HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth volleyball head coach Gilad Doron has announced his team’s schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. The Big Green will play 25 matches throughout the fall, with 10 of those taking place in Leede Arena.
Doron is returning for his third season at the helm of the program. He is joined by Eyal Zimet in his third season and Olivia Lathrop, who comes to Dartmouth after spending two years as a graduate assistant at DeSales University.
“I am pleased with our 2018 schedule,” Doron said. “It will be balanced competition and will give us the chance to see multiple styles of play before heading to Ivy competition. Our opening weekend at Navy’s Kristen Dickmann Invite will be very emotional, as Kristen played for my club team as a 14-year-old and honoring her with our Dartmouth team will be special. I’m looking forward to hosting our home invite for the third year in a row. It will give us a chance to showcase our 2018 team in front of a home crowd and will be another measuring point for us.”
The Big Green will open the season with four straight tournaments, heading first to Maryland for the Kristen Dickmann Invitational (Aug. 31 – Sept. 1). Throughout the weekend, Dartmouth will take on Villanova, host Navy and Alabama before returning home for the annual Dartmouth Invitational (Sept. 7-8) against Siena, Lafayette and Boston College.
The Green’s final weekend of tournament play will be at two invites: Dartmouth will play Seton Hall and host Hofstra at the Hofstra Asics Invitational on Sept. 14 before taking on St. Francis (N.Y.) and Fordham at the latter's Big Apple Challenge the following day.
Dartmouth will open Ivy League play the following weekend with a single home match against Harvard (Sept. 21) and will close the month on the road against Columbia and Cornell. The Big Green will be back in Leede to take on Princeton and Penn (Oct. 5-6) before completing the first go-through of the schedule on the road against Yale, Brown and Harvard.
Cornell and Columbia will come to town at the end of the month, while Dartmouth will play its final non-conference match at Bryant on Oct. 30. The Green will host Brown and Yale (Nov. 2-3), playing at home for the last time, before closing the regular season at Penn and Princeton the following weekend.