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Rush, Prospect, and Splash Camp will be held at the Oak Brook Park District
Setter's Delight and all clinics are at MFC in Darien, 8521 Lemont Rd.
June 6th-10th (1:30-4:00 pm)
Instructional Focus: All-Skills and Team Play
For any 5th-8th graders who would like to continue to hone their skills, then RUSH on over to New WAVE's intense all-skills camp for motivated athletes looking to improve their basic skill sets, as well as advanced techniques.
July 25th-27th and 29th (Monday and Wednesday from 1-3:00 pm and Friday 29th 4-6 pm
Instructional Focus: Repetition of fundamental skills, teaching court positions, zones, and basic base to free-ball movement
Curious 1st-4th graders who are looking to see if volleyball is for them, come take a SPLASH with us! Jump into the fun and exciting world of volleyball.
July 18th-20th (1:00-4:00 pm)
Instructional focus: All-Skills and advance serve receive and free ball offensive plays. Team play and mini tournaments. camp geared toward experienced players who intend to tryout next year. We will be testing each player's intensity, aggression, competitive nature, volleyball IQ and confidence on the court.
JULY 11, 18, 25, AND AUG 1st
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COST: $20.00 (AFTER JULY 1ST $25.00)
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13's - time: 2:00-4:00 at Montini in the main gym
14's - time: 4:30-6:30 at Montini in the main gym
16 RUSH - NORTHERN LIGHTS QUALIFIER - 16 AMERICAN DIVISION CHAMPS! Copy
16 Rush went 10-0 to secure a bid to USA Junior National Championship in Dallas, TX
18 TORNADO TAKE 3RD IN KENTUCKY AT THE 2013 JVA WORLD CHALLENGE
FOR THE SECOND SEASON IN A ROW, TORNADO BROUGHT THEIR GAME AND SOME MEDALS BACK TO CHICAGO!
CONGRATS TO ALL SENIOR WHO WILL BE PLAYING IN COLLEGE: #2 DOMINIWUE MILLETTE (MB) - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - EL PASO, #7 KATIE TABISZ (SETTER/RS)- OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, #10 CORDELIA COOPER (DS) - CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA #13 MEGAN WAGNER (OH) - DEPAUW UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA, #19 KATIE DUGAN (DS) ST. JOESEPH COLLEGE IN INDIANA, #44 RACHEL LENDERMANN (LIB) - DEPAUW UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA, #66 EMILY MILHALKANIN (SETTER) - MILILIKEN UNIVERSITY
14 HURRICANE PLACE FOURTH IN GLC PRESIDENT'S DAY TOURNAMENT, LUCAS NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
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ALUMNI NEWS: ASHLIE JONES TAKES LEADERSHIP ROLE AT ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF
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(25-12, 25-11, 25-21)
PINE BLUFF, Ark. - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff jumped back into the win column with a 3-0 sweep over Fisk University on Saturday at Clemmons Arena.
The Lady Lions (9-16) ended a three-game skid picking up the sets with scores of 25-12, 25-11, 25-21, in non-conference play.
Ashlie Jones led all players with 11 kills and Jordan Foyer accounted for 24 of UAPB's 33 assists. Brea Clayton finished with a match high of 14 digs.
The Bulldogs (7-20) were led by Mele Halalilo's four kills and McKenzie Rodriguez's five assists. E'Tasha Keeton posted 13 digs to lead Fisk on the defensive end.
ALUMNI NEWS: UIC's SARA STERNARD EARNS HORZION LEAGUE "OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK!"
Nov. 12, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – Sophomore middle hitter Sara Sternard has been selected as the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for the period of Nov. 5-11, it was announced by the League office Monday. The honor comes on the coat tails of career-high numbers.
Sternard bested her career-high .600 hitting percentage set against Green Bay on Sept. 24, 2011 with a .684 performance Saturday (Nov. 10) as UIC defeated Loyola, 3-2 to secure the No. 2 seed in the Horizon League Championship.
Sternard collected 13 kills on 19 attempts without a single error. Defensively, she recorded career-highs in block assists and total blocks with eight. Her previous bests were five blocks assists (at Green Bay on 9/24/11) and six total blocks at Youngstown State on Nov. 5, 2011.
Of Sternard’s 13 total kills, she had two in each set, while collecting five in the third set of play, where she hit at 1.000.
After earning the No. 2 seed in the Horizon League Championship, Sternard and the rest of the Flames received a first round bye. They will begin post-season play in the semifinals Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (CT) inside the Woodling Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio, and will face the highest remaining seed from the quarterfinals.
HINSDALE CENTRAL, SOUTH, AND OPRF LIBEROS WILL HAVE A SAY IN WHEATON CLASSIC
Updated: September 11, 2012 6:23PM
WHEATON — After a slow start to the season, Hinsdale Central will try to rebound at this week’s Wheaton Classic. That might be harder than imagined against some of the Chicago area’s toughest teams.
The annual 24-team tournament at Wheaton Warrenville South, which ends Saturday, features three teams ranked in the Chicago Sun-Times Top 10, including No. 1 Marist, defending Class 4A state champion Benet and undefeated Sandburg.
The Red Devils lost all five of their matches in the season-opening Benet Invitational Aug. 24-25, where senior libero Rachael Lenderman was Hinsdale Central’s top player. The Wheaton Classic should be even a tougher task, scheduled to begin with pool play Wednesday at Wheaton North.
The Devils (2-6) enter the pool with fifth-seeded Libertyville and Wheaton North.
