After a six year hiatus, women’s volleyball returns to the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville as an intercollegiate sport.
Pitt-Titusville will play its first season in the WPCC conference in the 2015-2016 academic year. “Volleyball is such a vibrant sport at both the high school and collegiate level,” says Pitt-Titusville Athletic Director Harry Miller. “So many of the local high schools in the area have women’s volleyball programs that are very competitive. NWPA is a hotbed of talented volleyball players who have played at a high level for many years.”
The return of women’s volleyball at Pitt-Titusville provides those student-athletes an opportunity to not only continue their education, but to continue to play volleyball competitively at the collegiate level.
“We are confident that students in this area and the surrounding areas will find the addition of volleyball very appealing," says Miller. "Many students from visiting high schools and our current student body are excited about the addition of this sport and the prospect of playing collegiate volleyball. Volleyball is an exciting spectator sport and it will give our students, as well as the community, another great Pitt-Titusville sport to watch and get excited about."
Pitt-Titusville has started the search to hire a head coach. The coaching staff will be recruiting players and building the program throughout the spring and summer months.
Currently, five universities in Pitt-Titusville’s conference offer women’s volleyball which include: Community College of Beaver County, Butler County Community College, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Westmoreland Community College and Potomac State College. “The schedule for the 2015-2016 season is still being tweaked. Currently there are six matches scheduled for the fall and more are being added from our conference and from other schools in the area,” says Miller. The season will run in September and October.