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Monday, October 10
University of Kentucky Digs KiVA Divas

Wednesday, October 26
KiVA Divas Earn National Honors

Wednesday, October 26
Webcast of Volleyball Matches at State Tournament

Saturday, October 29
5 KiVA Athletes named to Kentucky's All-Tournament Team

Monday, November 28
KiVA Presence Felt in NCAA Division I Tourney

Tuesday, December 27
Ron Kordes is National Coach of the Year

Wednesday, January 18
More KiVA Divas Sign National Letters of Intent

Wednesday, February 8

Sunday, February 26
Shutterbug Alert! Kodak Moments Requested!
12R - 2006 CZ Champions
12Red - Success at Central Zone
Webspace isn't cheap. It costs about $1 per Meg. However, those honking pictures that you take with your mega-pixel cameras can be downsized and still look good online, though you probably wouldn't want to download it for printing. I used Paint Shop Pro to FILE|EXPORT|Jpeg Optimize it after opening it, and trimmed it down to only 73KB. We have some limited space to post interesting shots of the teams or individuals at play, on and off-the-court. If you've captured a Kodak moment that you would like to share, please email it to Todd Greenwell did and here it is!

Tuesday, May 2
Hannah Sullivan Commits to University of Houston

Wednesday, May 25
2005 KiVA Memorial Day Classic Information Posted on WWW.OVVC.COM.

Things for the Team To Do in Louisville During Tournaments
For ideas on things for the team to do in Louisville while you are in town for the volleyball tournament, see the ...

Monday, April 25
KiVA Buckeye named All-American

Tuesday, April 26
Asics KiVA Sends 11 Teams to Junior Olympic in Salt Lake City

Friday, September 16
Brianne Sauer (17 Red) in the Spotlight of 9/16 Courier Journal Close-up Feature

Sunday, June 19

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KIVA team reps (or those with the gift of the pen) are invited to send a two or three paragraph article on your teams recent performance so it can be posted on our club's website.  It can be at a Qualifier or some other tournament or some other experience.  Ron would like to hear from all the teams. Attach a picture if you wish ( .gif and .jpg formats are best). Send it to Ron at or if you have an aversion to computers, fax a hardcopy to

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Monday, July 25
More KiVA Athletes Make College Commitments

Friday, July 22
KiVA Tops All Clubs at Junior Olympics with Six Medals

Monday, July 18
Five Commitments from 17 Red

Sunday, March 20
Twenty-five KiVA Divas Named to All-State Teams!

Saturday, July 8

Tuesday, November 21
Anne Kordes and Rick Nold Win Coach of the Year Honors in their Conferences

Tuesday, November 21
Sloane Donhoff Commits to University of Michigan

Monday, November 27
Kaitlynn James Commits to Nebraska

Tuesday, November 21
KiVA Divas Excelling in the College Ranks

Monday, July 18
KiVA Diva Now China Doll for Team USA!

Wednesday, June 21
Louisville Volleyball Community Loses One of Its Own - Clayton Barnes

Tuesday, June 20
KiVA Wins AAU National Championship and Has 16 Players Named All-American

Friday, May 20
Christina Kaelin to Train With Youth National Training Team

Monday, June 13
Desirre Wilkerson Honored as Disney's 1 Millionth Athlete

Tuesday, December 12
KiVA Loses a #1 Fan

Sunday, March 26
TNT Brings Home the Gold from 2006 Bluegrass Pre-Qualifier

Monday, February 12
18 Red Wins Bronze at Omaha's President Day Tournament

17 Red Celebrates Presidents Day with a Silver at OmahaTournament
Celebrating Presidents Day in Omaha
Photo courtesy of Thom Wachtel

The tournament had a JO feel to it, playing strong teams from the get-go. Eleven of the 16 teams competing in 17 Open were ranked in the top 50 by Four others received honorable mention in the pre-season rankings.



2007 Central Zone Invitational Tournament Results (13 Open)
KiVA 13s Finish 1-2 in Central Zone Invitational

Wednesday, February 14
2007 Central Zone Invitational Tournament Results (14 Club)
14 Black Wins Bronze in the Gold Bracket

Wednesday, February 14
2007 Central Zone Invitational Tournament Results (14 Open)
14 Red Takes Gold at Central Zone Invitational

Wednesday, February 14
4th Annual KiVA Golf Scramble on June 12th, 2007 (Click for details)

Wednesday, February 14
16 Red Celebrates Valentines Day with a Big Red Bullseye
PrepVolleyball showed the love to 16 Red by naming them #1 in the preseason rankings. Good luck defending ...

13White Wins Silver Division at CZ Championship!

