Charleston, Alderson Broaddus to renew in-state series for 2023

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The battle for West Virginia is back on.

Charleston as part of recently unveiling its 2023 schedule announced it will play a road match against Alderson Broaddus in the first meeting between the two in-state teams in five years.

Charleston and Alderson Broaddus are separated by less than 150 miles and are the only NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball programs in West Virginia. In addition, the Feb. 7 non-conference meeting will end the five-year series hiatus after the two teams played each other nine times from 2015-18.


The Golden Eagles finished last season in seventh place in the EIVA and won four of their final five matches to close out the season. Among the starters returning for Charleston includes outside attacker Lachlan Bray who spent the offseason playing for Australia in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

The Battlers won six matches in 2022 – their highest single-season win total since 2017. The independent team also went 0-3 at the IVA Tournament.

Alderson Broaddus leads the all-time series 6-3, but Charleston won the last three meetings.

2023 Charleston schedule

Jan. 13 vs. Belmont Abbey
Jan. 13 vs. Eastern Mennonite
Jan. 15 vs. D’Youville
Jan. 20 vs. Lincoln Memorial (at King)
Jan. 21 at King
Jan. 22 vs. Quincy (at King)
Jan. 27 vs. Thomas More
Jan. 28 vs. Tusculum
Feb. 2 vs. Bluefield
Feb. 4 vs. Erskine
Feb. 7 at Alderson Broaddus
Feb. 9 vs. Wittenberg
Feb. 9 vs. Rio Grande (Ohio)
Feb. 17 vs. Harvard
Feb. 18 vs. Harvard
Feb. 24 at George Mason
Feb. 25 at George Mason
March 4 at Ohio State
March 10 vs. Mount Olive
March 11 vs. Mount Olive
March 16 at Loyola
March 17 at Purdue Fort Wayne
March 31 vs. NJIT
April 1 vs. NJIT
April 4 at Central State
April 7 vs. Princeton
April 8 vs. Princeton
April 14 at Penn State
April 15 at Penn State