Volleyball Releases 2011 Schedule
Thursday, April 21, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary volleyball program and second-year head coach Jon Stenman released the 2011 volleyball schedule as the Ladies prepare for their debut season in the new DIII American Southwest Conference.

Centenary is slated to play 29 games this upcoming Fall, including seven home games.

The Ladies will open the season on the road for eight contests, beginning at a tournament hosted by the  University of Dallas on Sept. 2-3. In non-conference action, Centenary will face University of New Orleans twice, along with a season-wrap up tournament at Millsaps.

Centenary will host UT-Dallas on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 pm in its home opener in the Gold Dome.

The American Southwest Conference schedules "cross over tournaments" which feature double-header conference matches on Friday and Saturday in one city. Centenary will take part in two of these, beginning on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 where it will meet McMurry, Hardin Simmons, Concordia and Howard Payne all in Abilene, Texas. The final cross over double-header will come on Oct. 8 when the Ladies battle Sul Ross and Texas Lutheran on the campus of ETBU in Marshall, Texas.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to play our new conference foes, especially those in the Eastern Division.  I feel that there is a good chance that we will begin intense, competitive rivalries with schools like ETBU and LeTourneau to name a few," said Stenman.

The American Southwest Conference is one of the largest intercollegiate athletic conferences in NCAA Division III. The conference is made up of 16 institutions that spread across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.