Welcome to the SDVBCA website and the latest VB news!

SDVBCA Announcements- updated 11-7-19
Reminders/Deadlines (for more...see calendar below)
  • Upcoming Dates/Deadlines!!!!
  • Fall Newsletter 2019

  • Membership: go to downloadable forms 
  • All State Nominations                    (Class A and B) Due- November 15 (Friday before the State Tournament) Email forms to your class reps:     A-Amy Tyler or B-Jordan Opp.   go to downloadable forms or get here:      All-State Nomination Form 2019 
  • 2019 State VB Tournament- November 21-23 @Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
  • All State Selections (for A and B) and advisory meeting will be held Friday, November 22nd after the last match of the evening
  • All Star MatchDecember 8, 2019- 3pm at the Pentagon (All State Awards and Region COTY Awards will also be handed out at the match)
  • Miss VB Award Brunch- December 8, 2019- 10am- Harrisburg North Middle School
  • March 27-28- Spring Volleyball Clinic @Sanford Pentagon- Nancy Dorsey will be the main speaker

Congratulations to the 2018 All-State Teams!!!!!

Congratulations to the 2018 Academic All-State Seniors!!!!!

Congratulations to the 2018 Academic All-State Teams!!!!!

The three Winningest Coaches in SD Volleyball History - 2018-2019 (Combined 2198 wins)
3 Winningest VB Coaches in SD History
Jill Christensen (837), Donna Schmitz (630), and Anita Boeck (731)

Congratulations to the teams that earned their way to Championship match of their respective class!!!!

B- Warner over Northwestern (3-1)
15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-12

A- SF Christian over Miller (3-0)
25-17, 25-14, 25-12 

AA- Rapid City Stevens over Sioux Falls Washington (3-0)   25-18, 25-22

Congratulations to the following teams who earned their way to the 2018 SD state tournament in Sioux Falls!

Class B:
Northwestern, Kimball/White Lake, Faith, Faulkton Area, Chester Area, Ethan, Warner, Burke

Class A:
Miller, Rapid City Christian, Winner, Elk Point-Jefferson, Sioux Falls Christian, Parker, McCook Central/Montrose, Aberdeen Roncalli

Class AA:
RC Stevens, Brookings, Watertown, Huron, SF O'Gorman, Mitchell, SF Washington, SF Roosevelt

Congratulations to the 2018 All-Tourney Teams (as selected by coaches from the SDVBCA at Sioux Falls)

    If you have any questions, corrections  for any webpage or can fill in some of the missing information, please email me at Rachel.Stokes@k12.sd.us.

    Deadlines: See calendar below

Congratulations to these coaches for being selected as a 2017 Region Coach of the Year !!

Congratulations to the 2017 South Dakota Volleyball Champions!!!

AA- Harrisburg- Ronette Costain

A- Sioux Falls Christian- Darci Wassenaar

B- Northwestern- Nora Groft 

Photos: Courtesy of SDPB

Longest VB Winnning Streaks  has been updated. Take a peek at the coaches who have won 20 or more matches in a row!! 
Email  Jill.Christensen10@gmail.com if you have an additions to this list that was updated on Nov. 1, 2018.

George Kiner and SD Coaches Against Cancer have Volleyball History Memory Books for sale. The updated booklet includes: 
Results of all SDHSAA sponsored tournaments (1982-2017)
Stories, pictures and results of each B-A-AA State tournament
Individual and Team Statistics
Volleyball Coaches of the Year
Volleyball Hall of Fame
Coaches HOF resumes (NEW!!!)

Congratulations to the SDVBCA Team Academic Members for 2017!

Congratulations to the SDVBCA Academic All-State Members for 2017!

Congratulations to the 
2017 North-South All-Star Volleyball Teams! 

South beat the North 3-0 
(25-16, 25-12, 25-22)

2017 Special All-Star Award Winners
Hitting Award- Ellie Voss- SF Christian
Setting Award- Jayda Shillingstad- Huron
Digging Award- Emily Strasser- SF Christian

All-Star Picture Link: 2016
Under Armour All American Teams Announced (announced Nov. 6, 2019)
Congratulations to Kadye Fernolz (MB) Miller for being named to the 2nd Team All American!!
AVCA High School All-Region (Region 7)  Team Announced (announced Oct. 30, 2019)
Congratulations to Kadye Ferholz (MB)-Miller and Taylee Indahl (OH)-Burke for being named to the team!

MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week Award Winners for 2019...

