Match Tonight!

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Sep 112019

Hello Hawks!

Tonight we will host Hollis-Brookline High School. It is a triple header with Freshmen playing at 3:30, JV playing at 5:00 and Varsity scheduled for 6:15. Concession will be open in the main lobby.

On Friday we have an away match at Keene High School. This is also a triple header and the bus for Freshmen, JV & Varsity will leave at 1:30 (1:15 early release). Match times are 4:00, 5:00 and 6:15 pm respectively.

Go Blue Hawks!

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball

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Sep 022019

Hello Hawks!

This week we have a scrimmage scheduled for Tuesday that will include the Varsity and the JV. We will be hosting St. Thomas and Epping High School as has been a tradition for several years now. The Scrimmage will start at 4:30 pm and end at approximately 7:00 pm. There will be limited seating with all three courts in use. Camp Chairs are acceptable.

Freshmen, JV & Varsity will open their season away at Merrimack High School on Friday. Coaches will inform each team of their bus schedule early this week.

The Practice Squad will meet Tonight (Monday) from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday right after school (2:45 – 4:15).

There will be a Parents & Booster Meeting this Wednesday September 4th at 7:00 PM in the Morissette Room. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Coach Mike

Practice Squad Training

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Aug 282019

Hello Hawks,

We recently got approval from the athletic office to conduct a Practice Squad. It is our hope that this will, at some point in the future, turn into JV Blue. It is our understanding that most, if not all fall sports have a 4th Team (i.e. JV Blue) so we are confident this will eventually happen. While we don’t think we will have official matches this season (a scrimmage only potential) perhaps it is something that could be considered next season.

Those players who were informed of this opportunity at tryouts should meet in the Small Gym Tomorrow after school (Thursday, August 29) at 2:45 (or as close as possible).

See you all there,

Coach Mike


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Aug 182019

Hello Hawks and Future Hawks!

We have had an additional Schedule change for Wednesday. Due to multiple upperclassmen working the Freshmen Orientation, we have moved Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to a new time:

  • OLD TIME: 8:00 – 10:30 AM
  • NEW TIME: 2:30 – 4:30/5:00 PM

Additionally, Our Athletic Trainer, Heidi Kirby, has scheduled concussion testing at 7:00 am on Thursday Morning. All players must be evaluated every two years (likely Freshmen and Juniors will make up the majority of the testing this year).

Very Excited to see everyone tomorrow!!!

Coach Mike

Schedule Change – Freshmen Tryouts

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Aug 072019

Hello Hawks


    • We were just made aware that Freshmen Orientation is Wednesday August 21st from 7:30 to 11:30. Therefore we are moving the Freshmen Session to 12:30 pm (leaving time to get some lunch if needed). It is scheduled for 1.5 hours but will likely run a little long depending on the number of athletes attending.
    • On Monday August 12th we hope to be back at the High School for the last Open Gym. It will be dependent on the floors being completely ready for competition. If so, we will hold the final middle school and incoming freshmen session from 4:30 – 6:00 pm followed by the High School Session from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. If not, we will hold the high school session only at The Rim in Hampton from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This will be limited to Exeter Athletes only. Thanks!
    • All Athletes must be registered on FamilyID and have the required paperwork before tryouts begin (August 9th is the official last date for FamilyID). Please see our Tryout Page for details. Thanks!

Tryout Schedule & Registration

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Aug 012019

Fall 2019- To all Student Athletes Interested in Volleyball:

Exeter Big E Logo

The 2019 volleyball season is just around the corner. All Student Athletes should report on Monday, August 19th , 2019 to the Exeter High School gymnasium (registration times are below).  If you have not already turned the appropriate forms in to the athletic office (link to Registration Site below), if required, 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 9th.   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  

Tryout Schedule (also found here):

Monday,  August 19

    • 8:00 AM – Registration & Warm-up
    • 8:15 AM – Tryouts Begin
    • 11:00 AM – Day 1 concludes (parent pick up if needed).
    • 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 20

    • 8:00 – 10:30 AM
    • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, August 21

    • 8:00 – 10:30 AM
    • 11:00AM – 12:30 PM (could go slightly longer)

Thursday,  August 22

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

Paperwork: Below you will find a link to the registration for fall sports at EHS.  All athletes must complete the “FamilyID” Registration by August 9th, 2019.   



Sport Physicals (Offered by Access Sports Medicine)Cost: $5.00 Donation – Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm – Contact: 603-775-7575

  • August 5th – at Exeter Access Sports Medicine
  • August 12th – Access Sports Medicine Dover

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,

2019 Coaching Staff:

Coach McDonnell
Coach Morissette
Coach Simmons

Open Gym Info – Tryout Info

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Jul 292019

Hello Hawks!

There will be no Middle School/Incoming Freshmen session this evening (July 29th) as they have started the re-finishing of the gym floors at the high school.

The High School Session will be from 6-8 PM at The Rim in Hampton. Reminder that we have a scrimmage tonight so play may be limited.

Also, If you have not done so already, all players will need a current physical signed by a doctor. For those of you that still need it, please see the below information:

  • August 5th – 5:00pm-7:00pm at Exeter Access Sports Medicine 775-7575
  • August 12th – Access Sports Medicine Dover
    • Sports Physicals:  Cost $5.00

Finally, All Athletes will need to be registered through the following link to be eligible for tryouts in any sport.


Coach Mike

Summer Open Gyms

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Jun 112019

Hello Blue Hawks!

Congratulations on finishing up another school year! We will begin summer open gyms NEXT WEEK! They will take place every Monday night at the High School.

Middle school and incoming freshman: 4:30-6PM session

Returning high schoolers: 6-8 pm session

Open gyms are NOT mandatory, but they are a good way to get some extra practice and hone in your skills for the upcoming season.

*Also, we will be posting times very soon for summer conditioning sessions through Access. Sessions are covered by the Boosters’ Club and encouraged for strength, speed and injury prevention training. So stayed tuned for those times!

Can’t wait to see you all in the gym!

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.