COLUMBUS, Ohio —The UAlbany volleyball team is ready to hit the court in 2018. Veteran head coach MJ Engstrom and the 2017 America East Regular Season Champions are excited to get the season underway on Friday, August 24, when the Great Danes square off against Ohio State at 7 p.m. (ET) as part of the Ohio State Invitational.
The squad closes the weekend tourney with a pair of matches against Texas A&M (10 a.m.) and Ohio (5:30 p.m.). on Saturday.
Top Tier Returners UAlbany returns 11 players for the 2018 season including two-time America East Defensive Specialist of the Year, senior Nicole Otero. The three-time America East All-Conference Team selection is joined by 2017 AE Co-Freshman of the Year Tatiana Tiangco and First Team All-Conference honoree Akuabata Okenwa.
Postseason Players The Great Danes returned to the postseason last year following a 10-15 overall clip and an 11-1 mark in conference play that landed them a spot in the NIVC Tournament.