11-4 to 11-10- Sydney Schell - Junior-OH (Northwestern)
10-28 to 11-3- Olivia Kieffer - Freshman-OH (Rapid City Christian)
10-21 10 10-27- Abby Brunsing - Junior- OH (Wagner)
10-14 to 10-20- Janessa Storley - Senior-OH (Webster)
10-7 to 10-13- Ava Nilsson - Freshman-Setter (Warner)
9-30 to 10-6- Lavin Bendt - Senior- MH (Kadoka)
9-23 to 9-29- Kenna Brown - Junior-Setter (Chester)
9-16 to 9-22- Kayde Fernholz- Senior- MH (Miller)
9-9 to 9-15- Taylee Indahl- Senior- OH/MH (Burke/South Central)
9-2 to 9-8- Olivia Giovannettone- Sophomore- Setter (Great Plains Lutheran- Watertown)
8-26 to 9-1- Madalyn Groft- Senior- Setter (Northwestern Area)

2019 AVCA Convention and Final Four-
December 18-21 at Pittsburgh, PA

Register at avcaconvention.org

Congratulations to the 2018-19 AVCA Academic Team Award Winners from South Dakota- (announced 7-22-19)
Chester Area, Elkton, Menno, Miller, Northwestern, Parker and Warner

Congratulations to Kadye Fernholz for being selected the Volleyball Argus Leader sports award winner for 2019.

Congratulations to the following SDVBCA Scholarship winnners for the 2019-2020 School year:

Shaylee DeBeer- Daughter of Deubrook Area coach Rachelle DeBeer

Caleb DeBoer- Son of Miller coach Linda Deboer

Peyton Groft- Daughter of Northwestern coach Nora Groft

Jaden Hoeke- Daughter of Milbank coach Nancy Hoeke

Mikaela Hoeke- Daughter of Milbank coach Nancy Hoeke

Bridget Thill- Daughter of Mitchell coach Deb Thill

Faith Tyler- Daughter of Wagner coach Amy Tyler

Remember, the scholarship is for a graduating senior or full-time college student who has a parent who is a member of the SDVBCA. 

Congratulations to Lily Bartling- SF Washington- for being named the SD Gatorade Player of the Year for 2018!

Congratulations to Linda DeBoer-Miller High School- the 2018-'19 SDHSCA Volleyball COTY !!

The SD Sportswriters Association named Darci Wassenaar- SF Christian- as the 2018 Prep Girl's Coach of the Year. Congratulations Darci!

All-Star Picture Link: 2018

Miss VB Picture Link: 2018

All-Star Picture Link: 2017

Congratulations to the 2018 Miss Volleyball Winners
  • 'AA'- Elizabeth Schaefer
  • 'A'- Kylie Van Egdom
  • 'B'- Hannah Reiff
Kylie Van Egdom, Hannah Reiff, Elizabeth Schaefer
Kylie Van Egdom, Hannah Reiff, Elizabeth Schaefer

  • 'AA' Miss VB Finalists
     Lily Bartling, Sioux Falls Washington
     Michaela Jewett, Brookings
     Elizabeth Schaefer, Rapid City Stevens
     Chelsea Brewster, Mitchell    
  • 'A' Miss VB Finalists
     McKenna Kranz, McCook Central/Montrose
     Grace Leberman, Parker
     Faith Tyler, Wagner
     Kylee Van Egdom, Sioux Falls Christian    
  • 'B' Miss VB Finalists
     Ashley Fischbach- Warner
     Hanna Reiff, Chester Area
     Laura Ochsner, Warner
     Riley Grandpre, Northwestern

Congratulations to the 
South All-Star Volleyball Team on their 5-set victory against the North All-Stars on Sunday, Dec. 9.
21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-27, 15-11 

Special All-Star Match Award Winners
Hardest Hitter- 
Elizabeth Schaefer- RC Stevens

Setter Challenge Award- 
Mandy Schmidt- Mitchell

Digger Award (Most)-
Brooklyn Bollweg- Harrisburg

Congratulations to these outstanding players for being selected as the inaugural 2018 Argus Leader Super Six !!

Congratulations to these coaches for being selected as a 2018 Region Coach of the Year !!

Congratulations to Darci Wassenaar- Sioux Falls Christian- for being selected as one of four AVCA Region 7 Coach of the Year Award winners for 2018!!!

Congratulations to Joyce Farrell- Madison- for being named to the SDVBCA Hall of Fame for 2018.
Joyce Farrell- 2018 Hall of Fame
               Joyce Farrell- Madison

Congratulations also goes out to Glenda Bohlmann for being selected as the 2019 SDVBCA Friend of Volleyball award winner.

Congratulations to Mandy Smid-Aberdeen Roncalli for being selected as award winners in the 4th AVCA Thirty under 30 High School Awards!

Congratulations to Chelsea Brewster- Mitchell- who was selected to the Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention Team

Congratulations to Nora Groft -Northwestern- for being a Finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Volleyball Coach of the Year! The finalists presented at a session of the National Coaches Convention in Sioux Falls on June 27th.
Nora Groft - NHSACA VB COTY Finalist

AVCA News from South Dakota!!!

Kathy DeBoer presents Jill Christensen plaque for 800 wins
Kathy DeBoer (AVCA) presents  Jill Christensen with a plaque for 800 wins at the AVCA National Convention.