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Volleyball - Girls

Madison West Girls Volleyball

About Girls Volleyball
Madison West High School fields Girl's Volleyball teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman levels. All teams compete in the Big Eight conference. Open tryouts begin in mid-August (per WIAA rules) and the season runs from late August through late October.

Join the Girls Volleyball Email List (or send an email to and ask to be added)
To stay up-to-date with everything you need to know for the 2019 season, make sure you join the West Girls Volleyball email list.

West Athletics Girls Volleyball Home Page HERE 
- Results for the current season are located HERE

TRYOUT TIPS from Coach Sperstad


Q: Any t-shirts that should be avoided, ie club team?
A: Yes, no club apparel will be permitted during the 2 tryout days (t-shirts, backpacks, socks, etc). This is to ensure unbiased evaluation of athletes. 

Q: Will we be practicing everyday during the season?
A: Our practice schedule will depend on the school schedule. If the school is open everyday during the week then we will be practicing every day during the week.

Q: Will players be able to do club and high school if the seasons overlap?
A: The expectation is that anyone on the team is prioritizing West volleyball. We will not have weekend tournaments so it may be possible to play both but if there are conflicts, West will need to come first. Feel free to email and discuss this more with Coach Ben if you have concerns.

Q: What will the tryouts be like?
A: Two separate groups on Feb. 22nd and the 23rd. Times are tbd for each group.
Group 1. Freshman*
Group 2. Upperclassmen
*Freshman can be invited to the upperclassman tryouts on day two if there is potential to join JV/Varsity
-Expect to have warm-ups, some drills, and some scrimmaging
-Try outs can be nerve wracking, but try your best and be proud that you’ve put yourself out there. We want to see skill, effort, someone who has a good attitude, and is a good teammate. 
-There is a ton of advice on YouTube- here is one!

Q: When are the Freshman tryouts? What are the dates for the  JV/ Varsity tryouts?

A: Monday and Tuesday, Feb 22nd and 23rd. Times have not been set.

Q: Do we need to get new physicals for this year if you're a sophomore?
A: If you got your physical when you were a freshman you should be ok.....if it was more than two years ago you would need to get a new one

Q: How many freshmen have been on the two teams the last two years?
A: Last year the freshman teams had 13 and 14 athletes respectively. 

Q: How many students make the teams?
A: It depends on the team and the players. Each team generally takes 12-15 players.

Q: Are we going to have captain's practice/open gyms before tryouts?
A:  We will get those set up as soon as the gyms are open. 

Q:If a freshman goes to the freshman tryouts can they still make varsity or jv?
A: Yes. All freshmen will be at the first tryout. If there's someone that we think is more advanced than we would ask them to come to the upperclassmen time slots to try out.

Q: Will there be cuts?
A: Yes for JV and Varsity. There were ~13/14 students on each of the Freshman teams so depending on how many athletes we have we may have to have Freshman cuts due to limited staff, resources, and gym space. 

Q: Is my physical still valid?
A: If you are not sure, you can email Coach Ben and he can double-check for a valid physical on file. If you had a physical in 2019 you are good. If you had one in 2018 that may be expired by tryouts.





Head Coach Ben Sperstad

Lisa Paasch - JV Coach

Katelyn Brengosz - Freshman Coach

Jeannine Washkuhn - Freshman Coach

MWABA Contacts

Girls Volleyball: Lisa Anderson