For the 8th consecutive year, the Washington State volleyball team will play in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The 11th ranked Cougs were named a 4th seed in the Pittsburgh Regional on Sunday and will host the first two rounds this coming weekend.
First up for the Cougs is Grand Canyon on Friday at 7:00 pm in Bohler Gym. Grand Canyon is coming off of a WAC Championship and a 23-7 season. If the Cougs can pull off the victory on Friday, they will then host the winner of Pepperdine (19-8) vs #5 Dayton (31-2) on Saturday at 7:00 pm.
The third and fourth rounds will be held the following weekend, December 7th and 9th, at a different location with the semi-finals and and championship being played at South Florida.
Following a season that saw the Cougs go 24-7 with 6 wins over ranked opponents, head coach Jen Greeny has the Cougs hosting postseason play for the first time since 2018. That 2018 run earned the Cougs a trip to the Sweet 16 after victories over Northern Arizona and Tennessee.
Joining the Cougs in the tournament is Stanford (1-seed), Oregon (2-seed), Arizona State (5-seed) and USC (8-seed) with USC being in the same side of the bracket as the Cougs. The rest will all be on the other side of the bracket.
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No. 11 Washington State (24-7) will host the first two rounds of the 2023 NCAA Tournament as the Cougars were selected for an eighth consecutive NCAA postseason as a No. 4 seed which was announced by the NCAA women’s volleyball committee Sunday night.
Washington State is the No. 4 seed in the Pittsburgh Regional and will play its first and second round matches in Pullman on Friday and Saturday.