YUMA, Ariz. – Ready or not, here it comes! The Arizona Western volleyball program is less than two months away from the annual Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Jamboree that marks the opening of the season. The team’s schedule has been released, and the Lady Mats will be back in the hunt for a conference title and trip to the national tournament!
The ACCAC Jamboree scrimmages are on Saturday, August 19 at Scottsdale Community College, and the Lady Mats head right back to Scottsdale to open the season (and conference play) on Wednesday, August 23.
For the next three weekends, the Lady Mats will hop through three tournaments on the road. On August 25 and 26, AWC will be at a tournament hosted by Southern Nevada. On Saturday, Sept. 2, the team will be closer to home for a tournament at Imperial Valley College. The Lady Mats wrap up non-conference play at Southern Idaho over two days on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9.
AWC still stays on the road by going to Yavapai on Friday, Sept. 15 before finally getting a home match. The Lady Mats host Pima on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 pm, and then they host Eastern Arizona two days later at 7:00 pm. AWC travels to South Mountain on Wednesday, Sept. 27 before closing the month at home against Phoenix on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 pm.
In October, the Lady Mats play four of their seven matches at home. They travel to Eastern Arizona on Wednesday, Oct. 4 before hosting Yavapai on Friday at 7:00. The following week, the team heads to Glendale on Oct. 11 for a matchup of the two conference co-champs from this past season. The Lady Mats come home to take on Mesa on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 pm and host Chandler-Gilbert on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 pm. AWC travels one last time to Eastern Arizona on Wednesday, Oct. 25 before wrapping up the regular season with Yavapai at home on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 pm.
The Lady Mats play at ‘The House’ Gymnasium at Arizona Western College in Yuma. Tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Children 12 and under get in for FREE!
Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma. AWC leads the state in enrollment growth over the past 10 years and handed out more than 2,400 certificates and degrees in 2015-16.