2007 13W Wins Silver Division @ CZ Champ
Photo courtesy of Rosi McGrath

Wednesday, March 7
3 KiVA Divas Named to PrepVolleyball's Defensive Dandies List
Emily Galbraith, Kayleah Sauer, and Morgan Springer were named to PrepVolleyball's Gym Dandy list, one that honors ...

Wednesday, March 7
Bluegrass Pre-Qualifier Results (Both Weeks) Now Posted on OVVC.COM

Monday, March 19
14 Black Wins Gold in the Bluegrass Prequalifier Club Division

14R 2007 MEQ Champs
14Red 2007 MEQ Champs
Thursday, March 29
14 Red Wins MEQ Open, 15 Red Places Second in Their Open Division
Only 12's, 14's, and 15's competed during Week 1 of the MidEast Qualifier in Indianapolis, but it was a very successful weekend for KiVA teams. Both Red teams in the 14 and 15 age group won Open bids for Junior Olympics in Minneapolis this summer. 12 Red only lost one match, unfortumately they lost it to the eventual Champion, the MAVS from Kansas City, in the quarterfinals giving them a fifth place finish in their only qualifier. The future of KiVA looks bright with this group continuing the tradition. Both 14 White and 15 White finished 9th in the Club competition. The picture shows 14 Black celebrating their Bronze bracket championship in 14 Club competition. Pictures of 14 Red and 15 Red anyone???? If so, please send them to

14B Wins 2007 MEQ Bronze Bracket

Friday, March 30
14White Tastes March Madness
14White BPQ Chams
KIVA 14 White has had some success of late. The month of March began with a championship in the Bluegrass Pre-Q 14 open division.?We compiled a?6-1 record while competing?against some very talented teams in the field from around the east region. Then?in the Mid-East Qualifier in Indianapolis, we competed for one of two bids to JO Nationals in Minneapolis, amongst a field of 125 teams. We won our first pool on Friday, came in second on Saturday, and finished tied for 9th out of the field of 125. The team is playing great, the girls are having fun and sky is the limit!
With the success of late from the Bluegrass Pre-Qualifier and MEQ finish, KIVA 14 White took themselves to the next level. They won the 14 Club division at the Big South National Qualifier in Atlanta, GA. They started the qualifier seeded first out of 95 and finished first. They compiled a record of 10-0 in match play. The girls are playing great and everyone is having a blast with the team.   Junior Olympics here we come!!

Sunday, April 1
No April Fools Joke - 13 White Wins 13U MEQ Championship!

2007 MEQ 13U Gold

2007 MEQ Open Champs
Sunday, April 1
17Red Wins MEQ Open
After securing the bid to compete at the Junior Olympics in Minneapolis this summer, 17Red finished business by beating MAVA and PrepVolleyball's pre-season pick to win it all, Team Z - both in 2 game sets.

Thursday, April 5
Easter Services for Catholics Only 2 Blocks from Hyatt Regency
Easter weekend mass times are listed at the bottom of the map. For those from other religious affiliations, if ...

Thursday, April 5
College Matches to be Held at Georgia Tech's O’Keefe Gymnasium on 4/7 During Big South Qualifier
Georgia Tech Volleyball is hosting an ACC/SEC Challenge on Saturday, April 7th beginning at 9am and ending with ...

Wednesday, April 11
KiVA Had a Great Weekend at the Easter Weekend Qualifiers
In Atlanta, at the Big South Qualifier

KIVA 18 RED finished 4th in 18 OPEN and won a bid to JO?s.
KIVA 18 WHITE had a great tournament but was eliminated in the Gold Round on Sunday.
KIVA 17 RED finished 2nd in the 17 OPEN, but already had a bid from MEQ.
KIVA 17 WHITE won the 17 CLUB division and won a bid to JO?s.
KIVA 17 BLACK eliminated in the Gold Round of 17 Club.
KIVA 16 RED won the 16 OPEN division and won a bid to JO?s.
KIVA 15 WHITE won the 15 CLUB division and won a bid to JO?s.
KIVA 14 RED won the 14 OPEN division, but already had a bid from MEQ.
KIVA 14 WHITE won the 14 CLUB division, and won a bid to JO?s.
KIVA 13 RED finished 2nd, but already had a bid from MEQ.

In Pittsburgh, at the Northeast Qualifier

KIVA 13 WHITE finished 3rd, and already has a bid to JO?s.

Friday, April 13
The KiVA Guide to the Lone Star Quallifer
The maps above can be printed by holding your cursor on the map, then selecting the printer icon when viewing full ...

Wednesday, January 31
Rosters and Schedules Have Been Updated for 2007
Please turn in your Player Profile information sheets as soon as possible.  Updates for each player will be made ...

Thursday, March 15
17 White Produces Weblog for 2007 Season - Now showing Week 7

Wednesday, February 7
KIVA 17 Black Brings Home the Gold!

Talk about overcoming ...

