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Volleyball

Since its first year of interscholastic competition in 1978 after forming a few years prior as a club sport, the volleyball program remains one of the most popular and successful athletic teams at Beaumont.

Under the leadership of Pat Royer, who spent 22 seasons at Beaumont before retiring after the 2022 season, the Blue Streaks made three consecutive trips to the state Final Four and won the state championship in the fall of 2012.

That was a historic first state title for the sport, joining cross country and track and field as the only teams to earn that distinction at Beaumont.

Numerous Beaumont volleyball alumnae have continued to play collegiately at NCAA institutions. Class of 2021 members Darby Leininger (University of Mount Union) and class Salutatorian Bella Peroni (Niagara University), as well as Alycen Radolovic ’22 (Gettysburg College), are among the latest to join that list.

Mandy Barney took over the Beaumont program prior to the 2023 season and was picked as the Crown Conference’s Co-Coach of the Year in her debut season after leading Beaumont to a 10-win improvement from 2022.

After advancing to the district final (Round of 32), four Blue Streaks received individual honors.

Lucy Salata ’24 and Quinnie Van de Walle ’24 were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Best and Brightest First Team for maintaining 4.0 GPAs while co-captaining the team

On the court, Van de Walle and Aria Payne ’25 were named First Team All-Crown Conference while Salata made the second team. Tori Brown ’25 earned honorable mention status.

The district coaches named Van de Walle to the All-District Second Team while Payne earned third team honors and Salata and Brown earned honorable mention status.

Awards & Recognition

1 State Championship

3 Regional Championships

2 Regional Runners-Up

5 District Championships

Championship Teams

State Championships

2012

Final Four Appearances

2011, 2012, 2013

Mandy Barney, Head Coach

Barney attended New Knoxville High School, OH where she earned varsity letters in basketball and volleyball for the Rangers. She was the team captain of both her high school teams and garnered first team all-conference and all-district honors in volleyball in addition to being named honorable mention all-state after her senior year. From there, she went on to attend Edinboro University (now PennWest Edinboro) and earned four varsity letters while playing for the Fighting Scots who were 80-53 (.602) during her career. She was a team captain and a six-rotation middle blocker. Barney received all-region honors her sophomore year with the Scots which culminated in the first of two trips Edinboro made to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight during her career. The Fighting Scots returned to the Elite Eight in her senior year of 1998 with another NCAA Tournament appearance sandwiched in-between in 1997. She coached at Cleveland Volleyball Company from 2016-2021 and is now with The Academy Volleyball Club.