Quarter Final Match – Saturday at 4:30PM

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Oct 262018
 

Congratulations to the Hawks!

After taking care of business with Nashua North last night (25-15, 25-15, 25-8) the Hawks will host one of their rivals of the last few playoff seasons in Spaulding High School.

The Match will begin Saturday at 4:30 PM.  We hope you will come out and support the program by attending and cheering on the team!  All JV and Freshmen Players and their parents are encouraged to attend.  We are always glad to see Alumnae and their parents in the house as well!

This will be the last home match for the great young ladies in the picture!
Congratulations on a great season so far and a fantastic career at EHS!!

Seniors from left to right:
Kelsey Peirce, Jen Walsh, Sydney Johnson, Erin Kelly

 

Go Hawks!

Coach Mike

PS: The NHIAA (not Exeter Volleyball) will be charging admission to the game ($3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults).  There will be concession available through the Boosters.

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball

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Sep 162018
 

Hello All,

Congratulations to all on a successful week culminating in taking 2 of our 3 matches in Portsmouth last Friday!  It was some very exciting volleyball!

Here is the schedule for the coming week:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Mike

Apparel Store is Open!

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Sep 142018
 

Hello Hawks,

The Apparel Store is open!  Please follow this link to order your Blue Hawk Volleyball Gear.   Please send this to friends and relatives of the program as some of the proceeds benefit the Boosters!  Please don’t hesitate as the store is only open for a short time (closes early next week!).

Access your store here: https://pws.atlanticsportswear.com/product-cat/exeter-volleyball-navy-navy-2018/

This Week In Blue Hawk Volleyball

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Sep 012018
 

Hello Hawk Family!

Yesterday’s home opener was a great start to the season for all three teams.  Our very large freshmen team opened with a win! While the JV played one of the most exciting games I’ve seen for an opener taking Merrimack into the 3rd set!  Varsity finished the evening with a solid 3-0 win over the Tomahawks to close out the night!

As a reminder, the Boosters met last Wednesday night and Deirdre Johnson has followed up with a summary of the meeting via email.  If you have not received the email, please contact me directly and I will pass on your information.  Thanks!

Here is the schedule for the coming week! (please check directly with coaches for any changes and watch the schedule/calendar for updates).

Monday, September 3 (Labor Day)
  • Freshman – No Practice
  • 4:30pm JV Practice
  • 4:30pm Varsity Practice
Tuesday, September 4
  • 2:45pm Varsity Practice
  • 4:45pm JV Practice
  • 6:15pm Freshman Practice
Wednesday, September 5
  • 4:00pm Freshman Away at Hollis-Brookline
  • 5:00pm JV Away Hollis Brookline
  • 6:15pm Varsity Away – Hollis Brookline
Thursday, September 6
  • 3:00pm JV Practice
  • 3:15pm Freshman Practice
  • 4:45pm Varsity Practice
Friday, September 7
  • 3:30pm Freshman Home vs. Keene
  • 4:30pm JV Home Keene
  • 6:15pm Varsity Home Vs. Keene

Have a great Weekend!

Coach Mike

Parent/Boosters Meeting

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Aug 282018
 

Hello All!

We are just about done with Pre-Season and our home opener is this Friday, August 31 against Merrimack.  The start times for the matches are:

  • Freshman at 2pm
  • JV at 3:15
  • Varsity at 4:45

Also we are holding a parent and booster meeting on Wednesday night at 7PM in the cafeteria.  All parents are encouraged to attend!  An Agenda can be downloaded by clicking here:  Parents meeting Agenda 2018.

Looking forward to meeting everyone there!

Coach Mike

Tryout & Schedule Reminder

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Aug 112018
 

The 2018 volleyball season begins!! All Student Athletes should report on Monday, August 13th , 2018 to the Exeter High School gymnasium (registration times are below).  If you have not already turned the appropriate forms in to the athletic office (links to forms below), please bring a completed physical examination (signed by your doctor), your signed player’s contract, signed insurance form, and completed release and indemnity form to the athletic office before August 13th.   You will not be allowed to participate unless all the forms are complete and executed properly!  If you have any questions regarding your status, need to pick up any forms, or have decided not to play this year, please contact Kristen Morissette at 775-8406 or khodsdon@sau16.org.  Forms are also available online here.

 

In addition, we have also published a tentative practice schedule once tryouts conclude please find that information here on the schedule page.

Tryouts:

Monday,  August 13

  • SOPHOMORES – JUNIORS – SENIORS
    • 8:00 AM – Registration & Warm-up
    • 8:15 AM – Tryouts Begin
    • 11:00 AM – Day 1 concludes (parent pick up if needed).
  • FRESHMEN ONLY
    • 5:00 PM- Registration & Warm-up
    • 5:15 – Tryouts Begin
    • 7:00 – 7:15 PM – Parent Pick up (Please be on Time, Thanks!)

