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 miles away from Springfield College, where basketball was invented around the same time period.
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-foot-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 this season, please fill out the athletic interest form.
Photo: 2018 Lady Cougars Volleyball
|3||Siamaris Caraballo||Fresh||Springfield, MA||Commerse HS|
|5||Lirian Colon||Fresh||Holyoke, MA||Dean HS|
|8||Ivonne Cruz||Fresh||Holyoke, MA||Holyoke HS|
|12||Rainbow Elliston||Fresh||Springfield, MA||Central HS|
|13||Suzanne Gordon||Fresh||Granby, MA||Granby HS|
|7||Michaela Jesionowski||Fresh||Chicopee, MA||Chicopee HS|
|6||Carey Marshall||Fresh||Westfield, MA||Westfield HS|
Head Coach: Dallas Jackson (1st season)
Director of Athletics: Thomas E. Stewart
Trainer: Keith Scarlet
Vice President Student Affairs: Yanina Vargas-Arriaga
President: Christina Royal