Add another NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team from North Carolina.
Catawba College recently announced that it will start a men’s volleyball program for the 2025 season.
“We are excited for the opportunity to start a men’s volleyball program and believe this will strengthen our academic and athletic profile while providing new and exciting opportunities for our campus community,” Catawba athletics director Michelle Caddigan said in a statement. “Men’s volleyball is a sport with tremendous upward momentum that will allow us to recruit and retain quality student-athletes from a broad geographic footprint.”
Catawba is a liberal arts private college located in Salisbury, North Carolina, with an enrollment of about 1,300 students.
Men’s volleyball will be the 24th varsity sport at Catawba. The majority Catawba teams compete in the SAC, a NCAA Division II conference that includes other men’s volleyball schools like Lincoln Memorial and Tusculum.
Catawba will compete as an independent during its inaugural season.
This will be the sixth NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team from North Carolina. Catawba also will be the first North Carolina school to add men’s volleyball since Queens started a program in 2018.