LSU volleyball, under first-year head coach Tonya Johnson, released a 28-match schedule for the 2022 season.
The Tigers will play 15 home matches at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, including nine Southeastern Conference contests.
LSU has scheduled matches with five opponents with Top 25 RPIs from last season and nine with Top 45 RPIs.
“This challenging lineup of matches will definitely prepare us for the high level of SEC play,” Johnson said. “We are excited about the progress we made during the offseason training and look forward to competing this fall.”
LSU open with a pair of home tournaments beginning with the Tiger Classic Aug. 26-27 with Samford and Rice providing the opposition. The Tigers follow on Sept. 2-3 in the Tiger Challenge against Troy, Iowa State, and Penn State.
LSU travels for the first time Sept. 9-10 to face Milwaukee and Marquette in Milwaukee’s tournament. The Tigers conclude their non-conference schedule in the Tulane Green Wave Invitational Sept. 16-17 against Oregon State and tournament host, Tulane at the Devlin Fieldhouse.
The SEC home opener will be Wednesday, Sept. 21 against Arkansas before traveling for its first conference weekend matches at Kentucky Sept. 24-25 at the Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky.
LSU welcomes Ole Miss on Sept-Oct. 1 for a pair of matches and then host Auburn on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to complete a three-match home stretch. They return to the PMAC on Oct. 23 to host South Carolina and a two-match series with Mississippi State on Oct. 29-30.
LSU will trek to Gainesville, Fla. for a two-match bout versus Florida Oct. 8-9 at Exactech Arena, and then face Alabama on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. They conclude the regular season at home with two matches against Georgia Nov. 25-26.
Game times for SEC matches as well as a television schedule will be announced later.