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Queen city gold trifecta!

Congrats go out to our LMVC 18 Elite Sue, LMVC 15 Elite Sue & LMVC 13 Elite Erin on earning 1ST PLACE GOLD at Queen City Classic in Charlotte this past weekend! Great job everyone!!

SPOTLIGHT SUPERSTARS!

Josey Sweat - LMVC 17 Elite Sean

From Josey's head coach, Sean Dillon,  "Josey Sweat is an incredible worker for us and is constantly being a leader for us through words and action.  As an undersized middle, Josey is constantly up against blocks that are 3-5 inches taller than her. In the face of this, her aggressiveness and confidence, along with incredible skill and unwavering trust in her teammates and coaches, Josey goes toe-to-toe with all of them. Thus far this season, she leads our team in kill % which is quite the accomplishment considering the hitters she's edging out on that list from our team. Josey is incredibly valuable to the success of this team and we are lucky to have her!

K2 ELITE
21 digs with only 3 errors!

Maci Watson - 12 National Brook

From Maci's head coach, Brook Wickersham, "Maci has stepped up during our first couple of tournaments - not only as a player on the court, but as a leader too! She is constantly helping our new girls both on and off the court by helping them understand the game and by providing a source of encouragement. She has found her voice as a player and as a leader this season; we are so proud of her!"

1st 3 tournaments
55 aces!

Ryan Griffeth - LMVC Boys

From Ryan's head coach, Joey Lehman, "We’ve seen such a passion for the game and tons of improvement in him already this season, he’s getting better every time he touches the ball! He’s hungry to keep learning and (at 13y/o) he’s already a key player on the team and one of our best passers. He is also a team favorite, he’s always staying positive and supporting his teammates on or off the court and they all love Ryan and love seeing him do well"

SOUTHERN CLASSIC
7 digs
6 aces

PARENT TOURNAMENT 2023

First tournament in the books!

lmvc team rankings - aes

SIGNED!!

LMVC 2023-24 MEDAL COUNT

DATE TOURNAMENT LOCATION/TEAMS GOLD SILVER BRONZE
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) 18 Elite sue - 1st in GOLD
15 Elite Sue - 1st in GOLD
13 Elite Erin - 1st in GOLD
Feb 4, 2024 Rumble at the Rock Rock Hill, SC (BOYS & FALCONS) BOYS- 3rd in GOLD
FALCONS - 3rd in GOLD
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)

LMVC RECRUITING SHOWCASE 2023

  • our amazing athletes
  • working hard for the coaches!

MEET OUR LMVC 2023-24 TEAMS!

  • LMVC 12 National Brook
  • LMVC 13 Elite Erin (bottom left to right) Emmy Jo, Reeves, Evie, Adelyn (top left to right) Coach Erin, Aubrey, Kayleigh, Sophie, Laekyn, Coach Sydney
  • LMVC 14 Elite Shawn
  • LMVC 15 Elite Sue
  • LMVC 16 Elite Ashleigh
  • LMVC 17 Elite Sean
  • LMVC 18 Elite Sue
  • LMVC 18 National Courtney
  • LMVC Boys Joey

1st LMVC medal for 2023-24 is GOLD!
Our LMVC 14 Elite Shawn won gold today going undefeated in the Richland County Feastmode Tournament.

Great job!!

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elite level teams

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.

NATIONAL LEVEL TEAMS

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.

REGIONAL LEVEL TEAMS

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.

That's a wrap - seniors 2023!

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!

LMVC medals 2023

  • LMVC 16 Sean - 1st in GOLD!! Charleston Jam 2023
  • LMVC 14 Sue - 2nd in GOLD!! Charleston Jam 2023
  • LMVC 13 National Heather - 1st in SILVER!! Charleston Jam 2023
  • LMVC Boys - 2nd in BRONZE!! AAU Southern Power Regional 2023
  • LMVC 18 Elite Sue - 1st in SILVER! Winter Bump 2023
  • LMVC Boys - 2nd in GOLD Beach Ball Bash
  • LMVC 18 Elite Sue - 3rd in GOLD! Savannah Showdown 2023
  • LMVC 14 Elite Sue - 1st in SILVER! Savannah Showdown 2023
  • LMVC 17 National Josey - 1st in GOLD! Seashore Classic 2023
  • LMVC 16 Sean - 1st in GOLD! Seashore Classic 2023
  • LMVC 13 National Heather - 1st in GOLD! Seashore Classic 2023
  • LMVC 12 National Erin - 1st in GOLD! Seashore Classic 2023
  • LMVC 12 National Erin - 1st in SILVER Winter Heat 2023
  • LMVC 13 National Heather - 1st in SILVER Winter Heat 2023
  • LMVC 14 Elite Sue - 1st in GOLD Winter Heat 2023
  • LMVC 18 Elite Sue - 1st in GOLD Winter Heat 2023
  • LMVC 16 Elite Sean - 2nd in GOLD Winter Heat 2023
  • LMVC 16 Elite & LMVC 18 Elite GOLD at Winter Heat 2023
  • LMVC 18 Elite Sue - 1st in GOLD AAU Super Regional 2023
  • LMVC 16 Elite Sean - 2nd in GOLD AAU Super Regional 2023
  • LMVC 17 National - 2nd in GOLD Shamrock Showdown 2023
  • LMVC 12 National Erin - 1st in GOLD (in 13s!) Shamrock Showdown 2023
  • LMVC 14 Elite Sue - 1st in GOLD Palmetto Regional Championships 2023
  • LMVC 18 Elite Sue - 1st in SILVER Big South 2023
  • LMVC 16 Elite Sean - 2nd in GOLD JVA Charlotte Challenge 2023
  • LMVC 17 National Josey - 1st in SILVER K2 Summer Madness 2023

Lily, Kimmy & MJ commit!

