Cougars Grab Top Seed for Volleyball #CAAChamps
CofC lost just once during conference play this fall and won its third regular season CAA title.

Cougars Grab Top Seed for Volleyball #CAAChamps

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2017 Volleyball #CAAChamps Central

RICHMOND, Va.  College of Charleston captured its third regular season title since joining the conference in 2013 and headlined Sunday’s announcement of the six-team Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Volleyball Championship field as the top seed.
 
The 2017 conference tournament takes place at James Madison University from November 16-18 at the Dukes’ own Sinclair Gymnasium. Complete coverage from Harrisonburg, Va., includes live streaming of the quarterfinals and semifinals on CAA.tv, which is available for free online and through mobile devices as well as OTT platforms Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. The 2017 Championship final will be streamed via CollegeSportsLive.com and the College Sports Mobile app as part of the CAA’s package with CBS Sports Digital.

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The Cougars ended the regular season on Sunday winning their 14th straight match overall and finished conference play with a 15-1 record, with the team’s lone (and last) defeat coming on Sept. 24 at Northeastern. CofC previously obtained the No. 1 seed for the CAA Championship in 2013 and 2014, winning its first league title in the school’s inaugural season in the conference in 2013. 
 
Towson finished league play with 12 wins to earn the No. 2 seed for the second time in the past three seasons and defending CAA champion James Madison (11-5 in CAA), hosting the championship for the first time since 2015, is the No. 3 seed. Northeastern (10-6 in CAA) earned the No. 4 seed while Hofstra (9-7 in CAA) appears in its sixth straight postseason tournament after earning the No. 5 seed. Elon (5-11 in CAA) made program history by earning its first-ever CAA postseason tournament berth, obtaining the No. 6 seed after recording the program’s most wins in league action since joining the conference in 2014.  
 
Quarterfinal play begins on Thursday with the hosts, as third-seeded JMU (20-5 overall) takes on sixth-seeded seeded Elon (16-15 overall) at 4:05 p.m., followed by fourth-seeded Northeastern (17-12 overall) playing fifth-seeded Hofstra (17-13 overall) at 7:05 p.m.
 
On Friday in the semifinals, second-seeded Towson (26-4, 12-4 in CAA) takes on the JMU/Elon winner at 4:05 p.m.  The second semifinal match features top-seeded College of Charleston (26-4 overall) playing the Northeastern/Hofstra winner at 7:05 p.m.

On Saturday, November 18 at 4:05 p.m., the 2017 CAA Volleyball title match takes place live on CollegeSportsLive.com and the College Sports Mobile app, as mentioned. For more information on the Volleyball #CAAChamps, visit our official championship page at caasports.com/VBChamps.

2017 CAA Volleyball Championship – Sinclair Gymnasium, Harrisonburg, Va.

November 16 - Quarterfinals
4:05 PM: No. 3 Seed James Madison vs. No. 6 Seed Elon // CAA.tv
7:05 PM: No. 4 Seed Northeastern vs. No. 5 Seed Hofstra // CAA.tv

November 17 - Semifinals
4:05 PM: No. 2 Seed Towson vs. James Madison/Elon Winner // CAA.tv
7:05 PM: No. 1 Seed College of Charleston vs. Northeastern/Hofstra Winner // CAA.tv
 
November 18 - Championship Final
4:05 PM: Winner Semifinal #1 vs. Winner Semifinal #2 // College Sports Live/CBS Digital