Welcome to the SDVBCA website and the latest VB news!

SDVBCA Announcements- updated 11-10-18
Reminders/Deadlines (for more...see calendar below)
  • Upcoming Dates/Deadlines 
  • 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 2018 All-State Teams!!!!!

The three Winningest Coaches in SD Volleyball History (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)


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

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 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.Christensen@k12.sd.us 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 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!!!

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 Mark Ovenden for being selected as the 2018 SDVBCA Friend of Volleyball award winner.

Congratulations to Shelbie Budmayr-Harrisburg and Mallory Schlechter- Faulkton for being selected as award winners in the 3rd AVCA Thirty under 30 High School Awards!

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

MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week 
Kayde Fernholz-Miller-Nov. 12-18
Grace Konechne-Kimball/White Lake-Nov. 5-11
Chelsea Brewster-Mitchell-Oct. 29-Nov.4
Emily Miller-Freeman-Oct. 22-28
Kylie Tucker-Brookings-Oct.15-21
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

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 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: 2017

All-Star Picture Link: 2016

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