Apple Valley Volleyball

Welcome to the Apple Valley Volleyball Homepage!

This is the homepage for the Apple Valley Junior Volleyball Club and the Apple Valley High School Girls Volleyball Boosters. Together we refer to ourselves as Apple Valley Volleyball, or AVVB.

AVVB 2014 Summer Volleyball Camps

April 14, 2013

The AVHS volleyball coaching staff will hold summer volleyball camps in 2013 for youth and high school players July 14-17. There will be three sessions — one for high school players entering grades 9-12 in the morning from 8am-noon, one for youth players entering grades 7-8 in the afternoon from 1-3:30pm, and one for girls entering grades 3-6 from 1-2:30pm. High school and middle school volleyball players might also consider other summer programs at AVHS like the strength and conditioning program. We'll post a link to the latter when it's available.

More info about camps on the camps & clinics page.

AVVB 15's Conclude Season in Rochester

April 14, 2014

The AVVB 15s played at the Med City Cup held at National Volleyball Center in Rochester, MN on April 12-13. The 15's had pool play all day Saturday and the first part of Sunday. They played tough against a large variety of teams with both wins and losses. Coach Lisa and her team advanced to Silver Bracket on Sunday where they fell to Falcon Fire 15-1 from Fillmore, MN. (22-25, 12-25)

On Saturday evening the team and their families enjoyed an informal awards banquet/potluck hosted by Coach Lisa and her coaching assistant, Brooke. Thanks for a great season!

AVVB 15s at Apple Valley Attack

April 8, 2014

During pool play, the 15s played against Hammerhead 16-1, Forest Lake 16-1 and Alexandria 16 Black. The final results of pool play put them in the Silver Bracket where they played hard in their first round but fell to the Blaine 16-1 team in two games (8-25, 10-25).

AVVB 15s at AV Attack

AVVB 16s Win at Apple Valley Attack Tournament

April 6, 2014

AVVB 16s win Apple Valley Attack!

2014 Apple Valley Attack Tournament: Brackets Posted (no joking)

April 1, 2014

Click on the photo to see pictures of the 16s from the tournament.

Please note that schedules have been posted for the Apple Valley Attack Tournament.

AVVB 15s play at Hutchinson JO Tiger Jam

March 29, 2014

Due to AVVB 15's having some injured players and families out of town for Spring Break, Coach Lisa was able to bring Anya up from the 14-1's to help on a sunny Spring Saturday. The team really appreciated her help.

During Pool Play the team played against New Ulm to win 2 of 3 games, then against Becker to win 2 of 3 games then after a good fight, lose to Montevideo after 3 games: lost 19-25, win 25-23, lost 9-15.

The girls were 2nd place in their pool and advanced into the Gold bracket. They started off playing Hutchinson 16's and lost in 2 games to finish 5th place in their bracket.

AVVB 15s at Hutchinson Tourney

AVVB 16s Win at Eastview, 15s Sixth at StMA

March 10, 2014

The AVVB 15 volleyball team was at a tournament in St. Michael/Albertville on March 9, 2014. The team played a very competitive morning of pool play, against Litchfield to win 2 out of 3 games; then against Rocori to lose in two games and Elk River 15 to win in 2 games. Bracket play found the AVJO 15 team once again in the Silver Bracket playing the Elk River 16 team winning 2 out of 3 and then Elk River 15 team to lose 2 out of 3 games. They won 2nd place in the Silver Bracket and 6th Place overall out of 12 teams.

The AVVB 16s won 1st place at the Eastview 18s tournament.

AVVB 16s win at Eastview AVVB 15s Playing at STMA

15s Play in Taylor Arena

March 5, 2014

Our Apple Valley 15's played for a second time at Mankato State University in a tournament on Sunday, March 2. This time they played their games at the arena in Taylor Center. The team came away with 2nd place in the silver bracket. Go Eagles!

