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Welcome to DCC Volleyball

Mission:  DCC volleyball is consistently a top 4A team in the state. We value the role of high school athletics and strive to instill the importance of personal growth as a player, team member and student athlete.

Teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV), and C-Team.


Meet Our Coaches: Read about our Girls Volleyball coaches and the experience they bring to the program.

Program/Varsity Coach: Melissa Bravo

JV Coach: Melissa McArthur

C-Team Coach: Joleen Schnake

Assistant Coach: Hannah Pethtel

Assistant Coach: Maggie Mann

What To Expect

Summer Training Opportunities: please visit our Strength and Conditioning page.

Summer Strength & Conditioning this is our main pre-season training. Many of our girls play club volleyball in the Colorado Springs area and need a break or at least a reduction of time in the gym both mentally and physically so they are fresh and ready for the fall season. We want all of our girls training in the weight room to prevent injuries and increase their speed, strength and verticals, as well as preparing their bodies for the fall season. Coach Melendrez is not a PE teacher or a personal trainer, he is a certified Strength & Conditioning Coach from the NSCA. Please check out additional information in the link above.

Our varsity players are required to be in a Women’s Strength & Conditioning class, for sure in the fall but preferable in the fall and spring. All players are encouraged to be in a Women’s Strength & Conditioning class both semesters.

Queen’s typically on Wednesday nights, all summer long we do a queen of the beach style league. Come when you’re in town – if you miss for vacation, we understand, it is a flexible set up. There are 8 sessions, 2hrs. each June/July. Come get lots of touches, work on your volleyball IQ and compete with a new group each week! See the DCC Athletics page for details in the athletics announcements.

Fall Season

Pre-Season Camp: This is the week before tryouts and a free opportunity to understand the expectations for tryouts and season. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm-7pm. Contact Coach Bravo for registration starting early July.

Tryouts: Tryouts are typically 4 days (Monday – Thursday) and times may split groups depending on position, number of players or grade of players at tryouts. Be sure to register for tryouts through the DCC Athletics page. You can also see up to date Athletic Announcements for volleyball and all sports there.

Schedule: DCC Volleyball participates in the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference, this is where the most up to date annual schedule can be found.

Off Season:

  • Get in a Woman’s Strength & Conditioning Class with Coach Melendrez.

  • Club volleyball opportunities around Colorado Springs (typically tryout in June for the winter/spring club season, if you missed tryouts contact clubs they often are looking for specific positions for different teams).

  • HS Open Gyms – typically start up one day a week after spring break. Incoming freshmen can join us starting May 1st. See the DCC Athletics page for details in the athletics announcements.

Program History

Colorado 4A State Qualifier: 2021 (finished 5th), 2020* (Finished 5th),2019 (Finished 7th), 2018 (Finished 5th), 2017 (Finished 9th)

CO 4A Regional Qualifier: 2021 (Ranked 10th),2020* (Ranked 8th), 2019 (Ranked 8th),2018 (Ranked 2nd), 2017 (Ranked 18th), 2016 (Ranked 34th), 2015 (Ranked 17th), 2014 (Ranked 32nd)

Tournaments Finishes:

  • 2021 DCC Varsity Invite Champions

  • 2018 Palmer Ridge Invitational Champions

  • 2018, 2014 Grizzly Varsity Volleyball Classic Champions

  • 2015 D’Evelyn Varsity Round Robin Champions         

Varsity Team Season Record:  2021 (20-10),2020* (10-4), 2019 (19-9),2018 (25-4), 2017 (15-12), 2016 (8-17), 2015 (18-7), 2014 (13-12), 2013 (8-13), 2012 (9-13), 2011 (6-13), 2010 (2-19), 2009 (2-13)

2016, 2015 Les Schwab Tire Centers Academic Team Championship Award – overall 4A Champions

2017 Les Schwab Tire Centers Academic Team All State Award – 3.5+ GPA

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