Sacred Heart Women's Volleyball Off to Palo Alto for NCAA Tournament Clash with #11 Stanford
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Fairfield, CT -- The 2011 Northeast Conference champion Sacred Heart women's volleyball team will head to California for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament after drawing #11 Stanford during the annual selection show aired today on ESPNU. This will be a homecoming for the majority of the SHU roster as eight players hail from the Golden State. The Pioneers and Cardinal take the court Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm PST with Michigan and Baylor playing the other first-round match at historic Maples Pavilion.
Sacred Heart enters the 2011 NCAA Tournament riding a nine game winning streak and on the heels of capturing a second consecutive NEC crown. In last year's NCAA Tournament Sacred Heart provided some second set drama against Nebraska before eventually falling to the Huskers, 3-0. The 2011 Pioneers are led by senior captain and NEC Libero of the Year Jessica Colberg (Long Beach, CA).
Stanford rounded out the regular season with a 21-7 record, including a 15-7 mark in the Pac-12. The Cardinal are making their 31st straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and along with Penn State are the only programs to compete in every edition of the tournament.
Fans can get complete coverage throughout of the Sacred Heart women's volleyball team's meeting with Stanford at SacredHeartPioneers.com.