The Volleyball program at Minnehaha Academy is a growing group of dedicated student athletes that are committed to the success of their program. They are role models on and off the court and give unselfishly of each other.
They continue to make improvements and strive as a group to take their program to the next level by a united effort of every player.
We work hard; we play hard and have a lot of fun on and off the court. We are committed to giving every player an opportunity to succeed.
Our most recent success was 2009 Section 4AA Champions and State Tournament participants.
Middle School Girls Volleyball has a team for any interested player. We have a team for 6th graders, who practice 3 days a week and play on Saturday. We offer two teams for 7th and 8th graders as well. The older players practice 3 days a week, but should plan on 1 to 2 contests a week as well. At least once a year, our Varsity Team and Coaches come down and work with our Middle School teams – it is always a highlight!
Captains practices for the 2017-2018 season will take place August 7th-August 11th from 4pm-6pm in the North Campus gym.
The tryouts schedule for the 2017-2018 season is as follows (all located at the North Campus gym unless otherwise noted):
August 14th: Tryouts 3-5:45pm, All Team Potluck 6-8pm at South Campus
August 15th & 16th: Tryouts 3-5:30, 5:30-6:30 Dinner Break, Tryouts 6:30-8:30
Team Selection By Thursday Aug 17th, if not earlier
August 17th-18th: Practice 3-5:30, 5:30-6:30 Dinner Break, Practice 6:30-8:30
August 19th: Practice 9am-12pm
Home games are played in the North Campus Gym.
Season: Mid-August – Late October/Early November View Calendar
Kimberly Benka, Varsity Head CoachE-mail
Heather Thurow, JV Head CoachE-mail
Abe Quiring, MS CoachE-mail
John Mundschenk, MS CoachE-mail
Team Trophies & Awards
2009. Sub-Section 4AA West Champions, Section 4AA Champions, State Tournament Participants
2008. Tri-Metro Conference Champions, Sub-Section 4AA West Champions, Section 4AA Runner-Up
2007. Sub-Section 4AA West Champions, Section 4AA Runner-Up
2002. First Baptist Tournament Champions
1998. Brainerd Tournament Final Four
1996. Brainerd Tournament Runner-up
1993. Tri-Metro Conference Runner-up
1979. Tri-Metro Conference Champions Volleyball
1976. District 17A Runner-up Volleyball
Numerous Academic All-State Awards