PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College women’s volleyball coach Margot Royer-Johnson announced the program’s 2017 schedule on Friday, June 2. The Friars will take part in four tournaments, including the 12th Annual Friar Classic, and will host 14 home matches over the course of the 33 game schedule.
Providence opens up its schedule at the Boston College tournament in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on August 25-26. The Friars will play the University of Alabama-Birmingham (5:00 p.m.) on August 25 before playing Boston College (1:00 p.m.) and Fairfield University (5:00 p.m.) on August 26.
The Friars then travel to DeLand, Fla. on Sept. 1-2 for the Stetson University Tournament. Providence will take on East Carolina (1:00 p.m.) on Sept. 1, Bucknell University (12:00 p.m.) and Stetson University (7:00 p.m.) on Sept. 2.
Providence will then host the 12th Annual Friar Classic on Sept. 8-9. Rider, St. Francis Brooklyn, Holy Cross, and Fairleigh Dickinson will all take part in the tournament. On the first day of the tournament, Providence will play Rider at 3:30 p.m. and Holy Cross at 8:15 p.m. Providence will then finish up the tournament on the second day against St. Francis at 11:00 am. before ending the tournament against Fairleigh Dickinson at 1:00 p.m.
On September 12, the Friars will host cross-town rival Brown University for a match at 7:00 p.m.
The Friars will play in their fourth and final tournament on Sept. 15-16 at the USMA Army Tournament in West Point, N.Y. Providence will take on West Virginia University (11:00 a.m.) and Akron University (3:30 p.m.) on the Sept. 15 before finishing up the tournament with a single game against host Army (12:00 p.m.) on Sept. 16.
Providence finishes up its non-conference play on Sept. 19 with a match against Bryant University at 7:00 p.m.
The Friars will open up conference play against Villanova University on Sept. 22 at 7:00 p.m. before hosting Georgetown University on Sept. 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Providence then goes on back-to-back- road trips on the weekends. First, the Friars take St. John’s University on Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. and Seton Hall on Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m. The next weekend, the Friars travel to play Marquette University on Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. before taking on DePaul University on Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
The Friars then host their next eight BIG EAST games. On the first weekend, Providence takes on Xavier University and Butler University (Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 1:00 p.m., respectively). The Friars then host Seton Hall University and St. John’s University on Oct. 20 (7:00 p.m.) and Oct. 22 (1:00 p.m.), respectively. Providence then plays two matches against Creighton University, one on Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. and the second on Oct. 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Providence then closes out the home stand and its home schedule against DePaul University and Marquette University. The Friars will play the Blue Demons on Nov. 3 at 7:00 p.m. before finishing the home schedule against the Golden Eagles on Nov. 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Next the Friars take on Butler on Nov. 11 (1:00 p.m.) and Xavier on Nov. 12 (1:00 p.m.)
The final weekend of the regular season will be played against Georgetown on Nov. 17 (6:00 p.m.) and Villanova on Nov. 18 (7:00 p.m.).
The BIG EAST Championships will be held on Nov. 24-25 with the times and place yet to be determined.
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