Tuesday, August 14

    • SOPHOMORES – JUNIORS – SENIORS 
      • 8:00 – 10:30 AM
    • FRESHMEN CLINIC 
      • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, August 15

    • SOPHOMORES – JUNIORS – SENIORS
      • 8:00 – 10:30 AM
    • FRESHMEN CLINIC
      • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (could go slightly longer)

Thursday,  August 16

  •  Practices begin (times TBA) or…
  •  Last day of tryouts if needed

Paperwork:  Below you will find a list of any paperwork that you owe and the date for sports physicals at Access Sports Medicine.

[forms may be downloaded here]

VideoYou may watch the “Know the Risk” video after the first session on August 14th with a parent or online by Clicking Here Now.


A Note from Coach McDonnell:

“While we wish we had the resources to take all players, volleyball is very well attended at Exeter and unfortunately there may be cuts.  We ask all parents to prepare their children for that possibility and let them know that giving their best effort should never be looked upon as failure.  We like to remind players that many a great player was initially cut from their high school team (Michael Jordan comes to mind).  Try hard and regret nothing!

Often times we have players come out for volleyball because they have been encouraged that it is, or they perceive it to be, the “easiest” of the fall sports.  It is my experience that those players are shocked at what is required of them when they arrive.  Tryouts will be rigorous and volleyball is a demanding sport that requires physicality, stamina and a particular set of motor skills, .  We strongly recommend players come to tryouts fit and having practiced over the summer to reduce the risk of injury and improve their chances of a successful tryout.  Good luck to all!”

Additional Information:

Up to date information can be found on this site and the official athletic site for EHS is here.

Please check to make sure all forms are filled out completely and
signed by parents and students where indicated.

 Thanks and good luck to all,

2018 Coaching Staff:

Coach McDonnell
Coach Morissette
Coach Simmons
Coach Taylor – (Program Assistant – Interim leave of absence)

Camp – Tryouts – Summer Gym

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Jul 232018
 

Hello Hawks,

<<—— We wanted to thank all the campers who attended the camp last week!  Coach Kate and I had a blast and assistant coaches Hanna and Dana were awesome!!  Good luck to all of you in the fall!

Also, The Tryouts Page has been updated with the Tentative Schedule Please note we will confirm the times with the school and update the page as needed.

Tonight’s Summer Gym is scheduled at EHS (4:30 – 6:00 Middle School and incoming freshmen & 6:00 – 8:00 pm High School).  We will meet in the small gym.  With only one court available, we are trying to limit the High School session to EXETER only players please.  Thanks!

Coach Mike

Fourth of July – No Summer Gym

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Jul 012018
 

Hello Hawks,

Just a reminder there is no Summer gym this week (Monday, July 2) as many people are traveling on vacation (including yours truly!).

See you all next week for July 9th (4:30 – 6:00 Middle School and Incoming Freshmen —  6:00 – 8:00 High School).   Conditioning will resume this Friday, July 6th at 10:00 am.  Details will be announced here soon.

Have a great Fourth!

Coach Mike

First Summer Gym of 2018!

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Jun 232018
 

Hello Hawks!!!

Summer gym begins this Monday, June 25th.  We meet in the main gym of Exeter High School.  This is a great opportunity to start working on your game for August Tryouts.

  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM All middle school players including incoming freshmen.
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM All High School Players.

Hope to see everyone there!

Also, Access Sports will be having their annual Sports Physicals.  in year’s past, a donation of $5.00 is all that is required and we assume it is the same this year.

  • Thursday, July 26th  5-7pm
    • 19 Webb Place, Dover, NH
  • Tuesday, July 31   5-7pm
    • 155 Borthwick Ave #102, Portsmouth, NH
  • Tuesday, August 7  5-7pm
    • 6 Freetown Rd. Raymond, NH
  • Thursday, August 9  5-7pm
    • 1 Hampton Rd. Exeter, NH

Coach Mike

Schedule Change

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Sep 122017
 

Hello Hawks!

See Below for an important change to the schedule on Thursday & Friday of this week.

Thursday, September 14

  • NO FRESHMEN PRACTICE
  • JV Practice – 2:45pm – 4:45pm
  • Varsity Practice – 2:45pm – 4:45pm
Friday, September 15
  • 2:10pm JV and Varsity Bus Departs
  • Freshmen Game Canceled – Practice 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • 3:45pm JV Away- Merrimack
  • 5:00pm Varsity Away-Merrimack

Go Hawks!