“We’ve been in the gym training really hard,” Lenderman said. “Obviously, we want to do good. We’ve known there will be a lot of good teams there.”
Liberos don’t get a lot of publicity when it comes to a team’s success, but completing the first pass is a big factor in determining winning or losing. Lenderman is one of three talented liberos from five West Suburban Conference teams at the Wheaton Classic.
Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South and Oak Park-River Forest join conference foes Downers Grove North and South in the tournament.
Senior Emily Mihalkanin led Hinsdale South (7-2) to a No. 4 seed at the Wheaton Classic. The Hornets are off to an even better start than last season when they earned a No. 2 preseason ranking by the Sun-Times. Hinsdale South finished second in last year’s Wheaton Classic after losing to Benet 25-16, 25-22, falling to 10-5.
“She is a terrific kid with nerves of steel and should be awesome by the end of the season,” Hinsdale South coach Lisa Martinez said of Mihalkanin.
Hinsdale South opens pool play against Prairie Ridge and Downers North.
“I think last year’s (Wheaton Classic) helped us,” Mihalkanin said. “Two years ago when we played, we were the underdogs. Last year, we were ranked second. This year is a wake-up call. We’re back to playing as underdogs.”
The Hornets’ last loss was 25-21, 25-22 at Joliet Catholic Aug. 28. Hinsdale South defeated Marist 24-26, 25-22, 25-21 to open the season and could meet the RedHawks again in the Wheaton Classic semifinals.
“I definitely feel like with Marist that we can show what we can do,” Mihalkanin said. “We did not play our best in that first game (against Marist) too.”
One of the Wheaton Classic’s surprise teams could be OPRF (8-3), which was to host West Suburban Silver favorite Glenbard West at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Huskies were to return to action Wednesday and play in the same pool with Marist and Waubonsie Valley at Wheaton North.
OPRF opened the conference Sept. 4 by knocking off 2010 state champion Lyons 25-19, 26-24 for the first time in 16 years behind the blocking of middle hitters Kiley Nelson and Symone Speech.
“We are playing solid. We are playing very well together,” OPRF senior libero Ellie Herner said. “Our blocking has been phenomenal lately.”
CHICAGO SUN TIMES PREPS VOLLEYBALL ARTICLE
12 SPLASH GO UNDEFEATED IN THE 1st ANNUAL SUNSETTERS SUMMER LEAGUE!!
17 TORNADO'S MILLETTE, LENDERMANN, MIHALKANIN, KENT, AND LYONS BACK TO CROSS TOWN RIVALRY
BY GEORGE M. WILCOX ~ email@example.com
July 11, 2012 2:33PM.
Updated: July 11, 2012 2:34PM
Five members of the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South girls volleyball teams have been club teammates since the winter. Now that the AAU Junior Nationals ended late last month, those teammates will renew their high-school rivalry.
The Red Devils and the Hornets open the Great Lakes Center Summer League on Tuesdays for the next three weeks and Hinsdale Central Black and South have been placed in the same pool.
Hinsdale Central is the defending summer league champion after beating Huntley in last year’s final and Hinsdale South placed 11th.
“Actually, I do look forward to (summer league),” said Hinsdale Central senior Dominique Millette, a 6-foot-2 middle hitter. “After club, you need to get refreshed before coming back.”
For players such as Millette, it has been a two-week break. With the beginning of the summer league season, both teams will begin their team camps in the next week before players take another break until preseason practice begins in August.
Six players from District 99 schools were placed on the Westmont-based New WAVE 17 Tornado, which tied for 43rd out of 177 teams in the 17 Club division at the AAU Junior Nationals last month in Orlando, Fla.
Five players are returning to their high school teams, while former Hinsdale Central outside hitter Katie Grabowski recently graduated.
At the Great Lakes Center, Hinsdale Central Black and Hinsdale South have been placed in the same pool with St. Francis Blue and Schaumburg, which placed ninth in last year’s summer league. This year’s Tuesday night league includes 31 teams along with a Hinsdale Central Red and Hinsdale Central White team.
New Hinsdale Central coach Kelly Moran is a club coach for Sports Performance, which is based at the Great Lakes Center.
The New WAVE 17 Tornado included Millette and Rachel Lenderman from Hinsdale Central and Emily Mihalkanin, Rachel Kent and Colleen Lyons from Hinsdale South.
Mihalkanin was one of two setters, along with Wheaton Warrenville South’s Jessica Bossman, to run the offense for New WAVE. Tornado went 5-5 in the tournament. After losing its first match, Tornado won four consecutive matches, but eventually lost its last three matches.
With setter Sharon Anderson returning for the Hornets, Mihalkanin doesn’t expect to play much setter this fall. She plans on using the summer league as a transition to defensive specialist.
“I don’t think I’ll start much during the high school season,” Mihalkanin said. “I’m going to work on my passing and possibly play libero.”
Kent, a 6-foot senior, hopes to become one of Hinsdale South’s top middle hitters this fall.
“With school summer camps coming up, (summer league) is a nice way of getting the whole team back together,” Kent said. “It sets a good mood for the upcoming camps.”
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CORRECTION: 16 HURRICANE JACKIE ADELPHIA WILL PLAY MIDDLE AT SOUTH AND RACHEL KENT PLAYS OUTSIDE HITTER.
2012 RUSH CAMP DEDICATES A DAY TO SAND VOLLEYBALL
Congratualtions to team of 6th graders Abby Mihalkanin and Kathleen Millett, Ryan and Sarah R., and 8th graders MacKenzenie Bell and Jasmine Mrozek who were neck and neck in the passing ball control competition. All three groups finished with over 300 consecutive passes without stopping but in the end, the team of Mackenzie Bell and Jamsine Mrozek edged out the others.
