Highlights of the 1998 season include Bret Stothart, class of 1998, being named Division III's Player of the Year and selected to the All-American team along with Peter Murray, class of 1999. The team was led by Head Coach Charlie Sullivan in his first year as Head Coach. He went on to coach for 14 more seasons and currently remains the Head Coach at Springfield College. The game of volleyball was invented by Springfield College graduate William Morgan. In 1895, Morgan became a physical director at the YMCA in Holyoke, MA. While working as the physical director at the YMCA in Holyoke, Morgan developed the game of volleyball as a less strenuous alternative to basketball for middle-aged business men. Morgan's game was originially called "Mintonette" because it combined elements of both basketball and badminton. The game was first debuted at Springfield College during a conference for YMCA physical directors. At that time the name volleyball was suggested to Morgan by Alfred Halstead.
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