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Practices Cancelled

Practices are cancelled for Tuesday February 9th due to the weather/ school closings.

Practice Schedule

The Practice Schedule through February 11 is posted. Some teams (15 Hawks and 15 Attack) will only have one practice. We are using Talawanda Middle School (TMS) for many practices. Make sure to check the schedule so you don't drive to the wrong site!

Spirit Wear

The first order of Spirit Wear was delivered this weekend. We will be at practices handing out the red and white shirts once we receive them later this week.

If you are still interested in ordering spirit wear you have until Friday February 12th. At this point it will be hit or miss to catch me at a practice to turn in an order. Please email me directly if you are interested or have questions: An order form is here for your reference. Once your order is confirmed please send all checks to:

Kelly Zehler
1376 Oxford Trenton Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45013

We do have a few extra pairs of spandex, knee pads, and socks still available for purchase.

Have a great week!
Kelly Zehler

Teams' Tournament Schedules

Our master tournament schedule is now available, including links to detailed tournament and site information. Teams' tournament schedules are also available on their respective pages.

Borderline Tournaments

Borderline's 2016 tournaments are now posted:


We have to make an additional order from Kaepa on January 27th. This is your last chance to order any additional items such as spandex, knee pads, jackets, etc. Respond to this email if you would like to order something. I need to have a final total by tomorrow afternoon.

You must respond by 10am, January 27th.

This does not include spirit wear. We will be taking spirit wear orders until Monday February 15th.

Kelly Zehler

Borderline Gear

Please send all inquiries regarding Borderline apparel and gear to Kelly Zehler at

Ohio Valley Region Championships

The link to the age groups and divisions of the OVR Jr. Championships is here. We are forwarding this information for our members that are wanting to secure hotel accommodations for this event now. We realize that we haven't named all teams and their division of play yet. However, hotels will fill fast as teams are selected. Please try to secure rooms that are refundable without penalty if you secure them early. When teams are formed in our club, a designated person usually tries to secure a block of rooms for their team.

Coach Ruchelle Dunwoody named SWOC Volleyball Coach of the Year

Coach Ruchelle Dunwoody named SWOC Volleyball Coach of the Year

Congratulations, Ruchelle!

This season Coach Dunwoody is leading the Borderline 13 Hawks!

Borderline Athletes Still Competing

Congratulations to the following girls and their high school teams that are still in their state tournament:

  • Emily Hesselgesser (14 Hawks) is a freshman at Cincinnati Christian playing in the Division IV District Tournament
  • SR Allison Collins (17 Hawks) and FR Courtney Giffen (14 Hawks) are representing Eaton in the Division II District Tournament.
  • Seton Catholic in Richmond, IN is represented by Sophomores Rita Deitz, Sarah Dickman, and Abbey Schmidt and Junior Erin Barrett (16 Hawks) are in the Indiana Class A Semi-state Tournament.

Great job girls!! We are proud of you!

Borderline Handbook 2016

Borderline Handbook

The Borderline Handbook details general information, fees and due dates, rules, grievance procedures, and much more... it's required reading for all Borderline athletes!

OVR 2015 Girls' Volleyball Championship Results

Kaepa Borderline 11 Lizards: 2nd Place, 11-and-Under, Aluminum Division Kaepa Borderline 15 Hawks: 3rd Place, 15 American, Aluminum Division Kaepa Borderline 15 Red: 3rd Place, 15 Regional, Gold Division

16 Hawks Won the 16 American Power Challenge at Sports Express! (4/18-19/15)

The 16 Hawks won the 16 American Power Challenge at Sports Express on Sunday, April 18‑19. [tournament report]

A Borderline Team Photo from the Miami Spring Tournament


12 Twisters Won 1nd Place at Sports Express! (3/22/15)

The Twisters took first place at Sports Express on Sunday, March 22, 2015. They placed first in pool play while not allowing any team to score over 12 points. The Twisters played tough in brackets, beating Lady Blue Knights and Elevation both in two sets. The team then went on play NKJVC for the Championship, winning in the third set with a score of 15‑4. Good job Twisters! [tournament report]

12 Twisters Won 2nd Place at Nothin' But Nets! (3/14/15)

The Twisters won 2nd place at Nothin' But Net Tournament on Saturday, March 14, 2015. They placed second in pool play, losing to CVA. The Twisters came back in brackets, beating Cincy Classics and Cincy East, but again losing to CVA. [tournament report]

It's The Little Things That Matter…

Another year has come and gone, and it is now 2015. When you look back on the year that passed, what do you want to remember? We're reminded of the Borderline Mission Statement, which states:

“We, the Coaches, athletes, parents, and other members of the Kaepa Borderline Junior Volleyball Club want to share the mission of creating and supporting a program that has a profoundly positive effect on young athletes within the context of competitive volleyball: We believe our Club helps young athletes develop skills that will help them with life by teaching them to set difficult, but achievable, goals. We help our athletes achieve their goals by fostering in them and in ourselves a personal commitment to support each other and work as a team, which requires diligence, perseverance, and discipline.”

We feel that if we hold to these principles that we will not be just a “borderline” program.

As we reminisce about 2014, we don't have to go back too far to find something that makes us feel good about our mission. We participated in the Miami University Holiday Project that provides gifts to foster children in Butler and Preble Counties. These kids wouldn't have had much of a Christmas if it wasn't for the generosity of the Miami community. In addition to a small cash donation from our club, Borderline staff, coaches, athletes, and parents assisted with the project: shopping for gifts, helping carry them into the wrapping stations one Saturday morning, and coming to practice early to help wrap the gifts. It's the little things that matter….

Most of you are aware of Lauren Hill (Lawrenceburg, IN), the basketball player from Mount St. Joseph University with pediatric brain cancer. The charity that she has championed, The Cure Starts Now, has raised over $1,000,000 to help cure this disease.

Our club has many alumnae that have gone on to attend Mount St. Joseph University to play volleyball. To show our solidarity to Lauren's cause, we are adding #22 (her uniform number) to two styles of T-shirts we are selling as Spirit wear this year. To donate, you will need to include an extra $5 for each shirt you order. We realize that many of you have already ordered. To add your donation to the cause, please contact Kymn Bennett to be part of this. Our goal is to raise $500 for this cause. Remember, it's the little things that matter!

Miami University Parking Permit for Borderline

Miami University visitor parking permits must be displayed on dash on the driver's side. Please print a pass for each vehicle you may use to transport athletes to practice. Vehicles without passes will be ticketed by university police.

Elite Sports Training: Speed, Agility, and Quickness (SAQ)

The training program will focus on improving the athlete's speed, agility, and quickness while also working on vertical jump, strength, and balance. This program is highly recommended by coaches, for individual players looking to improve their all around game. One more benefit to being with Borderline!

Kaepa Borderline Junior Volleyball Youth Programs

Borderline Junior Volleyball offers competitive teams for 10s, 11s, and 12s. The teams are classified as girls' teams, but boys may participate on any of these teams. We would gladly have boys' teams in these age groups if there was enough interest. Our goal is to accept anyone that wishes to participate. Click here for complete information and to sign up!

Miami University Facility Rules

Fundraiser Advertising

Borderline offers advertising on its website as a fundraiser for Borderline athletes. Borderline athletes may solicit sponsors to cover some or all of their Borderline Fees (see the Borderline Handbook, "Borderline Fees"). For complete information and to submit your ads, see Advertising with Borderline.

Borderline Car Decal

Borderline Car Decal

The new Borderline car decal is available to our members for $7. To get yours, contact Kelly Zehler at

2014 Season Highlights Archived

Our 2014 season highlights have been moved to the Borderline Archives.