Stags Set to Host 2016 MAAC Championship This Weekend
The 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship will be decided on George Bisacca Court from November 18-20 as the top six teams in the MAAC come to Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall. The Stags are the top seed in the tournament as the MAAC Regular Season Champion.
After earning a First Round bye, Fairfield (26-5, 18-0 MAAC) first takes the court on Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the MAAC Semifinals. The Stags will play the winner of the Friday evening matchup between fourth-seeded Rider and fifth-seeded Siena. In other First Round action, third-seeded Quinnipiac challenges sixth-seeded Niagara on Friday for the chance to meet second-seeded Marist on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. The 2016 MAAC Championship Match is slated for Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
All five matches of the MAAC Championship will be broadcast live on ESPN3, produced by the award-winning Fairfield University Media Center. Links to tune in live as well as ticket information and updates throughout the weekend are available on MAAC Championship Central at MAACSports.com/Volleyball.
All Fairfield students in attendance will receive FREE admission to all Fairfield matches throughout the weekend courtesy of Stags in the Stands. All Fairfield students at Saturday's 2:00 p.m. semifinal will be entered into a raffle to win $500 toward textbooks for the spring semester.
Fairfield is led on the court by Skyler Day ’18, who was announced on Thursday evening as the 2016 MAAC Player of the Year, and fellow First Team All-MAAC honorees Megan O’Sullivan ’17 and Megan Theiller ’18. Head Coach Todd Kress also garnered MAAC Coach of the Year laurels for the second consecutive season and a conference-record fifth time in seven campaigns on the Stags’ sidelines.