The sport of volleyball was invented in Holyoke, MA on Feb. 9, 1895 by Wiliam G. Morgan, a local YMCA director. Volleyball is a Holyoke staple and was invented less than six (6) miles away from Springfield College, where basketball was invented around the same time period. That being said, Holyoke Community College boasts the only two-year intercollegiate volleyball program in Western and Central Massachusetts. The two-time New England Champions (2002 & 2003) train at HCC's Bartley Center, a first-class facility that features three practice courts, a 32' high ceiling, and a highly resilient "fixed floating" maple floor for competition matches. The Lady Spikers enjoy a tough schedule, including multi-team tournaments and matches against top-ranked Division II & III teams from New England, New York, and beyond.
If you are interested in playing for the 2016 season, please fill out the athletic interest form here.