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Welcome to the Desert Vista High School Women's Volleyball program.

Summer calendar includes open gym dates, weight training and Thunder Run dates. Any player interested in participating in summer volleyball activities must be a registered DV student with a current physical (as of 3/1/14) turned into athletic office by May 23rd, 2014. Summer weight training is strongly recommended and is our primary focus during summer training for any player interested in preparing for tryouts in August. Sign up for summer weight training camp through this website under "camps". If you are in summer school, you are still able to participate in weight training for volleyball. Contact Coach C for a different time that you can enroll in. All players who are selected to a team in August are also expected to sign up for Advanced PE for the academic school year. Please speak with your counselor if you do not have it scheduled into your class load. Regular PE classes/Dance/yoga are not an alternative for replacing the Athletic Advanced PE courses which are designed for the competitive athletes.

Congratulations to the following players who have committed to play volleyball in college.
Josalyn Benson: Roger Williams University, Rhode Island
Taylor Garner: Benedictine College, Kansas
Matisse Monty: Wingate, North Carolina
Jenna Tunnell: Pepperdine, California (indoor and beach)
Vanessa Wesley: West Point Military Academy

On-Line Tax Credit Donations
The Tempe Union High School District now has an on-line form to allow you to submit your Tax Credit Donations.

Mission and Vision
Desert Vista is a recognized and well respected volleyball program in the state of Arizona. The success of our program is a direct reflection of the hard work our players put in during the season as well as in the off season. You can expect success that is measured beyond the win-loss record. Success is within the journey as much as it is about reaching the destination. Our success is about uniting a group of individuals to pursue a common goal and overcoming individual differences in order for the team to achieve its potential. Success of the athlete excelling on a personal level on the court as well as off the court by being a part of something bigger than the individual. Our success is about teaching life skills through sports that are necessary to be a winner. The expectations are high for Desert Vista volleyball players. Being on the Desert Vista Volleyball team is a commitment to hard work and dedication that requires the selection of athletes who "bring something special to the court and their team".

Our accomplishments:

  • Arizona 5A Semi Finalist/3rd place finish 2010
  • Arizona 5A State Runner's Up: 2004, 2008
  • Coach West named Tribune's East Valley 5A Coach of the Year: 2004
  • American Volleyball Coaches Association All Academic Team Award 2003-2006
  • Central Region Champions: 1999-2001
  • Central Region Runner's Up: 1998, 2002-2005, 2007
  • Qualified for state tournament: 1998-2001, 2003-2012
  • Ranked in the top 10 teams in the 5A state rankings: 1998-2004, 2007-2010
  • 5A State Playoff Finishes: 2nd place (2004, 2008), 5th place (1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013), 9th place (2003, 2006)
  • Ranked 9th in the nation by vball.com: 2000
  • Coach West voted Central Region Coach of the Year: 1998 and 2001
  • Coach West selected ESPN.com coach of the week: October 2000
  • Fiesta Region Player of the Year: 2009 (Betsi Metter)
  • Central Region Player of the Year: 2007 (Abby Simmons), 2003 (Leah Lathrop), 2001 (Renee Lathrop), 2000 (Nicki King)
  • All-Arizona Player: 2008 & 2009 (Betsi Metter), 2007 (Abby Simmons)
  • East Valley Tribune Player of the Year: 2007 (Abby Simmons)
  • AZ Republic Southeast Valley Player of the Year: 2008 (Betsi Metter)
  • 10 DV players traveled to Australia for International Competition July 2000
  • 5 DV players traveled to Gold Coast Australia for International Competition July 2004
  • DV players selected to the Arizona Elite High Performance Volleyball teams July 2001-2013 as well as USA Volleyball High Performance Youth National and Junior National summer programs

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