Redlands to host West Region volleyball tournament

The University of Redlands has been selected as the host for the NCAA Division III West Region Volleyball Tournament which starts on Thursday.

The announcement came down Monday morning but surprised no one. There are seven teams in the field and four are from Southern Calfiornia so it wouldn’t have made sense for the NCAA to ship those four to one of the other three.

Colorado College (33-4) is the top seed and has a bye. It will got to the semifinal against the winner of Cal Lutheran-Puget Sound. University of La Verne gets Pacific Lutheran and Redlands will draw Chapman.

The quality of competition in the SCIAC was evident in last week’s four-team tournament that ended with a thrilling 3-2 win by Redlands over La Verne. The semifinal between Cal Lutheran and La Verne was equally exciting. By including all three teams the NCAA got it right!