Lake Volleyball Club: My Site News

Monday, August 19
Congratulations to Kam Root and Lexi McClintock
Congrats to Lake players Kam Root and Lexi McClintock for taking 1st place in the U12-U14 doubles category at the June 1st Bottega Cup!!

Wednesday, July 24
Congratulations to our Lake Coaches for Winning the First Annual Kla-Ha-Ya Days 4x4 Grass Tournament!
Congratulations to Lake coaches Mati Bishop and Nikki Baehm, along with Lake dad Jim Root and Rain City coach Stephanie Hinkle on winning the First Annual Kla-Ha-Ya Days Grass Tournament!!! Way to go!!!

Wednesday, July 17
Congratulations to the U-12 Champs at the first ever Kla-Ha-Ya Days Grass Tournament
Congratulations to Taylor Garcia, Sammie Cho, and Emily Anderson from Lake Volleyball on becoming the first U-12 champs at the Kla-Ha-Ya Days Grass Volleyball Tournament along with Kellen Benetua!

u12 winners

Tuesday, May 21
Congratulations to Lake VBC's 2013 PSR Award Winners!!!

Gabby Gunterman U14-1's  "Break out player of the year" 

Cyrene Hertzog  U15-1's    "Sand Player of the year"

Coach Mati Bishop  U13-1's   "Wayne Garner Award"




PSR Banquet Award winners

Friday, April 5
Congratulations to Lake U15 Blue

Congratulations to LAKE VBC U15 BLUE for a fantastic performance at this years 2013 PNQ's.  They are the highest finishing team in Lake History missing the Bid to the National Championships by 2 points in the 3rd set against Sunshine a well respected club from Southern California.  They finished 3rd overall in the USA division and had some great victories including their Friday night win over Mad Frogs from Dallas, TX, the number 1 seed in the tournament and a sweep of Clark County Jrs on Sunday morning who took us out of the finals at MLK in 2012.

This team not only showed that they had the physical ability to hang with the best teams but the mental stamina to be the ELITE athletes I always knew they were:) It was a beautiful sight to be seen as we saw them executing plays and strategy that have been "in training" over the last year and a half.  This group of girls is truly dedicated to being the best and I know that great things are still to come.

They are now looking forward to their next PL in U16 Flight 1 which they need to place high in order to secure a spot in our regional Bid tournaement scheduled for Sunday May 5th.  This will be their final opportunity to grasp hold of what is theirs, a trip to the National Championships!!!!  GOOOOO LAKE!!!!! 

Sunday, December 30
Skills Clinics Starting & Private Coaching now Open for bookings

Happy New years to all of you!!!!

All of the teams are up and running:) Scrimmages are going great and everyone is on their way so it is time to open up our Skills Clinics and Private training again. All Skills Clinic times are posted on the club calendar. We had to make some changes due to a change in staffing for the clinics so please take note to the new times.

Skills Clinics Schedule for January (Free to all Lake VBC athletes):

Hitters and Setter:

Sunday Jan 6th 4-5pm

Sunday Jan 13th 4-5pm

Friday Jan 25th 7-8pm

Serve & Serve Receive:

Sunday Jan 6th 5-6pm

Sunday Jan 13th 5-6pm

Friday Jan 25th 8-9pm

Speed, Jump & Agility:

Sunday Jan 6th 6-7pm

Sunday Jan 13th 6-7pm

Friday Jan 25th 9-9:30pm Mini session


Thurs Jan 10th 6-7pm & 7-8pm

Thurs Jan 17th 6-7pm & 7-8pm

Thurs Jan 24th 6-7pm & 7-8pm

Thurs Jan 31st 6-7pm & 7-8pm

Private and Small Group Training Pricing (you choose your coach):   

Click on Link in Left side of page 

Wednesday, November 21
Congratulations to all of our NEW U15, U16, and U17 Lake VBC Teams!!!


