After completing the Patriot Invitational Tournament, the George Mason University women’s volleyball team will begin its 2010 season with a road trip.

The Patriots travel to Baltimore on Sept. 8 to play the Loyola Greyhounds and later to New Brunswick, N.J., the weekend of Sept. 10-11 to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs and the Princeton Tigers in the Rutgers Tournament.

The Loyola Greyhounds, coached by Scott Pennewill, went 15-18 last year. Coach Pennewill is in his third season with the team.

The Patriots begin the Rutgers Tournament squaring off against host Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

The Scarlett Knights are coached by C.J Werneke who lead them to a 10-19 record last season. This is Coach Werenke’s third season with the team.

He previously coached the Fairfield Stags for five seasons and has a 123-127 career coaching record.

The next day the Patriots go up against the TCU Horned Frogs and Princeton Tigers to round out the Rutgers Tournament.

The Horned Frogs are coached by Prentice Lewis who led the Horned Frogs to a school record best 27-7. Lewis is in her ninth season coaching the Horned Frogs and in 2005 became the all-time win leader for the Frogs in a game against the Seton Hall Pirates held at Mason.

The Patriots conclude their trip to Rutgers by facing off against the Princeton Tigers.

The Tigers are lead by second-year coach Jolie Ward. The team went 18-4 last year and finished second overall in the Ivy League.

The Patriots will then travel to Charlottesville for the Virginia Tournament.