Hawk Vision – Looking Forward

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Sep 032014

Hello all,

Blue-Hawk-Header.gifI am starting the “looking forward” post with a look backwards!  Yesterday the Varsity and JV teams hosted a tri-scrimmage with Oyster River and Epping.  It was a very helpful building block in preparation for our opening match next week.  Thanks to all the parents who came out to watch and to Epping and Oyster River for attending.


Upcoming events:

  • Thursday September 4th
    • Varsity/JV Scrimmage away at Coe-Brown 4:00 pm
  • Friday, September 5th
    • Booster’s Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Cafeteria
      • Team Parents will send or have sent an agenda
  • Saturday, September 6th (Correction)
    • Collect items for the Yard Sale 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • Monday, September 8th
    • Season opens away at Goffstown
  • Wednesday, September 10th
    • Home Opener against Bishop Guertin
    • Triple header with all three teams in action
  • Sunday, September 14th
    • Car Wash Fundraiser at the Sunoco in Exeter
  • Saturday, September 20th
    • Yard Sale

Have a great rest of the week!!!  Go Hawks!

Coach Mike

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball

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Aug 252014

Hello Hawks,

bluehawk2Thanks to everyone for the their best efforts at Tryouts.  Congratulations to all players.

Please remember to continually check the schedule page as we are constantly updating it with changes, additions, or cancellations.   A few things to keep in mind for next week:

  • Varsity Scrimmage – Tuesday August 26
    • At Portsmouth High School.  Bus leaves at 4:00 Scrimmage begins at 5:00
  • Boosters/Parents Meeting Wednesday August 27
    • I have asked for confirmation from the school for a 7:00 PM Start in the Morissette room.  If that changes, will post here.
  • Picture Day – Thursday August 28
    • 2:45  JV & Freshmen
    • 3:25 Varsity

Coach Mike

Season Wrap – Banquet

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Nov 012013

My Friends,

Hawk BallThe season came to a close for the Blue Hawks last night and though the outcome was bitter, the season was sweet!  OK, that’s a pretty corny way of saying I really enjoyed this season and I REALLY enjoyed this great group of players.  It was fun and challenging and there wasn’t a single day that passed when I couldn’t wait to get to the gym!  Coach Kate and Coach Cassy will agree that we had 12 players, every one of whom would fight to the end for their teammates.  They were unselfishly supportive of each other and of us.  They truly embodied the concepts of team, and camaraderie and commitment to a common goal.

To the fans and fellow players (Kim, Jenna, Paige, Danielle, Taylor and Sophia)  that came out to support us we want to say thank you so much for being there.   To Coach Morissette and Coach Taylor who work tirelessly to prepare their young players and have committed to building a great program; Thank you so much!  To the Boosters who were AMAZING all year we can’t thank you enough!  To the parents who helped support their daughters during a very busy schedule and who came to the games to cheer us on;  THANK YOU!

We will be celebrating the season on Friday November 15th at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria.  Please stay tuned to the site for details about the banquet.  We will also have a sign up sheet for food etc available shortly.

Congratulations to our seniors and the entire Varsity team for a great season and for once again accomplishing our goal (you know!).


  • Samantha Andrews 
  • Lucy Klemarczyk (Captain)
  • Lauren LaBella
  • Holly Lafoe
  • Kiersten Marshman
  • Samantha Rioux


  • Katie Journeay (Captain)
  • Kaitlyn Lipsitt
  • Hannah McDonnell (Captain)


  • Alexis Campbell
  • Chelsea deRochemont
  • Samantha Hayward

Have a great rest of the school year and keep checking back periodically for announcements about the program and information about camps and clinics.

Girls!  This is the Time of Your Life!  

Go Hawks!

Coach Mike

Final Week – Regular Season

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Oct 212013

Hello Hawks,

Exeter Big E LogoIt’s hard to believe it but this is the final week of the regular season!

Remember that Friday is SENIOR Night!  It’s always an amazing night!  I hope you will join us saying congratulations and good luck to our Seniors this year:

2013-14 Seniors!

Samantha Andrews
Lucy Klemarczyk
Lauren LaBella
Holly Lafoe
Kiersten Marshman
Samantha Rioux


  • Monday 5PM & 6PM:
    • JV and Varsity Away vs. Hollis Brookline
  • Tuesday :
    • JV Practice at 3:00 pm
    • Varsity Practice at 2:45
    • [Yoga at 4:45]
    • Boosters’s Meeting at 6PM
  • Wednesday 5PM & 6PM:
    • JV and Varsity Home vs. Keene
  • Thursday:
    • JV Practice at 3:00 pm
    • Varsity Practice at 2:45 pm
  • Friday 5PM & 6PM:
    • JV and Varsity Home vs. Goffstown

Coach Mike

Dig Pink Week!

