This is the new reality of college athletics for all sports. The 11.5 month a year of NCAA Division I athletic commitment used to be just football and men's basketball, and now it is standard for all sports.
College coaches don't advertise or educate the parents about this for two reasons - 1) During the recruiting process they don't want to scare parents away; they want to paint the best possible picture with the least amount of serious information, 2) After a player arrives to campus, coaches don't want to deal with parents at all, period and end of story. So, they are not going to keep parents in the loop or educated them about what happens next.
It is a brutal schedule for the Student-Athletes and this schedule is demanded of coaches by the athletic directors now - This is one of the main reasons that I stopped coaching NCAA DI Volleyball.
I did not want my athletes in this schedule, and as a coach, I did not want to have to enforce/monitor this schedule in the summer after working 80 hour weeks during the Fall season and 80 hour weeks in the spring recruiting calendar!