AVVB 15s in Taylor Center

Presidents' Day Action

AVVB 15's win in the Bronze Medal bracket in the Dells AVVB 16's in the Dells

We have a half dozen pictures posted to the photo galleries including a video of our own Michayla Rowcliffe singing the National Anthem on the last day of the tournament Monday morning. After playing hard Saturday and Sunday in pool play, the 15-1 team played on President's Day in the Bronze bracket of tournament. They won all Monday's games to place first. A great time was had by all, even through the treacherous drive home in a snow storm.

The AVVB 16-1s were in the Dells too. More to come … .

Juniors: AVVB 15s Travel to MSU MankatoAVVB 15s in Mankato

January 21, 2014 (updated January 23)

Here's a quick recap of the AVVB 15s trip to the MSU Mankato tournament: The 15s team played very well and took 2nd in their pool. They advanced to the Gold bracket to play Waconia who took first in their pool. The girls played two very close games, but in the end they lost their match to Waconia. Overall, they took 3rd in their bracket for the tournament.

That’s it for now, … until the Big Luau this weekend.

AVHS 2013 VB BanquetAVHS Volleyball Banquet

January21, 2014

This is a much belated post, but here are some photos from the 2013 VB banquet!

Juniors: First Tournament for AVVB 15s at Blazer Volleyball Club

December 27, 2013

The 15-1's team won all their pool play games until the last match against the BVC 16's team. They stuck in there with the 16's, game 1: 20-25, game 2: 23-25, playing hard but lost their match to this team in the end. They were going for 1st or 2nd in their pool.

In the end, the 15-1's won 3rd place in the top bracket in two solid games for their first tournament of the season! Great way to kick off their season together!

2014 Apple Valley Attack Tournament Dates Set for April 5-6

November 25, 2013

AVVB will be hosting a tournament April 5-6, 2014. Find the link on the juniors page for more information.

The Final HandshakeApple Valley Eagles Lose 2nd Round Match to Rosemount Irish

October 24, 2013

Apple Valley played their final match of the 2013 season, losing to Rosemount in three sets. The Eagles finished with a 12-16 over-all record and a 4-5 conference record, both representing marked improvement over the 2012 season.

Changes to the Photo Galleries

October 24, 2013

The good news is that we updated the photo galleries to the new SmugMug photo sharing site. The bad news is that in the process we seem to have lost all of the customization that made the site look and feel like an extension of the regular website.

So on your part, you will see that the navigation of the site is a little different. We may continue to experiment with the format until we find one we like better than the others; so don't be surprised if the appearance changes a little bit from time to time.

As always, if you have comments, you can send them to webmaster@

Apple Valley Wins Section 3AAA First Round Match

October 22, 2013

Apple Valley defeated Bloomington Jefferson in four sets: 21-25, 25-14, 25-10, 25-17. Apple Valley advances to the second round of the tournament. They travel to Rosemount on Thursday to play at 7pm.

Section 3AAA Pairings

October 22, 2012

The State High School League has posted the 3AAA brackets. Apple Valley will host Bloomington Jefferson in a first-round game on October 22 at 7pm.

Eagles Finish Regular Season with a Win Over Blaze

October 15, 2013

Apple Valley dropped the first set to Burnsville 18-25, but stormed back to win the next three 25-19, 26-24, and 25-23. The Eagles conclude their regular season with a record of 11-15, and now they await their seed in the Section 3AAA Tournament.

Burnsville Match Online

October 14, 2013

The final regular season match will be streaming on on Tuesday, October 15.

October Classic Day 2 results

October 13, 2013

Championship Semis:

5th-8th Semis:

9th-12th Semis:

13th-16th Semis:

Final Match Results:

October Classic Day1 results

October 12, 2013

Pod 1

First Round:

Championship Quarters:

Consolation Quarters:

Juniors: Tryouts for 2014 Season Scheduled

October 7, 2013

Tryouts for Apple Valley Junior Girls Volleyball will be held Sunday, November 10 in the AVHS gymnasium. Please go the Apple Valley Juniors page for more information.

October Classic Tournament Pairings Posted

October 7, 2013

The October Classic pairings are posted on the Tournaments page.

Streaming Site for Away Match at Kennedy

October 2, 2013

This Thursday will live webcast the match vs. Bloomington Kennedy.