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Oct 062013

Hello Hawks,

Pink RibbonHere’s the plan for this week in Volleyball!  The Hawks will be raising money and awareness for and about Breast Cancer for the month of October starting this Monday with our home game against Memorial.  Please tell family and friends to come and join the cause!  All Donations will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Concession will be open on Monday with Pizza, Drinks and Snacks and the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The Schedule this week:

  • Monday September 30th:
    • Dig Pink Night #1
    • JV and Varsity vs. Memorial at 5:00PM and 6:00PM Respectively
    • Freshmen in attendence for Dig Pink
  • Tuesday
    • Yoga Day – All Teams 4:30pm
    • Practices at usual times
  • Wednesday Triple Header
    • Freshmen Away Vs. Timberlane 3:30PM (Bus 2:30)
    • JV Away vs. Timberlane 5:15PM (Bus 3:30)
    • Varsity Away vs. Timberlane 6:30PM (Bus 3:30)
  • Thursday
    • JV and Varsity Practice at 3:00PM
    • Freshmen at away at Winnacunnet 4:30PM (Bus 3:15)
    • Boosters Meeting at 6:00PM
  • Friday
    • Freshmen Practice at 2:45 pm
    • JV & Varsity away at Concord 4:00 and 5:15pm respectively (Bus 2:20)

Have a Great Week!

Go Hawks!

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball

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Sep 292013

Hello Hawks!

2013-09-28 10.59.54

Had an awesome day on Saturday!  The Car Wash was a great program success with contributions from everyone!  I especially want to thank the parents who gave of their time and materials!  It was great to have tunes, supplies and all the help!

Had a great practice with Varsity Saturday morning followed by Breakfast (photo left) at Steve’s Diner!  Then off to the car wash for the 12-2 shift!  It was a lot of fun!

The Schedule this week:

  • Monday September 30th:
    • All Three teams travel to Londonderry (Bus at 2:45)
    • All three teams, one bus.  Be prepared!
  • Tuesday
    • Yoga Day – All Teams 4:30pm
    • Practices at usual times
  • Wednesday
    • Freshmen Home Vs. Timberlane 4PM
    • JV Home vs. Dover 5:3oPM
    • Varsity Home vs. Dover 6:30PM
  • Thursday
    • The Usual times for Practices
  • Friday
    • All three teams to Nashua South
    • Freshmen: 3:30PM
    • JV: 5:00PM
    • Varsity: 6:00PM

 Have a Great Week!

Go Hawks!

Recap – Refire

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Sep 272013

Hello Hawks,

Exeter Big E LogoWhat a whirlwind start to the season!  It’s been a lot of fun and a lot of work and all three teams have handled it beautifully!  Much thanks to the boosters club for all of their efforts this year!  A reminder that this Saturday we are holding a Car Wash Fundraiser from 8am – 2pm at the Sunoco in Exeter on Portsmouth Ave. (across from Dunkin Donuts).  The Shift schedule is on the calendar for each team!

Despite dropping a 5 setter to Spaulding, the Varsity received some nice press from Seacoast online this week in this article (Thanks to Ryan O’Leary for the coverage! Hit him up on Twitter at @RyanOLearySMG).  

All three teams continue to improve and as we move closer to mid season.  We realize time management is a challenge for all.  Please remember to plan ahead for homework and projects.  Make sure to plan for plenty of sleep and be sure you are eating well.  Here is a nutrition handout for all: sports_nutrition_handout.  Also, here are some quick tips on Time Management for Students.

As a reminder, the Exeter Blue Hawk Volleyball Decals are in!  Please look for the order form from your daughter soon (will be handed out today) or they can be purchased at concession during home matches.  Speaking of which, we can always use volunteers for the Concession stand!  Thanks for volunteering.

Upcoming events:  As mentioned the car wash is tomorrow! Spread the word.  Also, We will be collecting money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the month of October.  We will have two nights to raise awareness (Dig Pink nights) on October 7th and 15th.  Remind your friends to come and support the effort and help raise awareness about Breast Cancer.  Please see this article for more information.  Thanks!

Have a great Weekend!

Coach Mike
Go Hawks!



Home Opener & Boosters

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Sep 092013

Hello Hawk Family!

Exeter Big E LogoA reminder that our Booster meeting is tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm) at EHS in the Morissette Room.

The Hawks open their season at home this evening against Manchester Central.  The JV play at 5:00 pm and the Varsity will start directly after (scheduled for 6:00 pm).  The schedule was showing an incorrect time and has been corrected.  Thanks!  See you all there!

Go Hawks!

Parent Meeting Location Change – Yoga

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Aug 272013

Hello all,

yoga poses

Please note that the Booster’s / Parent’s meeting will be held in the Morissette room at 7pm (same time).  As you come into the school (Front Door) it is located to the left of the cafeteria just past the first stairwell.

Also,  I wanted to announce a special opportunity this year.  Starting today, all three teams will participate in a weekly Yoga session held by Access Yoga in cooperation with Let’s Get Movin’! Yoga is a great opportunity to increase flexibility and strength along with teaching breath and relaxation methods.  You may be surprised to learn that many professional sports teams participate regularly in Yoga.  See Below:



Coach Mike