BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University athletics department has released the volleyball team’s 2018 schedule. The Owls will play 18 of their 27 regular season matches in the state of Florida, including two home tournaments.
FAU will host Miami-Dade College for a scrimmage on Saturday, August 18. before officially opening the season at the UM Invitational, hosted by the University of Miami, on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. Florida Gulf Coast, UCF, and the host Hurricanes will make up the rest of the field.
The Owls will make their regular season home debut at FAU Arena when they host the sixth annual FAU Invitational on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. St Peter’s University, The Citadel, and Bethune-Cookman will make up the rest of the field. The following weekend the Owls will travel to Chicago, Illinois for the DePaul Tournament where the team will face the UConn, Fort Wayne, and host DePaul University.
The team will wrap up tournament play with the Owls Classic on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. South Dakota State, San Jose State, and North Florida will round out the rest of the field.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Owls will open Conference USA play at home against UAB. The home schedule will end with matches against Rice and Middle Tennessee on Thursday, November 8 and Saturday, November 10, respectively. The 2018 C-USA Volleyball Tournament will be held in Huntington, West Virginia, from Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18 and will be hosted by Marshall.