Apple Valley JV & B-Squad Tournament Pairings Posted

October 1, 2013

The Apple Valley JV & B-Squad Tournament pairings are posted on the Tournaments page.

Streaming Site for Match vs. Rosemount

September 23, 2013

Here is the link for the web-stream of the volleyball match between the Eagles and the Irish, live at 6:45 p.m. on Tuessday.

Fall League Update

September 23, 2013

Apple Valley Middle School Brown Team (14-1s) had another successful weekend, defeating

Eagle Invitational Final Results

September 21, 2013

Championship semis:

5th - 8th semis:

9th - 12th semis

13th - 16th semis

Fourth Round Matches:

15th Place
Apple Valley def Andover 25-17, 25-23
13th Place
Bethlehem Academy def Bemidji 22-25, 25-19, 17-15
11th Place
Shakopee def Moorhead 25-21, 25-23
9th Place
Waconia def Alexandria 24-26, 25-21, 20-18
7th Place
Lakeville North def Lakeville South 25-19, 25-19
5th Place
Hopkins def Eden Prairie 25-17, 25-21
3rd Place
Chaska def Marshall 25-14, 25-19
Eagan def Blaine 22-25, 25-22, 15-7

Eagle Invitational Results

September 20, 2013

Friday Round 1 Matches:

Championship Quarterfinals

Consolation Quarterfinals

Prior Lake Match on

September 17, 2013

Here is the link for the web-stream of the volleyball match between the Eagles and the Lakers, live at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Apple Valley Falls to Lakeville North

September 17, 2013

The Eagles lost to the Lakeville North Panthers in three sets. JV won in three, B-squad lost in three, 9A lost in two, and 9B won in two.

AVHS 9A Wins Autumn Attack Tournament

September 16, 2013

The winner of the two 9A pools (Brown and Gold) went head-to-head for the championship. Apple Valley defeated the Gold Pool A-seed Eden Prairie for the championship!

Autumn Attack Champs!

Fall League Update

September 14, 2013

AV 14-1s started the fall season at the Warehouse today with a successful showing, beating Eden Prairie Comp 782 (25-12, 25-18, 15-12) and Northern Lights 7-4 (23-25, 25-22, 15-13).

Apple Valley Triumphs Over Cross-Town Rival Eastview

September 13, 2013

The Eagles beat the Lightning in five sets 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 18-25, 15-12. This was the first win over Eastview in at least five years. The other four AVHS teams made it a clean sweep. JV won 25-15, 25-12; B-squad in like fashion 25-15, 25-15; 9A won 26-24, 25-19, and 9B won 23-25, 15-25.

Autumn Attack Ninth Grade Tournament Pairings Posted

September 13, 2013

Ninth Grade Tournament pairings are posted on the Tournaments page.

Eagle Invitational Pairings Posted

September 13, 2013

Eagle Invitational pairings are posted on the Tournaments page.

Eastview Match on

September 11, 2013

Here is the link to the web stream for the game vs. Eastview if we do not see you at the game.

Valley Falls to Eighth-Ranked Eden Prairie

September 10, 2013

The Apple Valley Eagles lost to the eighth-ranked Eden Prairie Eagles in three sets (10-25, 15-25, 22-25). The remaining teams all lost as well. Junior Varsity also lost in three sets (25-20, 22-25, 11-15), 9A in three (25-23, 15-25, 16-18), B-Squad lost in two (11-25, 17-25) and 9B in two (9B 22-25, 11-25).

San Agustin to serve Runck attacks!

Eden Prairie Match on

September 10, 2013

Apple Valley vs Eden Prairie.

Complete Aerie Challenge Results

September 7, 2013 (updated Sept. 8)

Friday Round 1 Matches:

Friday Round 2 Matches:

Saturday Round 3 Matches:

Saturday Round 4 Matches:

Apple Valley Finishes 2-0 on Second Day of Aerie Challenge

September 8, 2013

Apple Valley beat Faribault 25-17, 25-16, and finished in fifth place by beating Cretin-Derham Hall in three: 25-20, 19-25, 15-11.

