Here’s the link to the 2023 Penn State Women’s Volleyball Schedule:
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State women’s volleyball announced the schedule for the 2023 season, which marks the second year under head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley. The slate includes 15 matches against teams that qualified for last year’s NCAA Tournament and seven matches against teams that won a conference title.
The Nittany Lions went 13-0 against non-conference opponents last season, including regular season wins over Stanford and Oregon and a pair of victories to open the NCAA Tournament. They put together a non-conference schedule this year that features six conference champions.
Penn State opens the season in a matchup of two of volleyball’s traditional powers as the Lions take on Florida on Aug. 25 at the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Amalie Arena, which is the site of the 2023 NCAA Volleyball Championship. The match is a part of the Road 2 Tampa Bay Invitational. The Lions continue play in the event against Georgia Tech the following night at USF’s Yuengling Center. The Yellowjackets recorded five wins in the NCAA Tournament over the past three seasons.
Rec Hall hosts three conference champions for the Penn State Invitational on Sept. 1-3. The Lions play Conference USA champion Western Kentucky, Patriot League champion Colgate, and Sun Belt champion James Madison on consecutive days at the event. That marks five straight 2022 NCAA Tournament qualifiers to open the Lions’ schedule.
Following a match at Temple on Sept. 8, Penn State welcomes the task of going on the road to play Louisville on Sept. 10. The Cardinals are the three-time defending champs in the ACC and played in last year’s National Championship match.
The non-conference portion of the schedule closes with the Penn State Classic, where the Lions host UMBC and Seton Hall on Sept. 15-17. The Retrievers are the three-time defending America East champs. They fell to Penn State at Rec Hall in the opening round of last year’s NCAA Tournament.
Penn State’s Big Ten schedule begins at Rec Hall with a matchup against Rutgers on Sept. 20. Other conference matches at Rec Hall are against Indiana (Oct. 6), Ohio State (Oct. 7), Iowa (Oct. 20), Purdue (Oct. 22), Nebraska (Nov. 3), Michigan (Nov. 10), Wisconsin (Nov. 11), Michigan State (Nov. 17), and Northwestern (Nov. 18).
The Lions go on the road to play Big Ten opponents Northwestern (Sept. 24), Illinois (Sept. 29), Minnesota (Sept. 30), Iowa (Oct. 13), Nebraska (Oct. 14), Michigan (Oct. 27), Michigan State (Oct. 28), Purdue (Nov. 5), Maryland (Nov. 22), and Ohio State (Nov. 24).
Penn State is coming off a season in which it finished 26-8. The Lions ended the season ranked No. 11 after playing in the NCAA Tournament for the 42nd consecutive season.