Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer 2018 Updates
  • Tennessee has revealed their schedule for the upcoming season.
    • UT has 10 matches against 7 teams that made the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
    • The Lady Vols will face three in-state opponents, the most since 2014.
    • The team is heading to California for the first time since 2006. Their last match in the state was a 3-1 loss to USC. However, in the rally scoring era UT is 7-2 in matches played in the state.
    • Tennessee will play San Diego in back to back matches. The last time the Lady Vols played a non-conference opponent twice in the same year was 2005, when they lost to Missouri in the first month of the season before defeating them in the NCAA Tournament on their way to the Final Four. The last time the team scheduled a non-conference opponent twice in the same regular season was 1995, when they played both St. Mary’s (CA) and Arizona State in back to back days.
  • UT was projected to finish 10th in the conference in the SEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
  • Tennessee has announced the addition of Brooklynne Villano to the team. An incoming sophomore transfer from Jacksonville State, the outside hitter is the sister of former Lady Vol Bridgette Villano.
  • The probably final roster (barring any unannounced walk-ons) is online at the official Tennessee website, and consists of a total of 17 players: 3 seniors, 5 juniors (one a fourth year redshirt), 5 sophopmores, and 4 freshman.
  • With the season arriving next month, updates here will start coming more frequently. So be sure to start checking back often!