MATCH 1: Arkansas State (0-0) vs. Northwestern State (0-0)
Friday, Aug. 26 • 3:00 p.m. CDT
University Recreation Center • Fort Worth, Texas
Series: A-State leads 8-2
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: None

MATCH 2: Arkansas State (0-0) vs. North Carolina State (0-0)
Saturday, Aug. 27 • 1:00 p.m. CDT
University Recreation Center • Fort Worth, Texas
Series: A-State trails 0-2
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: None

MATCH 3: Arkansas State (0-0) vs. TCU (0-0)
Saturday, Aug. 27 • 7:00 p.m. CDT
University Recreation Center • Fort Worth, Texas
Series: A-State trails 0-4
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: GoFrogs.com ($)

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QUICK HITS
This season marks the 42nd year of volleyball at Arkansas State and A-State has an all-time mark of 979-499-5 (.662) with the 979 wins ranking as 18th most in NCAA Division I history.
The Red Wolves went 28-2 a season ago with a winning percentage of .933. That winning percentage is the second best in school history behind the 1988 team that went 41-1 that had a mark of .976.
The NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015 was the fifth in school history and first since 1999. A-State’s other appearances were in 1992, 1994, and 1995.
The team set the school record for hitting percentage with a .267 in 2015, breaking the previous mark of .254 set in 1990.
The Red Wolves were voted to win the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference by the league’s coaches with 72 points and all 12 first-place votes. Newcomer Coastal Carolina was picked to win the East.
Carlisa May was named Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Markie Schaedig Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, and Mallory Warrington Preseason Setter of the Year for the SBC.

A-State vs. Northwestern State Series History
Arkansas State leads the all-time series with Northwestern State by a count of 8-2. A-State won the last meeting in the series 3-0 in Natchitoches, La., on Sept. 17, 2011 to complete three, 3-0 sweeps in the Northwestern State Invitational.
A-State won the first meeting between the two schools 3-0 in Natchitoches, La., during the 1989 season. The Red Wolves won the first six matchups in the series before the Lady Demons claimed their first win during the 2007 season by a score of 3-0 in Jonesboro, Ark., at the ASU/Bancorp South Classic. Northwestern State’s other win in the series was at the ASU Invitational in Jonesboro during the 2010 season in five sets.
The Red Wolves are 108-43 versus schools currently in the Southland Conference. The majority of those matchups have occurred with former SBC foes New Orleans (32-15) and Lamar (23-11) along with in-state opponent Central Arkansas (22-1). A-State has losing records against Abilene Christian (0-1), Sam Houston State (3-4), and Stephen F. Austin (5-6) although A-State defeated the Ladyjacks of SFA 3-0 last year in its only match against a school from the Southland. In addition to the Demons, A-State also has UCA on its schedule later.
Head Coach David Rehr has never faced Northwestern State, but is 4-0 against schools from the Southland Conference.
Coach Rehr is 1-3 in season openers with last season’s 3-0 win over SEMO representing the lone victory. The Red Wolves are 26-15 in season openers as a program.

A-State vs. North Carolina State Series History
Arkansas State is 0-2 against the Wolfpack with the last meeting happening in 2010, when A-State dropped a 3-0 decision at the IU Adidas Classic in Bloomington, Ind. The first meeting occurred in 1992 when the Red Wolves lost 3-2 in Raleigh, N.C.
The team currently sports an 8-19 record against schools currently in the Atlantic Coast Conference. A-State has winning records against North Carolina (2-1), Pittsburgh (3-1), and Virginia Tech (2-0).
The last time the Red Wolves squared off against a team from the ACC was the 2013 season opener when the team lost a 3-0 decision to Pittsburgh in Columbia, Mo., at the Mizzou Invitational. That match was the lone match against an ACC institution for the Red Wolves under current head coach David Rehr.

