The Raven Volleyball team hits the court for the first time on Wednesday night as they will host a 13-match home schedule this year featuring a variety of special events and promotions.
They host Harris-Stowe State University at 7 p.m. for Welcome Back "Wins" Day as they host the Hornets on the first day of classes.
Don't miss out on Wednesday's match as the next chance to catch the Ravens at home is on Sept. 5 when they host 2016 Heart runner-up MNU at 7 p.m.
September will feature a total of five matches inside the Nolan Gymnasium. The Ravens host Baker University on Sept. 19 for a Trivia Tuesday, Manhattan Christian College in a non-con match for Family Weekend and then close out the month with a Red Out against Clarke University on Sept. 30.
October features seven home matches for the Ravens. The annual Dig Pink Match will take place on Oct. 6 against Peru State University, the Ravens will celebrate Senior Day as part of Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 21 against Kansas Wesleyan and then they close out their regular-season home schedule with a Spooky Saturday match against Evangel University on Oct. 28.
The Ravens return both of their All-Heart selections from 2016 in setting Taylor Garner and defensive specialist Haley Cochran. Garner recorded 596 assists last season while Cochran led the team with 354 digs.
The offensive attack will be anchored by top returners Sara Rahmanzai and Fluer Wesselink. Rahmanzai is the top returner attacker for the Ravens as she talllied 164 kills in 2016 while Wesselink added 70.
The complete schedule for 2017 is available on the Raven Volleyball Schedule page. Single-game tickets are also available online on the Raven Athletics ticket page at www.ravenathletics.com/tickets. Follow the link at the top of the page to purchase your tickets ahead of your trip to campus to cheer on the Ravens this season.