Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State volleyball has released their 2017 schedule, including 13 home matches and Shawnee State's first fall Homecoming in school history.
SSU will open the season on Friday, August 25 at the Volley in the Mountains Classic, hosted by Montreat College (NC). The Bears will open against Taylor (Ind.) and Talladega on Friday, and play Jamestown (ND) and hosts Montreat on Saturday, August 26.
SSU will host their own classic on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. The Bears will open the classic against Union (Ky.) at 3:00pm on Friday, followed by Point Park (Pa.) at 7:00pm. On Saturday, Shawnee State will play Indiana Tech at 12:00pm before again playing Montreat (NC) at 2:00pm.
Shawnee State's Mid-South Conference opener and SSU's Homecoming Weekend opener is set for Friday, September 15 against Lindsey Wilson (Ky.). The Bears will turn around the next day and host rivals Pikeville (Ky.) on Homecoming Saturday. Shawnee State's first conference road match is set for Saturday, September 23 at Campbellsville (Ky.).
Shawnee State will play local rivals Rio Grande twice this season. The Bears will line up against the Red Storm at the Emileigh Cooper Memorial Classic on Friday, September 1; the home side of the season doubleheader is set for Monday, October 30.
Shawnee State will conclude the regular season on November 4 against Cumberlands (Ky.). After that, SSU will participate in the Mid-South Conference Tournament, which is set for November 9-11. Shawnee State could then qualify to participate in the NAIA National Championship, set for November 28-December 2 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Shawnee State will continue with schedule releases this week. Men's soccer will release their schedule on Tuesday, June 6, while women's soccer will have their schedule released on Wednesday, June 7.