June 16, 2011

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELDS FOR FIVE SPORTS SET TO EXPAND TO SIX TEAMS IN 2011-12

Full 2011-12 Championships Schedule

RICHMOND, Va. – Most people go to Myrtle Beach for golf and relaxation. That wasn’t the case for some coaches and administrators of Colonial Athletic Association institutions last week.

The group along with members of the CAA staff wrapped up their annual conference meetings with several changes for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Fans of VCU will be excited to know that five of their sports championship fields will be expanded to six teams after a two-year stint of having four-team tournaments.

In field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball, all six teams will compete for the CAA title at the site of the regular-season champion.

In baseball, a six-team, double-elimination tournament that will be played over the course of four days. Next year’s site will be Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C. before bids to host the CAA Baseball Championship in 2012 and 2013 will be solicited this summer.

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