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Regional Teams - Carolina One Challenge


National Teams - Southern Classic


National Elite Teams - MAPL


Season So Far!

2020 Medal Count

  • 17 National - 2nd in Silver! Charleston Jam - 1/4&5/20
  • 16 National - Wins Silver! Charleston Jam - 1/4&5/20
  • 14 National - Wins Gold! Winter Blast - 1/11/20
  • 18 National - Wins Gold! Winter Blast - 1/11/20
  • 17 Gold - 2nd in Gold Winter Blast - 1/11/20
  • 16 National - Wins Silver! Winter Blast -1/11/20
  • 14 Regional - Wins Copper! Southern Classic - 1/19/20
  • 14 National - Wins Gold!! Carolina Classic - 1/18/20
  • 18 National - Wins Silver! Winter Classic - 1/18/20
  • 17 National - Wins Silver! Carolina Classic - 1/18/19
  • 16 National - Wins Silver! Carolina Classic - 1/18/19
  • 15 National Elite - 2nd in Open Gold! K2 Elite
  • 14 National Elite - 3rd in Open Gold! K2 Elite
  • 15 Regional - 1st in Silver!! Crosstown Showdown
  • 15 Elite - 2nd in Gold! Beach Ball Bash
  • 13 Regional - 1st in SILVER!! Caronlina One Challenge
  • 15 Regional - 2nd in GOLD!! Carolina One Challenge
  • 14 National Elite - 3rd in OPEN GOLD! Capitol Hill Classic
  • Jayden "JJ" Johnson - BEST SETTER Capitol Hill Classic - 14 Open
  • 15 National Wins GOLD!! Winter Heat
  • 18 National Wins GOLD! Winter Heat
  • 16 National - 2nd in GOLD! Winter Heat
Barbara Wilkes, SCCAWS Hall of Fame Inductee

We are blessed to have had Barbara Wilke's family join our LMVC family this season.  Barbara is a SCCAWS Hall of Fame Inductee and her granddaughter, Logan, is playing on our 14 national team.  Barbara has graciously agreed to share with us every couple of weeks and we are thrilled!  Thank you Barbara!

Barbara's Blog

Origination of Volleyball (article #2)

Originally Volleyball came from humble beginnings. The game came into existence in 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William G. Morgan created the game which was originally called “Mintonettte”. The name was later changed to Volley Ball, and finally as we know it today, Volleyball. Morgan created a fun unique game for the businessmen who came to the YMCA. They wanted a game which was competitive, but less physical than basketball. The game was created by mixing a variety of elements from: Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, and Handball


The first rules, written in longhand by Mr. Morgan, contained the following basic features:

  • Court size was 25 x 50 feet

  • Height of the net was 6 feet, 6 inches

  • Any number of participants was allowed

  • Serves could be assisted across the net

  • A second serve was permitted (as in tennis) if the first was served out of bounds

  • There was no limit to the number of hits on each side of the court

  • Players could continuously “air dribble” the ball up to a restraining line 4 feet from the net

  • Any ball touching the net was considered out of bounds

  • Faults by the receiving team, balls landing in the receiving team’s court or hit out of bounds by the receiving team resulted in a point for the serving team

  • Faults by the serving team, balls landing in the serving team’s court or hit out of bounds by the serving team (except for first serves) resulted in “side- out” for the serving team

  • Length of the game was nine “innings,” with three serves per team per inning, for three or more players on a team. If one player on a team, then one serve per side; two players on a team were thus allowed two serves per side.

Volleyball began as a fun game for men at the YMCA in Holy Yoke, MA. Today volleyball is one of the leading sports for men and women at all levels. It has continued to grow and change into a highly competitive sport played at all levels.



coach AMy

Here are the dates for three of our favorite days of the season!  Be sure to mark them in your calendar now so that you can do your best to be there!  

PARENT TOURNAMENT - March 15th - 1-5pm Sonny's Sportsplex

LMVC FAMILY PICNIC - April 18th - 1-8pm Pine Island

New club tshirt design now available for sale in our Lake Murray store!