Brennis, Jessica

Clark, Jessica 

Fitzmaurice, Courtney

Flake, Gaby

Hadden, Alexandra

Hertzog, Cyrene

Holman, Megan

Poirer, Jazzmyn

Solis, Madi

Stainer, Amanda

Swanson, Sophie

Webber, Taylor


Baker, Alison

Flood, Micah

Hall, Bailey

Jurvakainen, Katie

Kaasa, Alivia

Lalonde, Rhiannon

Maue, Laura

McKeever, Lauren

Miles, Bernadette

Schlosser, Camy

Summers, Kylee

Tipping, Cassidy


Ablutz, Larissa

Adams, Mia

Dalgleish, Amber

Edmark, Gabriella

Eich, Emily

Epps, Mary

Jamieson, Abby

Kreft, Larisa

Phan, Madison

Resor, Breanna

Ruiz, Amalia

Toler, Sydney


Ellis, Katie

Gonzales, Haley

Harris, Mackenzie

Johnson, Katelyn

McCoy, Kendall

McDonald, Haley

Nachreiner, Alexa

Rising, Eilish


Salvisberg, Ellie

Smith, Paige

Williams, Ciera


Ball, Emily

Drivdahl, Molli

Eich, Madison

Hardenbrook, Rebecca

Johnson, Brook

Larsen, Rian

Manske, Caitlin

McNeil, Emmalee

Nelson, Megan

Reynolds, Marley

Swanson, Kendall

Watson, Delaney

Tuesday, November 13
Congratulations to Lake VBC ALL WESCO Athletes
First Team

Alexis Alverson, Lake Stevens, Jr.  L
Sloane Morrison, Meadowdale, Jr.  MB
 Second Team
Bailey Armbruster, Snohomish, Jr. OH
Kendall Swanson, Lake Stevens, Jr.  OH
Honorable Mention 
Brooke Johnson Arl OH 
Emma McNeil, Snohomish, Jr.  S
Marley Reynolds MP MB/OH
Megan Nelson MP MB  
Madison Eich Mountlake Terr OH 

Tuesday, November 13
Congratulations to all of our NEW U12, U13 and U14 Lake VBC Teams!!!


Appleby, Abigail

Bramer, Paige

Dahlquist, Karina 

Greer, Emilee

Jurvakainen, Maria

Lever, Emma

Lever, Megan

Manske, Caleb

Ruiz, Alayna

Saack, Anna

Solis, Kendal

Thoma, Savannah


U12- 2


Brooks, Makayla

Bruno, Damiana

Cho, Samantha

Garcia, Megan

Garcia, Taylor

Helle, Taylor 

Kujath, Ryley 

Magelsen, Victoria

Meuller, Jadyn

Smith, Tatum

Tumy, Meagan



Aaenson, Hannah

Brennis, Kailey

Bridewell, Syd

Eason, Lil

Haviland, Sis

Hunsberger, Hanna

Ludwig, Payton

Mattingly, Ainsley

McClintock, Alexa

McDonald, Marley

Root, Kam

Stratton, Aleah 



Aikins, Laura 

Barnes, Hannah

Cameron, Juliana

Cymbaluk, Jaime

Gunterman, Gabby 

Lowery, Brooke

McNeil, Jenna

Meador, Robin

Mott, Julia

Nelson, Bailey

Rasmussen, Ryann

Stevens, Melissa



Agol, Valentina

Hedlund, Lizzie

Kraski, Jordan

Lubick, Emily

Lundquist, Sophie

Olson, Sam

Ratzke, Hannah

Reese, Kianna

Ruiz, Anyssa

Siler, Kayla

Wyatt, Alexis

Tuley, Maddi



Bollinger, Hailey

Collins, Cassana

Gowan, Sydney

Johnson, Josie

Longstreth, Jessica

Luxmore, Harrison

Maciejewski, Bethany

Masters, Carlie

Pitts, Ciera

Rusten, Isabel

Szalda, Allisa

Wilson, Cassidy 

Wednesday, October 24
US Olympian Tama Miyashiro to visit LAKE VBC!!!

