The Roanoke College field hockey will open the 2017 season on Friday at in-state rival Ferrum. The Maroons have 10 home and seven away contests in the 2017 regular season slate.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference recently announced that the Panthers will join the conference in the 2018-19 academic year.
Roanoke will host seven of its first nine opponents at Kerr Stadium in Salem, beginning with Sewanee on Sept. 3 in the home-opener followed by Wilson on Sept. 6 and McDaniel on Sept. 9 in Salem.
Last season, the Maroons finished with an 11-7 overall and 4-4 ODAC record, advancing the conference tournament quarterfinals. Roanoke returns second-team All-ODAC selection Kaylin Stenson and third-team All-ODAC Rebecca Schmidt.