Welcome To Fraulein Volleyfest!

Another successful Fraulein Volleyfest is in the books! Congratulations to the 2017 champions - the O'Connor Panthers! A huge thank you goes out to all of the Canyon and New Braunfels parents and players that made this year's tournament such a huge success. To see complete results click on the Bracket tab and to see the All-Tournament team, click on the Awards tab. Best of luck to everyone for the remainder of the season!

2017 marks the 41st anniversary of Fraulein Volleyfest, considered by many to be the premier kick-off event for the High School Volleyball season in Central Texas. Donna Boehle and Karen Chisum founded the Volleyfest in 1976 and initially had eight teams participating.

Donna Lassiter Boehle graduated from SWT in 1969 where she was voted Best All Around Athlete in high school and college. She taught school for 36 years in Comal ISD. During this time she coached volleyball at Canyon High School and boasted an outstanding record of 551 wins and 216 losses in her career. Coach Boehle was inducted into the Texas Girls Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012. She was most recently inducted into the Texas State Bobcat Hall of Honor in 2014 and is credited with establishing the University's first volleyball team. Coach Boehle can still be found in a volleyball gym somewhere in the New Braunfels area most Tuesday and Friday nights!

Karen Chisum is in her 38th season coaching Texas State volleyball. She is the sixth winningest active coach in NCAA Division 1 volleyball and she earned her 800th career victory in 2014! In 1994 Coach Chisum was the first female to be accepted for membership in the "T" Association's Hall of Honor. Before coaching the Bobcats, Coach Chisum led the New Braunfels Unicorns to a Class 3-A State runner-up in 1976 coaching former Texas volleyball standout Nell Fortner.

Since its inception the tournament has grown to 32 participating teams, is the second largest in the State of Texas, and is still proudly hosted by Canyon and New Braunfels High Schools.

This year's event will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 17th, 18th, and 19th. The 32 schools entered this year will travel from as far as the Panhandle, Dallas, Houston, and West Texas to participate in this prestigious event. The Fraulein Volleyfest will bring in an estimated 2000 visitors to the New Braunfels area for the long weekend to enjoy some exciting volleyball action and the sights and sounds of New Braunfels.

We hope that you enjoy your stay in historic New Braunfels, and that you will take the time to visit some of our tournament sponsors. We wish each of your teams great success at the Fraulein Volleyfest!

Check out the Teams page for rosters of the 2017 participating teams. Tournament format and brackets will be posted soon.