Women's Volleyball Club

Club Information & Plans

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 Arizona, April 12-17th! Being a member of the Women's Club Volleyball means creating friendships, staying healthy, and gaining skills that apply on and off the court.

When are tryouts? September 12, 6-9pm @ the Fieldhouse and September 13th, 8-10:30pm @ the Fieldhouse

Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10:30pm @ the Fieldhouse!

 

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Meet Our Board Members

As a club sports team at Grand Valley, we are a student-run organization! Our President is currently Katelyn Maranda, a Senior and an Exercise Science major, pursuing to become a Physical Therapist in the future. She has played volleyball for 11 years and plays as an outside hitter. As the President, Katelyn can keep the club at the high standards we set and get information conveyed to the players efficiently. Our Vice President is currently Sydney Leslie, a Junior, and a Psychology major, pursuing to become a Therapist in the future. She has also played volleyball for 9 years but as a setter. Her jobs reside in helping our President with the loose ends and other needed information. Our current Financial Officer is Mckenna Friedt, a Junior and an Accounting major, pursuing to be CPA, Certified Public Accountant, in her future. She has also played for 9 years as mainly a defensive specialist/libero. Her job resides in dealing with our financial responsibilities. Last but not least, our Secretary/ Risk Manager is currently Samantha Miller, a Senior and an Exercise Science major, pursuing to be a physical therapist as well. She has played for 12 years and is currently our middle Hitter. Her job resides towards our attendance during the COVID procedures, and also overseeing the club, making sure everything is in order.

We are lucky to have our coaches, Rachael Arntson and Emily Spencer, and love all their hard work towards the program! They not only make us a better team, but also push us to be the best player we can be! 

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]
  • Assistant Coach: Emily Spencer, [email protected]
  • President: Katelyn Maranda
  • Vice President: Sydney Leslie
  • Financial Officer: McKenna Friedt
  • Risk Manager/Secretary: Samantha Miller

Club E-Mail: [email protected]

Our Season Formatting

Our season is a full-year commitment, and we roughly have about 3-4 tournaments per semester. We travel to places from the University of Michigan to Ohio State University to play other Universities club teams! We not only practice twice a week, but we also condition after every practice, getting into shape for future tournaments! Every year we are allowed to travel and participate in Nationals, 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 9, 2021

Saginaw Valley State University

 

Central Michigan University B

W 2-0

     

Ferris State University B

W 2-0

     

Washtenaw Community College

W 2-0

     

Central Michigan University A

W 2-0

     

Michigan State University A

W 2-0

October 23, 2021

Ohio State University

 

Dayton University A

W 2-0

     

Miami University B

L 0-2

     

Ohio State University C

Tie 1-1

     

Ohio State University A

L 0-2

November 13, 2021

University of Michigan

Cancelled

   

December 4, 2021

Michigan State University

Sparten Harvest

Toledo University B

W 2-0

     

Saginaw Valley State University B

W 2-0

     

Oakland University A

W 2-0

     

University of Michigan B

W 2-0

     

University of Michigan A

L 0-2

January 29, 2022

University of Michigan

Michigan Winter Classic

Michigan State University B

W 3-0

   

Michigan Winter 
Classic

Eastern Michigan University

W 3-0

   

Michigan Winter Classic

Michigan State University B

W 2-0

   

Michigan Winter Classic

Michigan State University A

L 0-2

February 26-27, 2022

Purdue University

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University of Illinois Chicago

W 2-0

     

University of Notre Dame

W 2-0

     

DePaul University

L 1-2

March 19, 2022

Toledo University

     

March 26-27, 2022

Michigan State University

     

April 12-17, 2022

Pheonix, Arizona

Nationals

   

Women's D3 Schedule

Date

Location

Tournament Name

Opponent

Results

October 9, 2021

Saginaw Valley State University

 

Michigan State University A

L 0-2

 

Saginaw Valley State University

 

Saginaw Valley State University B

W 2-0

 

