Iowa Rockets Volleyball Club Qualifies TWO teams at MEQ

Iowa Rockets 16R and 17R

Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 17R and 16R on going UNDEFEATED at the Mid-East Qualifier last weekend and earning the American bid for both age groups.

17R is led by David Rodgers and the team not only went undefeated in match play but never lost a set along the way.

16R is led by Lauren Hansen and they only lost one set all weekend to Circle City 16 White.

Iowa Rockets 16R
Iowa Rockets 17R

Congratulations to both of these teams and their terrific job on Qualifying for USA Nationals.

CIA 17 Black Qualifies for Nationals

17Black Crossroads

Congratulations to CIA 17 Black for qualifying in the USA division last weekend at Colorado Crossroads!  They went 8-2 over the tournament defeating CoJrs 17 Malia, Rockwood Thunder 17 Navy in the first two rounds of the Gold bracket.  They lost to HJV 17 Premier in a great match losing 16-18 in the third set. The team came back and defeated Tsunami Volleyball 17 Rafael to take third place and win a bid to Nationals in Indianapolis!


Johnston 18 National Qualifies for Nationals

Congratulations to Johnston 18 National.  They competed at the Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifier and finished in 3rd place and earned a bid to the National Tournament at the end of April.

They went 9-1 at the tournament and only lost three sets.  The team defeated Extreme Mavs 18-1 in the first round of bracket play and then followed it by beating #1 seed AZ EVJ 18N1 Gilbert in the Elite 8 to win a bid and send them to the semi-final where they lost to Colorado Summit 18 Black.  They finished their tournament by defeating Main Beach 18 Gold to take 3rd.

Congratulations on all of your hard work!

2016 Boy’s Clinic Series

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Forty-three boys attended the clinic on Feb 20. Boys came from Nebraska, Minnesota and Missouri as well as the Iowa boys.
The Grand View Men’s volleyball players and coaches ran the clinic. They had just come back from a 5 set match at Graceland the night before.
Thanks for all those who attended. I know many are looking forward to the March 5 Boys Clinic at Loras College in Dubuque. If you have not sign up do so now.   Sign Up Form

Johnston 14U Boys Qualify for Nationals

The Johnston 14U Boys volleyball team finished in 2nd place at the Dennis Lafata Gateway Classic in St. Louis, February 13-15.  They came in as the #8 seed and beat the #1 and #4 seed on their way to the championship match, where they fell to the #2 seed 352 Elite in the finals.  With this finish, they earned a bid to play at the Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas in June.  Congratulations guys!


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Seven of the Top 10 NAIA MVB Teams to Appear in Molten Invitational

 In this weekend’s 2016 Molten Invitational hosted by No. 2 ranked Grand View, seven of the top 10 teams in the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 poll will compete in one of the premier men’s volleyball tournament’s in the country.

GVU Viking

The tournament will be held from Thursday, Jan. 28 through Saturday, Jan. 30 inside the Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center in Des Moines, Iowa on the campus of Grand View University.

The following ranked teams will compete over the weekend, No. 1 Missouri Baptist, No. 2 Grand View, No. 4 St. Ambrose, No. 5 Warner, No. 7 Graceland, No. 8 Park and No. 10 Hope International. Below are the matchups.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

  • No. 10 Hope vs No. 5 Warner – 4:30 p.m. Court 1
  • No. 2 Grand View vs Missouri Valley – 7 p.m. Court 1
  • No. 10 Hope International vs No. 7 Graceland Court 2

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

  • No. 5 Warner vs No. 1 MBU – 10:30 a.m. Court 1
  • Missouri Valley vs Cardinal Stritch – 10:30 a.m. Court 2
  • No. 2 Grand View vs No. 10 Hope International – 1 p.m. Court 1
  • No. 8 Park vs No. 4 St. Ambrose – 1 p.m. Court 2
  • No. 7 Graceland vs No. 5 Warner – 3 p.m. Court 1
  • Missouri Valley vs Morningside – 3 p.m. – Court 2
  • No. 7 Graceland vs Cardinal Stritch – 5 p.m. Court 1
  • No. 10 Hope vs Morningside – 5 p.m. Court 2
  • No. 2 Grand View vs No. 8 Park – 7 p.m. – Court 1
  • No. 4 St. Ambrose vs No. 1 MBU – 7 p.m. – Court 2

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

  • Cardinal Stritch vs Ottawa – 10 a.m. Court 1
  • No. 4 St. Ambrose vs Morningside – 10 a.m. Court 2
  • No. 2 Grand View vs No. 1 Missouri Baptist – 12 p.m. Court 1
  • No. 8 Park vs No. 5 Warner – 12 p.m. Court 2
  • No. 10 Hope vs Cardinal Stritch – 2 p.m. Court 1
  • No. 4 St. Ambrose vs Ottawa – 2 p.m. Court 2
  • No. 5 Warner vs Morningside – 4 p.m. Court 1




Congratulations CIS 18M!

The Iowa Region would like to congratulate the Central Iowa Select (CIS) 18M on their 4th place finish in Chicago.  This 4th place finish earned them a Bid to Girls’s Junior Nationals in the USA Division.

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Boys Clinic Feb 20th at Grand View Univ.


4th Annual Boys Volleyball clinic Feb 20th

Announcing the 4th Boys Volleyball clinic Feb. 20th at Grand View University in Des Moines Iowa. Join in an exciting clinic put on by the Grand View Men’s Volleyball team and the Iowa Region. The Vikings are ranked #2 in the NAIA Men’s Volleyball ranking. The team’s coach Donan Cruz will run the clinic. Coach Cruz has been named 2014 AVCA -NAIA Men’s Coach of the Year. Coach Cruz had also been a National High Performance Championship Team Head coach for several season. With all this coaching experience and the exciting and explosive players from Grand View this should be a great clinic. Join us

  • 20, 2016
  • Grand View University Johnson Wellness Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Boys ages 10-18
  • Cost $25- bring a check made out to Iowa Volleyball Region.
  • Sign Up at

Grandview Boys’ Clinic Flyer

If you have any questions, contact Lynne or Brett by phone at 515-727-1860

Or Email or .

Boys Clinic Drawing Winners


In conjunction with the Boys Volleyball Clinic on September 20, each week until the clinic we are giving away 2 FREE TICKETS to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament at Wells Fargo.

Congratulations to the following …

  • Week 1 – Mitchel Johnson (Urbandale)
  • Week 2 – Brayden Borst (Altoona)
  • Week 3 – Carter Wolford (West Des Moines)
  • Week 4 – Palin Narsian (West Des Moines)

Best Recruiter

  • Austin Ledesma (Johnston) – he wins  a New Men’s Flistatec Volleyball

To sign up for the Boys Volleyball Clinic on September 20 Click Here