Kent State volleyball 2017 season preview

Simon Hannig

Last season, Kent State’s women’s volleyball team went 8-8 in the Mid-American Conference and finished with a record of 15-15 overall. The Flashes then lost in the first round of the MAC tournament to University of Toledo in five sets.

The team will kick off the 2017 season by playing an exhibition game against Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, on August 19 at 5 p.m.

The regular season for the Flashes starts August 25 with the Cyclone Invitational in Ames, Iowa. The Flashes will play Iowa State University at 7:30 p.m., University of New Mexico on August 26 at 11 a.m. and University of Omaha on August 26 at 5 p.m. 

The Flashes then travel to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Cardinal Classic to play three games. They start off the classic against University of Illinois on September 1 at 4 p.m. The team then competes against University of Louisville on September 2 at 12:30 p.m. and Western Kentucky University on September 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Finally, the Flashes come home for the Golden Flashes Classic. The team will face Butler University on September 8 at 6 p.m. and College of Charleston on September 10 at 12 p.m.

The Flashes lost the following players from the 2016 team: setter Katarina Kojic,defensive specialist and libero Maddie Moxley and middle blocker Drew Norberg. The Flashes added the following players to their roster for the 2017 season and beyond: setter Natalie Tagala, middle blocker Naomi Oberg and defensive specialist and libero Kaeleigh Stang.

Simon Hannig is a copy editor. Contact him at [email protected].