Defensive Skills Clinics

With Olympic Silver Medalist and 2 Time NCAA Defender of the year

UW Alumni and Defensive Phenom 

Tama Miyashiro

Nov. 7 6-8pm

I-90 Courts Bellevue

Nov. 10 9-11am

Lake Stevens Volleyball Training Center

Dec. 1 9-11am

Sunrise Courts in Puyallup

 “Tama  was  the  coolest,  nicest,  gentlest  kid  off  the  court.  But  a  fierce   competitor  on  the  court.  She  had  perfect  balance  as  a  person.  I  don’t   think  there’s  one  person  in  the  world  that  doesn’t  like  being  around   her.”    University  of  Washington  Head  Coach  Jim  McLaughlin

“Tama’s  ability  to  defend  is,  I  think,  pretty  unique.    She  makes  great   reads and she gets in good spots and just has a way of popping the ball  up.”    Former  USA  National  Team  Head  Coach  Hugh  McCutcheon


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Wednesday, September 5
Lake VBC experience great success with Beach Play in 2012! Journal Article by Mati Bishop

Thirteen year old Bailey Nelson had to travel all the way to Portland just to try out for the USA Beach Volleyball High Performance Team, but that didn’t stop her from winning one of 14 spots available to girls under the age of 15 nationwide. As a result, she entered the Olympic beach volleyball team pipeline, trained in the same Chula Vista, Calif. facilities used by the likes of three time gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, and played in the USA High Performance Beach Volleyball Championship Tournament at historic Hermosa Beach against some of the best young beach volleyball players in the World.

Nelson wasn’t the only player from Lake VBC making an impression on the national level, Cyrene Hertzog and Janelle Groeneweg traveled to Milwaukee, Wis. to play in the USA Beach Junior Tour National championships and finished 13th out of 140 teams in the under 14 age division.

For Hertzog, the result was the highlight of a summer that included three local tournament championships with a host of different partners.

The duo of Kamarin Root and Alexis Mcklintock also qualified for the USA Beach Junior Tour Championships in the U12 division, but chose instead to compete closer to home and won a gold medal at the Subway Washington State Games to go along with their collections of tournament titles from Alki Volleyball Association, and Northwest Juniors Beach Volleyball events.

Twenty five players participated in the Lake VBC Summer Sand Series and earned eight tournament championships. The club averaged seven teams competing at each of the Alki Volleyball Association tournaments held on Alki Beach in West Seattle and made up the vast majority of the teams competing at the tournaments held at the new beach volleyball facility on Jetty Island in Everett.

As fall approaches, the Lake VBC players will be heading back into the gym to prepare for the competitive club season with a new found confidence earned on the sand this summer. More information about Lake Volleyball Club is available at

Thursday, May 31
Amazing weekend for Lake Teams at ECC and Memorial Day Classic!!!!

U16 Blue-  Emerald City Classic 16 Open

Placed 2nd in Div I Bronze Bracket #22/39

U16 Red-  Memorial Day Classic U18 Club

  ***Waiting on Results

U15 Blue- Memorial Day Classic U15 Club

  Placed 1st in Div I Silver Bracket  #9/53

U14 Blue- Emerald City Classic 14 Open

Placed 2nd in Div I Silver Bracket  #8/24

U14 Red- Memorial Day Classic U15 Club

Placed 3rd in Div II Gold Bracket  #35/53 

U13 Blue- Memorial Day Classic U13 Club

Placed 1st in Div I Gold Bracket #1/21 

U13 Red- Memorial Day Classic U13 Club

Placed 4th in Div I Silver Bracket  #11/21 

U12 Blue- Emeral City Classic U12 Open

Placed 1st in Bronze Bracket  #7/9 

U12 Red- Memorial Day Classic U13 Club 

Placed 4th in Div II Silver Bracket  #21/21 

Monday, May 21
Great Finish by Lake Teams in Power League 2012

Congratulations to great Power League finishes by all of our 2012 Club Teams:

U16 Blue - 6th of 58 teams
U16 Red - 32nd of 58 teams
U15 Blue - 8th of 53 teams
U14 Blue - 2nd of 85 teams
U14 Red - 26th of 85 teams
U13 Blue - 38th of 85 teams (U14) and 10th of 28 teams (U13 only)
U13 Red - 63rd of 85 teams (U14) and 17th of 28 teams (U13 only)
U12 Blue - 5th of 30 teams
U12 Red - 21st of 30 teams

Wednesday, April 25
Club BBQ and Tournament

Hello there Lake VBC Families, 

You are invited:
Lake Parents and Athletes TOURNAMENT

on Friday June 1st.

 Tournament Info:

Tournament to begin promptly at 5pm on Friday night and is FREE!  

