2015 Season Begins August 24th

The 2015 OHS volleyball season begins on Monday, August 24th with three days of tryouts. Count on having “two-a-days” during these three days. Our team retreat is currently set for Monday, August 31st to Tuesday, September 1st.

Sports Physicals

The district is, again, offering FREE Sport Physicals. The date is typically the beginning of June, but is still TBA. Details will be available on the OHS Athletic website, soon. There will be a set schedule of when to appear – by gender and grade level. If you’re scheduling your own physical, be sure to get an appointment with your family physician ASAP, for the purpose of eligibility clearance.

Outdoor Volleyball Opportunities

There are typically a number of possibilities for outdoor doubles play, plus a 4 on 4 outdoor league through Lacey Parks and Recreation. Doubles play is a great way to improve your court awareness and all around skill level. The most prominent of the local tournaments is during Lakefair.

Tournament Opportunities

Tumwater High School Outdoor Doubles Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, June 13

Lakefair Volleyball Tournament
July 18 and 19 (Juniors under 17 is on Saturday, July 18)

Puget Sound Junior Beach Series

 

Summer Volleyball Training 2015

Our Summer Session of strength training and conditioning will be introduced on June 22, 2015 at 8:30am in the Auxiliary gym. We will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am – 10:00am throughout the summer. Strength training and conditioning is an integral part of preparation for all players, especially for returning varsity players and those with aspirations of playing at the varsity level. Our weight room is one of the best high school facilities in the state. Consistent attendance AND hard work brings improved strength, quickness and jumping ability, plus injury prevention, increased confidence, and ultimately…team bonding.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL athletes must be CLEARED for ALL summer participation (workouts and open gyms). Please contact the OHS Athletic Director’s office to complete the process. You must have an updated physical on file with the OHS AD’s office.

Open Gym

We will have open gym at OHS on June 2nd & 4th from 2:35pm – 4:00pm for current 9th – 11th graders. Instruction/feedback and scrimmage time available.

In addition, open gym will be offered a few times following summer weight room workouts (typically on Fridays) and will be open to all incoming freshmen through seniors.

OPEN GYMS AROUND TOWN:

  • South Sound Sports Center (SSSC) – Wednesdays and Sundays from 6pm to 9pm ($3 per person)
  • The Valley Athletic Club – Sundays 6pm to 8pm in Gym 1 – free for members (need at least 2), $5 visitor fee for non-members under 18). Call 15 minutes ahead of time to have net set up. NOTE: We can also choose Monday-Friday at 7:30pm if we have at least 6 people. If you are interested in setting up another volleyball open gym option at the Valley, email Kenna Canaan to coordinate a new time option.
  • Olympia Parks & Rec – call 753-8390 – days/times subject to change

OHS Volleyball Camps 2015

OHS has summer volleyball camp for all ages of players this coming June. The coaching staff places a strong emphasis on fundamentals and building individual skills to the next level.

  • Olympia Bear Camp – High school (entering grades 9th – 12th): 8:30am -1:00pm, Monday, June 15 – Wednesday, June 17. Click here for more details and registration information.
  • Olympia Bear Camp – Middle school (entering grades 6th – 8th): 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Monday, June 15 – Wednesday, June 17. Click here for more details and registration information.
  • Volleykidz Clinic – Elementary school (entering grades 2nd – 5th): 9:00am – Noon, Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19. Click here for more details and registration information.

If you have any questions contact OHS Head Coach Laurie Creighton.

 

Spring Training 2015

Our off-season conditioning program is currently taking place for all high school players not involved in an OHS spring sport. Congratulations to those who’ve consistently participated the last few weeks. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of May. Please join us…we finish each day at 3:30! Consistent attendance AND hard work brings improved strength, quickness and jumping ability, plus injury prevention, increased confidence, and ultimately…team bonding. Our last Spring conditioning session will be Thursday, May 28th followed by one hour of open gym (no instruction). We ask that current 8th graders wait until the summer program to begin. Our Summer Session will be introduced on June 22nd, at 8:30am. Click here for Summer Session Conditioning details.

2014 Varsity Roster

2014 Varsity - OHS VolleyballThe 2014 Bears Varsity Volleyball team finished tied for 9th place at the 4A State Tournament. In the 2014 season, they served aces at a 2.69 average per set, a team best since 2009. And defensively, totaled 1333 digs, a team best since 2011.

Three OHS players made the All 4A Narrows League Teams. Hannah Adams-First Team, Jona Spiller-Second Team and Julia Fleener-Honorable Mention. View full list in The Olympian article.

Two individual volleyball records were broken this season! On September 25th, in the dramatic 5 set victory against Gig Harbor, Jona Spiller broke the single match school record for digs, eclipsing Annie Sing’s mark of 39, with 46!! And, on November 1st, in another dramatic come-from-behind win, this time over Timberline at the Narrows Tournament, Hannah Adams broke the single match school record for kills, beating Christie Colasurdo’s total of 26, by one, with a 27!! CONGRATULATIONS to Jona and Hannah!