Congrats to Coach Katie for being voted one of the 13U Coaches of the Year for 2019!! Also, congrats to Coach Sue for honorable mention, Director of the Year for 2019! 2019 was an outstanding season!

  • LMVC Board
  • AAU trophy- 3rd place in Club division!!
  • Coach Katie and Coach Sue with their awards!
  • Celebrating awards and club family!

Updates & News

parent liaison - myya johnson

We are thrilled to have Ms. Myya Johnson returning this season as our Parent Liaison.  Myya has been around volleyball for YEARS (her daughter Journee just graduated college and she started playing in 7th grade!).  Myya is the best type of person for this position as she is extremely objective and honest.  She is also a great mediator.   Parents can go to Myya to try to help them with any situation that arises and Myya will decide whether or not it needs to be brought to the board.   She will also be a great resource for any parents that have questions about our club and how things work.  Thank you for all that you do Myya!!

Team Moms/Hotels - Erin Sutton

We are so excited to announce that Coach Erin will be taking over the position of team mom/hotel coordinator, under the guidance of Coach Katie.  In an effort to try to delegate responsibilities, Coach Erin has been kind enough to take this on for us.  Her organizational skills and OCD should prove to be perfect qualities for this position.  Thank you Erin.

National Teams

All of our National  & National Elite teams will be going to the Big South National Qualifier. These do not show up on the list of events above as this is not a Palmetto Region tournament.

Proud Member of

2020 Tournaments

We are committed to provide a secure, supportive family environment to grow the game of volleyball for future athletes of all ages and abilities.

Our growth-oriented programs are intended to develop character, accountability and sportsmanship in all of our athletes in an effort to create future leaders. To achieve this, we hold our staff to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.  

Our juniors program is geared toward developing athletes to play at the most competitive level. By using our unique approach, we strive to set ourselves apart from our competitors while helping provide a pathway to success for all of our athletes.


Lake Murray Volleyball Club was founded in 2006 by four coaches that wanted to provide club volleyball for the players in the Irmo, Dutch Fork and Chapin area. We have grown so much and now have players from all over the state! 

Our focus is on teaching every volleyball player to play to the best of their ability. Coaches focus on technique, execution and mental focus with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Our coaches not only show each player how to improve and perfect their volleyball game but also take the time to teach leadership skills, build character and help them grow into independent, confident and successful young adults.

Our unique approach to the club experience and our sense of family are what set us apart from other clubs in this area. We offer many fun events throughout our season including individual team bonding events, end of season family picnic and the seasonal favorite - 6 vs 6 parent tournament!    

We strive to get to know each player on a personal level. We also help each girl in their recruiting process as our goal is to get each girl a college scholarship!

We hope that you will consider being a part of the Lake Murray volleyball club family!!

Come find out what we are all about.

Life at Lake Murray!

  • Wanna Play Big Time Ball? We pride ourselves in how hard we work to get each player recruited to play at the next level, if that is part of their college path!
  • We TRULY love each other and care about one another!
  • We believe in HARD WORK and we NEVER GIVE UP!
  • We Compete! Our coaches are all extremely competitive, knowledgeable and supportive of each of their players and believe in creating responsible young adults. We lead by example and try to instill integrity and character as much as we instill volleyball skills.
  • Outdoor Rocks! Outdoor volleyball is another GREAT way to increase your volleyball IQ and skill. ALL of our coaches are active outdoor players and we encourage our girls to play over the summer.
  • Team Bonding All of our coaches understand the need for teams to bond outside of volleyball and always come up with new and unique ways of doing it, from aerial yoga to pizza party sleep overs!
  • Parent Tournament Our annual parent tournament has become one of the most anticipated events of the season! Parents play, kids's a hoot!!!
  • Parent Tournament Side Effects!
  • Family Picnic Fun
  • Our parents are the ABSOLUTE BEST!!
  • We are always sad to see any season end, but we try to ease the pain with TONS of food, sunshine, swimming, corn hole and oh yea...volleyball at our end of season FAMILY PICNIC at Pine Island
  • Support! We love to support our athletes during their school seasons as well as their club seasons!
  • We like to WIN a lot too!!
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