Tuxedo Volleyball Club News

Tuxedo Volleyball Club Comes to TUFSD

Thunder..Thunder.. lightning and THUNDER! Tuxedo has a new team on the map! The Tuxedo Volleyball Club is in its first few weeks of their inaugural year. With the support of the Tuxedo Union Free School District, Co-Directors Chris Scanlon  and Theresa Ruscillo have teamed up to bring the first Travel Volleyball league to this Orange County town. The support of the Tuxedo School District was key to making this program a reality for the founding parents. Mr. Jason Schrammel, Principal of the Tuxedo Union Free School District, was extremely supportive bringing the new Club onto their campus. Athletic Director, Mr. John Landro was excited to see another feeder program be added to the athletic options for the students of the district.

Co-Director, Theresa Ruscillo stated, “We are very appreciative that the TUFSD Administration was so receptive to our idea from the very beginning. This is another example of how a small school district can move quickly to make things happen for our students.  I am very proud that we were able to create this club, able to give our players more game time and have parents that had the faith in us to do it.” 

The goal of TVBC is to keep their girls playing throughout the year at a competitive level while having fun in a developmental atmosphere. The bonus is that the club has also managed to focus on maintaining a reasonable price point for their parents.

The league is starting off with one Girls U16 team, Tuxedo Thunder, comprised of players 13 to 16 years old from the towns of Tuxedo, Monroe and Suffern, New York. The team is led by Head Coach Isabel Minano and Assistant Coach Elizabeth Minano.  The TVBC Sister Coaches are proud alumni of the Tuxedo School District playing for the George F. Baker Girls Varsity Program under Coach Michelle Hines from the 2012 - 2018 seasons. The Coaches are part of an impressive legacy that earned their way to the New York Section 9 Championship 5 years in a row and the Regional and State Championship Finals in 2016 and 2017. The team has also been awarded the NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team Award for the last three years, with this year having the highest team average GPA of a 95.

TVBC is part of the GEVA - Garden Empire Volleyball Association that is a member of USAV - United States Volleyball Association. Their first year they are playing 7 volleyball tournaments around the Hudson Valley area, competing  as close as Ramapo, NJ and traveling as far as Philadelphia, PA to showcase their talented squad.

The future of Volleyball is bright in Tuxedo!

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TVBC - Thunder Team Photo:

From left to right: Isabel Minano, Adelaide O’Keefe, Juliana Scanlon, Natalie Welsh, Zoi Rodriguez, Talia Posta, Elizabeth Minano, Sophia Ruscillo, Emily Ferri, Katrina Patrick, Anastasia Veshnevskaya