Saturday, 30 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Utah Volleyball Heads To Orem To Face Utah Valley and NC State

Utah Volleyball Heads To Orem To Face Utah Valley and NC State

Match 1: Utah (0-0) at Utah Valley (0-0)
Friday, Aug. 25 | 6 p.m. MT
Orem, Utah | Lockhart Arena
Watch: ESPN+
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Match 2: Utah (0-0) vs. NC State (0-0)
Friday, Aug. 26 | 12 p.m. MT
Orem, Utah | Lockhart Arena
Watch: YouTube
Live Stats: StatBroadcast


Utah Volleyball is set to begin the 2023 season this weekend with a short drive to Orem, Utah. The Utes are set for a season opener against Utah Valley this Friday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. MT in Lockhart Arena. Then, Utah will prepare for a neutral site match the next day against NC State at 12 p.m. MT in Lockhart Arena. The Utes and Wolverines’ match will be streamed on ESPN+, while the neutral site match on Saturday will be streamed on Utah Valley’s YouTube channel.



• Head Coach Beth Launiere enters her 34th season at the helm of the program. Utah Volleyball’s winningest head coach heads into the fall season with a 638-400 career record.

• Utah returns 11 letterwinners from a year ago, highlighted by the reigning Pacific South Region Freshman of the Year in KJ Burgess.

• The Utes welcome freshmen Skylar GeorgeKamryn GibadloKaieva Johnson, and Olga Musial, along with transfers Emrie Satuala and Rianne Vos.

• Utah is set to play 10 NCAA Tournament teams from the 2022 season and four in-state opponents.  

• Sixteen of the 18 Utes on this year’s roster saw action in last week’s exhibition match.

• The season opener on the road at Utah Valley marks the second time in three seasons Utah has opened its season in Orem.

• The match against NC State marks the first meeting between the programs since 1999 and just the fourth overall.  


Utah continues a full slate of non-conference action after the Utah Valley Invitational and along with the match against Utah Valley, the Utes will take on in-state foes Utah State and BYU on the road, and Weber State at home. The 2023 home opener will feature the UNLV Rebels, which will be a homecoming for Malia Shoji. Shoji took the head coaching position at UNLV this past spring after spending eight seasons with the Utes. Rounding out the non-conference schedule is a road match at Portland State and the trio of…

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