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.

Eagle Invitational Pairings On-Line

September 13, 2014

Eagle Invitational pairings are on the tournament page.

Autumn Attack 9th Grade Tournament

September 14, 2014

On Saturday September 13, Apple Valley Volleyball hosted the Autumn Attack 9th Grade Tournament. Every team played 4 matches in a bracket-play format, and Apple Valley met Cretin-Derham Hall and Shakopee in their first 2 matches. The Eagles took both teams to 3 sets but didn’t have quite enough to pull off a victory from either of them. Apple Valley played their 3rd and 4th matches against Roseville and Blaine. The Eagles 9A won both of those matches handily in only 2 sets, evening their record for the day at 2-2. Although the team struggled at points, they served consistently throughout the day.

The 9B team first played Cretin-Derham Hall and lost in 2 sets, 16-25 and 21-25. The 2nd match was against the same team they lost to on Tuesday September 9th, the Shakopee Sabers. The Eagles looked much stronger today and had several great volleys and aces in the 2nd set. However, the Sabers won, 10-25, 17-25. Match 3 was against Blaine and the Eagles came out strong, dominating the court and winning the 1st set easily 25-8. Set 2 was much closer but the Eagles remained strong and pulled out the victory, 25-23. Their final match against Roseville was a win for Apple Valley, putting their record for the day at 2-2.

Middle Schoolers in Action Saturday

September 13, 2014 (updated Sept. 15)

Middle Schoolers in ActionThe Apple Valley Junior Volleyball 14-Brown team had their first matches of the fall on Saturday at the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse. They played against Northern Lights 8-1s and were evenly matched, winning the first set 25-22 with an ace by Lindsey Munro. The second set found Apple Valley behind 1-4, but they rallied shortly after and were not behind the rest of the set. With some great volleys, and hits by Elizabeth Arens, the Eagles won 25-19. This league plays 3 sets regardless; Apple Valley won the third set 15-11. 14-Brown played their second match against Northern Lights 7-2s which was also a win. Apple Valley took a strong lead in the first set, winning 25-10. The Eagles trailed a bit in the second set, but an ace by Rachel Lind and tips by Julia Lee and Rose Carlson brought them back into the lead. After losing the lead, 4 aces by Kayla Tobroxen brought them back, and a hit by Rose Carlson was the winner, 25-21. The third set included an ace by Carleen Olson along with some good hitting by her and Elizabeth Arens. Another ace by Kayla Tobroxen gave them the game, 15-6.

Eagles Defeat the Blaze in Four Sets

September 12, 2014

The Eagles put out the Blaze last night as Apple Valley Varsity Volleyball beat Burnsville in 4 sets, 25-15, 25-20, 15-25, and 25-18. Apple Valley started the first set behind, but pulled ahead after a 10 -10 tie with a string of serves by Dominique Dabu. The Eagles never looked back, winning 25-15. In the second set, Apple Valley started out with a 5-0 lead and led the entire set, winning 25-20. The third set saw Apple Valley behind the entire time, only tying at 11-11 and losing 15-25. Apple Valley won the 4th set 25-18 for their second conference win. Colleen Moore had 11 kills, Montana Nelson 3 aces, Kayla Wangen 18 assists, Dominique Dabu 12 digs, and Tia San Agustin had 5 blocks.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

The JV remains undefeated with a three set victory over Burnsville. Apple Valley won the first set 25-15. In the second set Burnsville eked out a 25-22 win over the Eagle JV. Apple Valley came back in the third set winning 15-12. The Eagle JV had a 94% serving percentage for the night.

B-Squad was off for the day.

The 9A team played some great volleyball last night against the Burnsville Blaze. The first set was a tough one, and Apple Valley lost 14-25. The Eagle 9A team came roaring back in the second set with some great hits and serves, winning 25-16. The Eagles continued to communicate well and hustled for a 15-10 win in the final set.

The 9B game against Burnsville was a success! The players showed great teamwork and skill. The Eagles won in straight sets 25-15, 25-9. Whitney Payne had 8 aces and 1 kill. Mya Hardiman had 5 aces and 2 kills. Arianna Santos had 3 aces, Olivia Murphy had 2 aces, and Kaitlin Condon and Jordan Eibs each had 1 ace. The 9B team record now stands at 4 wins against 1 loss.

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Apple Valley Falls in Conference Opener to Shakopee

September 9, 2014

Apple Valley welcomed Shakopee for their first ever South Suburban volleyball match in the conference opener for both schools. The Sabers defeated the Eagles 25-17, 25-16, 25-14.

