HENDERSON -- The Vance-Granville Community College women's volleyball team is scheduled to play 27 matches, including 11 home matches, during the 2016 season.
The Vanguards compete in Region X of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III, which includes a number of community colleges in North Carolina and Virginia.
The Vanguards began this year's campaign on Aug. 22 with a doubleheader at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg.
VGCC's first contest at home is set for Sept. 10, at 11 a.m., when the Vanguards host a tri-match at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson involving teams from Danville (Va.) Community College and Mid-Atlantic Christian University of Elizabeth City.
Although Danville CC is a member of the same conference as VGCC, this particular match will not be counted as a conference match for records purposes.
The two teams will meet for their official contests in a doubleheader on Oct. 15, in the Vanguards' last match at home for the season.
VGCC begins official conference play at home on Sept. 23, at 6 p.m., when the Central Carolina Community College Cougars are set to visit Aycock Recreation Center, which is located in Henderson (not far frorm Southern Vance High School).
Returning for his third year as head spike coach for the Vanguards is Christopher Young of Youngsville. Young is a Michigan native who now resides in Franklin County.
Admission to home matches will be free of charge to VGCC students, faculty and staff with their college ID.
There will be an admission fee for the general public.
Franklinton High School's Kristen Senter is a member of Vance-Granville Community College's incoming freshman class after enjoying a strong playing career for the Lady Rams.