The next Rush camp will be July 23rd at Montini Catholic High School. If you are interested in participating in a Junior High Summer League Team please contact Deidre at firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 GLC JUNIOR NATIONAL CLASSIC RESULTS
15 ICE - 18th PLACE (15 CLUB SILVER DIVISION CHAMPIONS) 5-2 RECORD
16 HURRICANE - 14th PLACE IN THE GOLD (16 OPEN DIVISION) 3-5 RECORD (32 teams)
16TYPHOON - 12th PLACE IN THE GOLD (16 CLUB DIVISION.) 4-4 RECORD. (48 teams)
17 TORNADO - 4th PLACE IN GOLD (17 CLUB DIVISION) 6-2 RECORD
18 TSUNAMI - 18th PLACE IN SILVER (18 CLUB DIVISION)
16 HURRICANE MAINTAINED POSITION IN GLC POWER LEAGUE
THE GIRLS COMPLETED A SUCCESSFUL POWER LEAGUE SEASON BY STAYING IN THE TOP TWO POOLS THROUGHOUT LEAGUE PLAY. AFTER GOING 6-0 DURING THE FIRST SEEDING DATE, HURRICANE FOUND THEMSELVES BATTLING TOUGH TEAMS IN POOL B, WITH WINS OVER MILWAUKEE STING 15 GOLD, AND MICHIO 15 NATIONAL, THEY MOVED UP TO POOL A FOR THE NEXT TOURNAMENT DATE. THE TEAM COMPETED, BUT DROPPED TO POOL B AGAIN, THEN MOVED BACK TO POOL A, THEN DOWN TO B, WHERE THEY ULTIMATELY FINISHED ON MAY 13TH.
NICE JOB LADIES!
13 LIGHTNING GO 3-0 AT LAST POWER LEAGUE
11 SPLASH TAKE THE I-80 INVITE TITLE
A SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO USA VOLLEYBALL'S NATIONAL QUALIFIER
In Friday pool play, 16 Hurricane defeated a local Minnesota team, STMA 16-1's, 25-12, 25-14. Middle hitter, Katie Ball finished with 6 kills. Next up was Kansas City, Missouri's Pride 16 Black, final score 25-22, 25-13. Liberio Bridget Lucas, and setter Vanessa Possidoni finished with 8 digs a piece, while Katie Ball finished with 5 kills. Last match of the day was with the 24th seeded team and the eventual American Division Champions from Tempe, Arizona's Aspire 16N Black team. With aggressive serving and a solid passing game, Aspire was able to disrupt the Hurricane's usually steady serve receive passing, beating us 18-25, 24-26. Middle hitter, Jackie Adelphia finished with 6 kills, and 2 blocks.
On Saturday, the Hurricane advanced to Division 1 as the third seed in the pool. Hurricane beat #1 seeded Rockwood Thunder 16 White from Eureka, Missouri with a final score of 25-12, 25-8. Lucas tallied 13 digs on no errors, Possidoni served up 4 aces, and dished out 12 assist, while Adelphia hammered 6 kills and put up 4 blocks. The toughest match of the day was with the Legit team from Iowa. Hurricane took set one 27-25, dropped set two 20-25, and squeezed out a victory 16-14 in set three. Possidoni had 21 assist, Kristen Acciavatti finished with 9 kills, Adelphia dominated the net with 9 blocks and 12 kills. Hurricane also defeated Sunsetters 16 White, 25-19, 25-16, putting them in the gold bracket on the final day and four matches away from a bid to JO Nationals.
Sunday started with a win against Net Force 16 Comp 25-18, 25-16. Acciavatti finished with 3 aces, 7 kills and 13 digs, Natalie Lopez had 12 digs, while Adelphia added 3 blocks and 8 kills. In the quarterfinals, Hurricane defeated Sky High 16 White, 25-15, 25-21. Haley Bueser provided two aces, Lucas dug 16 balls, while Ball added 4 blocks and 7 kills. The semi-final match was a 17-25, 18-25 lost to Aspire 16N Black once again, but Hurricane had to play the overall 1 seed coming into the tournament, Orlando Volleyball Club's 16 Molten team to medal and get 3rd place. After a slow start the Hurricane woke up, eventually winning 23-25, 25-23, 15-13. With 57 teams competing in the American Division, the team took home New WAVE's first USAV National Qualifier medal. Great job ladies and a fun weekend!
18 TSUNAMI SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS!
WINNING ASICS HELP 18 TSUNAMI TO BACK-TO-BACK TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
17 TORNADO TAKE 3RD PLACE AT JVA WORLD CHALLENGE IN HOUSTON
On day two, 17 Tornado got an opportunity to play our friends from Fusion South 17-1's team. Torando came out strong and took the match 25-14, 25-11, also defeating Illini Elite 17 Black, 25-18, 25-20. The win over Illini Elite and Fusion South gave Tornado a bye in the Gold Bracket for the final day of play and automatically in the semi-finals.
Feeling good about the play throughout the weekend, the girls went into the semifinal match ready to take on TAV 17 Molten. With a 19-12, start it looked as through Tornado would roll through TAV, but TAV broke the of rhythm the Tornado offense and eventually came back to win 22-25 in set one. TAV continued their consistent play and took set two. Tornado finished the tournament in 3rd place, received a plaque and individual team medals. Awesome job ladies.
