The Master’s College Lady Mustangs will embark on what figures to be toughest schedule in Head Coach Dan Waldeck’s four years as head coach, and 17 years in the program. Waldeck’s squad will play a minimum of 14 games against opponents that finished last year in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll.
Nine of those games will come against teams ranked in the top 10 in the final ranking from a year ago, including NAIA National Champion Azusa Pacific.
Following an exhibition at NCAA Division I Cal State Northridge on October 29th, the opening game of the season will come on Friday, Nov. 4, when TMC plays host to Simpson.
The Rotary Classic in Jackson, Tennessee, headlines the non-conference schedule. The Lady Mustangs will face three top ten teams from a year ago in a span of three days from Nov. 17 to 19; No. 7 Freed-Hardeman, No. 1 Union, and No. 6 Bethel.
No. 18 Southern Nazarene figures to be the marquee non-conference home game when it comes to visit Bross Gym as part of a four-team invitational over the Thanksgiving holiday.
TMC closes out the calendar year by participating in an invitational at Biola. The Lady Mustangs will face two more top 10 programs in La Mirada, Kansas Wesleyan (No. 5 in NAIA-Div. II) and No. 8 Westminster.
The schedule does not get any easier as the conference season begins. The GSAC has four teams that ended last year ranked in the top 25 (Azusa Pacific, Biola, Vanguard, and Westmont.)
The Lady Mustangs will begin conference play on Saturday, Dec. 3, with a home game against San Diego Christian College and will honor the seniors against APU on Feb. 21.