the rigorous conference schedule.”
The Tigers will travel to Charleston, S.C. and Toledo, Ohio for preseason tournaments in addition to hosting two tournaments with five teams each at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
“I am thrilled to be hosting 2 pre-season tournaments this year,” Jauregui said. “I wanted to play a lot of regional teams and bring some great volleyball to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.”
The 2012 season marks the senior campaigns for Marija Jovanovic, Maja Kostic and Altrese Hawkins, all of whom have had major impacts on the program. Hawkins is 439 kills away from tying the program record.
“Last, but certainly not least, we will celebrate the senior campaign of Tiger players Marija, Maja and Altrese. I know they want to make this season magical and one to remember. We will look to them for leadership and consistency on the court.”
The Tigers are coming off their most successful season in five years. Memphis posted the most wins (20) since Jauregui took over and won three preseason tournaments. Altrese Hawkins was named to Conference USA’s All-First Team for the second straight season, and the Tigers finished the season with a 20-13 record.
Friday and Saturday, August 24th-25th Home Preseason Tournament
Tuesday, August 28TH NON CONFERENCE MATCH
Friday and Saturday, August 31st-September 1st College of Charleston Preseason Tournament
Friday and Saturday, September 7th-8th University of Toledo Pre-season Tournament
Friday and Saturday, September 14th-15th Home Pre-season Tournament
Conference USA Schedule
Friday, September 21st
Sunday, September 23rd
Friday, September 28th
Sunday, September 30th
Friday, October 5th
Sunday, October 7th
Friday, October 12
Saturday, October 13th
Tuesday, October 16th NON CONFRENCE MATCH
Friday, October 19th
Sunday, October 21st
Thursday, October 25th
Sunday, October 28th
Friday November 2nd
Sunday, November 4th
Friday, November 9th
Sunday, November 11th
Friday-Sunday, November 16th-18th CUSA Tournament for top 8 seeds hosted by University of Tulsa