Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School / Girls

Program Overview

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

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

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

Game Locations

Home games are played in the North Campus Gym.


Season: Mid-August – Late October/Early November View Calendar

Coaching Staff

Kimberly Benka, Varsity Head Coach

Abe Quiring, Varsity Assistant Coach

Abbey Smith, JV Head Coach

Heather Thurow, C Coach

Shanee' Herd, Volunteer Coach

Rebecca Geyer, MS Coach

Trophy Case

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

Individual Trophies & Awards

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