Women's Volleyball Club

About Our Team!

We are an organization that offers a fun and competitive environment for Grand Valley students to play volleyball and be a part of a team! We travel throughout the school year to other universities for tournaments, like U of M and MSU, and participate in the NCVF National Championships every April. This year our Nationals will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Being a member of the Women's Club Volleyball means creating friendships, staying healthy, and gaining skills that apply on and off the court.

Come visit us at Campus Life Night, where we give you information, answer questions and meet some of the players! This will be held on Sept 9th, 6-8pm.

Opens gyms will be held on Aug 29th, Aug 31st and Sept 7th,  8-10:30pm @ the Fieldhouse. These open gyms are a great way to meet new people, get to know the club and to just play volleyball!

Tryouts, 2022:

Monday, September 12th @ the Fieldhouse 8-10:30pm

Tuesday, September 13th @ the Rec Center 8-10:30pm (courts 4 and 5)

Wednesday, September 14th @ the Fieldhouse 8-10:30pm

There is a $5 tryout fee. Please wear the designated colored shirt for what position you are trying out for.


 

 

 

Group VB picture

Club Information & Plans

Meet Our Board Members

As a club sports team at Grand Valley, we are a proud student-ran organization. What this means is that we fundraise throughout each season to work towards the funding of hosting/attending tournaments, volleyball supplies, and our annual Nationals trip. This is all orchestrated by our E-Board members, players, teammates and coaches. Below are the members of the 2022 E-Board.

VB setting

Sydney Leslie, Setting

VB Serve

Jordan Burnham, Serving

VB pass

Mckenna Friedt, Passing

President: Currently Sydney Leslie. She is currently a senior with a Psychology major, pursuing to become a Therapist in the future. She has also played volleyball for 10 years but as a setter. As the President, Sydney keeps the club at the high standards we set and get information conveyed to the players efficiently. 

Vice President: Currently Jordan Burnham. She is a junior majoring in Mathematics teaching and education, with an emphasis on secondary education, pursing to become a Math teacher in the future. She has been playing for 10 years as many positions such as a defensive specialist/libero and an outside hitter. Her job resides in helping our President with the loose ends and other needed information.

Financial Officer: Currently Mckenna Friedt. She is a senior with an Accounting major, pursuing to be Certified Public Accountant, in her future. She has also played for 10 years as mainly a defensive specialist/libero. Her job resides in dealing with our financial responsibilities, and helping out other members in any means possible.

Social Media: Currently Allison Taiariol. She is a sophomore with a major in Advertising and Public Relations, pursuing to become a content manager within social media. She has been playing volleyball for 6 years mainly as a defensive specialist/libero. Her job resides to post throughout our Instagram, Facebook, and communications of our club.

We are lucky to have our head coaches, Rachael Arntson, Skyler DeMeyer, and our assistant coaches, Joey Cha and Morgan Bordewyk.  They not only make us a better team, but also push us to be the best player we can be. With all their hard work towards the program, we wouldn't be where we are today, so thank you!

Below we have provided contact information for each member specified. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, we would love to get into contact.

Team B

Coaches and Board Member Information:

  • Head Coach: Rachael Arntson, [email protected]
  • Head Coach: Skyler DeMeyer
  • Assistant Coach: Morgan Bordeywk
  • President: Sydney Leslie
  • Vice President: Jordan Burnham
  • Financial Officer: McKenna Friedt
  • Risk Manager/Secretary: Samantha Miller
  • Social Media: Allison Taiariol

Main Contact, Club E-Mail[email protected]

Our Season Formatting

Our season is a full-year commitment, and we roughly have 3-4 tournaments per semester. We travel to places from the University of Michigan to Ohio State University and play other universities club teams! We not only practice twice a week, but we also condition after every practice to get into shape for future tournaments. Every year we are allowed to travel and participate in a National Tournament, where we play with more than 400 teams across the country This year our Nationals is hosted in Phoenix, Arizona and we will be attending April 12th through the 17th, so make sure to cheer us on!

Team A

Team Schedule

Women's D1 Schedule

Date

Location

Tournament Name

Opponent

Results

October 15th, 2022

Grand Valley State University

Lakers Classic

   
     

U of M Flint B (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

SVSU B (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

Oakland A (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

EMU A (Gold Bracket Play)

2-0, W

     

GVSU B (Championships)

2-0, W

November 5th, 2022

Ohio state University

Buckeye Invitational

   
     

Wright State University B (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

University of Cincinnati A (Pool Play)

0-2, L

     

Ohio State University B (Pool Play)

0-2, L

     

Toledo University (Silver Bracket)

2-0, W

     

University of Pittsburgh A (Silver Bracket)

2-0, W

     

Miami of Ohio A (Silver Championships)

2-0, W

November 12th, 2022

NorthWestern University

     
     

Central Michigan University B (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

University of Chicago (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

DePaul University (Crossover Match)

1-2, L

     

Central Michigan University B (Gold Bracket)

2-0, W

     

Central Michigan University A (Gold Bracket Semis)

2-0, W

     

DePaul University (Gold Bracket Championship)

