Lyndonville looks to add boys varsity volleyball as merged team with Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Looking to fill a void in its boys fall sports lineup, Lyndonville is looking to add boys varsity volleyball this fall which would be a merged sport with Medina.

Currently Lyndonville hosts only JV soccer for boys in the fall as varsity soccer is hosted by Medina as a merged sport along with football and cross-country.

Lyndonville would host the boys varsity volleyball team which would be in Section V.

Both the Lyndonville and Medina Boards of Education are expected to vote on the proposal in July.

“It’s not definite yet as it needs board approval but once it is approved we’re a go,” said Lyndonville Athletic Director Lee Dillenbeck who notes that because neither the Genesee Region or Niagara-Orleans Leagues have boys volleyball the new merged team would play an independent Section V based schedule that would also include some matches against Section VI schools.

“We discussed a number of different possibilities and volleyball seemed like a good fit,” said Dillenbeck. “Lyndonville did have boys volleyball in the past and we’ve had interest in kids signing up. It will give kids in Lyndonville and Medina an opportunity they otherwise wouldn’t have had.”

“We’re looking to start with varsity and if there is sufficient interest then possibly add JV in the future,” added Dillenbeck who notes that it would be the first merged sport hosted by Lyndonville as Medina also hosts merged boys and girls track teams.

“I think its a good thing,”agreed Medina Athletic Director Mark Kruzynski. “We’ve done some surveying among the students and there is definitely an interest. We’re trying to provide kids an opportunity and if it is good for kids that’s the point of sharing services.”