Coaches, Lady Warriors assist aspiring volleyball athletes at WVC's second annual volleyball camp

From left, Wabash Valley College Assistant Volleyball Coach Syreeta Willis is joined by Head Volleyball Coach Mark Colvin and sophomore Payton Sievers as they offer some guidance to campers on Thursday morning. The three-day camp at Wabash Valley College will conclude on Friday.

MOUNT CARMEL -- As a collegiate athletic program, your student-athletes' success on the court, as well as your success in the classroom are crucial, but not just that.

In order to be a truly established and thriving program, you need to engage your community with community outreach. Wabash Valley College volleyball, having just kickstarted the program a season ago, held its second volleyball camp this week over the course of three days, spanning from Wednesday to Friday.

The camp was divided into two sessions, for grade school level aspiring volleyball players from 9 a.m. to noon each of three days, followed by a high school level session for girls, from 1-4 p.m. each day.

Attendees at the camp included numerous girls in the community looking to refine their volleyball skills, as well as some potential future recruits who could don the Lady Warrior jersey one day. They were given pointers by a host of Wabash Valley College volleyball student-athletes, but also WVC Head Volleyball Coach Mark Colvin and assistant WVC Volleyball Coach Syreeta Willis.

Colvin and Willis ran the young ladies through a variety of drills, including serving drills, passing drills, setting drills, and drills on receiving serves, which included one-on-one instruction with some of the girls to improve their mechanics. Colvin and Willis, along with some of the Lady Warriors athletes, provided words of wisdom to the aspiring athletes while they took a break from drills.

The camp will conclude on Friday and all the young ladies will receive Wabash Valley College volleyball camp t-shirts, along with instrumental advice to serve them well on their volleyball journey.

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