The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) formally announced their volleyball schedule for the upcoming 2021 spring season, following a unanimous vote of approval by the GLVC Council of Presidents on October 6.
This new spring schedule begins January 29-30, 2021 and features a new tri-match/pod format unique to the 2021 season, but necessary to ensure the league's safe return to competition during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Conference's 15 teams will compete in three five-team divisions, and contest 18 matches where every team plays their divisional opponent twice, both home and away, and every non-divisional opponent once at a pre-determined pod site.
The East Division consists of Illinois Springfield, Indianapolis, Lewis, McKendree and Southern Indiana; Lindenwood, Maryville, Missouri-St. Louis, Quincy and Truman State make up the Central Division; and Drury, Missouri S&T, Rockhurst, Southwest Baptist and William Jewell will compete in the West Division.
The GLVC Volleyball Championship Tournament will be conducted April 15-17 at Eastside Centre in East Peoria, Illinois. Qualifying procedures for the eight-team tournament will be announced at a later date.
Quincy will hold their first contest at home on February 12th when they host Maryville University. The Hawks will also be at home the following day (Feb. 13) to take on Lindenwood at Pepsi Arena.