17 TORNADO ROLLED THRU PRESIDENT'S DAY, MAKING IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
The championship match was a rematch from day one pool play. The Stars and Spikes solid blocking and quick middle attack made it difficult for Tornado to push ahead, and eventually lost the match 21-25, 21-25.
Job well done and a repeat performance of their 2nd place President's Day Tournament finish as 15's. To see action shots from the tournament go to: http://newwavetornado2010.shutterfly.com/
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUTSIDE HITTERS MEGAN WAGNER AND KATIE GRABOWSKI FOR BEING NAMED TO THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM!!!!!!!!
16 HURRICANE COME OUT 6-0 ON WEEK ONE OF POWER LEAGUE - RANKED 11TH OUT 131 TEAMS
16 TYPHOON FOUND THEMSELVES AT THE TOP OF THEIR THREE TEAM POOL ON SATURDAY WITH WINS AGAINST PPV16 BLACK AND CLUB 1 16 RED. ON SUNDAY THEY BEAT SPVB 15 WHITE, BUT COULDNT HANG ON TO THE LEAD AGAINST LIONS 16-1 AND LOST TO SPVB 16 ELITE. TYPHOON WILL PLAY DIAMOND ELTIE 16 JADE ON FEB 5TH
15 ICE TAKES 3RD PLACE IN GOLD DIVISION AT PLAY AND BOND TOURNAMENT
NEW WAVE 15 FIRE TAKE ON THE WINDY CITY LEAGUE
ERIN JULEY RECEIVES ALL-FRESHMEN TEAM HONORS IN THE BIG WEST CONFERENCE
No. 23 Long Beach State begins postseason jouney Friday night against San Diego
Long Beach State has never left the state of California for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in 26 appearances ... Setter Erin Juley is one of nine true freshman to lead their team to the NCAA Tournament.
STERNARD EARNS ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE HONORS
“It’s no surprise that Kelsey and Sara received the Horizon League honors,” head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley said. “They both work extremely hard, and have been major contributors to this team. They make players around them better, and I look forward to seeing what they do this weekend and during their careers here at UIC. They are great representations of UIC volleyball.”
The 2011 season marks Safranek’s third-consecutive season to earn an all-Horizon League honor. As a freshman (2009), Safranek was selected to the all-Newcomer team, followed by being named to the all-Horizon League team as a sophomore in 2010.
Safranek sits atop of the Horizon League in number of kills with 455 at a clip of 4.42 per set. She has also chipped in 236 digs and 27 blocks, three of which were solo blocks. Safranek was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 12 after her performance at the Dunn Hospitality Invitational, where she logged 55 kills in the three matches, including a (then) career-high 28 kills against Southeast Missouri State.
Safranek bested her career-high kills as she hammered down 33 kills against Youngstown State on Nov. 5.
Sternard has knocked down 153 kills at a clip of .278, which places her eighth in hitting percentage for the league. The newcomer was named the Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 26 upon leading her team to back-to-back wins with a .538 hitting percentage on eight kills against Loyola (Sept. 23) and a .600 clip with 12 kills versus Green Bay Sept. 24.
Sternard has also logged 73 blocks on the season, 18 of which were solo blocks.
Milwaukee’s Kerri Schuh was named the Horizon League Player of the Year. Taylor Root of Valparaiso earned the honor of Defensive Player of the Year and Milwaukee’s Kayla Price garnered the Newcomer of the Year honor.
Safranek, Sternard and the rest of the Flames roster begin plan in the Horizon League Championship as the No. 5 seed and are slated to face No. 4 Valparaiso Friday at 4:30 p.m. (CT) inside the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis., as regular season champion team, Milwaukee, plays host to the event.
ASHLIE JONES AND THE THOROBREDS CAPTURED THEIR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SIAC CHAMPIONSHIP
While the championship history of both teams is impressive, the this year's title came down to the team with the best performance on championship day. That performance was given by the Thorobrettes of Kentucky State University. After dropping the first game 23-25, KSU galloped back to claim the next three games (31-29, 25-22, 25-15) to claim the crown.
The offense for the Thorobrettes was led by Emily Grieshaber, Audrey Sherles, and Erica Coleman with 15, 10 and nine kills, respectively. Brittany Stewart issued 56 assists while Sherles and Ashlie Jones had three service aces each. The Thorobrettes were led defensively by Markeshia Williams with 17 digs. For her efforts, Williams was named Libero of the Tournament. Stewart's contribution also extended to the Thorobrettes defense with 13 digs.
The Lady Rams were led in the championship match by Jillian Anderson and Sabrina Garcia. Anderson had 17 kills and Garcia finished with nine. Garcia was voted to the SIAC All-Tournament Team. Teammate Jennifer Johnson had 39 assists and 14 digs in the title game and was voted Setter of the Tournament.
Defensively, the Lady Rams got 13 digs from Sharme Ridley; another 12 digs from Adrienne Morris; and four solo blocks from Tiffany Butler. The Lady Rams finished the season with a 21-16 record.
With the win, the Thorobrettes will receive the automatic bid to represent the SIAC in the NCAA Regional Tournament.
2011 NEW WAVE FALL LEAGUE WRAP UP
14 SKY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THEIR TOP SEED IN POOL PLAY AND FINISHED FIRST ON FRIDAY, LANDING THEM IN THE GOLD DIVISION PLAYOFFS. WITH SINGLE ELIMINATION ON THEIR MINDS, THE LADIES FELT THE PRESSURE AND JUST COULDN'T PLAY CONSISTENT VOLLEYBALL. SKY LOST A HARD FOUGHT GAME TO LION'S ROYAL, ENDING THEIR FALL SEASON ON A SOUR NOTE. THE GIRLS CAN FEEL COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT THEY WERE A TOP SEED BASED ON THEIR GOOD PLAY THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.
