FULL SCHEDULE — Saint Louis Volleyball has released its 2019 schedule, head coach Kent Miller announced on Friday.

The Billikens will open play with a home exhibition match against Eastern Illinois on Saturday, August 17 before hosting their annual alumni match on Saturday, August 24. The regular season will officially begin on Friday, August 30.

“We are excited about our 2019 schedule,” Miller said. “This year our schedule features non-conference opponents that provide opportunities for our team to get experience and the high-level competition that will prepare us for our Atlantic 10 conference schedule.”

SLU will host the first of two home tournaments on August 30-31. They’ll welcome in Middle Tennessee State on that Friday and Southern Illinois and Portland State on Saturday.

“We are excited to play in front of our fans as we host two tournaments in September,” Miller said.

The Billiken Invitational held September 13-14 in Chaifetz Pavilion will feature games against Troy, Marshall and UT-Martin.

The team will travel to Milwaukee, Wis. for their second of two road tournaments and compete in the Marquette Invitational on September 20-21. They’ll take on Northern Iowa on that Friday and Marquette and Green Bay in a doubleheader Saturday.

Atlantic 10 Conference play opens with a three-game home-stand on September 28 for the Bills with games against Dayton, Fordham and Rhode Island.

They’ll hit the road for a majority of October, visiting George Washington, George Mason, Rhode Island and Fordham.

The Billikens will host George Mason on October 25 and George Washington on October 27 to close out the month.

A three-game road trip kicks off November, with the team visiting Dayton, Duquesne and La Salle.

To wrap up the regular season and prepare for the conference tournament, SLU will host VCU on November 15 and Davidson on November 17.

The A-10 Tournament will be held November 22-24 in Kingston, R.I.

To close things out, Miller said, “Our team is excited to get back in the gym and begin preparing for the upcoming season.”