August 4, 2022
NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD – Local NAIA women's volleyball programs will be flooding the CNOS Fieldhouse Labor Day weekend for the 2nd Annual United Sports Academy/College of Saint Mary Labor Day Classic Tournament presented by Wall of Fame. MVP United Volleyball Club will be serving as the tournament organizer, Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom and the North Sioux City Subway are additional sponsors of the tournament.
21 programs, ranging from local GPAC teams to programs traveling from across the country, will compete Friday and Saturday. The draw of this tournament? The NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championships take place at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City at the end of each fall season. This tournament is a great opportunity for teams to compete in the very town they may be competing for a National Championship in just a few short months!
The teams in attendance include host team: College of Saint Mary (NE), as well as a number of local GPAC squads: Briar Cliff University (IA), Concordia University (NE), Dakota State University (SD), Dordt University (IA), Hastings College (NE), Jamestown University (ND), Midland University (NE), Morningside University (IA) and Northwestern College (IA). Local non-conference competition include Presentation College (SD) and York University (NE). Teams who will be traveling a bit further to compete are Evangel University (MO), Mayville State University (ND), Park University (MO), Rocky Mountain College (MT), Tabor College (KS), University of St. Francis-Ft. Wayne (IN), University of Saint Mary (KS), University of Tennessee Southern (TN) and Viterbo University (WI).
This will be the second year of this tournament, with 19 teams having competed in the Inaugural Labor Day Classic in 2021. You can view the playing schedule for Friday and Saturday to the right. The event is open to the public and admission is $15/day or $20 for the weekend. BallerTV will be broadcasting the entire tournament for a one-time pay-per-view fee. Spectators are asked to enter through the south (main) doors of the CNOS Fieldhouse.
"The Labor Day Classic will bring 21 of the top NAIA teams to the United Sports Academy. It is exciting to see teams from all across the country come to compete in our facility! It's a chance for programs to come to Sioux City where the NAIA National Championships are held and use it as motivation to start and finish their season in this city. Last year's competition was fierce and we have an even more competitive schedule inside the CNOS Fieldhouse this year," states College of Saint Mary Head Volleyball Coach and MVP United Club Director, Rick Pruett.
The CNOS Fieldhouse/United Sports Academy is located at 300 Centennial Drive; North Sioux City, SD.