CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The UNI volleyball crew has launched its full schedule for the upcoming 2022 season. Coming into this system’s forty eighth season and twenty third below the management of head coach Bobbi Petersonthe Panthers are slated for a 30-match schedule, together with an 18-match schedule in Missouri Valley Convention (MVC) play.
UNI will open the 2022 marketing campaign throughout the ultimate weekend of August in Arizona on the Solar Satan Volleyball Traditional, dealing with off with Toledo, Arizona State and CSU Bakersfield in Tempe. Labor Day weekend will see the Panthers go to Omaha for a triad of matches in opposition to USC, Kentucky and Creighton.
The purple and gold return dwelling to the McLeod Middle on Sept. 9 to host a four-team event with Western Michigan, Grand Canyon and Southeast Missouri State. UNI will tackle Iowa State in a mid-week matchup in Ames on Sept. 13 earlier than wrapping up non-conference play in Coralville on the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Collection Event, the place the Panthers will meet up with North Florida, South Dakota State and Iowa at Xstream Area.
UNI will play its first 4 MVC matches on the street starting Sept. 23 at Valparaiso, adopted by its first assembly with UIC as an MVC member in Chicago. The Panthers’ open the longest dwelling stand of the season with 5 consecutive matches begins Oct. 7 in opposition to Bradley, that includes a homecoming matchup with Illinois State on Oct. 8.
4 of UNI’s ultimate six matches of the yr might be performed at dwelling, because the Panthers welcome the 2 of the league’s latest members to Cedar Falls throughout the ultimate weekend of October in Murray State and Belmont. The Panthers will shut the common season internet hosting Southern Illinois on Nov. 11 earlier than honoring its senior class the next afternoon forward of the season finale in opposition to Missouri State.
The highest-6 groups within the league standings will qualify for the MVC Event, which might be performed Nov. 20-23 at a venue to be decided.
Ticket data for the upcoming volleyball season might be introduced at a later date.
2022 Schedule Notes
- UNI will face off in opposition to 6 NCAA Event groups from 2021, together with Creighton, UIC, Illinois State, Kentucky, Iowa State and SEMO.
- Three of UNI’s scheduled opponents enter the season as reigning common season champions of its respective league (Kentucky-SEC; Creighton-Huge East; SEMO-OVC), whereas SEMO and Illinois State enter as defending convention event champions.
- Six Panther opponents certified for the 2021 Nationwide Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC), together with 4 MVC groups in Evansville, Bradley, Indiana State and event runner-up Valparaiso. CSU Bakersfield and North Florida each certified as properly.
- In non-conference play, UNI will face a pair of recent opponents in CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon for the primary time.
- The Panthers will tackle three new opponents in MVC play with the addition of UIC, Murray State and Belmont. UNI holds a 10-3 all-time report in opposition to UIC, and received its solely matchup with Murray State in 1989. The Panthers’ Oct. 29 match with Belmont would be the first assembly all-time between the 2 packages.
- UNI continues its collection with Iowa State for the twenty fourth consecutive season because the Panthers go to Ames in September. The 2 packages have performed each season since 1998.
- The Panthers’ Sept. 17 matchup with Iowa would be the first within the common season since 2005. UNI holds a 26-22 all-time report in opposition to the Hawkeyes.
- 2022 would be the seventeenth season of Panther volleyball performed within the McLeod Middle, the place UNI holds a report of 158-50 (.759) since shifting in from the West Fitness center in Nov. 2006.
- Coming into her twenty second season on the helm, head coach Bobbi Peterson is the winningest coach in UNI and MVC historical past with a profession report of 518-175. Petersen has guided the Panthers to fifteen NCAA Event appearances throughout his tenure with 10 event victories, together with a pair of Candy 16 berths. The 6-time MVC Coach of the Yr has helped the Panthers win 9 convention common season and MVC Event titles.