Monday, August 5, 2013

Pac 12 | Washington adds Canadian National Team to preseason volleyball schedule

Two matches scheduled, one each at Key Arena and Alaska Airlines Arena
  • Sep 6| 7PM | Team Canada vs. Washington | Key Arena
  • Sep 7| TBA | Team Canada vs. Washington |Alaska Airlines Arena


The Washington Huskies’ preseason volleyball schedule just got a big boost with the addition of two matches against the Canadian National Team.

Canada's Lucy Charuk (25) attacks against Peru in the Pan Am Cup
-photo courtesy Volleyball Canada
Canada will face Washington twice, at Key Arena on September 6 and at Alaska Airlines Arena September 7.

The matches will be exhibitions, and therefore will not count toward Washington’s RPI for postseason tournament seeding. The Huskies had previously scheduled just 8 preseason matches this season; none of those opponents qualified for the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

The Key Arena contest will give the Seattle Sports Commission a chance to tweak any volleyball issues in advance of hosting the 2013 NCAA Final Four this December.

Canada did not qualify for the London Olympics. This June, it went 1-2 in the Pan Am Cup in Peru (won by USA). Last month, the Canadians ended up 3-3 in the FISU Games in Russia, finishing 6th. After playing the Huskies, Canada will travel to the September 14-22 NORCECA Championships in Omaha, hosted by USA.

Like most national teams, Canada carries 24-30 athletes on its roster, most of them college graduates and many playing professionally overseas. Canadian head coach Arnd Ludwig will choose 12 players for the Washington matches, which may include a few names familiar to NCAA volleyball fans. UCLA’s Tabi Love (Dauphin, Manitoba) plays for Canada as does four-time Nebraska All-American Sara Pavan (Kitchener, Ontario). The Canadian captain is Brittany Page (Vernon, BC), who played for Eastern Washington from 2002-05. There are several British Columbia athletes on Team Canada, including powerful Lucy Charuk (Tswwassen, BC) who played at Houston, and Dana Cranston (Fort St. John, BC) who played for Colorado State.

2013 WASHINGTON VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE


PACIFIC
TIME

2012
RPI
2012
W-L

Fri
Aug 30
TBA
Boise St
141
17-15
Portland
Sat
Aug 31
TBA
Gonzaga
182
9-20
Portland
Sat
Aug 31
TBA
Portland St
77
21-11
Portland
Tue
Sep 3
7PM
Seattle U
227
9-19
Seattle (UW)
Fri
Sep 6
7PM
Team Canada


Key Arena
Sat
Sep 7
TBA
Team Canada


Seattle (UW)
Fri
Sep 13
7PM
Illinois
37
14-16
Champaign, IL
Sun
Sep15
3PM
Loyola Chicago
174
17-12
Chicago
Thu
Sep 19
7PM
Coppin St
285
11-14
Seattle
Fri
Sep 20
7PM
Cal St Northridge
76
21-10
Seattle







Wed
Sep 25
7:30PM
@ WSU
129
13-19
Pullman
Fri
Sep 27
8PM
@ Oregon
4
30-5
Eugene
Fri
Oct 4
6PM
@ Colorado
111
14-18
Boulder
Sat
Oct 5
TBA
@ Utah
82
14-19
Salt Lake City
Fri
Oct 11
8PM
Arizona
53
16-15
Seattle
Sun
Oct 13
3PM
ASU
42
20-14
Seattle
Wed
Oct 16
7:30PM
California
40
15-16
Seattle
Sun
Oct 20
4:30PM
Stanford
1
30-4
Seattle
Fri
Oct 25
8PM
@ UCLA
8
23-8
Los Angeles
Sun
Oct 27
5PM
@ USC
11
30-6
Los Angeles
Fri
Nov 1
7PM
Utah


Seattle
Sun
Nov 3
3PM
Colorado


Seattle
Fri
Nov 8
TBA
@ ASU


Tempe
Sun
Nov 10
11AM
@ Arizona


Tucson
Wed
Nov 13
TBA
UCLA


Seattle
Fri
Nov 15
TBA
USC


Seattle
Wed
Nov 20
TBA
@ Stanford


Palo Alto
Fri
Nov 22
TBA
@ California


Berkeley
Wed
Nov 27
TBA
OSU
63
14-18
Seattle
Fri
Nov 29
8PM
WSU


Seattle







Thu-
Sat

TBA
NCAA
1st/2nd Round


top 16 seeds host
Fri-
Sat

TBA
NCAA
Regionals


Los Angeles
Lincoln, NE
Lexington, KY
Champaign, IL
Thu-
Sat
Dec 19/21
TBA
NCAA
Championships


Seattle
Key Arena



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  1. Anything known about admission prices yet?

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