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UAA volleyball team wants its attendance record back and circled Nov. 16 on the calendar

by | Jun 20, 2024 | Cover Story, Volleyball

UAA’s Nicole Blue goes for a tip shot against two UAF defenders last season. Photo by Stephanie Burgoon/Alaska Sports Report

Much like a great rally on the court, the Alaska Anchorage and Nebraska-Kearney college volleyball programs have had a little back-and-forth when it comes to the NCAA Division II single-match home attendance record.

UAA broke the previous record in 2022 with 3,888 fans only to see Kearney come back last year to take the crown with 4,003 fans.

The Seawolves have set out to break the record again, and they have teamed with the Alaska School Activities Association to co-host the inaugural Alaska Volleyball Day on Saturday, Nov. 16.

That’s the same day of the ASAA Class 4A and 3A state championship matches, will take place earlier Saturday to serve as an appetizer for the nightcap featuring UAA and UAF as the Seawolves attempt to reestablish the attendance record.

“We are excited to partner this year with ASAA to bring a whole day of championship-level volleyball to the Alaska Airlines Center,” head coach Stacie Meisner said in a press release.

“Nebraska-Kearney took the record back from us last year, so we are promoting the mantra of ‘Pack the House – 4K4 In the Door’ for our match against UAF. We’re extremely excited about our team this year and look forward to giving our fans reasons to cheer on Nov. 16 and throughout the season.”

UAA will open its season with the annual exhibition match against the Seawolf Alumni on Aug. 24. Following four weeks on the road to start the regular season, the Seawolves make their regular-season home debut Sept. 26 against Saint Martin’s and Sept. 28 against Western Oregon, which is Pink Night, presented by Aurora Integrated Oncology Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

2024 UAA Home Schedule
All matches at Alaska Airlines Center

Aug. 24 – Seawolf Alumni
Sept. 26 – Saint Martin’s
Sept. 28 – Western Oregon (Pink Night)
Oct. 10 – Northwest Nazarene
Oct. 12 – Central Washington (Homecoming)
Oct. 31 – Seattle Pacific
Nov. 2 – Montana State Billings
Nov. 16 – Alaska Fairbanks (Alaska VB Day/Pack the House 4K4 In the Door)
Nov. 21 – Western Washington
Nov. 23 – Simon Fraser (Senior Night)

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