Chowan to meet California (PA) in Volleyball Playoffs

Chowan to meet California (PA) in Volleyball Playoffs

November 15, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Committee has selected the 64 teams that will be participating in the 2009 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship. Eight teams were selected from each of the following eight regions: Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West.

Eight eight-team regionals will be played at on-campus sites. Regional competition will be single-elimination, best three-of-five game matches and will not include a third-place match. The winners of each of the eight regionals will advance to the finals, December 3-5, on the campus of a participating institution. Competition at the finals site will be single-elimination, best three-of-five game matches.
Atlantic Region
Hosted by California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pennsylvania - November 19-21
No. 1 California (Pennsylvania) (32-4) vs. No. 8 Chowan (27-8)
No. 2 Lock Haven (31-5) vs. No. 7 Mercyhurst (18-11)
No. 3 Clarion (24-8) vs. No. 6 Edinboro (21-12)
No. 4 Gannon (22-9) vs. No. 5 Wheeling Jesuit (32-5)

The Hawks earned an automatic berth to the tournament by claiming the CIAA Conference Championship last Sunday afternoon. The title is the first for Chowan in their first-ever year of participation as a full-member of the league. The Hawks also claim the first-ever NCAA DII postseason bid as a school.
"This will be a great experience for our student-athletes," stated Peter Green, who guided his squad to a CIAA Championship in just his second season as head coach. "California-Pennsylvania is a tough team with a strong international influence. We will prepare this week knowing we have a tough opponent and we just plan to play hard and take the most out of the experience."

Top seeded California-Pennsylvania will host the Atlantic Region Tournament, which is set to begin on Thursday, November 19th. Match times are to be determined and will be released as soon as available.