The theme for the 2014 volleyball season: One Common T.R.A.I.T. – Tradition • Respect • Accountability • Integrity • Togetherness …and a little bit more.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
McKenna Neal 2 11 DS 5′ 5″
Nikki Bennington 3 12 MB 5′ 9″
Regina Ballew 4 12 OPP/DS 5′ 6″
Kiley Schwartz 5 11 OPP/MB 5′ 7″
Lydia Soto 6 11 MB 5′ 7″
Jona Spiller (Captain) 7 12 L 5′ 8″
Julia Fleener (Captain) 8 11 S 5′ 7″
Maddy Reeves 9 11 OPP 6′ 0″
Lauren Wilson 10 10 OH 5′ 11″
Kassidy Tromboni 11 11 DS/S 5′ 4″
Kaylee Denithorne 13 12 DS 5′ 3″
Hannah Adams (Captain) 15 12 OH 6′ 2″
 Coach: Laurie Creighton
Assistants: Cassandra Naulty & Cristy Murphy
Managers: Tarynn Pierson & Sydnee Hetrick
Photos by John O’Leary

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2014 JV Roster

2014 JV - OHS VolleyballThe theme for the 2014 volleyball season: One Common T.R.A.I.T. – Tradition • Respect • Accountability • Integrity • Togetherness …and a little bit more.

The 2014 Bears JV Volleyball team finished the season with six wins and eight losses.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Amanda Willms 1 10 OH 5′ 7″
Danica Kopp 2 9 DS 5′ 1″
Karina Pannkuk 3 10 RS/DS 5′ 3″
Kim Prachyl 4 10 DS/S 5′ 4″
Rachel Ballew 5 10 OH/MB 5′ 8″
Arianna Hartsock 6 10 MB 5′ 11″
India Brine 7 10 RS/MB 5′ 9″
Hanna Ack 8 10 DS/S 5′ 5″
Glynne Saelid (Captain) 9 10 DS 5′ 2″
Kaitlyn Sherman (Captain) 10 10 OH 5′ 7″
Kate Havens 11 9 S 5′ 5″
Christine McIntosh (Captain) 12 10 OH 5′ 8″
Sarah Gindy 14 9 DS 5′ 5″
Grace Grimsted 15 9 RS/S 6′ 2″

Coach: Katie Turcotte

Photo by John O’Leary

2014 C Team Roster

2004 C Team - OHS VolleyballThis was Coach Ray’s first year coaching volleyball in the Olympia program. She graduated from OHS in 1995, participating in volleyball as a defensive/serving specialist.

The 2014 Bears C Volleyball team finished the season with 6 wins and 8 losses.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Olivia Fuller 1 9 S/DS 5′ 4″
Miranda Neal 2 9 OH/S 5′ 5″
Sonya Thielen 3 9 S 5′ 5″
Mariah Parsons 4 9 OH/S 5′ 1″
Rylee Tortsvet 5 10 S 5′ 4″
Eva Johnson (Captain) 6 10 OH 5′ 8″
Chloe Haines 7 9 S 5′ 3″
Jordan Newbill 8 9 OH/DS 5′ 4″
Vivian Chan 10 9 OH 5′ 2″
Cassity Gulleckson 11 9 MB 5′ 8″
Ajia Bulluck 13 9 OH 5′ 2″
Mariah Deck 16 9 OH/MB 5′ 8″
Maddie Ford (Captain) 17 10 OH/DS 5′ 6″
Claire Canaan 18 9 MB 5′ 8″

Coach: Christi Ray

Photo by John O’Leary

2013 Varsity Roster

2013 Varsity - OHS VolleyballThe Bears finished their 2013 season with eighth place at the District tournament. Seven teams moved on to the State tourney.

OHS seniors Rachel Kelson and Hannah St. Jean were selected to play on the 3A/4A All-State Volleyball team. They represented Olympia at the event sponsored by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

Number
Grade
Position
Height
Jordan Crawford 1 12 OPP 5′ 10″
Nikki Bennington 3 11 MB/OH 5′ 9″
Kayla Thaller – Captain 4 12 S 5′ 6″
Rachel Kelson – Captain 6 12 OH 5′ 9″
Jona Spiller 7 11 L/DS 5′ 8″
Julia Fleener 8 10 S/DS 5′ 7″
Hannah St. Jean 9 12 MB 6′ 1″
Hannah Adams 12 11 OH 6′ 2″
Kaylee Denithorne 13 11 S/DS 5′ 3″
Madelyn Reeves 14 10 MB 6′ 0″
Coach: Laurie Creighton
Assistant Coach: Christie Murphy

2012 Varsity Roster

2012 Varsity - OHS VolleyballThe 2012 Bears make it to the State tournament for a record fifth consecutive time and finish fourth in State! Michaela Berendt was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Coach: Laurie Creighton
Number
Grade
Position
Height
Hannah Adams 13 10 Opp 6′ 2″

Michaela Berendt

14 12 MB 6′ 4″
Jordan Crawford 1 10 Opp 5′ 10″
Alexis Jackson 3 11 OH 5′ 10″
Rachel Kelson 6 11 OH 5′ 9″
Tiana McIntosh 5 12 OH/S 5′ 7″
Hailey Reese 2 11 DS/L 5′ 6″
Sydney Shafer 10 10 DS/L 5′ 4″
Jona Spiller 7 10 OH/DS 5′ 8″
Hannah St. Jean 9 11 MB 6′ 1″
Kayla Thaller 4 11 S 5′ 6″
Manager: Madolynn Stensby
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