Apple Valley was on top in the first set at 8-7. The score was tied at 11 and again at 12 with hits by Tia San Agustin and Ruby Carlson. However, the Eagles never managed to pull ahead, losing 17-25. In the second set Apple Valley won an exciting volley, bringing them close to the Sabers at 12-13, but the remainder of the set went in Shakopee's favor, 16-25. Apple Valley also lost the third and final set 14-25. Colleen Moore had 7 kills, Tia San Agustin 1 ace and 2 blocks, Isabelle Rieth had 11 assists and Dominique Dabu had 12 digs.

A big THANK YOU to the great student cheering section!

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

JV won their match in two sets. Apple Valley opened up an early lead 4-0, but the Sabers battled back. The two teams traded points, but Apple Valley served well and kept the ball from dropping. The Eagle extended their lead 21-14 and finished the set with a 25-15 win. The second set was closer from the beginning, though Apple Valley was generally ahead by a point or two throughout. There were many long rallies. Apple Valley opened up a bit of a lead late in the set at 23-18, but Shakopee battled back, cutting the lead to one point at 24-23 before Apple Valley closed out the set 25-23.

B-Squad won their match over Shakopee (23-25, 25-13, 15-12) and remain undefeated for the season. In the first set Apple Valley caught up from a 5 point deficit, coming close to beating the Sabers. However, in the end the Sabers fought and won. In the second set, Apple Valley pulled it together and played hard to confidently beat Shakopee. In the third set, Apple Valley had a strong lead, but Shakopee started to gain some ground on the Eagles. However, the Eagles held them off and took the match. Ashley, Katie and Kayla each had a nice string of serves in sets one and two. Way to go B-Squad!!

The 9A team suffered a tough loss. They played well against a strong Shakopee team. Apple Valley lost the first set 23-25 but came back in the second set with a 25-23 win. Both sets were close throughout. Although Apple Valley put up a good fight in the third game, they came up a bit short losing 11-15. It was a good effort by the team!

The 9B team lost to the Sabers, 25-14, 25-14.

Apple Valley Splits Matches 2-2 at Aerie Challenge, Finishes 10th

September 7, 2014

Montana scores!Apple Valley Volleyball hosted the Aerie Challenge tournament this past weekend. 16 teams competed on Friday night and Saturday. The Apple Valley team lost its opening match in 3 close sets to Hastings (26-28,26-24,15-12). In the first set Apple Valley seemed to be in the driver's seat with a 17-12 lead, but fell behind 21-23. However, they pulled it out in extra points 26-24. In the second set, remained close throughout with Apple Valley trailing by one or two points most of the set. The Eagles trailed again by 21-23 and were able to tie it at 24, but this time they were unable to take the set, losing (24-26). Later that evening they beat Virginia in 2 sets (25-15,25-11). The first set, the teams were tied 10-10. Apple Valley pulled away to 20-10 and went on to win 25-15. The second set was a decisive 25-11 win.

celebrates an Eagle PointSaturday morning Apple Valley played St. Francis. The beginning of the first set was tight, but AV pulled away to 23-18. St. Francis tried to come back, but AV went on to win 25-19 with Montana Nelson hitting a ball to the back right corner. In the second set, Apple Valley was behind at the start but rallied to tie it at 10. They fell behind again 14-18 only to tie it again at 20. However, they let the set slip away 22-25. The third set saw a strong Apple Valley performance, led by Colleen Moore, with a 5-1 score. St. Francis tried to catch up, but never came close. Apple Valley won the third set 15-10.

Ashley hits it highSaturday afternoon saw Apple Valley taking on Minneapolis Southwest. In the first set, Southwest missed 2 serves early on, but Apple Valley lost the early lead. After a 13-13 tie, Southwest came on strong with several powerful hits and errors and some errors on the part of Apple Valley. The score was 16-21. However, with some nice hits by Colleen Moore and Montana Nelson and an ace by Julia Running, the Eagles tied the score at 21-21 and then pulled ahead at 23-22. Apparently tied at 25-25, the call was reversed and the set went to Southwest, 24-26. The second set saw Southwest with a strong start at 4-1, but it was soon tied at 4-4. The teams were evenly matched, and the set was tied again at 10-10 after a powerful hit by Moore. An ace by Dominique Dabu saw the score at 14-11. Apple Valley held the lead the rest of the set, winning 25-18. In the third set Apple Valley was behind 3-10, but the tide turned with a kill by Ashley Runck and Apple Valley clawed their way back into the game, eventually tying it at 14-14 with crucial hits from Tia San Agustin and Moore. In an intense finish, with the teams alternately holding the lead, the set and match went to Minneapolis Southwest 18-20.

