|Date||Tuesday, September 1, 2015|
|Location||Baltimore, Maryland | Reitz Arena|
|Online Media||Live Stats|
Home Opener Tuesday Night
- The Loyola University Maryland volleyball team opens its 2015 home schedule season on Tuesday, Sept. 1, when it hosts Howard University at 7 p.m. in Reitz Arena.
- Admission is free for all fans.
Recapping The Weekend
- Loyola opened the 2015 season on Aug. 29-30 at the Robert Morris Invitational in Moon Township, Pa. The Greyhounds dropped a pair of four-set matches on Saturday to UMBC and the host Colonials before falling in three to Canisius University.
Puddy Earns All-Tournament Honors
- Haley Puddy was named to the Robert Morris Invitational All-Tournament Team after leading the Greyhounds with a .324 hitting percentage in the three matches. She posted 29 total kills, an average of 2.64 per set.
- Puddy also had a team-high 11 total blocks, and she posted 12 digs in her first collegiate action.
- In her first match, the Texas native hit .429 while recording 11 kills and four blocks. She followed that with 10 kills Saturday evening against Robert Morris.
Kazalas Leads In Kills
- Stacey Kazalas posted a team-best 36 kills in the first three matches of the year, leading Loyola with 3.27 kills per set. On Saturday night against Robert Morris, she matched her career-high of 14 kills, a number she hit twice as a freshman in 2014.
Pittenger Takes Over Program
- Last weekend’s matches will mark the first regular-season games for Alija Pittenger as the Greyhounds’ head coach. Named to the post in January, Pittenger is no stranger to the first seat on the bench at the collegiate level.
- She was the head coach at fellow Jesuit school, and another former MAAC foe, Fairfield University from 2008-2013 before she moved to the Baltimore area to join the Towson University staff in 2014.
- With the Stags, Pittenger was a two-time MAAC Coach of the Year (2011 and 2012), and she led Fairfield to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and 2013. She left the Connecticut school as Fairfield’s all-time winningest coach (113-77).