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Welcome to Washburn Volleyball

Check this page often for updates/schedule changes, and event happenings and all your Miller Volleyball news.

Washburn Volleyball Calendar (subject to change)

Any changes cancellations will be emailed out and posted here, so please email Coach Nelson at to be added to the email distribution list

The Game Schedule for each team can be found under the “Schedules and Rosters” tab.

The 2017 season is getting underway and we are looking forward to another great season!

Tryout and general information

The Washburn Volleyball program has great interest and support. The number of players interested in being a Miller Volleyball player has grown the last few years.

Based on our tryout numbers, some players may not be placed on a team. Our program can sustain about 45 to 50 players (4 or 5 teams of about 10).

2017 TEAMS (determined at the end of tryouts)

  • Varsity: Top level team and is highly competitive.
  • JV: Second-most skilled team generally made up of players in grades 9 through 11
  • B Squad: Third-most skilled team generally made up of players in grades 9 and 10
  • C Squad: Primarily 9th grade players. The team may be split into a 9A and 9B team to accommodate more players.

The coaching staff strives to:

  • Provide leadership and excellent instruction
  • Maintain a safe environment for our players to practice and compete in
  • Offer a fair team selection process and, if there’s a need, promote players from one team to the next
  • Give support to those players that have collegiate playing aspirations by providing general information to them and their families


Captains Practice: August 7-10, 2017
Run by the team captains. (optional, but most girls attend to prepare for try-outs)
We don’t have gym space at Washburn this year. Below are times and locations, but watch the google calendar for updates.
Mon & Wed:    at Southwest High School, 12pm-2pm
Tues & Thur:   at Calhoun, Thomas Beach at the sand volleyball courts, south side 9am-11am

Tryout Week: August 14-18, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Mon–Wed, August 14 – 16th, 9am – 12pm. Official Tryouts, players must attend
  • Thursday August 17th    9am – 12pm. First practice
  • Friday August 18th    9am – 12pm. All teams scrimmage – TBD

Team Practices Begin: August 21, 2017 9:00-12:00 or 3:30pm – 6:00pm (please keep times open)

  • Practice times may be adjusted by each individual coach.

Potluck: Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm, WHS Cafeteria

The Potluck dinner is the first opportunity to meet coaches and other parents as we kick off the 2017 Washburn Miller Volleyball season.

  • Players and at least one parent/guardian should attend.
  • Meet the booster club, sign up to volunteer to line judge, keep score, etc.
  • Games can’t be played unless we have parent volunteers.
  • Bring your checkbook for player participation fees and fill out forms.
  • An email will be sent out with details.

Scrimmage: Thursday, August 17th , 10:00am – 12pm

  • All levels will scrimmage@ Richfield High School

Scrimmage: Friday, August 25th, 9:00am – 12pm

  • Varsity only will scrimmage@ Osseo High School.  all other teams practice as usual.

Break-Down Game: Saturday, August 26th, Time TBD

  • Varsity only will play one game at Hopkins in the Breakdown Sports Volleyball Tournament vs. Bemidji.
  • there will most likely be lower level matches as well.  all teams keep your calendar open.

CARWASH: Sunday, August 27th, 11:00am – 3pm

  • This is the main fundraiser for Volleyball. All players are expected to participate. We also need parent volunteers to help. More info to follow at the potluck.

First Matches:

  • Tuesday Aug 29th, St Louis Park at Washburn
  • Thursday Sept. 7th, South at Washburn
  • Saturday Sept 9th, JV and Varsity Tournaments, TBD

Seeking Boosters:

This will be the last season for most of the booster club members as their senior players move on. We are asking parents of younger players to please consider joining us as the season gets rolling. Contact Carolyn Stark at with questions and to get on the booster’s email list.


Volleyball News and Past Years Information:

Over the past 2 years, the Volleyball Millers have had their best seasons in a long time


  • Conference and Twin City Champs for 2nd year in a row!


  • Best record in the state at 29-1
  • Conference champs
  • Twin City Champs
  • Made it to Section Finals, losing a heartbreaker to Hopkins.

Both Sydney Miller and Rachel Stark play volleyball at the college level, at Northern State in South Dakota, and Seattle University, respectively.

(You can stream their games from the college volleyball website.)

Congratulations to:

Lizzy Stark (Outside Hitter)

  • Received the 2015 AAU Volleyball Academic All American Award

Rachel Stark (Outside Hitter)

  • Named one of Star Tribunes Prep Sports Athletes of the week, Sept. 2, 2014

Sydney Miller (Setter)

  • Received national attention in June 2015 when she and her Vital Volleyball Club team competed in the AAU Girls Junior National Championships in Orlando (the photos show Sydney in her Millers uniform)

AAU Volleyball member overcomes obstacles


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Volleyball to play South

The Lady Millers of Volleyball will play the South High Tigers in their first round section game.  But wait, you can catch them on Monday October 24th when they travel to Highland Park HS to play for the Twin City Championship prior to the section game. The Lady Millers who are the #5 seed in […]

Volleyball Splashes the Lakers

The Lady Millers Volleyball made a big splash last night defeating the Lakers for Southwest High.  With a great crowd and homecoming excitement in the air the Lady Millers played some great volleyball to win in three straight matches.

Volleyball – Section Championship Bound

Volleyball won their section semifinal game vs. Benilde-St. Margaret on Wednesday!  The still undefeated Millers will take on Hopkins for the section championship on Saturday at noon at St. Louis Park High School. Good luck Millers!    PHOTO: f/go (

Girls Volleyball Play Wednesday

The girls volleyball team play in the section semifinals Wednesday at 5:30 pm at St. Louis Park High School.     If they win, they will play for the section championship on Saturday at noon at St. Louis Park High School.  

Volleyball Champs!

Volleyball ended their regular season undefeated with a 27-0 record and winning both the Conference and Twin City Championships. The Millers play have a bye for the first round of Sections and play the winner of Edina vs. Burnsville on Thursday, Oct. 29th at 5:30 pm at Washburn.   Follow the section schedule here 

We Are The Champions!!!

Last night in a packed gym that was rocking from the start to finish, the Lady Millers of Washburn Volleyball won the Minneapolis City Conference Championship with a victory over Southwest High School in 3 straight sets.  The last time the Washburn Volleyball team won the city title was in 1982. With the win over Southwest the Lady Millers […]

Volleyball still undefeated!

Volleyball wins the Subway Classic tournament in Marshall last weekend.  They remain undefeated as they play Southwest for the conference title tonight!

Volleyball puts the freeze on the Polars!

Volleyball win again in three straight sets, this time over the North High Polars. The win keeps the undefeated streak going. Next up the Subway Classic in Marshall Minnesota.

Volleyball remains undefeated!

Millers’ Volleyball won the Hopkins volleyball tournament this past weekend and remain undefeated at an impressive 17-0!  Next up the girls host Richfield tonight at 7:00pm.

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