Aerie Challenge: Saturday Results

Championship Semis

5th-8th Semis

9th-12th Semis

13th-16th Semis

15th Place

13th Place

11th Place

9th Place

7th Place

5th Place

3rd Place


Aerie Challenge: Friday Night

First Round

Championship Quarterfinals

Consolation Quarterfinals

Apple Valley Beats Jefferson in 4 Sets, Improves Record to 3-0

September 5, 2014

Apple Valley Varsity Volleyball team kept their winning streak intact, beating Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars in four sets (25-14, 25-16, 16-25, 25-21). The first point of the night was an ace by Kayla Wangen. Apple Valley held the lead for the entire first set, with Tia San Agustin serving over 10 points in a row. The Eagles won 25-14. Set two was slightly closer, but Apple Valley pulled ahead when Jefferson had 12 points, only letting them score 4 more before closing them down for the 25-16 win. Jefferson started the third set strong and went on to win it 25-16. Apple Valley came out strong in the fourth set and held a good lead for most of the game. The Jaguars rallied near the end, but the Eagles were victorious, 25-21. Colleen Moore and Montana Nelson led the team with kills, followed by Ashley Runck and Ruby Carlson. Dominique Dabu had 22 digs, and Kayla Wangen had 18 assists.

JV, B-Squad, 9th Grade

The JV volleyball team won their 3rd match of the season by beating Bloomington Jefferson in straight sets (25-14, 25-12). Lexi Kingsley had a great serving stretch in the first set. In the second set, the team came together and had another solid performance. The team is 3-0 on the season.

B-Squad won in three, with the third and deciding set going to extra points (25-18, 19-25, 17-15). The team looked really good in the first and third sets and came together really nice as a team to win over the Jefferson team.

The Apple Valley 9A Volleyball team lost the Jefferson Jaguars (22-25, 18-25). However, the team played hard and fought until the very end. There were some great volleys! The 9B Eagles easily beat the Jaguars in two sets (25-7, 25-14).

Aerie Challenge Pairings On-Line

September 3, 2014

Aerie Challenge pairings are on the tournament page.

Where Are They Now?

September 3, 2014

Eight AVHS alumnae continue to play volleyball for their college or university. Visit the Alumnae page for a list of the names of former AVHS players, the college teams they play for, and links to player information at their schools' websites.

Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Sheets

September 2, 2014

Parent sign-up sheets are available on-line. If you need a reminder of when and where you are volunteering, or if you need to swap with another parent, check the sign-up sheets.

Apple Valley Eagles Win Home Opener

September 2, 2014

Apple Valley won their 2014 home opener over the Albert Lea Tigers in a 3-set sweep, 25-22, 25-15, 25-11. JV, B-Squad, and both 9th grade teams won as well.

Apple Valley Eagles Sweep Kennedy

Aug 26, 2014

Here are the scores from today:

Pictures and story to come.

Looking for Website Help

August 25, 2014

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Captains at the Ice Cream SocialAugust 19 Player/Parent Information Meeting & Ice Cream Social

August 11, 2014 (Updated Aug. 20)

Players and parent met for an information meeting on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30pm in the AVHS gym. Parents had an opportunity to meet the coaches and players. The boosters and coaches shared important 2014 season information. The 2014 Fundraising AVVB Campaign Coffee/Soup Sales was introduced and each player received a package. (If you are interested in buying coffee or soup, contact us at the website.) Warmups and spirit wear were on sale, and parents were able to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Some pictures are posted on the photo share-site. Check out the video of the fight song!

AVHS Tryout Information

July 25, 2014

Tryouts for the upcoming 2014 high school volleyball season will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 11-13. 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. Dates and times for tryouts and preseason practices are posted on the calendar.

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 8. If you have questions regarding eligibility please check the AVHS website.

Captains' Practices — Save the Dates

July 25, 2014

Captains practice will be on the grass at AVHS Aug. 4-8. Practice will be held from 8:30am to 10am Monday through Friday.

Register Now for 2014 Fall Leagues

July 25, 2014

Fall league tryouts have been set for Monday evening August 11 for all girls in grades 4-8 who are interested in playing in a fall league.

Date: Monday, August 11
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Apple Valley High School Gym
Fee: $170

AVVB Camp This Week! Photos Requested

July 13, 2014

Apple Valley volleyball players will be in the gym this week for four days of summer volleyball camp: high school players in the morning from 8-12, and players entering grades 3-8 in the afternoons starting at 1pm.

If you are handy with a camera, have time to drop by camp to take some photos, and you are willing to share them, we would love to post them on our website. Please contact the webmaster.