MSHSL has voted against approving boy’s volleyball

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For the third time, Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has voted against approving boy’s volleyball.

The final vote fell one short at 31-17 with approval needing 32 in favor to pass. The bid received a lot of support from more than 55 club teams, including the Proctor/Hermantown Norsemen.

During public comment, school coaches and leaders brought up concerns over season of play and financial commitments.

"There isn’t a school around that doesn’t want to add a next great experience for kids, at the same time they recognize the challenge of resource and how many of these programs can they have. I think what you heard was some level of question around how much room do we have and are we able to add this program at this time," said MSHSL Executive Director Erich Martens.

The Minnesota State High School Volleyball Association issued a statement that the state is "missing out" and will be "left behind" as others move forward.