Club Close up: Southwest MN Volleyball
Southwest MN Volleyball came to be in 2016 led by Mike Dalager and the Boddy couple, Alex and Tyler. Their five teams have been making their presence known throughout the season and we can’t wait to learn more about…
Southwest MN Volleyball came to be in 2016 led by Mike Dalager and the Boddy couple, Alex and Tyler. Their five teams have been making their presence known throughout the season and we can’t wait to learn more about the coaches and girls that make up this great program.
Philosophy: We love their team-centered goals:
1. To help each athlete increase their volleyball skill level through structured practices.
2. To help each athlete to understand the importance of the sport of volleyball from individual, team and
3. To help each athlete approach the game of volleyball with good sportsmanship, a strong work ethic
and high motivation.
4. To have fun and successfully work with great teammates and staff members!
Schedule: The eleven coaches have put together a competitive schedule for all 49 athletes.
The two national level teams are 18-1 and 16-1. They will be the AAU Grand Prix is Siox Falls, Rochester Cup, Molten Cup, M1 Pre-Nationals and the AAU Junior National Championship in Florida. The 18-1’s team returns 6 of the 11 players from last year; they took first place in the 17-American division at the Northern Lights Qualifier in 2017.
College Pathway: They have several players who will continue their volleyball career in college and
Whitney Schwartz -U of M Morris
Alexis Ferrell – Southwest MN State University
Ellie Thein– South Dakota State University
Sydney Schwitters- Univ. of Northwestern/St Paul
Watch list: there are still many great players for colleges who are searching for well-rounded athletes.
Maddie Guetter: 5’11” OH from Wabasso; grad. yr 2019
Karoline Dahl: 5’9” MB/RS from Dawson-Boyd; grad. yr 2021
Brynn Hoekman: 6′ MB from MCC; grad. yr 2021
Features: This club is special because of its hardworking, friendly coaches. They have a great website, affordable players’ fees, and knowledgeable coaches . They promote their players college careers by offering helpful recruiting information. Their “player planning timeline” clearly lays out how to be successful student athlete and make the transition into college :http://www.swmnvb.com/recruiting-info.htm