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Grit Volleyball provides players a safe environment to grow as an athlete and as a person. Players are allowed to work through their mistakes and develop their volleyball skills throughout the season. They are taught life skills through the game. In addition to providing opportunities for many of our players to play at the collegiate level, we also welcome players who join our programs for reasons other than going to play in college.

For the players

Every player on the team will get a chance to play in almost every match so they all have the opportunity to develop throughout the season. At most tournaments, the players that cheer on the players in Set 1 will get a chance to play in Set 2. With every player getting the same amount of playing time opportunities, the gap between players stay relatively small. They will be well-rounded and ready to play at the next level with performance training and weight training.

For the parents

Our coaches go through the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach program. We pursue winning and teach life lessons through sports.

Since every player gets a chance to develop at practice and tournaments, the value that every parent receives will be similar. Our goals for parents is to say that they love to watch their daughters play after every tournament.


Seng Chiu
Indoor Volleyball Director
(703) 597-5553

Class of 2019

Anna Dean  - Christopher Newport University
Taylor James - Presbyterian College

Class of 2017

Becca Madgwick - Randolph-Macon College
Jasmine Roy - Marymount University
Kylie Thomas - Virginia Tech University
Megan O'Hara  - Christopher Newport University
Samantha Plesce -  Christopher Newport University
Taylor Heishman - The College of William & Mary
Vanessa Marinelli - University at Buffalo

Class of 2015

Alethia Quintero - University of Hawaii-Hilo
Allie Fellows - University of San Diego
Ally Ford - University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Emily Solis  - Navy
Jessica Wang - University of Chicago
Josie Lucernoni - Christopher Newport University
Samantha Purnell - University of Miami

Class of 2018

Anne Louise Seekford: The College of William & Mary
Carly Middleton: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Heather Merryman: George Washington University
Katie Buckalew: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Lauren Tracy: Christopher Newport University
Maddie Erb: Christopher Newport University
Madison Carter: Christopher Newport University
Morgan Biggs: Dickinson College

Class of 2016

Abby DeVido - Palm Beach Atlantic University
Angela Tender - UNC-Wilmington
Brooke Stanley - Winthrop University
Elise Dumouchelle - Saint Francis University
Emma McLaughlin  - Davidson College
Jojo Oakley -  Connecticut College
Lauren Simons - Emory University
Melody Caloyannides - Virginia Tech University
Sarah Root - University of Tennessee-Chattanooga