Ready at the net

Apple Valley Goes 1-1 on First Day of Aerie Challenge

September 6, 2013

Apple Valley beat Virginia easily in two 25-14, 25-8. Read more.

In the second feature, the Eagles lost to Mounds View in two closely contested sets 23-25, 26-28.

Mo on the tip. Huddle

Coaches' Poll (Week 2)

September 3, 2013

Kevin Anderson has posted the AVCA Coaches' Poll on his Sports Resource blog. Three teams from our conference are in the top ten: #1 Lakeville North, #4 Eagan, and #7 Prior Lake. Also getting votes: Burnsville, Lakeville South, and Rosemount.

Fall Leagues: Rosters & Schedules Posted

September 2, 2013

Rosters for the Middle School and Youth Fall Leagues have been posted. The South Suburban League schedule is also available from the fall leagues page.

Aerie Challenge Pairings Posted

August 30, 2013

Aerie Challenge pairings posted on the Tournaments page.

Saice tips to scoreEagles Fall to Farmington Tigers in 4

August 29, 2013

The Eagles played with passion but lost 1-3 with the third set going to extra points 21-25, 25-22, 28-30, 22-25.

JV won 25-20, 25-15. The 9A Eagles defeated the Farmington Tigers 25-9 and 25-17. The team has shown great passion and teamwork and are off to an impressive 3-0 start! B-Squad won in 2 sets, and 9B lost.

Katie Shabatura on the attack!Apple Valley Wins a Hot One Over Cannon Falls, 3-2

August 27, 2013

The Eagles found themselves in a tough spot, behind 1-2 in sets in a sweltering hot gym, but they came back to win the final two sets over the Bombers. The set scores were 25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 25-15, and 15-8. Read more.

Junior Varsity won 25-17, 25-14. The 9A team won in two. B-Squad and 9B were not in action.

Live Streaming the Cannon Falls Match

August 27, 2013

Cliff Dodge and a group of students he works with are going to be live streaming tonight's volleyball match with multiple cameras and some student announcers. Live stream begins at 6:40 p.m.

Opening Introduction: Captain Janelle Lam Eagles Fall to Trojans in Season Opener

August 23, 2013

Apple Valley lost their season opener at Wayzata in straight sets 4-25, 14-25, 21-25. JV also lost in straight sets 20-25, 10-25. B-Squad and 9A each won in 3. 9B lost in 2. (Please send corrections or additional information to

Players, Parents, Coaches, and Ice Cream

August 19, 2013

During the AVVB Booster Ice Cream Social, Coaches and parents had a chance to introduce themselves to one another, and parents had the opportunity to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Everyone had to opportunity to purchase T-shirts and other spirit wear. Finally, everyone got to hear from the coaches and from the Boosters about how AVVB runs — in the gym, on the court, and behind the scenes.

The Players Coach LaChapelle

Get Our New iPhone App!

August 19, 2013

To be honest it's not really an app, it's more of a bookmark. But whatever you want to call it, it's handy. Follow this link for instructions on how to put our website on your iPhone's home screen.

Roster Set, Coaches Get a Look at the Lineup at Scrimmage

August 18, 2013

The Apple Valley coaching staff had chosen players for the 2013 varsity and junior varsity squads on Wednesday, and on Saturday morning they had a chance to see how the pieces fit together. The volleyball teams from Maple Grove, Hopkins (#5 Class 3A), and Zumbrota-Mazeppa converged on the Apple Valley gymnasium for three hours of scrimmaging.

The Eagles huddle it up. JV in action

Reminder: August 20 Player/Parent Information Meeting & Ice Cream Social

August 15, 2013

Reminder — Player/Parent Information Meeting is Tuesday. All players and parents are to attend this meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the AVHS gym.

Come meet the coaches and players. Eat ice cream. Get important 2013 season information. Eat ice cream. Purchase player warmups and spirit wear. Eat ice cream. Sign up for volunteer opportunities. Did we say there would be ice cream? Get details … .

High School: Rosters Are Posted

August 14, 2013

Rosters for all five teams have been posted. Some details (jersey number, position, etc.) still have to be determined. In addition to the rosters, practice schedules up to Labor Day have also been posted.

