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Thursday, December 7, 2023 – Native volleyball is a fan favorite

For fans and Native communities, volleyball matches and tournaments are sometimes as popular as football and basketball games. It’s fast-paced and rivalries are fierce. Especially popular for girls at the high school level, volleyball instills a long list of valuable lessons including the importance of fitness and exercises. Shawn Spruce talks with Native volleyball players and coaches about the 2023 season and how the sport is a dear part of Native community.


Dani Walking Eagle (Rosebud Sioux Tribe), Lakota Nation Invitational volleyball director  

Pam Tso (Diné), assistant coach for the Haskell Indian Nations University volleyball team

Joseph Garcia (Pueblo of San Felipe), head coach for the Santa Fe Indian School