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!!

  • Lily Virgili - committed to Earlham!
  • Kimmy Stiltner - committted to Erskine!
  • MJ Hurd - commited to Coker!

ALL REGION 2022

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

2022-2023 Tryouts are coming!

Medals for 2022

  • 12 Regional wins SILVER! Crosstown Throwdown - 1/29/22
  • 13 Elite Erin wins SILVER!! K2 Elite - 1/22-23/22
  • 14 National Josey wins BRONZE! Southern Classic - 1/22-23/22
  • 16 National Mike wins BRONZE! Southern Classic - 1/22-23/22
  • 16 National Mike wins BRONZE! Seashore Classic - 2/19-20/22
  • 16 National Mike wins BRONZE! Winter Heat - 3/5-6/22
  • 15 Elite Sean wins GOLD! Shamrock Showdown - 3/19/22
  • 13 Elite Erin 2nd in GOLD! Shamrock Showdown - 3/19/22
  • 15 National Maddie wins BRONZE! Shamrock Showdown - 3/19/22
  • 17 Elite Sue 2nd in GOLD! Shamrock Showdown - 3/19/22
  • 12 Regional Sue 2nd in GOLD! Palmetto 12s club - 3/19/22
  • 13 Elite Erin - 1st in BRONZE Palmetto Region Championships - 3/27/22
  • 17 Elite Sue - 1st in OPEN GOLD! Palmetto Region Championships - 4/1-3/22
  • 15 Nat Maddie - 1st in Power SILVER! Palmetto Region Championships - 4/1-3/22

Lane signs at UNC Pembroke


Amber Northcutt signs with USC Union!!

  • 12 Nat Erin Wins GOLD- AGAIN!! Winter Heat - 3/6-7-21
  • 12U WINS GOLD! Charleston Jam - 2021
  • 17 Nat Journee - 2nd in GOLD! Beach Ball Bash - 2021
  • 12 National Erin - 2nd in GOLD! Beach Ball Bash - 2021
  • 18 National Bailey 2nd in GOLD! Crosstown Throwdown - 2/7/21
  • LMVC 16 Elite Cecilia - 2nd in GOLD! Crosstown Throwdown - 2/7/21
  • LMVC 16 Elite Sue WINS GOLD!! Crosstown Throwdown - 2/7/21
  • 12 Nat Erin Wins GOLD! Crosstown Throwdown - 2021
  • 16 National Ashleigh - 2nd in GOLD! Southern Classic - 2021
  • 17U WINS SILVER! Charleston Jam - 2021
  • 16U SUE WINS GOLD! Charleston Jam - 2021
  • 15 Nat Katie wins SILVER! Spring Challenge - 3/20/21
  • 16 Nat Shawn wins BRONZE! Spring Challenge - 3/20/21
  • 12 Nat Erin wins SILVER (in 13U!) Spring Challenge - 3/20/21
  • 16 Elite Sue wins GOLD!! Regionals 3/26-28/21
  • 12 National Erin wins GOLD yet again! Palmetto Regionals 4/2-4/21
  • 12 National Erin wins GOLD in TN!! Another GOLD for 12s! Rocky Top Bash - 4/17-18/21
  • 12 Nat Ends the Season with another GOLD! Summer Blast - 5/8-9/21
  • 16 Elite Sue takes 3rd in OPEN GOLD! SC AAU Grand Prix - 5/15-16/21
  • 16 Elite Sue - 2nd in USA Gold! Southern Exposure - 6/5-6/21
  • G Vegas 14U Triples 1st Place! Ryleigh Robrts, Sarah Ann Smoak, Josey Sweat
  • G Vegas 14U Triples 2nd Place! Olivia Drakeford, Lou Christian, Mary Elise Drakeford
  • G Vegas 12U Triples 1st Place! Hudson Goforth, Kendall Webster, Addi Collins
  • G Vegas 12U Triples 2nd place! Jade Wells, Addi Nerrone, Savannah Starnes

One of our sweet players, Abby S, representing LMVC beautifully at Myrtle Beach this weekend!

Lake Murray Recruits

We are so proud of all of our LMVC alumni that have gone on to play at the next level and achieved their dreams!

  • Lane Coleman - 2022 UNC Pembroke
  • Kendal Boland - 2020 Coker College
  • Amber Northcutt - 2020 USC Union
  • Chidera "Chi" Wilson - 2020 Spartanburg Methodist University
  • Maisy Garner - 2019 Erskine College
  • Caitlin Amick - 2019 Erskine College
  • Madison Nicholson - 2019 Spartanburg Methodist
  • Claire Fingerlin - 2018 Bluefield College
  • Rachel Branham - 2018 Columbia International University
  • Gracey Dorn - 2018 Newberry College
  • Chandler Williams - 2018 Newberry College
  • Madison Nicholson - 2018 USC Lancaster
  • Elyssia Marcavage - 2018 Spartanburg Methodist
  • Hunter LaFrage - 2017 Columbia College
  • Samantha Ojeda - 2017 Coker College
  • Summer Sampson - 2017
  • Iyana Favor - 2017 Johnson & Wales University
  • Ashleigh Cooke - 2017 Lander University
  • Josey Dorn - 2016 North Greenville University
  • Kiki Speights - 2016 Hollins University
  • Nikki - 2016 Converse College
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 16 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 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 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.

 

 

PARENT TOURNAMENT 2020