Team registrations are at the club

We will post pools and play schedule by May 25th.  No late registrations allowed after May 24th

Please place your team registrations in the payment box at the club. Waiver forms will be available the day of.

BBQ:BBQ dinner will be $5.00 per person and will be from 6:00-7:00pm. 
Please RSVP to

*we will be looking for volunteers to help out that evening with set up, clean up, refereeing the tournament and serving dinner. So please let me know if you are able to help.  Thank you.


I look forward to a fun filled evening of celebration with all of you to celebrate a FABULOUS club season!!!


If you have any questions at all please let me knowJ  Thank you for your time and dedication towards making LAKE VBC the BEST place to call homeJ


Tuesday, February 21
BBQ & Picture Day

Hello there Lake VBC, 

We will be having a BBQ and Picture day at the club on Friday March 9th 5-8pm  

Individual & Team Pictures will be taken by Remember When Photography!!! 

Club Wide Photo will be taken by Cassie Aaenson at 8pm!!!!  You won’t want to miss it! 

BBQ dinner will be served from 5-7pm.   Cost is $5.00  includes a Burger/Hot Dog,  Pop/Water, Bag of Chips.   

Contact email to order your dinner tickets. 
Orders must be placed by March 7th to guarantee your dinner that evening

************************Looking for volunteers to cook burgers on our new grill, work the concession area and help with set up and clean upJ****************************** 

It will be marking the ½ way point
of our season!!!

Thursday, January 19
U12-2 Position Open to aspiring young athletes

Filled 1/19/12 Welcome to the Team Alayna Ruiz!!!! 

U12-2 Position Open:

Please contact Rachelle Manske if you have any athletes 11 year old and younger who is interested in playing CLUB level volleyball.

Phone: 425-238-8229

Cost is discounted to $900 this season due to the late start and includes uniform, two 2hr practices each week on T & TH 5-7pm for more information please call ASAP. This position will fill quickly.

Tuesday, November 22
A final welcome our premier team, Lake U16-1!!!!

U16 Blue Team Photo

When all was said and done at tryouts on Friday evening 11 stood strong.  43 athletes were hopeful of playing on our Lake U16 Blue team.  Congratulations to all of you on a job well done!  We are looking forward to seeing all of you grow this year.

4th year Lake Athlete:
Abby Jamieson
Megan Nelson
Emily Vandegrift
Caitlin Manske
Alexis Alverson
Molli Drivdahl

3rd year Lake Athlete:
Rebecca Hardenbrook
Kendall Swanson

2nd year Lake Athlete:
Paige Payseno

Welcome to our two additions this year:
Sloane Morrison
Madison Eich

Tuesday, November 22
Lake VBC U16-2 Team is off to a great start!!!

U16 Red Team Photo

A warm welcome to our Lake VBC U16 Red team!!!!

2nd year Lake Athletes:
Emmalee McNeil
Rowan North
Anna Stompro
Kamryn Curry
Emily Ball
Brittany Schwindt

1st year Lake Athletes:
Emily Eich
Brooke Johnson
Quincey McFalls
Marley Reynolds
Courtney Rogers
Delaney Watson

Tuesday, November 22
Welcome Lake VBC U15-1 !!!

U15-1 Team

Please give a warm welcome to our NEW Lake VBC U15-1 team!!!
They were looking great at their first practice of the year!  It's going to be a great one:)

4th year Lake VBC athlete:
Larisa Kreft

3rd year Lake VBC athlete:
Amber Dalgliesh

2nd year LakeVBC athletes:
Mikela Fountain
Chloe Heidl
Summer Thorp
Katelyn Gilman
Taylor Campbell

1st year Lake VBC athletes:
Morgan Doyle
Kaylee Hopson
Hannah Nagy
Amalia Ruiz
Sydney Toler

Sunday, November 13
Welcome to our U14 Red Team!!!

U14-2 Team photo

After a tough tryout last Friday night of 36 athletes and a plan to only field one team of 12 our coaching staff came to the agreement that there was just too much talent in the U14 age group to let the next tier of athletes go.  Congratulations to our U14 Red group for signing on for a challenging and rewarding season with Lake.  They are a group of talented girls with a passion for the game.  We look forward to seeing great things from them this season. 