STERNARD HELPS LIFT FLAMES TO A VICTORY AGAINST GREEN BAY
The Flames (9-5/2-1) were led in kills by junior Kelsey Safranek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) and redshirt junior Nicole Allgood (Crestwood, Ky./South Oldham), who both knocked down 17 kills in the match.
“It was a great team effort,” head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley said. “We battled and made some nice plays to win. It was nice to see us compete and earn points. We must continue to work every day in practice and get better in order to work toward our goals.”
The Flames dropped the first set in a 25-18 decision, before evening out the match at 1-1 with a 25-15 victory in the second set. Green Bay then regained the lead as the team defeated UIC 19-25 in the third set, but the Flames continued to battle and won the fourth (25-23) and final (15-10) sets to secure the match in a 3-2 decision.
Safranek and Allgood led all UIC players with 17 kills, while Sternard notched a .600 hitting percentage with 12 kills with no errors. Allgood’s 17 kills ties her personal best, which she originally set against UT-Martin on Sept. 9, 2009.
Sophomore captain MaryKate Imrie (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) logged 57 assists in the victory, while blanking Green Bay with three of the squad’s seven service aces.
The Flames return to the Flames Athletic Center Friday in a match against Butler. The event is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. (CT). Fans can follow the live stats and live videostream, which can be found at UICFlames.com.
Sara Sternard Earns Offensive Player Of The Week!
"This is a great honor for Sara and a true testament to all of her hard work so far this season," head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley said. "It is also a great reflection on our team as a whole. We need to continue keep working to get better as we are approaching a big weekend of home competition."
Sternard earned the conference honor after her solid play in Friday's 3-1 victory over Loyola, followed by edging out Green Bay, 3-2 Saturday. Sternard had eight kills at a clip of .538 against the Ramblers. Saturday, the freshman bested her Friday performance as she had 12 kills with a .600 hitting percentage against Green Bay.
Sternard currently leads the conference in hitting percentage at .500 through 12 sets with 25 kills and a mere one error.
Sternard and the Flames were 3-0 on the week. In addition to defeating Loyola and Green Bay, the squad downed Chicago State (Sept. 19) in a 3-0 decision. UIC is now 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. The 9-5 start marks the best start since 2002.
The Flames squad returns to action Friday in a match against Butler at the Flames Athletic Center at 7:00 p.m. (CT), followed by a match against Wright State Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
JULEY AND THE LONG BEACH 49's MAKING A STATEMENT
Freshman Erin Juley has shown rapid improvement after taking over as the 49ers setter against Washington. After making 32 assists against Washington, Juley has increased her assist totals in every match this season, and the team's overall hitting percentage has also increased in each match she has set.
Participating in the nation's premier tournament last week, No. 22 Long Beach State posted a 1-2 record against three ranked opponents, but took sets in all three matches and fared well against No. 8 UCLA, No. 12 Hawaii, and No. 25 Ohio State. The 49ers started the tournament with a 3-1 loss to the Bruins, and then took on the host Rainbow Wahine in the team's second match. Winning sets two and three, the 49ers were tied with Hawaii 10-10 in the first set, but ultimately fell despite a second-straight 18 kill performance from senior Caitlin Ledoux. Needing a win in the finale, Long Beach State responded with an important victory over Ohio State, winning 25-21, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21 to maintain their spot in the Top 25. Ledoux led the way once again, finishing with 17 kills against the Buckeyes. Her 53 over the weekend helped the outside hitter earn All-Tournament honors. Junior Janisa Johnson had three double-doubles in Hawaii, while freshman setter Erin Juley set a career high with 50 assists against Ohio State.
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16 TORNADO TAKES THE WHITE DIVISON AT THE 2011 AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2011 AAU NATIONAL SEEDINGS FOR 14's AND 15's POSTED
They started the season with a Mayor Daley Title, captured a President's Day Championship, and won numerous 1-day tournaments throughout the season. Congrats, and good luck in Orlando!!
14 Rush will be riding high as they enter the AAU Nationals with a seed of 30th out of 130 teams, after an impressive showing in the Youth Classic. The Rush is prime and ready challenge for the top stop in Orlando!
14 RUSH TAKE OUT THE #1 SEED IN YOUTH CLASSIC TO GET TO THE FINALS
NATIONAL JUNIOR CLASSIC RESULTS
16 CLUB - 16 TORNADO FINISHED WITH A RECORD OF 6-2 AND 7TH PLACE IN GOLD OUT OF 29 TEAMS.
18 CLUB - 18 TSUNAMI FINISHED WITH A RECORD OF 5-3 AND 6TH PLACE IN THE GOLD OUT OF 12 TEAMS.
NICE JOB LADIES!
18 Tsunami Dominate at the Sunsetters Tourney
15 HURRICANE AVENGE POOL PLAY LOST TO TAKE TITLE!
New WAVE CAPTURES ITS FIRST GLC PRESIDENT'S DAY TITLE
16 TORNADO TEAR THROUGH SKY HIGH TOURNAMENT, CAPTURING THE TITLE!
15 Monsoon Win Asics Tournament!
SENIOR SETTER, ERIN JULEY NOMINATED FOR PREP VOLLEYBALL'S ANDI COLLINS AWARD
Andi Collins wanted to be the best setter in the nation. Cancer ended that dream Sept. 4, 2003, a month shy of her 17th birthday. The Andi Collins Award, presented in her honor and memory, recognizes the best senior setter in the nation.
