WOW, what a great year we had as a club. Thank you for your time & effort this year. Our club truly is one big family, and it's great to see everyone supporting each other throughout the year. We've got great players, coaches & parents in our club, and I am very thankful for each of you.
As I walked around at Regionals to see each team play I saw a drastic improvement in each of you. It's amazing how much you have all grown as players this spring. I hope that it will continue into the summer, and be a great springboard for you into the fall. I wish all of you luck in the upcoming season. Please keep in touch to let us know how you're doing.
Keep an eye on the website for follow-up info about this season, and info about making 2006 even better.
Congratulations to all 10 New Wave teams who competed in the Ohio Valley Region-Kaepa® USA 2005 Girls' Volleyball Championships! Our results are as follows, with complete results available at the OVR website.
|13-Lawyer||1st Copper, 13s|
|13-Smith||3rd Plutonium, 13s|
|14-Gibson||1st Kryptonite, 14 Club|
|14-Wagner||5th Iron, 14 Club|
|15-Duston||5th Tin, 15 Club|
|16-Parkison||2nd Lead, 16 Club|
|16-Fuller||3rd Tin, 16 Club|
|16-Boisvert||5th Tin, 16 Club|
|17-Doup||1st Silver, 17 Club|
|17-Lanthorn||5th Aluminum, 17 Club|
New Wave 13-Smith won Silver at River Valley HS on April 30, scoring volleyball mousepads as prizes. Flat Stanley, a school project from one of the girl's younger relative, makes a cameo appearance in the pics.
[1 May 05] We faced a few obstacles going into the tournament at River Valley. Hayley Knicely had to step in as our setter, because Lauren Lake severely injured her ankle playing softball on Saturday. Hayley was getting used to playing as our libero, so that left a little void in the backrow. However, she really stepped up and did an excellent job setting on Sunday! The other girls really filled in their spots well and our passing improved each match we played. I thought everyone did very well adjusting to some changes on the court. We were a bit sluggish in pool play, but we pulled through in the tournament and won the Silver bracket! We faced the New Wave 16-Fuller team in pool play, where they topped us in 3 games. However, we had a rematch in the Silver finals after winning a match against the New Wave 16-Parkison team in the semi-finals. The girls had a great afternoon and they had a lot of fun playing against the other New Wave teams!
Action shots, annotated by the the photographers!
[24 Apr 05] Outside it was snowing and seemed like winter, but the gyms warmed up quickly. We played pretty well. We were playing a little flat-footed in the morning, but as the day went on we were moving much better. We need to work on serving consistently. We will continue to play hard and have a lot of fun.
Sunday, April 23rd, 14 Gibson made it to the Gold round. In pool play the "Pink Panthers" won their first two matches and then fell in the third match to their same old nemesis, the Barracudas. This took them to the Gold round where they ran into a buzzsaw of a team in KLARS Yellow. The Panthers were defeated in two games. While all the ladies played hard, the one standout, consistent player the whole day was Brittany Waddell. Brittany's setting was excellent as usual, and she added great serving, defense and even had a few hits to go with it.
New Wave 13-Smith obviously had a great time at the River Valley tournament on April 10!
New Wave 13-Lawyer won it all at the 13s' tournament at River Valley HS in Caledonia on April 10. We don't have the story or photos, but see the OVR website for complete results.
New Wave 14-Wagner started off slowly in pool play, but we ended up winning 1 out of 3 to claim 3rd place in our pool. We started the tournament and ended up getting a bye in the first round, so we got to go to the finals. The girls did well in the beginning but started to let up, identifying opportunities to improve communication and movement. They ended up pulling it off, 15-11, winning the Silver tournament at Westerville South. If we can come together as a team and play our game, we can win anything... Hope everyone elses teams had a great weekend! — Coach Wagner
New Wave 16-Parkinson won 1st Place Gold at Westerville South High School on March 20. Photos are available now of the winning team and also of Kelsey Bartlett's 16th birthday celebration.
Our team had a great first tournament on Sunday. The girls have improved so much in the last two weeks! We made it into the gold division, but dropped our first match of playoffs. Our serving was strong, but we missed a few key serves and serve receptions that really hurt us in that close match. Congratulations to Courtney and Alex for getting certified to be floor ref and scorekeeper. Our team now has two of each. We appreciate your effort!
New Wave 14-Gibson started off very well in Westerville, winning their first 2 matches but losing their next match in 3 games. They made the Gold round and won the first game easily, then lost the next 2 games to end their day. All 10 girls played and played well. [Photo gallery]
In their first tournament of the 2005 season, New Wave 14-Gibson went all day without losing a game until finals. [Photo gallery]