Pre-Season Coaches Poll

August 13, 2013

With the start of the fall season, the StarTribune has posted the Pre-Season Coaches Poll. Check out how many of the Class 3A teams receiving votes are on the Eagles' schedule. The Eagle Invitational consists of all three pre-season #1's plus eight more Class 3A teams receiving votes.

High School: Tryout Information

August 2, 2013

Tryouts for the upcoming 2013 season will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 12-14. Tryouts will be in two sessions on Monday and Tuesday, from 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30. Wednesday will have a morning session 8:30-11:30. Teams will be decided by the end of the day Wednesday.

Please come to tryouts dressed and ready to participate by the start time of each session. Bring a water bottle and a healthy bag lunch, unless you are planning to get lunch off-campus. All eligibility documents, including physicals and MSHSL documents should be completed with the Athletic Office prior to August 9. If you have questions regarding eligibility please check the AVHS website.

Captains' Practices — Save the Dates!

July 28, 2013 (Updated July 30)

Captains practice will be at Redwood Park Aug. 5-9. Practice will be held from 9am to 11am Monday through Friday. On Thursday players will meet at AVHS at 6:30pm for the Cookie Sales Blitz.

Juniors: Fall League Registration is Coming!

July 23, 2013

It may seem crazy, but it is time to think about fall volleyball again. Tryout dates for fall youth volleyball leagues are set. All girls in grades 4-8 are welcome. Tryouts are for team placement. More information can be found on the fall leagues page

Date: Monday, August 12
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm all ages
Place: AVHS Gym

AVVB Campers Having Fun in the Sun and Inside Too

July 17, 2013

The high school aged AVVB campers have been having fun playing volleyball on the grass in front of AVHS. The younger girls have been have been keeping cool in the gym.

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New Volleyball Coach Named for the Eagles

July 12, 2013

As posted by AVHS Athletic Director Pete Buesgens: Apple Valley High School is excited to announce the hiring of Heather LaChapelle as the new head volleyball coach of the Eagles. She replaces Shelly Lundin who resigned in June. LaChapelle is a 2004 graduate of Eagan High School where she was a member of the 2001 and 2003 State Championship teams. She attended Carleton College in Northfield, earning a degree in Social Studies Education while playing volleyball. A key member of the Knights team, LaChapelle earned MIAC Freshman of the Year honors in 2004, earned All-MIAChonors in 2007 and was named the team's Most Inspirational Player. She played in a remarkable 355 out of 357 games while at Carleton. Upon graduation, LaChapelle coached for Carleton and also at both Eagan High School and Lakeville North High School. She is currently a Social Studies teacher in ISD 196, splitting her days between Black Hawk Middle School and the School of Environmental Studies.

Apple Valley High School 2013 Fall Sports Season Registration Opens July 15

July 12, 2013

Registration for fall sports begins July 15. All students who plan to play volleyball must register before attending the first practice or meeting. Volleyball practice begins Monday, August 12.

Open Gym for AVHS Volleyball Players

June 11, 2013

Open gyms will be held every Thursday morning from 9:30-11:30. There may be another day added but right now just Thursdays. Outdoor doubles in the field off Hayes road at the front of the school.

Summer VB Clinic

June 1, 2013

Apple Valley Junior Volleyball is offering a Summer Volleyball Clinic for girls who will be in grade 8 or younger during the 2013-14 school year. The clinic will meet from 6-8pm at Scott Highland Middle School on Tuesday evenings starting June 11 and continuing every week (except the week of July 4th) until July 23. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE, but you do need to register. Follow the link.

AVVB 2013 Summer Volleyball Camps

April 10, 2013

The AVHS volleyball coaching staff will hold summer volleyball camps in 2013 for youth and high school players July 15-18. There will be two sessions — one for high school players entering grades 9-12 in the morning from 8am-noon and one for youth players entering grades 4-8 in the afternoon from 1-4pm. Volleyball players might also consider other summer programs at AVHS like the strength and conditioning program.

When signing up for volleyball camp, use camp code AVOLL-48 for the youth camp and AVOLLHS-912 for the high school camp.