NCCAA National Invitational Preview

NCCAA National Invitational Preview

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- For the first time in 14 years, the NCCAA is hosting a Men's Volleyball National Invitational, and the Sabercats are eyeing success at the national stage.

The Sabercats (the youngest program in the field) are seeded #7 and are slated to compete in Pool B with #2 Campbellsville, #3 Trinity Christian (hosts), and #6 Bluefield College. In Pool A sits #1 Ottawa Arizona, #4 Greenville, #5 Judson, and #8 Brewton-Parker. 

Here's a quick look at the Sabercats' matchups in Pool B:

#2 Campbellsville University (1.25 / 4 p.m.)

The Sabercats faced Campbellsville last year, suffering a three-set loss to the Tigers in a match played at Trinity Christian College. During the 2018 season, Campbellsville amassed an 8-2 record against teams that will compete at the 2019 National Invitational.

  • Mascot: Tigers
  • Location: Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Affiliation: NAIA and NCCAA DI
  • 2018 Record: 16-15
  • 2019 Record: 0-3

#3 Trinity Christian College (1.25 / 8 p.m.)

Maranatha took on Trinity twice last year, falling at home and in Palos Heights. This year, the Sabercats will have the added challenge of playing a host institution at the National level.

  • Mascot: Trolls
  • Location: Palos Heights, Illinois
  • Affiliation: NAIA and NCCAA DI
  • 2018 Record: 10-16
  • 2019 Record: 2-0

#6 Bluefield College (1.26 / 11 a.m.)

This will be the first time the Sabercats have faced the Rams, are dually-affiliated along with Campbellsville and Trinity Christian.

  • Mascot: Rams
  • Location: Bluefield, Virginia
  • Affiliation: NAIA and NCCAA DI
  • 2018 Record: 7-18
  • 2019 Record: 1-2


The Sabercats will have one final match on Saturday afternoon. The timing and significance of the match will be determined by the Sabercats' results from the first three matches in Pool B.

For details regarding each match, visit