The Hotchkiss volleyball program is continuously looking to build on past success by seeking dedicated student athletes who understand the commitment required to compete at the highest level. Hotchkiss volleyball teams are known for their team play, scrappy defense, and good sportsmanship.
Whether it is a championship year or a rebuilding year, Hotchkiss volleyball teams compete to the last point of every match on the court. We welcome players at all levels and have three teams where players may develop their skills, enjoy the camaraderie of working together with their teammates, and strive to play with energy, enthusiasm, and good sportsmanship.
-- Eileen Sullivan, Head Coach, Varsity Volleyball
The Hotchkiss volleyball program has a long history of success, including eight New England championships (1993, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008) and six runner-up finishes. The team has also captured 15 Founders League titles, including seven since 2000 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011).
Hotchkiss athletes train and compete in the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center. The facility offers a field house boasting three full volleyball courts, a fully staffed training room, a fitness center, and numerous locker rooms and team rooms. The three volleyball courts allow the teams to practice and play side-by-side, learning from each other and encouraging each other on the court.
Head coach Eileen Sullivan has coached volleyball for more than 25 years at five schools. After winning four New England championships at Northfield Mount Hermon School, she went on to coach in Houston, TX at the Kinkaid School for eight years before returning to the northeast.
Assistant coach Christie Rawlings '85 has played for and coached both volleyball and softball for many years during her time at Hotchkiss as both a student and a faculty memberIn addition to athletics, Coach Rawlings has worked in Alumni Development and Admissions before assuming her current role as Director of Admission and Residential Life for the Hotchkiss Summer Portals program.