About

DC Pride Volleyball League is a non-profit volleyball organization serving the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in the Washington, DC metro area.

DCPVL is committed to creating a social and competitive environment where individuals of all gender identities and sexualities can play volleyball, improve their skills, and meet new friends.

We hope you will come out and join us as we continue to grow and offer more opportunities to play volleyball and socialize in our Nation’s Capital.

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Mission

DCPVL is an inclusive organization that offers opportunities to play volleyball for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in the Washington, DC metro area. We are committed to providing a social and competitive environment for members to meet new people and improve volleyball skills, while maintaining integrity, safety, and good sportsmanship.

History

DC has a history of fostering both social and competitive volleyball.  A “social Tuesday” league was held for over 30 years, and a NAGVA tournament has been held in DC annually for over 20 years.  Although these events were initially organized by different groups, the founding of Capital City Volleyball (CCV) in 2011 aligned them together and provided additional playing opportunities.

In 2015, CCV evolved into DCPVL. In the years since, DCPVL has grown to be a staple of the DC volleyball community, providing competitive and social play, as well as skills-building opportunities for beginners and seasoned players alike.

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Affiliations

DCPVL is a member of Team DC, which encourages and supports involvement in sports within the LGBTQ+ community in the DC metro area. Team DC strives to promote excellence, integrity, and good sporting conduct in individual and team sports.

The North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) is committed to promoting and developing the sport of volleyball in the LGBTQ+ community. DCPVL is a member of NAGVA, and our annual tournament is NAGVA-sanctioned.

Sister Leagues

  • Charm City Volleyball is Baltimore’s LGBTQ+ volleyball organization, offering weekly social and competitive open gyms, as well as an annual NAGVA tournament.
  • Gotham Volleyball is NYC’s LGBTQ+ volleyball organization, which offers league and open play, volleyball training classes, and multiple NAGVA and friendship tournaments. Gotham was has been a great ally and resource in setting up our league.

Board of Directors

DC Pride Volleyball League’s Board of Directors are proud league members and volunteers!

Commissioner
Jackson Burnett
Jackson Burnett
he/him
Vice Commissioner
Steven Fowler
Steven Fowler
he/him
Communications Director
Brian Tucker
Brian Tucker
he/him
Secretary
Shana Aframian
Shana Aframian
she/her
Players Director
Lauren MacGowens
Lauren MacGowens
she/her
Treasurer
Jared McCathren
Jared McCathren
he/him
Social Director
Eddie Orzechowski
Eddie Orzechowski
he/him
Division 1 Representative
Ethan Fallon
Ethan Fallon
he/him
Division 2 Representative
Jonathan Dickerman
Jonathan Dickerman
he/him
Division 3 Representative
Warren Sharon
Warren Sharon
he/him
Division 4 Representative
Louie Gasper
Louie Gasper
he/him
Tournaments Director
Will Hansen
Will Hansen
he/him
Skills Director
Vacant
Vacant
Facilities & Equipment Director
Andrew Webber
Andrew Webber
he/him