1-2, L

December 3rd, 2022

Michigan State University

Spartan Harvest

   

April 12-16th, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

2023 Nationals

   

Women's D3 Schedule

Date

Location

Tournament Name

Opponent

Results

Grand Valley State University

October 15th, 2022

Lakers Classic

   
     

U of M Flint A (Pool play)

2-0, W

     

SVSU A (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

EMU B (Pool Play)

1-1, T

     

Oakland A (Gold Bracket Play)

2-0, W

     

U of M Flint B (Gold Bracket Play)

2-0, W

     

GVSU A (Championship)

0-2, L

November 5th, 2022

Ohio State University

Buckeye Invitational

   
     

University of Pittsburgh A (Pool Play)

1-1, T

     

Xavier University (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

university of Kentucky A (Gold Bracket)

0-2, L

November 12th, 2022

NorthWestern University

     
     

University of Chicago (Pool Play)

2-0, W

     

Central Michigan University A (Pool Play)

1-1, T

     

Northwestern University B (Pool Play)

0-2, L

     

Western Michigan (Silver Bracket)

1-2, L

December 3rd, 2022

Michigan State University

Spartan Harvest

   

April 12-16th, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

2023 Nationals

   

2021-2022 Roster

Serving
At the Net
Setting

Women's D1 Roster

Number

First Name

Last Name

Position

Class

Hometown

2

Makenna

Outwin

Setter

Freshmen

Cedar Springs, MI

3

Jordan

Burnham

Defensive Specialist/ Outside Hitter

Junior

Traverse City, MI

7

Julia

Ketchens

Middle Hitter

Senior

Jackson, MI

8

Sydney

Krause

Setter

Sophomore

Saginaw, MI

9

Reece

Redder

Defensive Specialist

Sophomore 

Grand Haven, MI

10

Kayla

Schroeder

Outside Hitter

Junior

Frankfort, IL

13

Mckenna

Friedt

Libero

Senior

Grand Blanc, MI

14

Cassidy

Chapie

Outside Hitter

Freshmen

Grandville, MI

15

Chloe

Grimes

Right Side Hitter

Senior

South Lyon, MI

16

Claire

Rink

Middle Hitter

Junior

Wilimington, IL

17

Grace

Estep

Right Side Hitter

Freshmen

Saginaw, MI

Women's D3 Roster

Number

First Name

Last Name

Position

Class

Hometown

1

Kelsey

Atkins

Setter

Sophomore

Allendale, MI

4

Danielle

Jozefczyk

Middle Hitter

Senior

Chicago, IL

5

Rachel

Carlson

Outside Hitter

Sophomore

Allendale, MI

8

Allison

Taiariol

Defensive Specialist/libero

Sophomore 

Warren, MI

9

Leah

Malburg

Defensive Specialist

Sophomore

Cincinnati, OH

10

Jordan

Kless

Outside Hitter

Sophomore

Dexter, MI

12

Sara

Field

Right Side Hitter or Outside Hitter

Senior

Wheaton, IL

14

Sophia

Labuda

Defensive Specialist

Sophomore

Elmhurst, IL

15

Kennedy

Sowell

Right Side Hitter

Junior

Royal Oak, MI

16

Kayla

Ross

Middle Hitter

Sophomore

Onsted, MI

17

Caroline

Shantery

Outside Hitter

Freshmen

Cleveland, OH

18

Sydney

Leslie

Setter

Senior

Ortonville, MI

19

Sophia

Gagne

Defensive Specialist

Sophomore

Howell, MI

Team Updates

Wins and Accomplishments

Tournament Wins and Final Scores of 2021-2022 Season:

10/23/21: At our club's first tournament of the 2021 season, our D1 team placed 1st in gold, and our D3 team placed 4th in Gold at the Saginaw Valley State University Tournament! Both teams fought hard for these gold positions and we are so proud of everybody's hard work! Our D1 team fought a hard last match against Michigan State University to fight for 1st, winning the first set 25-16 and the 2nd set 25-22. What a win ladies and excited to see what the rest of the season holds!

First at SVSU
U of M Silver Win

01/29/22: At the first tournament of the Winter semester, our D3 team placed 1st in the silver, and our D1 placed 4th in Gold at the Michigan Winter Classic at University of Michigan. Each team played very well after a long winter break, starting the season of right! as we prepare for nationals, the team is determined to work hard and accomplish more wins!

Halloween Practices

2021: Every year we get into the Halloween spirit by showing up to practice in costumes! This year we had players come in costumes from Mario and Luigi to Boo and Sully, making it a fun-filled practice and memories in the process, showing our Laker pride. Check out our Instagram @gvsu_vbclub to see more of our funny costumes!

Halloween Practice
VB team pic

Nationals 2022

This year, Nationals was hosting in Phoenix, Arizona and gave our club  an opportunity to play teams around the country. This included Cal Poly, Kansas State, Penn State and many more. Check out our Instagram story "PHX 2022" to see our highlights, @gvsu.vbclub.

Nationals, 2022
Located in Kansas City, Missouri
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Social Media

Facebook

GVWVB Facebook group

Instagram

GVWVBC Instagram
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Team A
Team B


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