The Andi Collins Award winner, as well as class National Players of the Year, will be announced within the next few weeks.
Candidates for Andi Collins Award to Nation’s Top Senior Setter
Erin Juley, 5-10, Lyons Township (LaGrange, Illinois) – A key cog in Lyons’ run to the Illinois 4A title, Juley delivered 19 assists and 10 digs in the state final win over Cary-Grove, capping a year in which her 650 assists led the team. “Her ability to block, play defense and run the offense made her a significant contributor on our team,” said Joann Pyritz. “Even after a knee injury during her junior club season, Erin's drive to return and play as a senior was outstanding. She pushes herself to achieve and works to bring this effort out in her teammates as well.”
CONGRATULATIONS ERIN; WHAT A HUGE HONOR!
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Class of 2011 College Committments
Erin Juley (Long Beach State) a 5'10" senior setter at Lyons Township who led her high school team to a State Championship this year will be playing her first season with the New WAVE program. Erin is an All-Conference and All- Academic athlete who spent most of her club volleyball career at EPU under the tutaluge of John Trojaniak. Erin is coming off a knee injury and we are looking forward to seeing Erin compete in her first tournament of the season at the next GLC Power League.
Sara Sternard (University of Illinois in Chicago) a 6'2" middle hitter at Westmont High School who led her high school team to a conference and regional championship, began her club volleyball career at New WAVE in the eight grade. Sara is a three-time All-Conference, and two-time All-Area player for Westmont. Sara is coming off a shoulder injury and we are looking forward to seeing Sara compete in her first tournament of the season at the next GLC Power League.
Ashlie Jones (Kentucky State University) a 5'10" outside hitter at Plano High School, led her high school team to their best record in a couple decades. Ashlie Jones played her first year of club ball as a freshmen with New WAVE and has excelled since then. She is also an ALL-Conference and All- Area athlete.
More bio, picutres,and future plans information to come. Stay tuned and thanks for supporting New WAVE!!!
15 HURRICANE TAKE HOME 2010 MAYOR DALEY FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP
13 Thunder - tied for 5th in the GOLD DIVISION with a record of 3-3. On Saturday the team finished 3-1, and in 2nd place in a 5-team pool. On Sunday, they won their first match against Attack 13 Orange. Thunder then lost in three in the semifinals to the Altitude 13 Black Rox team that ended up winning the tournament. Thunder played for 3rd place, but lost a close match to the Wildcats of Northwestern.
14 Rush - 1st in SILVER DIVISON with a record of 5-1. On Saturday the Rush finished 2-1, and in a three-way tie with Altitude and Diamond Elite. Unfortunately, the Rush finished 3rd in their pool based on game win percentage, but never lost another match on Sunday, finishing 3-0.
14 Storm - tied for 5th in the SILVER DIVISON with a record of 1-4. On Saturday Storm went 0-3, but found the confidence to pull out a win on Sunday when they beat Attack 14 Orange.
15 Hurricane - 1st in the GOLD DIVISION with a record of 6-0. On Saturday the Hurricane showed its dominance with strong serving and consistent play by winning all matches and two games and keeping them under 10 points. On Sunday, the Hurricane continued their winning ways by knocking off Next Level 25-10, 25-14, and beating Cyclones 25-9, 25-15. In the finals the Hurricane faced an undefeated Kane County team, but won in three games.
15 Monsoon - tied for 3rd in the SILVER DIVISON with a 1-4 record. On Saturday, Monsoon played some close matches, but came up short finishing 0-3. On Sunday, they won their first match but lost a close match against Northside Out 15 Pink 24-26, 25-27.
16 Tornado - tied for 5th in the GOLD DIVISION with a 4-1 record. On Saturday, Tornado finished 3-0 in pool play, beating their opponets in two games. On Sunday, Tornado won their first match against Kane County 16 Gold, but faltered in the quarterfinals against Northside Out Pink losing
18 Tsunami - 6th in the GOLD DIVISON with a 3-3 record. With a injury-ridden squad Tsunami finished 2-1 in pool play on Saturday, but lost their first match of the day in three against Primetime 18 Blue. Tsunami bounced back beating Attack 18 Blue 25-16, 25-22, but lost another three-game match to Sky High 18 Viloet 25-12, 25-10, 11-15.
HANNAH JULEY MAKES USA HIGH PERFORMANCE SELECT CONTINENTIAL TEAM!!!
Select Continental Team head coaches are A.J. Malis, USAV High Performance; Kimberly Martinez, Marshall University; Cecile Reynaud, Florida State University- retired.
Hannah attended the USA High Performance try-out at the MEQ Indy Qualifier in late March. Tens of thousands of young female volleyball players tried out for the USA High Performance Program from around the country. It is a great accomplishment for Hannah to be selected as one of the top 50 players in the country that tried out in her age group.
In the winter 2009-2010 issue of Volleyball USA Magazine, Hannah was listed as one of 33 athletes to be invited to the U.S. Girls’ Select Holiday Camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Team: 14 Hurricane
Position: Setter / Middle Blocker
Approach Jump: 9’7”
14 HURRICANE OUTLAST THE OPPONENTS AT THE WINDY CITY INVITE & CAPTURE THEIR 3RD TOURNEY CHAMPIONSHIP
14 Surge has also had their own success and a tournament championship under their belt. After losing their starting middle, Surge has shown their depth by moving up a pool in February poower league and making it to the championship match of two Asics tournaments.
WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!
15 TORNADO RUNNER'S UP IN GLC'S PRESIDENT'S DAY TOURNAMENT
Day -1: 2-1 and 2nd place in pool play (lost tough match to #1 seed SPVB 15 Red in three games 12-15.)
Day 2: 2-1 and 1st in pool play (lost in three to Fusion 15 White)
Day 3: win in semi-finals to Dunes, lost in the finals to SPVB 15 Red in three 13-15.)
To check out 15 Tornado action shots from tournament, go to teams on menu, click 15 Tornado, and click on link.
Day - 2-1 and 2nd place in pool play (lost match to #1 seed M-Juniors in three)
Day 2 - 3-0 and finished in 1st place knocking off No Limit, Michigan Elite 16-2, and Powerhouse 16 Red.
Day 3 - 2-0 finished in 1st place knocking off Prime Time 16 Toxic, Kane County 16 Gold.
Day 1 - 1-2 finished in 3rd place beating Competitive Edge in 2.
Day 2 - 1-2 finsihed in 3rd place
Day 3 - 2-1
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 13'S FOR TAKING ANOTHER ASICS CHAMPIONSHIP!!
13 THUNDER TAKE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP AT ASICS!
12 STORM THROUGH THE COMPETITION AT FIRST POWER LEAGUE!
16 TSUNAMI MIDDLE BLOCKERS SHUT DOWN THE COMPETITION AT POWER LEAGUE
15 TORNADO FACE OFF IN POWER LEAGUE SEEDING TOURNAMENT
15 TORNADO CAPTURE NEW WAVE'S FIRST MAYOR DALEY CHAMPIONSHIP!
17 RUSH MAKES IT TO MAYOR DALEY FINALS!
16 TSUNAMI FAIL TO MAKE IT BACK TO MAYOR FINALS
14's FALTER IN GOLD DIVISION QUARTERFINALS
14 Surge competed in matches one and two, and tallied a match win in their third match of the day. After a couple competitive matches Surge fell in their two Monday matches.
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14's FINISH THE SEASON IN DOMINATING FASHION
12's POWER LEAGUE FINISH
12 Surge - 17th out of 40 teams (top half)
13's POWER LEAGUE FINISHES
13 Thunder - 17th out of 40 teams (top half)
13 Lightning - 34th out of 40 teams
14's POWER LEAGUE FINISHES
14 Tornado - 28th out of 79 teams (top third)
14 Riptide - 70th out of 79 teams
16's POWER LEAGUE FINISHES
15 Tsunami - 52nd out of 159 teams (top third)
16 Rush - 73rd out of 159 teams (top half)
15 Storm - 148th out of 159 teams
18's POWER LEAGUE
17 Hurricane - 91st out of 110 teams
15 STORM HIT THEIR STRIDE AT THIS WEEK'S POWER LEAGUE!
15 TSUNAMI KNOCK OFF CHICAGO JRS. 15-1's IN POWER LEAGUE
14 TORNADO ROLLED INTO GOLD DIVISION AT NORTHERN LIGHTS QUALIFIER IN MINNESOTA - 9TH PLACE FINISH
Great weekend, nice job ladies!!!!!!!
14's MAKE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH IN 15's DIVISION AT ASICS
TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/3-4/09
14 Riptide - 14's Power League, pool 6: 6-2(games, not match)
13 Thunder - 13's Power League, pool E: 3-0 record, 1st place
13 Lighting - 13's Power League, pool J: 3-0 record, 1st place
12 Surge - 12's Power League, pool E: 4-2(games, not match), 2nd place
POWER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS FOR 3/21-22
CONGRATUALTIONS TO 16 RUSH FOR THEIR 2ND PLACE FINISH IN POOL J. KUDOS TO LIBERIO, KATIE MARTIN FOR STEPPING IN AND SETTING WHEN THE STARTING SETTER, KARLI KNACK WENT DOWN WITH AN INJURY IN THE FIRST MATCH
BOTH TEAMS WILL MOVE UP FOR THE MAY POWER LEAGUE!
A TIDAL WAVE WASHES OUT THE COMPETTION AT FUSION FEST
14 TORNADO DOESN'T DROP A SET IN ROUTE TO BECOME FUSION FEST CHAMPS!
16 RUSH 15 TSUNAMI, AND 14 TORNADO FINISH WEEK ONE OF POWER LEAGUE SEEDING IN THE GOLD DIVISON
14 Tornado's results were identical to the Rush and Tsunami. A second place, 2-1 finish on day one, with a 1-2 recond on Sunday's bracket play.
Both 13 Thunder and 13 Lighnting finished in first place on day two of Power League Seeding. Way to bounce back ladies!!
15 TSUNAMI MAKE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AT MAYOR DALEY FESTIVAL, BRINGING HOME SOME HARDWARE!!!
Tsunami took out Kane County 15 Gold 25-23, 25-15 in the quarterfinals, and Attack 15 Blue 27-25, 25-12 in the semi-finals. Tsunami suffered their first lost of the season in the championship, snapping a 11 match win streak when they failed to match the defensive play of Northside Out 15 Pink. Congratulations ladies, for bring home our first plaque!!!!!!!
14 TORNADO FINISH 5TH IN GOLD DIVISION OF MAYOR DALEY FESTIVAL
Tornado dropped its first match of the seaosn in the quarterfinals to Altitude 14 Black: 22-25, 20-25, but rebounded by knocking off Chicago Jrs. 14-2: 25-20, 25-19 and securing a 5th place finish in the Gold Division.