2nd year Lake VBC athletes:
Samantha Epp
Rachel Latimore
1st year Lake VBC athletes:
Alison Baker
Miranda Cranston
Micah Flood
Katelyn Johnson
Rhiannon Lalonde
Alysa McKeehen
Lauren McKeever
Bernadette Miles
Amanda Stainer

Thursday, November 10
The future of Lake VBC comes in little packages! Please welcome our U12 Red team!!!

Team Photo U12-2

2nd year Lake Athlete
Karina Dahlquist

1st year Lake Athletes
Cooper Curry
Josie Johnson
Maria Jurvakainen
Emma Lever
Megan Lever
Bethany Maciejewski
Caleb Manske
Hannah Oldham
Anna Saack
Macy Scallan

Tuesday, November 8
Give a warm welcome to our 2012 U13 Red Team!!!!

U13-2 Team

After a very talented U13 turn out of 38 athletes it produced a spectacular U13-2 team!

Hannah Aaenson- 3rd year Lake athlete
Ashley Manske- 2nd year Lake athlete
Alexis Wyatt- 2nd year Lake athlete
Alexa McClintock-2nd year Lake athlete
Kamarin Root- 2nd year Lake athlete
Emily Lubick- 2nd year Lake athlete
Samantha Olson-1st year Lake athlete
Hannah Ratzke-1st year Lake athlete
Elizabeth Hedlund- 1st year Lake athlete
Sophie Lundquist- 1st year Lake athlete
Brianna Vanetta-1st year Lake athlete
Kayla Siler- 1st year Lake athlete

Sunday, November 6
Lake U13 Blue has been chosen!!!

U13-1 Team Photo

Congratulations girls! You are going to have a dynamite team this season!!! 

Hannah Barnes- 3rd year Lake athlete
Melissa Stevens- 3rd year Lake athlete
Bailey Nelson- 3rd year Lake athlete
Julia Mott-3rd year Lake athlete
Robin Meador- 2nd year Lake athlete
Julianna Cameron- 2nd year Lake athlete
Gabrielle Gunterman- 2nd year Lake athlete
Jenna McNeil- 1st year Lake athlete
Ryann Rasmussen- 1st year Lake athlete
Brooke Lowery- 1st year Lake athlete
Jaimie Cymbaluk- 1st year Lake athlete
Laura Aikins- 1st year Lake athlete

Sunday, November 6
Lake VBC U12 Blue Team has been chosen!!!

Team Photo Lake VBC U12-1

Congratulations to our top 12 U12 Athletes who have accepted the offer to play at Lake VBC this season:

IsSabella Haviland- 2nd year Lake athlete
Cobi Messer- 2nd year Lake athlete
Marley McDonald- 2nd year Lake athlete
Hanna Hunsburger- 2nd year Lake athlete
Lillian Eason-2nd year Lake athlete
Ainsley Mattingly- 2nd year Lake athlete
Kailey Brennis- 2nd year Lake athlete
Payton Ludwig- 2nd year Lake athlete
Madei Margett- 1st year Lake athlete
Aleah Stratton- 1st year Lake athlete
Isabel Rusten- 1st year Lake athlete
Sydney Bridewell- 1st year Lake athlete

Friday, November 4
Lake U14 Blue Team has been selected!!!!

After 3 long hours and 36 athletes 12 rose to the top at today's U14-1 tryouts. Hard decisions were made as with any tryout and risk were taken.

Congratulations to our top 12 Athletes who have accepted the offer to play at Lake VBC this season:

Courtney Fitzmaurice- 4th year Lake athlete
Jessica Clark- 3rd year Lake athlete
Jessica Brennis- 3rd year Lake athlete
Megan Holman- 3rd year Lake athlete
Sophie Swanson-3rd year Lake athlete
Bailey Hall- 3rd year Lake athlete
Jazzmyn Poirier- 2nd year Lake athlete
Taylor Webber- 2nd year Lake athlete
Cyrene Hertzog- 2nd year Lake athlete
Courtney Bennett- 1st year Lake athlete
Gabby Flake- 1st year Lake athlete
Janelle Groeneweg- 1st year Lake athlete

It is going to be a great season and we will be off to a fabulous start at our first practice this Monday 11/7.

Bring your best game ladies!!!!

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