Alabama Volleyball Opens 2022 Season Internet hosting Crimson Tide Invitational

August 26, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama volleyball opens its 2022 season and its first beneath head coach Rashinda Reed this weekend at Foster Auditorium, internet hosting the Crimson Tide Invitational Introduced by Vacation Inn Specific Tuscaloosa-College. The Tide will face McNeese (12:30 p.m. CT) and UTSA (7 p.m. CT) on Friday earlier than closing the weekend in opposition to Southern Miss (3 p.m. CT) on Saturday.

All three matches will likely be streamed stay on the SEC Community Plus, which is out there at or on the ESPN app.

This Week: Crimson Tide Invitational

  • Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Foster Auditorium
  • Friday, Aug. 26

    • vs. McNeese – 12:30 p.m. CT
    • vs. UTSA – 7 p.m. CT

  • Saturday, Aug. 27 vs. Southern Miss – 3 p.m. CT

Scouting Alabama

  • Alabama welcomes McNeese, UTSA and Southern Miss to Foster Auditorium for the Crimson Tide Invitational to open the season
  • It marks the primary time since 2011 that the Tide will open its season with a house match
  • Head Coach Rashinda Reed enters her first season main Alabama in 2022
  • All 4 head coaches at this weekend’s match are of their first yr at their respective applications
  • The Tide returns 14 gamers from final yr’s squad, together with seniors Taylor Drapp, Emily Janek, Dru Kuck, Katie Shook and Alyiah Wells and fifth-year senior Abby Marjama
  • Newcomers this yr embrace freshman Micah Gryniewicz, an AVCA All-Area honoree from Chandler, Ariz., and sophomore Maddy McCormick, who performed at Colorado State final season

  • Alabama enters the 2022 season beneath first yr head coach Rashinda Reed
  • Reed spent the final 5 seasons as an assistant coach on the College of Illinois, making 4 NCAA Event journeys with the Preventing Illini
  • The 4 postseason appearances embrace a pair of Candy 16 berths in 2017 and 2021 and a semifinal run in 2018 because the No. 3 nationwide seed
  • Working primarily with Illinois’ center blockers, Reed mentored two-time AVCA All-American Ali Bastianelli and two-time All-Huge Ten honoree Ashlyn Fleming
  • Previous to her time at Illinois, Reed was an assistant coach at The College of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016, at Northeastern College in 2015 and Binghamton College from 2011-14
  • In 2012, the Bearcats received the American East Convention Championship to safe a bid to the NCAA Event
  • She coached seven all-conference honorees at Binghamton, together with the 2014 Rookie of the Yr and 2012 Setter of the Yr, whereas additionally serving because the membership director of the Whirlwind Volleyball Membership managing 14 coaches and 140 athletes
  • Reed’s first teaching place got here on the College of Southern Indiana, mentoring an All-American, two All-Midwest Area performers and two All-Nice Lakes Valley Convention honorees from 2009-11 together with a 2010 NCAA Division II Volleyball Event look
  • Reed is a 2005 graduate of the College of Georgia, taking part in for the Bulldogs from 2002-04 after starting her collegiate profession at Southwestern Oregon Group Faculty, garnering All-Northwest Athletic Convention accolades

Alabama to Seem 5 Occasions on ESPN Household of Networks

  • Alabama is slated to look 5 occasions in opposition to SEC opponents on the ESPN household of networks this season
  • Each residence match and street SEC contest, whether or not televised or not, may also be streamed on the SEC Community Plus, obtainable at or on the ESPN app

2022 Televised Matches

  • Sunday, Sept. 25 vs. Auburn – 1 p.m. CT – SEC Community
  • Friday, Oct. 7 at Ole Miss – 7 p.m. CT – SEC Community
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 vs. LSU – 8 p.m. CT – ESPNU
  • Sunday, Oct. 23 at Georgia – 11 a.m. CT – SEC Community
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23 vs. Tennessee – 7 p.m. CT – SEC Community

Up Subsequent: Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup (Houston, Texas)

  • Friday, Sept. 2 vs. Oregon State – 1 p.m. CT
  • Friday, Sept. 2 at Houston – 7:30 p.m. CT
  • Saturday Sept. 3 vs. Central Arkansas – 1:30 p.m. CT

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