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CVC Information Sessions in October

Learn more about our plans for the season at our information sessions. Meet coaches, players and families that are the foundation of our great club. These sessions are for both new families as well as those who have been with us before, as we always have new announcements and information. No need to RSVP or register, just come and bring your questions. We will hold these sessions on:

  • Sunday, October 9th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Roger Carter Center, Ellicott City, MD
  • Monday, October 10th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Ellicott Mills Middle School
  • Saturday, October 29th, 4:30pm -6:30pm at at Veterans Elementary School

Dates & Times Announced for 2016-17 CVC Tryouts

We are excited to announce the dates, times and locations for our 2016-17 tryouts for all of our age groups. We will turn on registration in October, but in the mean time, save these dates on your calendar! All tryouts will be at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex in Ellicott City, MD.

Saturday, November 5th:
12U: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
13U: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday, November 6th
12U & 13U: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Saturday, November 12th:
14U: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
15U: 8:00AM – 11:00AM
16U: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
17U: 8:00AM – 11:00AM
18U: 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Sunday, November 13th
14U & 15U: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
16U – 18U: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

CVC Red Hornets Development Program

The Columbia Volleyball Club has established a development program tailored to younger players looking to enhance their skills in order to eventually play club volleyball once they reach an appropriate age. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR BEGINNER PLAYERS. We like for our players in this program to have basic skills (passing, setting & serving) and at least 1 year of recreation volleyball experience.

The Red Hornets development program is coached by CVC coaches and Senior players and is a fun learning environment where young athletes can learn more about this great sport, make friends and work on volleyball skills. This is not a club travel team; there will be no tournament play… although there will be plenty of scrimmaging, games and fun contests once the girls get more comfortable.

The Red Hornets Program will meet once a week (Mondays) starting in November and going through May 2017.

Dates / Times / Location:
This program runs at the Roger Carter  Center in Ellicott City
November 21st – May 15th (We meet on Mondays and we will break for Holidays and Spring Break)
All practices will run from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Roger Carter Center: 3000 Milltowne Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Cost: $370

Age Group: 10 – 12 years-old, using September 1, 2017 as the determining date*

Registration: Please fill out the Red Hornets registration form below and bring your check for $370 to the first session on November 21st. There are no tryouts for this program so you do not have to attend tryouts sessions in November, unless you are trying out for one of our CVC teams (12U or 13U).


Red Hornets Program Registration


CVC Pre-Tryout Workouts for High School Players

We are offering work-out sessions with our CVC coaching staff prior to tryouts in November. This gives players the opportunity to work on their skills and provides our coaches another opportunity to see them before 250+ players show up for tryouts a few weeks later. We will have two sessions in October. Both sessions will be at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex from 1pm-4pm and will cost $15 at the door (cash or check). Please Register/RSVP below and pay when you come to the work-out.

October 22nd, 1:00pm – 4:00pm @ Meadowbrook Athletic Complex

October 29th: 1:00pm – 4:00pm @ Meadowbrook Athletic Complex

Register/RSVP For Clinics Here (pay at the door)

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CVC’s Gabrielle Peitsch Commits to University of Tennessee

Congratulations to CVC’s Gabrielle Peitsch for verbally committing to the University of Tennessee (D1). Gabby is an All-County Junior Middle Hitter at Marriotts Ridge HS and played on the 18U Comets team this season. Congrats Gabby!

CVC’s Elayna Williams Named to USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance Team

Congratulations to CVC’s Elayna Williams for being named to the 2016 USA Volleyball’s Indoor High Performance program. Elayna was named to the USAV Continental HP Team Program and will participate and compete in the USA High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in July.

