Ulysses Project: Evolution of Volleyball

Hassti Hamidi and Jake MacAfee

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While listening to Arthur Wu’s  senior ulysses project on the evolution of the sport, volleyball, my partner and i learned many new and interesting things. His research showed that the game of volleyball, originally called “mintonette,” was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan after the invention of basketball only four years before. Morgan, a graduate of the Springfield College of the YMCA, designed the game to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball. Arthur wu plays on the Northwest Boys Varsity volleyball team. He has played all four years as an exceptional all around player on the team. He says he wants to continue playing club volleyball at Maryland university.

He got the information from interviewing different coaches that used to be competitive volleyball players. His research shows that volleyball has improved in many different ways, including different rule changes, some of which are even happening now. He discusses how the sport has different in rules in high school volleyball, and club volleyball and even a few different rules in college and professional volleyball.

Overall, Arthur Wu gave many essential pointers on the evolution of volleyball.

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Ulysses Project: Evolution of Volleyball