Saginaw Valley State University

 

Northern Michigan University

W 2-0

 

Saginaw Valley State University

 

Central Michigan University A

L 1-2

October 23, 2021

Ohio State University

 

University of Tennessee A

Tie 1-1

     

Ohio University A

Tie 1-1

     

University of Wisconsin B

Tie 1-1

     

University of Cincinnati A 

L 0-2

November 13, 2021

University of Michigan

Cancelled

   

December 4, 2021

Michigan State University

Sparten Harvest

Eastern Michigan University

Tie 1-1

     

Central Michigan University A

L 0-2

     

Oakland University B

W 2-0

     

Eastern University

W 2-0

     

Toledo University A

L 1-2

January 29, 2022

University of Michigan

Michigan Winter Classic

MIchigan State University A

L 3-0

   

Michigan Winter Classic

Ferris State University A

L 2-1

   

Michigan Winter Classic

Central Michigan University B

W 2-0

   

Michigan Winter Classic

Ferris State University A

W 2-0

February 26-27, 2022

 Purdue University

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Illinois State University A

L 0-2

     

Butler University 

L 0-2

     

Purdue University B

L 1-2

     

Purdue University A

L 1-2

     

University of Illinois Chicago

W 2-0

     

Purdue University A

W 2-1

March 19, 2022

Toledo University

     

March 26-27, 2022

Michigan State University

     

April 12-17, 2022

Pheonix, Arizona

Nationals

   
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Setting

2021-2022 Roster

Women's D1 Roster

Number

First Name

Last Name

Position

Class

Hometown

Previous School/Team

2

Ashley 

McGee

Setter or Right Side Hitter

Senior

Novi, MI

 

3

Elle

Dyer

Setter

Senior

   

7

Julia

Ketchens

Middle Hitter

Junior

Jackson, MI

 

10

Kennedy

Livers

Outside Hitter

Senior

   

12

Kayla

Schroeder

Outside Hitter

Sophomore

   

13

Mckenna

Friedt

Defensive Specialist or Libero

Junior

Grand Blanc, MI

Powers Catholic High School

14

Jamie

Wallet

Setter

     

15

Chloe

Grimes

Right Side Hitter

Junior

South Lyon, MI

South Lyon High School

16

Claire

Rink

Middle Hitter

Sophomore

   

Women's D3 Roster

Number

First Name

Last Name

Position

Class

Hometown

Previous School/Team

1

Kelsey

Atkins

Setter

Freshmen

Allendale, MI

Allendale High School

4

Danielle

Jozefczyk

Middle Hitter

Senior

Chicago, IL

William Howard Taft High School

5

Allison

Taiariol

Defensive Specialist

Freshmen

Warren, MI

Warren Mott High School

7

Jordyn

Burnham

Defensive Specialist or Libero

Sophomore

Traverse City, MI

 

8

Samatha

Miller

Middle Hitter

Senior

Marysville, MI

 

10

Katelyn

Maranda

Outside Hitter

Senior

Jension, MI

Catholic Central 

12

Sara

Field

Right Side Hitter or Outside Hitter

Junior

Wheaton, IL

Wheaton Warrenville South High School

14

Kaitlyn

Kennedy

Outside Hitter or Right Side Hitter

Junior

Rochester, MI

Rochester High School

15

Kennedy

Sowell

Right Side Hitter

Sophomore

   

16

Hannah

Mallo

Right Side Hitter

Sophomore

Orland Park, IL

Carl Sandburg High School

17

Coryn

Myles

Middle Hitter

Senior

   

18

Sydney

Leslie

Setter

Junior

Ortonville, MI

Brandon High School

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

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Open gym tomorrow!!! Location: Fieldhouse arena court 1 Time: 8:30-10:30pm (although we suggest you get there 15/20 minutes earlier so we can take attendance and do temperature checks!) MASKS ARE REQUIRED! See everyone then! Stay safe and anchor up 🤍💙⚓️
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