CVC Players Announce College Commitments

On Thursday April 21st our 18U Comets Team had their final practice of the season. It was a very successful season highlighted by top 5 finishes at 5 different major tournaments up and down the east coast. Each of our comets will be moving to play volleyball at the next level in the collegiate realm, and we wish them all the luck as they continue to represent our club in the years to come. All of the players are pictured in their college shirts which are (from left to right, back row): Hannah Lyons– Susquehanna, Hannah Siaurusaitis– York College, Gabby Pietsch– University of Tennessee, Saadia Sahadeo– Shepherd University, Sierra Hill– Barton College, Taylor Mungin– University of Pittsburgh. (from left to right, front row) Delaney Gough– Emory, Kasey Bost– Susquehanna University, Karli Dorsey– Geneva College and Caroline Dangel –Widener.

We wish them all the best as they move forward, and we can’t wait to watch them play at the next level!

– Michael Rainbow, Head Coach, 18U Comets

CVC 13U Eagles win Bronze at CHRVA Regionals & earn bid to USAV Nationals

We are happy to announce that the CVC 13U Eagles won Bronze at the CHRVA Regionals this Saturday, April 23rd and has earned a bid to represent CVC and CHRVA at the 2016 USAV Junior Girls National Championships in Indianapolis, IN this summer.  Congratulations!

Members of the team are Hannah Carroll (St. Louis School), Mary Grace Goyena (St. Louis School), Alyssa Kelly (St. Louis School), Ashley Kiss (St. Patrick’s School), Madison Mayer (St. Louis School), Kelsey Miller (Elkridge Landing MS), Rachel Odonkor (Bethel Christian Academy), Brenna O’Reilly (St. Louis School), Chidinma Onukwugha (Elkridge Landing MS), Twyla Thornton (Bethel Christian Academy), Tabitha You (Clarksville Middle School), and Emily Yang (St. Louis School). The Eagles are coached by Larry Schofield (Atholton H.S.) and Lynn Paynter (River Hill H.S.).

CVC 12U Falcons Win Silver at CVC Invitational

CVC’s 12U Falcons won the Silver Medal at the CVC Invitational on March6, 2016. The Falcons capped off a busy weekend after finishing in the Gold Bracket of the CVC Open Invitational in Glenwwod, MD on Saturday, by finishing 2nd in the tournament on Sunday. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Madison Wray, Reyna Peterman, Brooke Laumann and Corinne Chau (back row, left to right) Coach Mike Bossom, Julia Pribac, Melina Brooking, Kelenna Onukwugha, Brianna Bossom, Lindsay Kelley, Ayanna Pharaoh and Erin Faughnan.

CVC 13U Hawks won the Sliver medal at the Baltimore Elite 13/14 Invitational

CVC 13U Hawks won the Sliver medal on Sunday, 3/6/16, at the Baltimore Elite 13/14 Invitational held at Leadership Through Athletics in Baltimore.  Pictured (Front Row) Mae Kim, Jacqueline Romo, Holli Kraisser, Gabby Tseytlin, Julia Mamo.  (Back Row) Coach Dana Mitchell, Kylie O’Connor, Swetha Sethuraj, Katie Trenchard, Rachel George, Kiana Kadivar, Claire Kelly, Zoe Zenker, Coach Kate Shea.

CVC 18U Comets Finish Strong in Boston

CVC 18U Comets traveled North to Boston to compete in the 2016 Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival. The Comets finished 4th out of 36 teams in the competitive 18 USA division, falling in the Semi-Finals of the Gold Bracket. Great job Comets!

CVC 16U Lightning Wins Gold at the CVC 15/16’s Presidents’ Fest

The CVC 16 Lightning team won the Columbia’s 15/16’s Presidents’ Fest on Sunday, February 28 at the Elkridge Volleyball House.  They came in first out of 12 teams.  They were 13-0 in sets and 5-0 in matches for the day… Defeating MVSA 16 Hott Shotts in the final.

CVC 13U Eagles win Silver at the BAVA 13/14 Invitational

CVC 13U Eagles win Silver at the BAVA 13/14 Invitational on Sunday, February 28th.

