RICHMOND, Va. – Colonial Athletic Association Champion Delaware, as well as three other NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, highlight the 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University Field Hockey Schedule, released Monday.

The Rams kick off the season with a scrimmage against in-state foe Radford on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at VCU's Cary Street Field. Regular season play begins the following week, on Saturday, Aug. 28 when the Rams travel to Albany for the America East/CAA Challenge.

VCU's annual meeting with Richmond will be played on Wednesday, Sept. 8 on the Spiders' home turf in the West End. The Rams will meet Delaware Sept. 24 in Newark, Del. and will take on the CAA's other NCAA qualifier, Drexel, on Friday, Oct. 1 at Cary Street Field. VCU will also play NCAA participant Princeton on Sunday, Sept. 12 in Princeton, N.J.

The Rams, led by fourth-year coach Kelly McQuade, were 8-9 last season and will return their top three goal scorers.