16 RUSH FINISH 3RD IN THE SILVER DIVISON
The Rush beat Prime Time 16 Chaos: 25-18, 25-20, and Diamond Elite 15 Jade in the semi-finals: 25-12, 25-13. The Rush maintained their pace throughout most of game one and two in the semi-finals, but allowed Kane County 16 Navy to steal the match: 27-29, 22-25.
17 HURRICANE WASH OUT THE COMPETITION AT ASICS INVITE
15 TSUNAMI OUTLASTED THE COMPETITION IN ASICS INVITE TO WIN THEIR FIRST TOURNAMENT OF THE SEASON!
Tsunami beat Pleasant Valley in the quarterfinals 20-25, 25-10, and 16-14 with the help of a dominate offensive game from setter/right hitter Jessie T. Tsunami met New WAVE 16 Rush in the semi-finals who had not dropped a game the entire day and came out as the first seed in the playoffs. Tsunami shocked the Rush with a 25-13 win in game one behind the strong serving of defensive specialist Nihkita M. The Rush bounced back with their own statement of a 25-20 win in game two. The Rush jumped to a 7-3 early lead in the third and deciding game, but Tsunami was able to close the gap by the time the teams switched sides. With 9-9 tie, Tsunami broke away with two key kills by outside hitter Emily W., winning 15-9.
Tsunami convincingly defeated Illinois Heat 16 Black in the finals 25-10, 25-23, and walked away with an Asics Invite Championship in the 15/16 division. AWESOME JOB LADIES!!!!!!!!
16 RUSH MAKE IT TO SEMI-FINALS IN ASCIS INVITE
Sophomore Middle Hitter, Sara Sternard named All-Area
Freshmen Setter, Jessie Tulacka Receives All- Area Honorable Mention
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THANK YOU TO ALL THE 2008 NEW WAVE JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER CAMP PARTICIPATES!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLUB TRY-OUTS IN OCTOBER!
Sara and Kerri Walsh Talk About Bejing Olympics at the AVP Tour
Coming soon: Pictures of Melissa Nava and AVP players, and Melissa and Coach Deidre at the AVP tour Championship Match!
CATCHING UP ON SOME ZZZZZZZ!
JESSIE BLOCKS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SCRIMMAGE
TWO TSUNAMI PLAYERS OFF TO THE USA HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
Good luck ladies and have fun!
16 HURRICANE FINISH THEIR SEASON IN THE GOLD DIVISION OF THE ASCIS JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
14's PROVE TO BE THE REAL DEAL!
Tsunami will finish their season in the Dells at the PrepVolleyball.com tournament in June.
14 Ripitide finished their season in Power League play on Sunday also. The Riptide finsihed 51 out 80 teams and climbed all the way to Pool E in the middle of the season, just one pool shy of the morning wave. The Riptides peaked at 43 in the standings during their mid-season run. WAY TO FIGHT LADIES!
13's POWER LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS
The Lightning finished 35 out of 42. The Thunder will finish the season with the PrepVolleyball.com tournament in the Dells and the Lightning will wrap up their season this weekend at the Asics/Miksas Invite. Nice job ladies! Keep in touch.
12 SURGED INTO REGIONAL QUALIFIER WITH A 19 MATCH WIN STREAK
16 HURRICANE GO 3-0 ON DAY 1 OF INDY QUALIFIER!!!
The Hurricane continue pool play Saturday morning at 8:00 am when they face Tulsa Juniors, NKJV, and 16 Arrowhead. GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!
Saturday pool play began where Friday night pool play ended. The Hurricane won their first two matches(against Kaepa NKJV 16-1 and Tulsa Juniors) and boosted an undefeated record in the tournament. The Hurricane had their sights on moving into the Gold Division; in the hunt for a bid when disaster struck. The Hurricane lost to Arrowead 16 (21-25, 19-25) in the last match of the day, which uncharacteristically caused a THREE-WAY tie for 1st place in the pool. Based on point % NKJV 16-1 was put into 1st place, and the Hurricane was forced into a 1-game tiebreaker with Arrowhead for 2nd place where they lost a close game, 24-26.
16 HURRICANE COME TOGETHER TO TAKE 1st PLACE IN POOL K OF POWER LEAGUE
14 TSUNAMI GO 5-0 TO TAKE THE ATTACK INVITE CHAMPIONSHIP
WE ARE FAMILY!!!! 13 THUNDER AND 14 TSUNAMI AT THE ATTACK INVITE
13 THUNDER ADVANCED TO CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH IN 14'S DIVISION AT ASICS
TSUNAMI, RAISING MONEY, AND HAVING FUN!!!
Check out more pictures in the Photo Album under Team Unity Activities.
THE RUSH GO 3-0 ON DAY TWO OF POWER LEAGUE SEEDING
13 THUNDER ROLL THE COMPETITION IN POWER LEAGUE
THE NEW YEAR BRINGS BIG TEN AND BIG EAST BALLERS TO NEW WAVE!
Purdue senior liberio Annie Mastandrea, a Downers Grove native willingly donated her time to give 14 Tsunami and 15 Rush a crash course lesson in the art of defense. Marquette sophomore setter/DS Caryn Mastandrea, took the setters under her wing and ran them through some setting drills. While Penn State freshmen middle hitter, and newly crowned NCAA National Champion, Arielle Wilson gave the middles some pointers in blocking.
To see more check out the pictures in the Photo Album under, 2007-2008 Practice Pics.