Winning is a good feeling, but it passes and what lasts is what you have learned and the great memories you have made. Winning is not the point. Wanting to win is the point. Working to win is the point. Not giving up is the point. Never being satisfied with what you have done is the point. Wanting to learn, grow, and improve is the point. Always making your best effort is the point.
- Quote by Pat Summitt (awesome coach, Google her) with some additions by Coach Salisbury
PRESEASON and SEASON INFORMATION
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGISTERED TO PLAY. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
A PLAYER MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ONFILE WITH THE SCHOOL TO PARTICIPATE. THIS PHYSICAL MUST BE LESS THAN A YEAR OLD. For example: a phyisical in November is only good to the next November. There will be physicals offered at Midlakes on Thursday, August 17 from 8am - 12pm. Call 315-548-6320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a physical through the school.
Preseason Practices for the Varsity and JV volleyball teams will start on Monday, August 21, 2023.
GIRLS VARSITY and JV Teams will have practice from 7am to 9:30am in the HS gym
BOYS VARSITY and JV Teams will have practice from 10am - 12:30pm in the HS gym
BOYS and GIRLS MODIFIED will start preseason practices on Thursday, August 31st and Friday, September 1st from 1 - 3pm in the HS gym
WHAT YOU NEED FOR PRACTICE: appropriate athletic shoes, athletic clothes, towel, personal water bottle, knee pads (optional), anything else you need
A master TENTATIVE master schedule of all practices and matches can be found at this link: CLICK HERE
Coaching staff for MODIFIED, JV, and VARSITY can be found at this link: CLICK HERE
There will be a MANDATORY PARENTS/PLAYERS MEETING for the VARSITY, JV, and MODIFIED VOLLEYBALL TEAMS on THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 at 6:30PM in the HS GYM.
FALL PEEWEE YOUTH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM
WHO: BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES 1st - 6th
WHERE: MIDLAKES HIGH SCHOOL
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00AM
WHEN: SATURDAYS (SEPT 9, 16, 23, 30 and OCT 7, 14, 28)
COST: $40 (Checks payable to Midlakes Volleyball Boosters)
REGISTER ONLINE: CLICK HERE
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: On Saturday mornings, through the months of September and October, all the peewees/youth players will meet with the varsity volleyball players and the program’s coaches at the Midlakes High School gym to learn and play volleyball. We use lighter balls, lower nets, and smaller courts. This helps the younger players play and compete just like the big kids.
FALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL YOUTH LEAGUE
COME PLAY VOLLEYBALL WITH THE VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAMS AND COACHING STAFF
WHO: BOYS IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADES
WHEN: SATURDAYS IN SEPT and OCT (SEPT 9, 16, 23, 30 and OCT 7, 14, 28)
WHERE: MIDLAKES HS Gym
COST: NO COST
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00am
REGISTER ONLINE: CLICK HERE
NOV. 7, 2022 — The Midlakes girls volleyball team defeated top-seeded Aquinas Institute in a back-and-forth match for the Class C1 Championship that featured a huge swing in the closing sets to bring the Screaming Eagles its first sectional title since 2014.
Already down 2-1, Midlakes found itself trailing 16-12 in the fourth set when it sparked a six-point rally to take the lead and eventually the set, 25-20. The Screaming Eagles kept up the pressure to win the fifth set, 15-13, and the sectional title.
"I told them we haven't taken a team to five sets all year,” said senior co-captain Callie Walker. "It's gotta be this team. This is not going to be our last game. It might be a fight, but let’s take them to five."
Third-year head coach Matt Marchaesi led the No. 2-seeded Screaming Eagles into the championship game after finishing the regular season 14-7 and then defeating Bath-Haverling and Wellsville in sectionals.
"Our team is such a fun team to coach," Marchaesi said. "We definitely improved. We got more skill, but our mental game is so much stronger. We can come back. We can work together and that is the biggest piece this year."
Senior libero and co-captain Nauvoo Dorr was named tournament MVP. Hanna Godkin, Midlakes third co-captain, was named to the All-Tournament team along with senior Kayla Nurse.
Nurse said a key to the game was simply trying to stay positive and keeping their energy, even when it looked bleak.
"We did it. We made it," Nurse said after the game. "This team is my second family. I just really love them so much … It's not over yet."
2022 Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Team
- Kayla Nurse
- Chloe Collett
- Savanna Thomas
- Callie Walker
- Laura Rugiero-Altez
- Kianna Naval
- Clara Bond
- Katelyn Martin
- Cameron Walker
- Hanna Godkin
- Danielle Cartwright
- Nauvoo Dorr
- Kendall Ridley
- Alexis Ridley
LINK TO ARTICLE: CLICK HERE