Announcements Bellaire Volleyball

First Week

posted Aug 6, 2017, 10:20 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Aug 7, 2017, 12:07 AM ]

What's that?

"The first week of the season is over."

That sounded like a big exhale?  

Deep breath...exhale slowly!  

Tryouts, 2-a-Days and some of the most competitive scrimmages in Houston.  The first week is always tough....on everyone: players, parents and coaches.  I can say with certainty, no one likes tryouts, dealing with uncertainty while constantly being evaluated over the following week is unnerving and stressful.  Entering my 5th year as a Bellaire Volleyball parent, I can say the first week of each season has been EXACTLY THE SAME.  My girls enjoyed the week; but, were stressed and knew they were constantly being evaluated.

With each season, the newly formed teams are very different from the previous season; each with their own "persona" and "demeanor:" And I'm very excited about the 2017 Bellaire Volleyball teams!  Watching the scrimmages Saturday, these Bellaire teams showed a lot of passion, intensity and excitement on the court!  The varsity and JV teams are much younger than years past and they play an exciting and emotional game.  They are putting everything out on the court!  It's exciting and fun to watch!

Coach Ap said she "loves this group of players!"  Bellaire Volleyball JV is loaded in 2017. I saw Coach Martin smiling and giving out a lot of high fives on the sideline.  Rest assured, when this happens, a good thing is happening on the JV court, a very very good thing!!! Even Coach Tomlinson let it slip to me, that she felt this 2017 group of freshmen just might be the most talented she has had since coaching at Bellaire High.  That's really saying something as the freshmen "Chicks" have only dropped two district matches over the last three years. This freshmen class is very special.  Case in point, a number of freshmen will see the floor in a varsity uniform; and the JV squad is bolstered by youth as well.  

Bellaire is blessed with leadership from some very talented upper classmen as well.  Although smaller in number, the upper classmen are extremely talented and experienced with a returning 3-time all-district DS and a middle hitter with a newly aquired club national champion gold medal.  Juniors on the JV squad have made a habit of winning and demonstrate the leadership attributes which will serve them well on the way to another district championship.   

On behalf of the Bellaire Volleyball Booster Club, welcome to the 2017 Bellaire Volleyball Season!  Enjoy, love on and support our student-athletes and coaches as they make another run to dominate the competition this season.

David Hawes
Bellaive Volleyball Booster Club

SPECIAL NOTE: Please, please, please... if you have not joined the Booster Club please do so this week.  Give the money and form to any booster club board member.  We will have Potbelly Sandwitches delivered to the Pearland Tournament and we really want everyone to have one without jeopardizing their eligibility.

Picture Day Has Been Rescheduled

posted Aug 6, 2017, 10:20 PM by Bellaire Volleyball

The team photo session originally scheduled for Monday has been postponed.  We expect to announce the rescheduled date by end of this week.  Please check back on and follow BellaireVball on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information on rescheduling of team photos.

First 2017 Competition Tuesday

posted Aug 6, 2017, 10:19 PM by Bellaire Volleyball

Tuesday night, Bellaire Volleyball’s season opener will be against the Lady Bulldogs of Fort Bend Austin.  

2:30 pm: Team Bus Departs Bellaire High
4:30 pm: freshman
5:30 pm: JV
6:30 pm: Varsity

Stephen F. Austin High School
3434 Pheasant Creek Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498

Please subscribe to the Bellaire Volleyball Google Calendar to receive logistical information and updates for all Lady Cardinal Competitions.

John Turner Classic (Pearland) Tournament

posted Aug 6, 2017, 10:19 PM by Bellaire Volleyball

Once again, the Bellaire Lady Cardinals will compete in the largest and most competitive high school volleyball tournament in the United States: The Adidas John Turner Volleyball Classic.

Day 1 Schedule:
    7:45 AM:  Depart Bellaire in parent carpool
    8:00 AM: Team Check @ Pearland High School
    9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony @ Pearland High School

Day 1 Competition
     Pearland Jr High East  Court 20
     2315 Old Alvin Rd, Pearland, TX 77581
  •   11:30 AM: vs George Ranch (20)
  •     3:15 PM: vs Midway (21)
  •     4:30 PM: vs Hays (61)
Day 2 and Day 3 schedules are dependent upon how well the Lady Cardinals play the day before.  Check AES for Pearland Tournament schedule updates, scores and playing schedule for the Lady Cardinals and any other team in the tournament. Bellaire Cardinal fans should bookmark the Bellaire AES link link on their smartphones and follow @BellaireVball on Twitter for score updates and logistic information.

BELLAIRE HIGH LINK:  AES Schedule for Bellaire (

 Pearland Tournament Details: go to:

 Single Day Ticket: 
  • $12.00 for Adults; 
  • $8 Senior Citizens; 
  • $5 Students. 
Tournament pass
  • $30.00 for Adults; 
  • $20 Senior Citizens; 
  • $12 for Students
 - No passes will be allowed from any district or coaching organization.
 - According to website, NO CONCESSIONS at our Day 1 location (Pearland Jr High East)

Cy-Falls Scrimmages

posted Aug 3, 2017, 11:56 AM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 12:04 PM ]

Important things to know about Friday’s scrimmages at Cy-Falls

Players arrive at Belliare High before 7:20am, Buses exit the teachers’ parking lot at 7:30 sharp.

