Who is May Manning, Arch Manning’s sister? All the facts and details

Who is May Manning, Arch Manning’s sister? All the facts and details

Ciku Njuguna
April 20, 2023 at 8:02 AM

The famous Manning name is synonymous with sporting excellence, thanks to the family's famous football players. However, up-and-coming UVA volleyball player May Manning is making waves as a distinguished sportswoman.

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May (R) is pictured with her father and brothers. May (L) alongside her brothers and mother. Photo by @coopermanning.
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As Archie's eldest grandchild and the niece of Peyton and Eli Manning, she has joined the family business in making sports history. This article will dive deep into the life and sporting career of the former Cardinals hitter and blocker.

Although the family has a significant influence and legacy in American sports history, she is ready to carve her path. Speaking to the media after leading the Cardinals to State victory, she said,

"I'm trying to start my legacy. It is more May vs May Manning, who has been a blessing. If I do feel pressure, it's me putting pressure on myself, not anyone else. I'm lucky for that."

Profile summary

Full name

May Manning



Date of birth

12th of March 2002


21 years old as of April 2023

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Place of birth

Drew, Mississippi, United States of America







Height in feet and inches


Height in centimetres (cm)


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Cooper Manning


Ellen Heidingsfelder


Heid and Arch Manning


Academy of the Sacred Heart University of Virginia






May Manning


She was born in Drew, Mississippi, in the United States of America, to Cooper and Ellen Heidingsfelder. May Manning's mother, Ellen, is an attorney, while her father, Cooper, hosts NBC's Capital One College Bowl.

How old is May Manning?

May Manning (aged 21 as of 2023 ) was born on the 12th of March 2002. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

May Manning's height and weight

The former volleyball player stands about 5 feet and 4 inches (162.6 cm). Her weight had yet to be made public at the time of writing.

May Manning's family

She is the eldest daughter in a family of three. Her brothers, Arch and Heid, are prolific athletes who have taken up the family football legacy.

She is the granddaughter of NFL legend Archie and Olivia Williams. She is the niece of American football quarterbacks Eli and Peyton.

Arch Manning

Like his father, uncles and grandfather, Arch made football news after becoming the number 1 recruit straight out of high school. While at the Isidore Newman School in 2019, his stats surpassed his uncles' with 34 touchdowns and about 2500 yard throws. Arch, named after his grandfather Archie, became famous as one of the highest-rated QB prospects ever before joining the University of Texas college football team.

Heid Manning

May's brother, Heid, has also taken the sporting path. The third member of the famous sporting family began playing between eight and nine years of age.

He later joined his brother at the Isidore Newman School, where he played as a junior offensive lineman. In middle school, he ranked highly in the 100-metre and 200-metre races as a member of the Newman cross-country, track and field team.

Where does May Manning go to college?

She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart, her mother's alma and grandmother's alma mater since she was six-years-old. She later joined the University of Virginia, majoring in business with a minor in entrepreneurship.


Like several family members, she began participating in sporting activities at an early age. She played tennis from sixth grade. She also enjoyed swimming, gymnastics, and soccer.

Although she also played basketball, golf and tennis at Sacred Heart, her volleyball career blossomed at the school, where she eventually led her team to a state championship title. May won the MVP award similar to her mother's 1986 New Orleans state championship Most Valuable Player award.

Her mother, Ellen, played for the same volleyball team during her days at Sacred Heart. In an interview with MaxPreps, May acknowledged her mother's athletic achievements saying,

"Her accomplishments get forgotten because the family has so much spotlight. They are great athletes, but I get my volleyball talent and ability from my mother. She could pop the ball from what I have heard."


  • 2020 Outstanding Player of Division IV Volleyball Tournament

Does May Manning play volleyball at UVA?

While at Sacred Hearts, she played her last game during the team's fifth season. Although she would have been a great addition to the University of Virginia volleyball team, May Manning does not play college volleyball. Following her successful volleyball career, she opted to focus on her studies while at the University of Virginia.

Is May Manning on Instagram?

She is on several social networking sites, including Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. However, you may be unable to view May Manning's photos since her accounts are private.

Despite being famous, May Manning and her immediate family keep very low profiles on social media. However, the little information available reveals a successful athlete with a loving family.

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Ciku Njuguna
Sports Facts Writer