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Congratulations to all our seniors this year!

Whirlwind 2023 seniors

We are so proud of our seniors!  They represented our Whirlwind Family so well, some for as many as 8 years!  We'd like to spotlight their favorite memories and share their plans for the future!


Senior Spotlight - Mary Pierce

Mary Pierce

18 Elite’s Middle Blocker, Mary Pierce has played for Whirlwind for 4 years.  Her favorite memory was this year’s DC tournament.  She will study Business and play volleyball at SUNY Broome.


Senior Spotlight - Sophia Palladino

Sophia Palladino

A left-side hitter for 18 Elite , Sophia Palladino, has played Whirlwind for 2 years.  Her favorite memory was when Scott got sick, so Eden’s dad and Scott’s son, Gavin had to coach us --- and we got 1st in silver!  Sophia will study Education and play volleyball at Hartwick.


Senior Spotlight - Lauren Cropp

Lauren Cropp

18 Elite’s Libero, Lauren Cropp, has played Whirlwind for 8 years.  Her favorite memory is staying in hotel rooms with her best friend, Corrina.  She will attend SUNY Oswego and play volleyball.


Senior Spotlight - Ayshah Almashni

Ayshah Almashni

A Defensive Specialist for 18 Elite, Ayshah Almashni, has played Whirlwind for 1 year.  Her favorite memory is Winning Excelsior Regional Championships.  She will study psychology and play volleyball at SUNY Broome.


Senior Spotlight - Eden Lewis

Eden Lewis

18 Elite’s Right Side Hitter, Eden Lewis, played Whirlwind for 3 years.  Her favorite memory is talking in Elena’s room about our lives and future!  She will study environmental science at Brown University.


Senior Spotlight - Corrina Paler-Large

Corrina Paler-Large

18 Elite’s setter, Corrina Paler-Large has played for Whirlwind for 7 years!  Her favorite memories are rooming with her best friend Lauren and playing volleyball with her friends every weekend.  She will study Political Science at University of Buffalo.


Whirlwind Volleyball Club

The Whirlwind Volleyball Club was established to expand Junior Olympic Volleyball in the triple cities region by offering a greater opportunity for competitive play and an enhanced volleyball training experience.  Whirlwind Volleyball believes that every player should be offered the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to excel and compete successfully at the interscholastic, regional and/or national level of youth volleyball.

We are a community-based organization committed to training and developing student athletes through competitive participation in the sport of volleyball.  We strive to provide a solid foundation of fundamental and technical skills to help participants develop, not only as athletes, but also as individuals.  Teaching positive lifelong character traits including sportsmanship, leadership, and cooperation are important to the success of our teams.

We are committed to providing the best possible environment for our volleyball players to reach their maximum playing potential through excellence in coaching and community support.  Our players will be challenged to excel not only for their own personal growth but also for the betterment of their team, the organization, the development of area club coaches and the communities in which they live.

The Whirlwind Volleyball Club is a member club of the Iroquois-Empire Volleyball Association (IREVA) ( who is a member region of USA Volleyball ( 

Whirlwind Individualized Training (June)

In June and July, we will be offering multiple, small group, limited to 4 players, training sessions! The trainings will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and it is being offered to EVERYONE - you DON’T have to be a Whirlwind registered member to participate. Each session will be an hour and include a Whirlwind coach and a maximum of 4 players. These training sessions will focus on specific skills for specific age levels - please note the age level when you sign up. Please use the link below to register for a time slot, we are accepting registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The cost for these sessions is $30/session per player. Payment can be made via venmo to @tracy-manning-12 or by cash/check the night of the session.

All sessions will be at the STCC.

Register below for June! Happy volleying!

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Please support our 16 Elite Whirlwind volleyball team

Please support our 16 Elite Whirlwind volleyball team as the girls have been given an amazing opportunity to compete at Nationals in
Chicago on July 2-6.

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Tracy Manning

Whirlwind VBC Administrator

Phone: 607-725-9412

Whirlwind Volleyball Club Sponsors

The businesses below help make what we do possible. Please show your support to these local businesses and thank them for their commitment to our organization. Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to contact our webmaster and learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

Sponsored by Trinity Equestrian Center

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Sponsored by Schaffer Darpino Flooring

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