LORMAN, Miss. – Alcorn State University Volleyball Head Coach Jarquita Copeland brings a young, but experienced team back for her second season at the helm. The team’s schedule is competitive, and should test the young Braves early.

Alcorn State opens the season in ten days, as they travel to Houston to participate in the Houston Baptist Tournament. Alcorn will face Houston Baptist, Louisiana Tech, and University of Texas Rio Grand Valley.


The Lady Braves’ first ten games are away from the safe confines of the Davey L. Whitney H&PER Complex. Alcorn will play in two tournaments (Houston Baptist and Jacksonville State) and a tri-match in New Orleans, Louisiana versus Loyola and Southern University at New Orleans.

The Lady Braves will face the Lady Tigers of Grambling State in their home opener. Following the home opener, Alcorn will host back-to-back tri-matches versus Stillman College, Arkansas at Monticello, Loyola (N.O.), and Tougaloo College.

The Braves will begin another long road trip where they will play nine matches after a five game home stand. Their road trip will begin in Alabama versus Eastern Division foes, Alabama State and Alabama A&M. Alcorn will continue their road trip when head to Jackson to participate in the Tougaloo Tri-Match, facing Tougaloo and Concordia.

Their road trip continues down Interstate 20 to face Grambling State followed by Southwestern Athletic Conference rivals Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Alcorn will have five straight home matches against Alabama A&M, Mississippi Valley State, Jackson State, Jacksonville State, and Southern. Their final two road games will be against Mississippi rivals Jackson State and Mississippi Valley. They end their season against Alabama State.

This season, the SWAC volleyball coaches voted to have a SWAC round-up East versus West in Jackson. All ten conference teams will play a total of five matches in two days.

Courtesy: Alcorn State

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