Pacific West Conference women’s volleyball champion Chaminade University is headed to San Bernardino, Calif.
The Silverswords are seeded No. 3 in the West Region and will face sixth-seeded Central Washington in the first round on Thursday, Dec. 2.
This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season. The ‘Swords defeated the Wildcats (16-8, 12-6 GNAC) in five sets on Sept. 5 at the Western Washington Invitational, surviving after being up two-sets-to-none.
The ‘Swords, who remained at No. 24 in the latest AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll released earlier Monday, won their first PacWest title in 25 years with a 27-5 mark and 17-3 conference record. Their current eight-match winning streak is tied for fourth-longest in program history.
This is the fourth all-time postseason appearance for the Silverswords who also qualified for the regionals in 2002, ’04 and ’18. Incidentally, head coach Kahala Kabalis Hoke has been involved in all four; the first two as an all-PacWest outside hitter and the next two as coach.
Host Cal State San Bernardino is the top-ranked team in the West followed by Western Washington.
Times will announced at a later date.
West Regional (Dec. 2-4 San Bernardino, Calif.)
# 1. Cal State San Bernardino vs. #8 Alaska Anchorage
2. #2 Western Washington vs. #7 Simon Fraser
3. #3 CHAMINADE vs. #6 Central Washington
4. #4 Cal Poly Pomona vs. #5 Cal State Los Angeles