"We might not win every game, but we are truly winners in the fact that every day we learn new things; whether it be skills, or the fact that we can improve on different aspects of this great TEAM sport if we set our minds to it. Volleyball teaches girls, respect, discipline, honesty, teamwork, and above all else, good sportsmanship!"
- Coach Olguin
The Volleyball program at St Joseph Academy was started in the fall of 2015 at the Middle Division level. It was a small step in a great direction. Soon after, the Upper Division also had a volleyball team and with that more upperclassmen girls were interested in joining.
In 2015, the teams had a total of nine 8th graders and ten 7th graders. The 7th-grade team were undefeated champions in 2015 AND again 2016. The 8th graders finished the season at 5-8.
In 2016 High School volleyball took off and had a great showing with the JV team playing JV and varsity teams. That year they finished 8-5 over-all. The following season, 2017 was the team's first VARSITY season. The team, which comprised of 6 players, finished the season at 10 Wins and 5 losses.
In 2018 the teams were finally in TAPPS District, and the team did an excellent job in the first TAPPS varsity season. They finished the season 5-3 and as the District Runner-up; which gave them the chance to advance to the Play-Offs! This year, the teams hope to return to play-offs.
In 2019 the high school varsity overall record for three seasons was 48 wins and 27 losses. The district record for two seasons is 9 winds and 7 losses. The team also made history by advancing to the play-off rounds their first two years in District play.
Currently, the program has twenty-four 7th and 8th graders and 23 high school girls on JV and Varsity.
2019-2020 Varsity Volleyball Team
2019-2020 JV Volleyball Team
"When we started volleyball 5 years ago I was a seventh-grader, and today I am a junior. I can say that I am impressed by how much my teammates and I have grown during these years because we literally built our team from scratch. We went from not being able to receive a ball to digging amazing hits. These past years have been tough, but as I look back now those “tough days” are what built us into the players we are today. It has been an amazing journey, but it has not finished yet."
Upper Division tryouts begin in August during each academic year.
This year the volleyball team hosted a Dig Pink game to benefit the Sideout Foundation for breast cancer research.