The Wayne State College volleyball team opens the 2016 season Friday and Saturday at the Hampton Inn/Denver West Golden Oredigger Classic hosted by Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The ‘Cats play two matches Friday and two more Saturday to open the season. WSC will be tested in the opening tournament of the year as the Wildcats face two teams that are receiving votes in the AVCA Division II Preseason Coaches’ Poll with one (Colorado Mesa) making the NCAA Tournament last season.
Friday matches find WSC battling Colorado Mesa at noon (Central Time) and Dallas Baptist at 4:30 p.m. with Saturday matches vs. Indianapolis (1 p.m.) and Western State of Colorado at 7:30 p.m.
WSC returns three starters and eight letter winners from last year’s team that was 28-8 while advancing to the NCAA Division II Final Four after winning the schools’ first-ever NCAA Central Region title.