Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball State Tournament: June 16-17 in Shakopee
State’s first major boys’ volleyball event since the Minnesota State High School League rejected proposal to make it a sanctioned sport in Minnesota
June 15, 2021
Shakopee, Minn. — Media are invited to the Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball State Tournament on June 16-17 at Shakopee High School. It is the state’s first major boys volleyball event since the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) rejected a proposal to make it a sanctioned sport in May.
“The result of last month’s vote was difficult for Minnesota’s volleyball community, but we remain committed to collaborating with the MSHSL and are optimistic for the future,” said Jenny Kilkelly, Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball Association Director and President. “This tournament is an opportunity to showcase the talent, passion and diversity of the student athletes who participate in boys volleyball. We can’t wait!”
The Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball Association has more than 70 teams and 800 athletes across the state and more than double the participation numbers and schools than when boys lacrosse was sanctioned in 2007. Twenty-four other states offer boys high school volleyball as an officially recognized sport supported by its local high school league.
WHO: On-site media contacts
Jenny Kilkelly: 612-759-5222
Krista Flemming: 952-288-3319
WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
**The championship game will be at 4 p.m. on June 17, followed by an award ceremony
WHERE: Shakopee High School
100 17th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
**Enter through the activities entrance on the west side of the building (near the tennis courts at 17th and Koeper)
Sixteen teams will participate in the state tournament scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, ending with the State Championship match scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. on June 16 and at 9:30 a.m. on June 17. An award ceremony and all-tournament team selection will follow the championship match. Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Click here to view the tournament schedule, team information and game results.
About the Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball Association
The Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was formed in January 2018. It was created with the purpose of providing boys an opportunity to connect and identify with their high schools while playing the second most popular sport for men in the world – volleyball. In the spring of 2018, 22 schools competed in Minnesota’s first-ever boys high school volleyball season. Just over 3,300 Minnesota boys have participated in boys high school volleyball since its 2018 debut. Today, there are more than 70 teams and 800 athletes playing across the state. Learn more at mnboyshighschoolvolleyball.com or follow on Facebook or Twitter.