CSUN schedules home match vs. Penn State for 2024

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More than a decade later Penn State is heading back to CSUN.

CSUN as part of recently unveiling its 2024 schedule announced it will play host to the defending EIVA champions in a non-conference match on March 5.

This will be the first meeting between the two teams since 2016. It also will be the third time the Matadors will have a home match in the series and the first time since 2010.


Penn State finished last season winning the EIVA championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Despite graduating multiple All-American starters, middle attacker Toby Ezeonu returns after being named a finalist for the Ryan Millar Award and being second in the nation with a .490 attack percentage.

CSUN ended the 2023 season in sixth place in the Big West and reached the conference tournament quarterfinals. Pin-hitter Kyle Hobus also earned All-Big West honors and was in the nation’s top 30 with a 3.59 kills per game average.

Penn State leads the all-time series 9-5 but CSUN won the most recent meeting in 2016.

The match against the Nittany Lions will be part of an eight-match homestand for the Matadors. Among the other non-conference matches during the homestand includes playing Lewis and Pepperdine.

CSUN 2024 regular season schedule

Jan. 4 vs. Grand Canyon (at UC Santa Barbara)
Jan. 5 vs. NJIT (at UC Santa Barbara)
Jan. 6 vs. George Mason (at UC Santa Barbara)
Jan. 12 vs. Harvard
Jan. 16 vs. Cal Lutheran
Jan. 19 vs. Princeton
Jan. 24 at USC
Jan. 27 vs. Central State
Feb. 2 at Stanford
Feb. 3 at Stanford
Feb. 7 vs. UC Merced
Feb. 9 vs. The Master’s
Feb. 14 vs. Hope International
Feb. 24 vs. Lewis
Feb. 28 vs. Pepperdine
March 1 vs. Charleston
March 5 vs. Penn State
March 8 vs. Merrimack
March 14 at UC San Diego
March 15 vs. UC San Diego
March 22 at Hawai’i
March 23 at Hawai’i
March 29 vs. UC Irvine
March 30 at UC Irvine
April 5 at Long Beach State
April 6 vs. Long Beach State
April 12 at UC Santa Barbara
April 13 vs. UC Santa Barbara