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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

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June 20, 2012

Volleyball releases 2012 schedule

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Head Coach Jessica Rinehart and the Northwest Missouri State volleyball program released its 2012 schedule on Monday in a new look MIAA.

The Bearcats open the season in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the Hyatt Place Sunshine Classic hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University. Northwest will open on Friday, Aug. 31 with Barry University and the host team before facing Saginaw Valley State and Lewis University on Saturday.

The following weekend Northwest will return to Missouri for the Missouri S&T Middle of Everywhere Classic in Rolla. The tournament slate for the Bearcats will consist of Upper Iowa, Southwest Minnesota, Southern Indiana, and Missouri S&T.

Northwest will open the MIAA schedule on Sept. 11 at rival Missouri Western before returning home for a five game home-stand. Opening the home series will be MIAA newcomer Lindenwood on Sept. 14 followed by Missouri Southern, Fort Hays State, Washburn and Southwest Baptist.

The Bearcats will conclude their non-conference tournament schedule at the Washburn Lady Blues Fall Classic. A quartet of regional foes will face the Bearcats including Southern Nazarene, Southwestern Oklahoma State, East Central and Harding.

On Oct. 12 a second new face to the league, Central Oklahoma, will travel to Maryville followed by the Bearcats matchup with Pittsburg State on Oct. 14.

Also the MIAA will sponsor a postseason tournament with the champion earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The tournament will be comprised of the top eight teams in the final standings and hosted on campus locations with the championship match being played Saturday, Nov. 17.

With the addition of new NCAA Division II conferences the Bearcats and MIAA will play regional NCAA rounds in the Central Region along with the Great American Conference and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

2012 Bearcat Volleyball Schedule

Date

Opponent

Location

Time/Results

Aug. 31 - Sept. 1

Hyatt Place Sunshine Classic



Aug. 31

vs. Barry

West Palm Beach, Fla.

3 p.m.

Aug. 31

vs. Palm Beach Atlantic

West Palm Beach, Fla.

5 p.m

Sept. 1

vs. Saginaw Valley State

West Palm Beach, Fla.

2 p.m.

Sept. 1

vs. Lewis

West Palm Beach, Fla.

5 p.m.

Sept. 7-8

Missouri S&T Middle of Everywhere Classic


Sept. 7

vs. Upper Iowa

Rolla, Mo.

10 a.m.

Sept. 7

vs. Southern Indiana

Rolla, Mo.

4 p.m.

Sept. 8

vs. Southwest Minnesota

Rolla, Mo.

1 p.m.

Sept. 8

vs. Missouri S&T

Rolla, Mo.

5 p.m.

Sept. 11

at Missouri Western*

St. Joseph, Mo.

7 p.m.

Sept. 14

Lindenwood*

Maryville, Mo.

7 p.m.

Sept. 15

Missouri Southern*

Maryville, Mo.

6 p.m.

Sept. 19

Fort Hays State*

Maryville, Mo.

7 p.m.

Sept. 25

Washburn*

Maryville, Mo.

7 p.m.

Sept. 28

Southwest Baptist*

Maryville, Mo.

7 p.m.

Sept. 29

at Truman*

Kirksville, Mo.

6 p.m.

Oct. 5-6

Washburn Lady Blues Fall Classic


Oct. 5

vs. Southern Nazarene

Topeka, Kan.

11:30 a.m.

Oct. 5

vs. Southwestern Oklahoma

Topeka, Kan.

6:30 p.m.

Oct. 6

vs. East Central (Okla.)

Topeka, Kan.

9 a.m.

Oct. 6

vs. Harding

Topeka, Kan.

5:30 p.m.

Oct. 10

at Central Missouri*

Warrensburg, Mo.

7 p.m.

Oct. 12

Central Oklahoma*

Maryville, Mo.

7 p.m.

Oct. 14

Pittsburg State*

Maryville, Mo.

2 p.m.

Oct. 19

at Washburn*

Topeka, Kan.

7 p.m.

Oct. 20

at Emporia State*

Emporia, Kan.

3 p.m.

Oct. 23

Missouri Western*

Maryville, Mo.

7 p.m.

Oct. 26

at Lindenwood*

St. Charles, Mo.

7 p.m.

Oct. 27

at Missouri Southern*

Joplin, Mo.

TBA

Oct. 31

Central Missouri*

Maryville, Mo.

7 p.m.

Nov. 3

at Nebraska-Kearney*

Kearney, Neb.

7 p.m.

Nov. 6

at Southwest Baptist*

Bolivar, Mo.

7 p.m.

Nov. 10

Truman*

Maryville, Mo.

6 p.m.

Nov. 13-17

MIAA Tournament

TBA


Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

NCAA II Central Region Tournament


Dec. 6-8

NCAA II Championships




For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468