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

ATTENTION TO ALL INCOMING AND RETURNING PLAYERS FOR 2015! ALL ATHLETE'S MUST SIGN UP FOR ADVANCE PE FOR THE ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR 2015-16. IF YOU ARE SELECTED TO A TEAM, YOU NEED TO BE ENROLLED FOR THIS CLASS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR COURSE NUMBER OR YOU CAN CALL COUNSELING FOR THE COURSE NUMBER.

Congratulations to Jenna Tunnell as she has been selected the 2014-15 Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year and Arizona Dairymen's All American!

DESERT VISTA VOLLEYBALL 2014 DIVISION I STATE CHAMPIONS! *Congratulations JENNA TUNNELL for being selected to the First Team All American Under Armor Team! Also to MAGGIE BYRNE-QUINN for being selected to the Honorable Mention All American Under Armor Team! *Jenna Tunnell All Arizona/Player of the Year, Maggie Byrne-Quinn All Arizona, Olivia Fairchild Second Team All Arizona, Hailey Harward Honorable Mention All Arizona, Rachael Kramer Honorable Mention All Arizona. *Tempe All City: Jenna Tunnell, Maggie Byrne-quinn, Hailey Harward and Rachael Kramer. 11/30/14: Congratulations to Jenna Tunnell All Tribune Player of the Year! Kirstyn Sperry All Tribune First Team, Olivia Fairchild and Maggie Byrne-Quinn All Tribune Second Team!

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Overall: 17-0 17-0 41-3

Congratulations to the Desert Vista Varsity Volleyball team for winning the Westwood Tournament of Champions with a 9-0 record.

Congratulations to the following players who have committed to play volleyball in college.
Maggie Byrne-Quinn: Colorado School of Mines, Colorado
Olivia Fairchild: Fordham University, New York
Hailey Harward: Long Beach State, California (indoor and beach)
Rachael Kramer: University of Florida, Florida
Kirstyn Sperry: Bryant University, Rhode Island
Jenna Tunnell: Pepperdine, California (indoor and beach)

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:

  • 2014 Division I State Champions!
  • Ranked #2 in the country by Max Preps November 13, 2014
  • Ranked #8 in the country by Prep Volleyball November, 2014
  • Arizona 5A Semi Finalist/3rd place finish 2010
  • Arizona 5A State Runner 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 Up: 1998, 2002-2005, 2007
  • Qualified for state tournament: 1998-2001, 2003-2013
  • 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)
  • 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)

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