MIAA announces spring scheduling guidelines for volleyball, women's soccer

FHSU Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The MIAA Athletic Administrators Council (AAC) met Tuesday (Nov. 24) to finalize plans for a spring 2021 women's soccer and volleyball season.

For volleyball, MIAA members will play an eight-match schedule against teams in their division, which will be based on geographical location. The schedule will begin the week of February 22 and conclude the week of April 11.

For flexibility, all dates and locations will be mutually agreed upon by participating members. Along with the eight-match MIAA schedule, institutions will be permitted to schedule up to the NCAA maximum of 20 contests with outside competition this spring (2021) and will decide when those competitions occur during each school's championship segment. The 2021 spring volleyball season will culminate with all teams being invited to a postseason tournament to be held on April 16-17.

In women's soccer, the Association will play a six-match schedule with two postseason matches. Matches will begin the week of March 29, 2021, and conclude the week of April 26, 2021. Along with the eight-match MIAA schedule, institutions will be permitted to schedule up to the NCAA maximum of 14 contests with outside competition this spring (2021) and will decide when those competitions occur during each school's championship segment.

The complete schedule for women's soccer and volleyball, along with more details on the volleyball postseason invitational, will be announced at a later date. No formal MIAA Champion will be recognized for the 2020-2021 academic year in either sport.

Plans for the men's soccer team, members of the Great American Conference under the MIAA/GAC sport sponsorship partnership, are still to be determined and will be announced at a later date.