The 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II National Volleyball Championship will be hosted by Lincoln Christian University at their Laughlin Center in Lincoln, Illinois, on November 14-16. Approximately 130 student-athletes, along with their coaching staffs and fans representing 10 NCCAA colleges and universities from across the country will visit Central Illinois during championship week.
Tournament teams will arrive at LCU for practices on Wednesday, November 13, followed by Christian service projects for each team in the afternoon. The championship banquet will be held that evening, where the All-American, National Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards will be presented.
Tournament pool play will take place on Thursday and Friday, November 14-15, with two pools of five teams each. The semi-final and championship matches will be held on Saturday, November 16.
“LCU is extremely excited about the opportunity to host the national tournament once again,” says Mac Ingmire, LCU Athletic Director, “we’re looking forward to having the tournament back in Lincoln and being able to give more fans an opportunity to attend the event due to our central location. We believe it will be one of the best tournaments yet!”
LCU last hosted the NCCAA Div. II Volleyball National Tournament in 2006. The tournament was hosted by Grace University in 2007 and 2008 and then, in 2009 it moved to Florida Christian College in Kissimmee, FL.
The LCU Women’s Volleyball team has a long-standing history with the NCCAA Div. II National Tournament. They have competed in every national tournament for the last 17 years. During that time, they recorded five Final Four appearances, four second-place finishes, and two national championships. Their last national championship was in 2003, the first year LCU hosted the NCCAA Div. II National Tournament.