A-State vs TCU Series History
A-State is 0-4 against Texas Christian University all-time with the last meeting occurring during the 2009 season, a 3-1 loss in Arlington, Texas at the UT Arlington Hilton Invitational.
The two teams met for the first time in 2000 with the Red Wolves taking a 3-0 loss at the Missouri Tiger Invitational.
A-State is currently 4-21 against schools from the Big 12 with single wins against Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. A-State head coach David Rehr has never faced TCU but is 0-2 against the Big 12 with losses to Baylor and Kansas in the 2012 season. The Red Wolves have no played a Big 12 opponent since that season.

Red Wolves Earn Preseason SBC Honors
The Red Wolves were picked to finish first in the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference with 72 points and all 12 first-place votes. Texas State was chosen second, followed by UT Arlington, Little Rock, Louisiana-Lafayette, and ULM. Coastal Carolina was chosen to top the East Division.
A-State’s Carlisa May, Markie Schaedig, and Mallory Warrington were selected to the Preseason All-SBC team, and all three won individual awards. May was the league’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year with Coastal Carolina’s Leah Hardeman. Schaedig was chosen as Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, while Warrington was voted as the Preseason Setter of the Year.

Red Wolves in the Polls
A-State received votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Poll with 23 points that would rank them 34th. A-State’s third opponent of the weekend, TCU, is also receiving votes with three points.
Arkansas State was also ranked 50th in PrepVolleyball.com’s Preseason Top 50 rankings.
The Red Wolves broke into the AVCA Top 25 for the first time in school history a season ago. A-State spent two weeks on the Top 25 poll reaching as high as No. 24.

A-State Records Watch
A-State broke the school record for hitting percentage last season with a .267 mark. The previous record was .254 in 1990. Darby Graff led the team with a .355 mark, which ranked as ninth-highest in school history.
Mallory Warrington currently ranks sixth in school history with 2,924 assists and is 130 behind Jo Beth Mathis for fifth. She dished out 1,214 assists a season ago, which ranks as 10th best in school history.
Schaedig is fourth in A-State history with 1,544 digs after posting 537 digs a season ago, good for 10th in school history. She owns the school record for digs in a season, set in 2014, with 762. She is 125 digs away from tying Tessa Millikan for third place.

New Faces
A-State welcomes three newcomers to this season’s team with Pulotu Manoa joining the team as a junior-college transfer from Missouri State-West Plains. Madison Turner and Diane Phillips are the two true freshmen to join the squad.
The Red Wolves lost three letterwinners from last season’s squad with Hannah Robey and Kariana Castanon-Hill finishing their eligibility, while Darby Graff had to call it a career due to a medical issue.
Arkansas and Missouri are the two states represented the most by hometown with six apiece, while Texas is the only other state with multiple players with two. A-State also has single players from Kansas, Illinois, California, and Tennessee.

May We Have Another All-American
Carlisa May was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American at the conclusion of last season making her the second All-American in school history and second in as many seasons as Markie Schaedig earned Honorable Mention All-American status from the AVCA after the 2014 season.
May was also named to the AVCA All-Southwest Region team and was selected as the Region Freshman of the Year, which was the first time an A-State has earned the honor. The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native led the team with 365 kills (3.58 per set) on a .300 hitting percentage.
Head coach David Rehr was named the Region Coach of the Year, which is the first time an A-State coach has claimed that honor, while Markie Schaedig and Mallory Warrington were named All-Southwest Region, while Darby Graff was an Honorable Mention selection.

2015 Postseason SBC Awards
A-State had four First-Team All-Conference picks after last year with Markie Schaedig, Mallory Warrington, Carlisa May, and Kelsey Reis, while Darby Graff garnered Second-Team recognition.
Head coach David Rehr was the 2015 SBC Coach of the Year, while Schaedig was named Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year. Mallory Warrington was chosen as Setter of the Year, while May claimed Freshman of the Year accolades.
The five All-SBC selections were a school record, while Coach Rehr claimed the eighth Coach of the Year honor from the Sun Belt Conference in school history.