Troy Volleyball Announces 2020 Schedule
The 2020 Troy volleyball schedule, which features two home matches against rival South Alabama, was released by head coach Josh Lauer Wednesday.
Troy will play a 16-match, conference-only schedule beginning with a doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, against Georgia State at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Trojan Arena. The Trojans will close out the weekend with a third match against the Panthers Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m.
The Trojans then hit the road for eight straight matches against South Alabama (Oct. 1-2), Georgia Southern (Oct. 9-10) and Coastal Carolina (Oct. 22-23). Troy closes out October at home with a Halloween weekend matchup against South Alabama (Oct. 30-31).
Troy concludes its regular season with three matches against Appalachian State (Nov. 6-7) on the first weekend in November.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournament will be held at the Foley Events Center on Nov. 18-22 in Foley, Ala., and will feature all 12 league teams. Three days of pool play will precede the semifinals on Saturday before the tournament concludes with the championship match Sunday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m.
Troy was tabbed to finish second in the Sun Belt East Division in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches and features two preseason All-Sun Belt selections in Amara Anderson and Cheyenne Hayes.
The Trojans return 12 players from last year’s squad which finished 23-10 and advanced to the second round of the NIVC – the program’s first-ever postseason appearance. Troy’s +12 win differential from 2018 to 2019 was the sixth-best turnaround by an NCAA Division I school last season.
Nearly all of Troy’s 2019 production is back on the roster in 2020, including 97% of its points, 99% of assists, 92% of aces and 96% of digs.