Update: The sixth-seeded California University of Pennsylvania volleyball team was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 loss to third-seeded Seton Hill on Thursday afternoon.
The California University of Pennsylvania volleyball team earned an at-large berth
and the sixth seed in the upcoming Atlantic Regionals in the NCAA Tournament.
The Vulcans will be making their 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament in the last 19 years and will face third-seeded Seton Hill (24-8) at Wheeling Jesuit University in the first round. The Griffins received the automatic qualifier for winning the PSAC Championship in a five-set thriller over Gannon on Saturday night. Under eighth-year head coach Peter Letourneau, Cal U enters the NCAA Tournament with a 20-12 overall record after advancing to the semifinals of the PSAC Tournament last weekend.
Mountain East Conference (MEC) Champion Wheeling Jesuit (34-3), which claimed its six-straight conference title, earned the top seed and will host the eight-team regional tournament in Wheeling, West Virginia. First-round matches are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, with second-round matches slated for Friday, Nov. 16, while the regional championship is set for Saturday, Nov. 17. In other first-round matches, the host Cardinals face CIAA Champion and eighth-seeded Shaw (23-8), second-seeded Gannon (30-2) plays Shepherd (23-10) and fourth-seeded Shippensburg (25-7) faces Clarion (21-11).
The winner from the Atlantic Region advances to the national quarterfinals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the A.J. Palumbo Center, as part of the 2018 NCAA Division II Festival. Teams advancing to the final site will be reseeded before the quarterfinals.