Capitol Hill Classic Recap: Another Successful Outing for CVC Teams

Another great Capitol Hill Classic experience for CVC. All teams experienced some great competition, as our teams were among 900+ teams to compete in this year’s tournament. We had 7 teams make it to the medal brackets on Monday. Some notable achievements:

  • The 16U age group was well represented in their respective Gold Brackets as our 16U Thunder went undefeated all weekend until their first medal round match of the Patriot Division on Monday and 16U Lightning battled it out for a 9th place finish in the Open Division.
  • 13U Eagles continuing their strong season, placing 3rd in the 13U Open Division
  • 12U Falcons, with a very young roster, makes its mark with a 5th place finish.
  • From an individual performance perspective, Chidinma Onukwugha of the 13U Eagles, wins “Best Blocker” for the 13U Open Division

For more detailed results, visit the Sports Wrench Website, but here is a quick breakdown of how our teams did this weekend.

12U Falcons: Finished in Gold Bracket, 5th out of 32 teams in the 12U Division
13U Raptors: Finished in the Flight 2 bracket in the 13U Club Division
13U Hawks: Finished in the Silver bracket, 19th out of 56 teams in the 13U Club Division
13U Eagles: Finished in the Gold Bracket 3rd out of 24 teams in the 13U Open Division
14U Cardinals: Finished in the Flight 4 Bracket, in the 14U Club Division
14U Condors: Finished in the Flight 1 Bracket, in the 14U Open Division
15U Typhon: Finished in the Silver Bracket, 11th out of 24 teams in the 15U Patriot Division
15U Storm: Finished in the Flight 3 Bracket, in the 15U Open Division
16U Thunder: Finished in the Gold Bracket, 5th out of 56 teams in the 16U Patriot Division
16U Lightning: Finished in the Gold Bracket, 9th out of 64 teams in the 16U Open Division
17U Stars: Finished in the Flight 2 Bracket in the 17U Patriot Division
17U Eclipse: Finished in the Bronze Bracket, 27th out of 64 teams in the 17U Open Division
18U Comets: Finished in the Flight 1 Bracket in the 18U Open Division

CVC Player Wins “Best Blocker” at the Capitol Hill Classic

Chidinma Onukwugha, a Middle Hitter for the 13U Eagles, was named “Best Blocker” at the 2016 ASICS Capitol Hill Classic on Monday, February 15th. Onukwugha won the award in the 13U Open Division.

CVC 13U Eagles Place 3rd at Capitol Hill Classic

CVC’s 13U Eagles continued their outstanding season by placing 3rd in the 13U Open Division of the Capitol Hill Classic.

CVC 16U Lightning Wins Gold at the CVC 16’s Invitational

The Columbia Volleyball Club 16U-1 team won the gold medal at the CVC 16’s Invitational at Volleyball House on Sunday, February 7th.  They were 13-0 in sets and 5-0 in matches for the day! They defeated Premier Volleyball Club in the final, 25-18 and 25-18.

CVC Online Spirit Wear Store Now Open

CVC’s Online Spirit Wear Store is now open and receiving orders. We will keep the store open until Sunday, February 21st, then close it while our partner, Rocky Gorge Apparel, continues to produce the items that are ordered. Orders will be processed as they are submitted and we will deliver the items to your practices. Items should take approximately 1-2 weeks, based on availability of the product to be embroidered or screen printed.. If you order in the next few days we will do our best to have items ready for Capitol Hill Classic.

Click Here to Visit the CVC Online Store

15U Typhoon takes 2nd at the BAVA 15/16 Invitational

CVC 15U Typhoons took 2nd in the gold bracket at the BAVA 15/16 Invitational at Washington College on January 31st.

CVC 17U Eclipse take 3rd at 2016 JVA Steel City Freeze

CVC 17U Eclipse finished 3rd in the 17/18 division of the 2016 JVA Steel City Freeze Tournament on January 30-31st. The Eclipse finished with a record of 5-2 (3-2 vs. 18s teams and 2-0 vs. 17s teams), placing them 1st of the seven 17U teams in attendance.  Great Job Eclipse!