Friday 9/16 Triple Header

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Sep 152016

Hello Everyone,

hawkFirst off, congratulations to both JV and Varsity for their wins against Londonderry last night!  Great work girls!  You can find an article about the varsity game here.

Tomorrow’s match day will be a triple header at home against Merrimack.  We expect these matches to be fast-paced and exciting to watch.  So make sure you stop by the gym, grab a slice of pizza and support your Blue Hawk Volleyball program before the football game. We hope to see you all there!

Match times are scheduled for:

  • Freshman 3:30
  • JV 5:00
  • Varsity 6:15


Let’s go Blue Hawks!!

Schedule Update!

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Sep 112016

Hello Hawks,

cropped-Blue-Hawk.jpgThis is an important update to the schedule.  Tomorrow (Monday September 12) the Freshmen and JV teams will be dismissed early at 1:35 and will travel together to Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH.  Varsity will leave at 3:50 on a separate bus.  The match times are:

  • 3:30 Freshmen
  • 5:00 JV
  • 6:15 Varsity

FOR FRESHMEN AND JV PLAYERS AND PARENTS: Freshmen players will stay through the JV match and until the Varsity Warm-ups have concluded then will return with the JV to EHS.  We expect they will arrive back at the school at APPROXIMATELY 7:15 – 7:30 pm.  This is a longer than usual evening for Freshmen and an early departure and return for JV.  They should plan accordingly and are encouraged to bring homework with them if needed.  

A reminder that the schedule for games and practices is on our schedule page and we encourage you to check often for changes.

Thanks and Good luck to everyone!

Coach Mike

Game Day

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Sep 092016

Hello All,

Volleyball Ball Vector Image IconsJust wanted to let everyone know of the schedule for today and some reminders for next week.  

Today the Freshman team is scheduled away at St. Thomas Aquinas in Dover with a start time of 3:30.  The bus for Freshman players will depart at 2:10.

JV and Varsity will be away at Concord.  The bus will depart the High School at 2:15 for both teams.  The JV match is scheduled to begin at 4pm and the Varsity match will follow immediately after, around 5:15.

*also a reminder about team picture days. Tuesday September 13th, JV pictures will take place at 2:20 and Varsity pictures at 2:30.  Freshman picture day will be Wednesday September 14th at 3pm.

Good luck to all three teams today!!! Let’s go Hawks!!


Home Opener 9/6

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Sep 062016

Hello Blue Hawk Nation!

Hawk Ball The time has come! The first match of the season is finally here!  Tonight, all three teams will take the court for a home opening triple-header  against the Bishop Guertin Cardinals.  The girls have all been working very hard this preseason, and the more support they have in the stands, the better! It is going to be a night filled with exciting volleyball you won’t want to miss.  We hope to see you all there!!

The Freshman match is scheduled to begin at 3:30, JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:15


Parents and Boosters Meeting All Teams

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Aug 272016

Hello All,

Exeter Big E LogoOn Wednesday August 31st, there will be a parents informational meeting followed by a boosters club meeting.  This will be a good time to come meet the coaches and other parents.  We will discuss the upcoming season, the program philosophy in general and answer any questions you may have about EHS volleyball.  Also, the Boosters meeting will cover this year’s fundraising activities and some general administrative needs for the season.

We will meet in the Morrisette room located just to the left of the cafeteria and directly across from the Library as you come through the main entrance of the school.  For any questions, please feel free to email Coach Mike.  For anyone that gets lost, the Varsity will be practicing in the Gym during that time.  Coach Kate will be happy to send you in the right direction!

We hope to see you all there!

Go Blue Hawks!


Open Gym – Conditioning

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Aug 072016

Hello Hawks,

Blue HawkIt’s a very exciting time of year!  Tryouts begin a week from tomorrow!! Unfortunately there will be no open Gym tomorrow (Monday, August 8th) as the floors are not quite ready so make sure you have your paperwork in and rest up for tryouts!  We will have conditioning on Wednesday only (August 10th) this week in an effort to give everyone a full weekend off before tryouts.

Regarding tryouts, we just want to remind everyone to come with their best effort and attitude (both of which will be included in evaluations).  Regardless of the outcome at this or any tryout, audition, test or evaluation of any kind, you should always walk away knowing you gave your very best attempt!

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!

cropped-Hawk-Ball.jpgOften 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,

Coach Mike

Conditioning and Open Gym

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Aug 032016

Hello Hawks!

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There will be NO CONDITIONING this Friday August 5th.

Also, there is a slight possibility the Gym floors may be ready for Next Monday’s open Gym (August 8th).  Please stay tuned to the website for further details.  If it is not ready, we will not have open gym on Monday.

A Reminder to all that paperwork required for tryouts should be turned into the Athletic office by now.  PLEASE do not wait until Monday and risk not being able to tryout!


Coach Mike

Open Gym Information and Reminder

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Jul 312016

Hello All,

Blue HawkThis is a reminder that there is NO MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN GYM on Monday, August 1st.

Also, the high school open gym (Grades 9-12 and alumnae) will be held AT THE RIM IN HAMPTON FROM 6-8 PM.  The address is 311 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH.


Coach Mike

Tryouts Announced

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Jul 272016

Hello all,

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Please visit the Tryout Page and the Schedule for valuable and important information about tryouts.  Also, please note that this year, incoming freshmen should report to the gym for registration on Monday, August 15th no later than 7:45 AM.  All upperclassmen (Sophomores – Juniors – Seniors) should arrive no later than 9:45 AM.

Good luck to all!


Coach Mike

Open Gym and Conditioning Reminder

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Jul 252016

Hello Hawks!

Blue-Hawk-Header-2015-954-1- take 2 Open Gym will continue tonight, (Monday 7/25).   Middle School players and Incoming freshmen will meet from 4:30 to 6:00 (please arrive 15 minutes early to set up).  High School and Alumnae will meet from 6-8 pm.

Also, conditioning will continue for all players interested  on Wednesday (7/27) and Friday(7/29) from 9am-10am at the high school, bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.  We hope to see you all this week!




Coach Kate