Wednesday, May 30
2007 and 2008 KiVA College Commitments

Thursday, January 25
KiVA Divas Win Gatorade and Mizuno Honors
Kaitlin Craven has been chosen as the Kentucky Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year!  ...

Saturday, May 5
17Red and 16Red Win Open Divisions at Lone Star

2007 17R Wins Lone Star Open
KiVA did Dallas, painted it Red, and came home with the Gold!    17Red pictured above,    16Red below.

2007 16 Red

Saturday, May 5
14 Black Wins Silver at Holiday Inn Classic (Click to see team picture)

Wednesday, May 23
KiVA Memorial Classic Information
Starting times, wave assignments, site directions, etc can be found on the Ohio Valley Volletball Center website. Here is a direct link to information about the KiVA Memorial Classic;

Monday, June 18
Final Wrap for AAU Nationals
KiVA struck gold in 14O, 16O, and 17O and silver in 15C. If you have details about the tournament for your age ...

Thursday, June 28
KiVA Teams Headed to Minneapolis to Defend/Win Junior Olympic Titles

13 out of 14 KiVA teams won bids to compete in the Junior Olympics being held in Minneapolis, ...

2006 Asics KiVA 18 Red

2006 Asics KiVA 18 White

2005 Asics KiVA 18 Red

ASICS KiVA 18 RED (2007)

ASICS KiVA 18 WHITE (2007)

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Wednesday, April 4
Reduce Club Cost By Carpooling
The cost of Club Volleyball increases with the price of gas. With that in mind, I would like to offer a way that can act as a clearinghouse of sorts to match potential carpoolers to tournaments, qualifiers, and nationals. I'll add an option to our menu called KiVA Karpool and let it run for the rest of the year to see how well-received it is. Send information about your needs (including what day, what time you can leave, how many, etc) to and each day I'll post them to KiVA Karpool.

Wednesday, April 4
What do Darrell Griffith, Wesley Unseld, Rodney McCray, and Ron Kordes have in common?

2007 Ron Kordes 14R
If you said that they all played basketball at the University of Louisville, you'd be correct but that is not the answer I'm looking for.

So how about Bear Bryant, Adolph Rupp, Denny Crum, and Ron Kordes?
If you said that they're all great coaches in Kentucky, you'd be correct but that is not the answer I'm looking for either.

How about Butch Beard, Frank Beard, Ralph Beard, and Ron Kordes?
Trick question, but still a hint, just like Wesley Cox, Earl Cox, and Johnny Cox.

How about George Blanda, Johnny Unitas, and Paul Hornung? Or Eddie Arcaro, Don Brumfield, and Pat Day?
Ok, these hints will probably give it away; Muhammad Ali, Secretariat, and Ron Kordes.

Give up?
These are all members of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Or at least will be, since Ron and Secretariat are being inducted on Wednesday, May 2. I'm sure there's a good punchline there somewhere, but I'm not touching it.

Tickets are $75 per person, and are available by calling Jo Barrett at Kosair Charities in Louisville: (502) 637-7696 (ext. 104). The Hall of Fame benefits “Kosair Kids” by contributing the induction banquet proceeds and donations to Kosair Charities. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 and the program at 8 p.m. A form is attached below if you would like to attend. It has a deadline of April 18th.

The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame board member is indebted to The Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center board for its support of this KAHF endeavor on behalf of Kosair Charities. We also are grateful to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies for its longtime corporate sponsorship and for providing these plaques for display in one of Kentucky’s premier sports facilities.
The “Walls of Fame” exhibit is free and open to the public during any sports activity or general event at Freedom Hall. While the area housing the Walls of Fame is often accessible at other times, you may wish to call Freedom Hall in advance about the hours the area is open and available.

KFEC Wall of Fame
Wall of Fame is open to the public when KFEC is being used

Thursday, May 24
Things for the Team To Do in Louisville during The Memorial Day Classic
(Map at bottom of article)

Wednesday, October 3
Julia Noe Named Collegiate Volleyball Update’s National Player of the Week

Friday, October 5
Saluki libero Kristy Elswick recorded 19 digs to break the career mark at SIU

Monday, October 8
Senior Stephanie Cahill earns C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

Thursday, November 8
2007 Christmas Elite Camp - Dec 7th through the 9th
Christmas presents don't have to be things, they can be experiences.  Give your volleygirl something she can ...

Monday, October 17
KiVA Diva Gets Second Triple-Double

Monday, January 23
More Kudos for KiVA Divas

Tuesday, February 27
Kayleah Sauer - future Murray State Racer
Kayleah Sauer, a junior libero from Mercy Academy and KiVA 17 White, will be a Racer in 2008.

"It's a very good fit. Murray State led the nation in Div. I digs all season long in 2006. Sauer will help continue that trend."  (John Tawa from


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