this might be head coachJordan Willis’ first season main the Panthers
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech volleyball head coach Jordan Willis has introduced the 2023 schedule. The schedule encompasses a complete of 30 matches with 10 at residence, 11 away, and 9 at a impartial web site.
This might be head coach Willis’s first season main the Panthers. He’s assisted by coach PuaLehua Keola
“I’m blessed past measure to be on this place. New college, new staff, similar preparation.” Coach Willis commented. “I’m excited to share all I’ve discovered from earlier groups whereas gaining expertise from nice mentors of mine.
“We’re going to work on the bodily, psychological, and emotional elements of the sport so we’re prepared for what’s to return. It’s going to take a variety of onerous work which is a typical theme for all of the groups I’ve been part of. It’s that course of that makes all of it worthwhile whereas seeing what we’re made from. Now’s an thrilling time for Panther volleyball. I’m excited and might’t wait to see what we are able to do that season.”
The Panthers will open the pre-season with a scrimmage at residence Saturday, August nineteenth in opposition to neighboring Jap Florida State Faculty.
Common season play then begins in Anchorage, Alaska. There, they’ll take part within the Seawolf Invitational hosted by the College of Alaska Anchorage. On day one (Sept.1), the Panthers will match up in opposition to St. Cloud State College adopted by Cal Poly Humboldt. Day two (Sept.2), will see Tech battle the College of Alaska Fairbanks earlier than going through off in opposition to hosts, Alaska Anchorage.
The Crimson and Grey then head to the Rollins Faculty Invitational. On day one (Sept.8), The Panthers will face Chadron State and Auburn College Montgomery. On day two (Sept.9) Tech will go up in opposition to Bluefield State and Tusculum College.
“Attending to go to Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime journey” added Willis. “The truth that we get to go there for the opening weekend and compete makes it even higher. Then having the ability to compete on the Rollins Faculty Invitational might be a superb alternative for us to see some south regional groups. Following Rollins Invitational, convention play begins for one of the vital aggressive DII volleyball conferences within the nation! What will be higher?”
Opening weekend for SSC play will see the Panthers on the highway in opposition to Embry-Riddle (Sept.15) adopted by Tech internet hosting Rollins (Sept.16) within the Charles and Ruth Clemente Middle.
The following weekend, Tech will head to the Gulf Coast of Florida for 2 days as they’ll go up in opposition to Eckerd (Sept.22) adopted by Saint Leo (Sept.23).
Tech’s longest residence streak will start by internet hosting 2022 NCAA Elite Eight finalist Barry (Friday, Sept.29) for the primary of 4 Aloha Fridays, adopted by Lynn (Sept.30), defending SSC Champions Tampa (Oct.6), and Florida Southern (Oct.7).
The Panthers begin a five-game highway journey starting at Rollins Faculty (Oct. 10) Nova Southeastern (Oct. 13) after which Palm Seaside Atlantic (Oct. 14). Tech will then journey to Orlando, Fla. the place they are going to compete within the annual SSC vs GSC South Area Crossover (Oct.20–Oct.21.)
Returning residence for 3 straight matches, Tech host Saint Leo (Oct.27), Eckerd (Oct.28), and Embry-Riddle (Oct.31) for a Halloween-themed contest.
Tech’s longest away stand begins in opposition to Lynn (Nov.3), and Barry (Nov.4), adopted by Florida Southern (Nov.10) and Tampa (Nov.11).
The Crimson and Grey’s ultimate residence collection will begin with Palm Seaside Atlantic (Nov.17) and be closed out in opposition to Nova Southeastern (Nov.18) for Senior Evening and the ultimate common season matchup of the 12 months.
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