For the fifth time, Vermont Commons School (VCS) will host the Vermont State Volleyball Championships for boys and girls high school teams on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the athletic complex at Johnson State College at 9 am until both a boys and girls championship teams have been crowned. The State Volleyball Championship is important to young Vermont athletes, and this year’s tournament is a significant benchmark due to the infancy of the program. Although state high schools have been competing for over a decade, Vermont is the last state in the country to develop a varsity-level high school program. In the past four years, over 700 boys and girls, grades 7-12, have participated in the championship tournament, and student athletes from Vermont have gone on to play at the college level.
This year’s tournament at Johnson State College will host six schools, with 15 teams of over 120 students, boys and girls, from grades 7-12. The Vermont Youth Volleyball Association (VYVA) is excited to add Burlington High School to the League and Championship tournament this year. Last year’s boys’ team champions, Enosburg Falls High School, will be defending their title, and the Mid-Vermont Christian School, who ended VCS’ three-year run as girls’ state champions, will be defending their title.
Six schools from around the state will be participating including Vermont Commons School, Mid Vermont Christian School, Lyndon Institute, Lake Region Union High School, Burlington High School, and Enosburg Falls High School. For further information about the teams and their records, visit http://gmvb.weebly.com/state-championship.html.