Welcome to the SDVBCA website and the latest VB news!

SDVBCA Announcements- updated 10-16-18
Reminders/Deadlines (for more...see calendar below)
  • Upcoming Dates/Deadlines 
  • Fall Newsletter
  • SDVBCA Membership link
  • *Oct 31- Academic All-State Due
  • *Oct 31- Team Academic Due 
  • *Oct 31- VB Coaching Records                     and Win streaks Due
  • *Dec 1- Miss VB/All-Star Banquet
  • *Dec 2- All-Star VB Match- See below
  • SDVBCA/Sanford Pentagon join forces as All-Star Match and Spring Coaches Clinic will be held at the Sanford Pentagon. (Press Release)      

    Congratulations to the SDVBCA Scholarship Recipients for 2018. 
    • Saraya Bronson- daughter of Renee Bronson- Wilmot
    • Caleb DeBoer- son of Linda DeBoer- Miller
    • Peyton Groft- daughter of Nora Groft- Northwestern
    • Mikaela Hoeke- daughter of Nancy Hoeke- Milbank
    Remember, the scholarship is for a graduating senior or full-time college student who has a parent who is a member of the SDVBCA. Applications for 2019 are due by February 25th. See downloadable forms section.

    Congratulations to Alcester-Hudson, Chester Area, Edgemont, Menno, Miller, Northwestern, Parker, and Warner,  for being named to the 2018 AVCA Team Academic Award!!!

    The Miss Volleyball Award was presented at a banquet held on December 2nd at Harrisburg North Middle School.  Congratulations to Avery Thorson, Ellie Voss and Peyton Ellingson who were selected Miss Volleyball in their respective classes.

    • 'AA' Miss VB Finalists
         Paiton Burckhard, Aberdeen Central
         ***Avery Thorson, Harrisburg
         Madison Wassink, Harrisburg
         Jayda Schillingstad, Huron
         Rylee Boyd, Sioux Falls Roosevelt
    • 'A' Miss VB Finalists
         Sierra Ward, Belle Fourche
         Ellizabeth Lammers, Dakota Valley
         Meredith Lammers, Dakota Valley
         Emily Strasser, Sioux Falls Christian
         ***Ellie Voss, Sioux Falls Christian
    • 'B' Miss VB Finalists
         Charlie Tisdall, Herreid-Selby Area
         Peyton Groft, Northwestern Area
         ***Peyton Ellingson, Warner

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

    Congratulations to the 2017 All-State Teams!!!!!

    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

    Congratulations to the following teams who earned their way to the 2017 SD state tournament in Rapid City!

    Class B:
    Northwestern, Chester, Warner, Hanson, Herreid/Selby Area, Burke/South Central, Deubrook, Faith

    Class A:
    SF Christian, Dakota Valley, Belle Fourche, Madison, Miller, Sioux Valley, Parker, McCook Central/Montrose

    Class AA:
    Harrisburg, Mitchell, RC Stevens, Aberdeen  Central, Watertown, Huron, SF Washington, SF O'Gorman

    Calling all VB coaches-past and present!!! 
    I have included a new webpage "Longest Winning Streaks" to the SDVBCA website. To be included, I need the name of the coach, the school, the streak (at least 20 in a row), and the year(s) of the winning streak.
    See below for a list updated on Nov.1, 2017.

    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!!!)
    MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week 
    Abigail Grabowska-Ipswich-Oct. 8-14
    Brynn Alfson-Hamlin-Oct. 1-7
    Abby Brunsing-Wagner-Sept. 24-30
    Raelin Jurgens-Parker-Sept. 17-23
    Hailey Ewoldt-Chester-Sept. 10-16
    Ashley Fischbach-Warner-Sept. 3-9
    Cassidy Gough-Aberdeen Cent-Aug. 27-Sept. 2
    Kayde Fernholz-Miller-Aug. 20-26

    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

    Spring 2018 SDVBCA Clinic Speakers
    Kathy DeBoer (AVCA) and Theresa Beeckman ('Tree')

    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.

    Congratulations to Avery Thorson for being name the SD Gatorade VB Player of the Year!

    Congratulations to the SDVBCA Team Academic Members for 2017!

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

    Congratulations to Alexz Smith- Northwestern and Lindsey Kuper- Harrisburg for being selected as award winners in the 2nd AVCA Thirty under 30 High School Awards!

    • A big 'thank you' to Darren Tipton (Adrenaline Fundraising) and Scott Backus (Power Promotions) for helping to sponsor the 2017 Volleyball All-Star Weekend!
    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: 2017

    All-Star Picture Link: 2016

    Congratulations to Mike West -Philip  who was inducted into the SDVBCA Hall of Fame at the 2017 State Volleyball Tournament in Rapid City!

    Mike West- 2017 SDVBCA Hall Of Fame

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

    B- Northwestern over Warner (3-1)
    25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 28-26

    A- SF Christian over Dakota Valley (3-2)
    25-13, 19-25, 19-25, 25-15, 15-13

    AA- Harrisburg over Rapid City Stevens (3-1)   25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 25-15

    Congratulations to the 2017 All-Tourney Teams (as selected by coaches from the SDVBCA at Rapid City)

    Recent Volleyball Headlines Posted Here

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

    Deadlines: See calendar below