1st LMVC medal for 2023-24 is GOLD!
Our LMVC 14 Elite Shawn won gold today going undefeated in the Richland County Feastmode Tournament.
|Nov 18, 2023||Richland County Feastmode||Columbia, SC||14 Elite Shawn|
|Jan 6-7, 2024||Charleston Jam||Charleston, SC (ALL GIRLS TEAMS)|
|Jan 6-7, 2024||Appalachian Power League||Myrtle Beach, SC (BOYS)|
|Jan 13-15, 2024||Winter Bump||Charleston, SC (ALL GIRLS TEAMS)|
|Jan 20-21, 2024||K2 Elite||Sevierville, TN (ELITE)|
|Jan 20-21, 2024||Southern Classic||Rock HIll, SC (NATIONAL & BOYS)|
|Feb 3-4, 2024||Queen City Classic||Charlotte, SC (ELITE & NATIONAL GIRLS)|
|Feb 4, 2024||Rumble at the Rock||Rock Hill, SC (BOYS & FALCONS)|
|Feb 10-11, 2024||Beach Ball Bash||Myrtle Beach, SC (BOYS)|
|Feb 17-19, 2024||Nike Savannah Showdown||Savannah, SC (ELITE)|
|Feb 17-19, 2024||Seashore Classic||Myrtle Beach & Spartanburg (NATIONAL)|
|Mar 2-3, 2024||Winter Heat||Rock Hill, SC (ALL TEAMS)|
|Mar 17, 2024||Shamrock Showdown||Columbia, SC (13 ELITE & 12 NATIONAL)|
|Mar 22-24, 2024||PVA Regionals (14-18U)||Rock Hill, SC/Spartanburg (14-18U)|
|Mar 29-31, 2024||PVA Regionals (12-14U & BOYS))||Rock Hill, SC (12 NATIONAL, 13 ELITE & BOYS)|
|Mar 29-31. 2024||Big South National Qualifier||Atlanta, GA (ELITE, except 13U)|
|Apr 27-28, 2024||JVA Charlotte Challenge||Charlotte, NC (ELITE)|
|May 4-5, 2024||K2 Summer Madness||Sevierville, TN (NATIONAL & FALCONS)|
|May 11-12, 2024||SC AAU Grand Prix||Spartanburg, SC (ELITE)|
|June 8-9, 2024||Coastal Classic||Myrtle Beach, SC (ELITE|
|June 14-27, 2024||AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS||Orlando, FL (ELITE)|
Our elite level teams are our highest level. They have a rigorous travel schedule and are expected to continue playing through the middle of June.
Our National teams are our second level, our power level teams. They will also travel a good bit but will not be expected to play past the first weekend of May.
Our Regional level teams are our club level teams. They will travel less and will play more in-state tournaments. Their season ends after regionals which is at the end of March 2024.
You will be sorely missed and we love you so very much!
Coach Claire, Claire Hodges, Anna Grace Martin, MJ Hurd, Leanna Joiner, Kimmy Stiltner, Coach Sue
LMVC 17 National celebrating a great play at PVA Regional Championships 2023!
We are so excited for Lily Virgili, Kimmy Stiltner and MJ Hurd as they announce their commitments! Lily will be playing for the Earlham Quakers in Indiana. Kimmy will be playing for Erskine College in Due West, SC. MJ will be taking her talents to Coker College in Hartsville. We are so proud of both of these girls and can't wait to see them play at the next level!!
|TEAM||1ST TEAM ALL REGION||2ND TEAM ALL REGION|
|18 National Shawn||Savanna Logan||Lane Coleman|
|17 Elite Sue||Ana Grace Martin||Kadence Livingston|
|16 National Mike||Allie Fairey||Faith Plotner|
|15 Elite Sean||Ryleigh Roberts||Julia Hurd|
|15 National Maddie||Kori Pieters||Kelsey Ross|
|14 National Josey||Alana Wilson||Hailee Willis|
|13 Elite Erin||Hudson Goforth||Ella Yong|
|12 Regional Sue||Katherine Murphy||Brooke Hiranandani|
Thank you to everyone that came out to our 2022 Soda City Classic! It was a little rainy, but there was a lot of great volleyball happening. Be sure to save the date for next year
SODA CITY CLASSIC - May 20, 2023
Amber Northcutt signs with USC Union!!
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 16 national team. Barbara has graciously agreed to share with us every couple of weeks and we are thrilled! Thank you Barbara!
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 ORIGINAL RULES OF VOLLEYBALL (1895)
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 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.