The parking lots at Cy-Falls High school are under construction and closed to the public.  Parents are to park in front of the school on the Tuckerton side of the lot.  Signage with arrows will be up to help guide you. Parents will enter on the side of the school. Water fountains are operational; but, players should bring their own water.

  - JV: Lego Gym (first gym on the left)
  - Freshman: Performance Gym (second gym on the left)
  - Varsity: Auxiliary Gym (the third gym on the left)

Parents should bring chairs; the bleachers will be retracted closed as all of the courts will be used. A limited concession stand will be open.

Cypress Falls High School
9811 Huffmeister Rd, 
Houston, TX 77095

Revised: 2017 First Week Schedule

posted Jul 31, 2017, 8:32 AM by Bellaire Volleyball

REVISED: New times for 2-per-day practices.

2017 First Week Schedule

2017 Tryout Requirements

posted Jul 28, 2017, 6:50 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 8:02 AM ]

All players must provide the following 3 forms during registration or prior to tryouts.  

New Bellaire Volleyball players must have the parent approval and emergency medical authorization form, notarized to tryout for a Bellaire Volleyball team.  Returning players are NOT required to have the parent participation and emergency medical authorization form notarized unless there has been a change in their legal guardian.

Lady Cardinals Honored

posted Jul 28, 2017, 6:40 PM by Bellaire Volleyball

Three Lady Cardinal graduates from the class of 2017 received scholarships from The Anchor Foundation in honor of Brianna and Jade Robinson.

Ella Hawes, 2017 co-captain and three-time All-District Libero/Setter, who will attend the University of Texas in Austin, Ellie Shaw, 2017 co-captain, who will attend Texas A&M, and Evony Nelson, who will major in Mechanical Engineering at Indiana Tech while playing volleyball for the Lady Warriors were the 2017 Anchor Foundation scholarship award recipients.  The scholarship funds will be used to offset costs of college text books and other required class materials.  Stacey Robinson awarded the scholarships in a ceremony at Bellaire High on July 13, 2017.

Stacey Robinson established The Anchor Foundation in the aftermath of a tragic automobile accident which claimed the lives of her daughters Brianna Robinson and Jade Robinson. Both were Bellaire High standout student athletes.  The foundation’s mission includes raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and support families in the aftermath of tragic loss.

Jade Robinson, a co-captain of the 2016 volleyball which made the deepest in the state playoffs in school history, was major contributor on the volleyball court and an inspired leader of the Lady Cardinals. To be honored as recipients of this scholarship, Ella Hawes, Ellie Shaw and Evony Nelson, have found a meaningful way to carry forward the legacy of the Robinson sisters.

“No one tells each other how they really feel about each other because they expect that you will have the chance to tell them later.  I have learned to tell people how much I appreciate them more when I have the chance. Don’t wait for tomorrow,” said Ella Hawes.  “I still don’t know if Jade ever knew how incredible I thought she was. She took me under her wing and looked out for me.”  Ella Hawes, played alongside Jade Robinson her sophomore and junior years. After Bellaire Volleyball retired their number 5 jersey to honor Jade Robinson, Ella wore number 5 on her club volleyball team to honor Jade.    

Ellie Shaw was selected for an internship with Harris County Budget Office, where she creates videos on the impact of Distracted Driving and DUIs. “I was attracted to this project because this is meaningful to me,” said Shaw. “We hope to show the videos in driving schools and high schools around the city.“  Like Jade Robinson, Ellie Shaw was co-captain for Bellaire’s Varsity Lady Cardinals her senior year.  Shaw will continue her efforts to raising awareness about avoiding Distracted Driving while in College Station and at home in Houston.

Of the three players, Evony Nelson will continue her volleyball career at Indiana Tech and purse a Mechanical Engineering degree.  Although Evony arrived at Bellaire after Jade’s senior year, she competed against Jade during club season and knew Brianna socially.  “It is an honor to receive this scholarship; and, we all need to recognize we have a responsibility to put down the cell phone while driving.  I have great respect for The Anchor Foundation’s mission and Ms Robinson efforts to raise awareness about Distracted Driving and it’s dangers.” said Nelson. 

Coach Ap Clarke said, “Wonderful way to honor Jade and Bri. Pay it forward.”

Evony Nelson Taking it Further!

posted Jul 28, 2017, 6:18 PM by Bellaire Volleyball

Evony Nelson signed with Indiana Tech!!!  Evony fills the final spot in the Lady Warrior 2017 volleyball class.  

Head coach Kourtney Wilson said, "We are happy to round out our 2017 class with Evony," "She has a ton of potential to be a great player in the future, comes from a very athletic and supportive background and I know she will really develop here at Indiana Tech. I am excited to see her contributions to the program over the next four years both athletically and academically."
Nelson, a 5'9" outside hitter, earned a First-Team All-District selection for 6A District 18 during her senior campaign for the Cardinals. She averaged 10 digs, eight kills, two aces and two assists per game.  Prior to Bellaire High, she was named team MVP as a sophomore for a private prep-school. Evony played club volleyball at an elite level for some of Houston's top club programs; Houston Juniors and Houston Skyline, 

Evony plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Indiana Tech.

"My goal at Indiana Tech is to excel at the next level and contribute to a successful season and winning conference titles," Nelson said. "I choose to come to Tech because it has a great volleyball team with great coaches as well as a strong, highly recommended engineering program."

2016 District Honors

posted Dec 13, 2016, 1:52 PM by Bellaire Volleyball

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