Monday, April 30, 2007

M1 17s Win Far Western Qualifier

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M1 171’s came in 1st at the Far Western Qualifier in Reno. They beat Epic in 2 for the championship. You can check on the 17 Open Team Schedule for more information.

Alexandria's Rachel Langseth has been chosen as UM Duluth's top senior athlete.

I big thanks to the readers that help provide information to this site.

Next up: tomorrow.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Three Sign for North Dakota

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Three MN players have signed with North Dakota
Alexa Hoffman, New York Mills 5-11 MH
Erin Joki, Grand Rapids 5-10 OH/RH
Amanda Polzin, Hutchinson 6-1 MH

Earlier Devin Trefz of Bagley, Minn., and Shanna Schmiesing of Sauk Centre signed in the fall.

Thanks to the readers for the tips, news and help in putting this site together.

Next up: Sunday or Monday.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Nelson Signs, Duffy, Fieldsted Verbal, NDSU Clinic

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There has been one signing for 2007 and two verbals for 2008:
Alicia Nelson, Eastview, Stony Brook University, 6-0, OH
The Verbals:
Elllie Duffy, Totino Grace, Concordia St. Paul, 5-8, OH
Taylor Fieldsted, Lakeville North, Concordia St. Paul, DS

I have also updated the links on the right with the Mary signings I had posted on April 12th.

There will be a clinic at North Dakota State this weekend. Cost is $100. If you can't attend you will be able to get a DVD of the event for $40.

Next up: tomorrow morning

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Two Sign, Two Resign

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Devany Moore, Fergus Falls RH and Ashley Peterson, Underwood MH will attend MSCTC Fergus Falls next season. From the Fergus Falls Daily Journal.

The NCAA is set to ban the text messaging on the recruiting trail. Gopher volleyball coach Mike Hebert thinks the NCAA should embrace the new technology. From the StarTribune.

Mimi Knutson has resigned at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. In 8 years Knutson had a 161-67 record. Kevin Weller will be the new coach. He has been a JO coach for BBE. From the West Central Tribune.

Angie Worley has resigned at Kingsland.

Yesterday I posted the story for the Edge. Kelsey Brandl, Amy Braun, Lauren Bruneau, and Lauren Wagner, all volleyball players for M1, and other Edge Athletes are in a commercial for The Edge. The commercial will be airing on ESPN, ESPN2 and FSN throughout the Twin’s season.

Thanks to the readers for the help in making this site the place to go for VB news. If you have any news email me & it will get posted.

next up: tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

4 to UM Crookston, 3 from NDSCS

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Four players have recently signed with UM Crookston:
Caitlin Canton, Hill-Murray 5-8 L
Andrea Hubbell, Hinckley-Finlayson 6-1 MH/RH
Amber Meyer, UN Kearney (transfer) 6-2 MH
Katie Bonine, Park-Cottage Grove 5-10 OH

Three NDSCS players have signed after their two year stay in Wahpeton. Ashley Brown from Bemidji will head to St. Benedict. Two others don't have MN ties and are not going to neighboring colleges. From the Fargo Forum.

South Dakota State faced Minnesota in the last volleyball event for the spring. On the SDSU roster was Emily Rooney of Red Wing. From the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

The Edge is a sports training facility in Minnetonka and more HS athletes are using the facilities to get the competitive edge. From the StarTribune west edition.

Thanks for the great help from the readers of this site getting news & information to this site. If you have information, email.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Plourde Verbals

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Somerset WI's Megan Plourde, 6-2, OH/RH, 2008 has verbally committed to Colorado State. She is a member of the Northern Lights 17-1 organization.


M1 171s finished 3rd at the Northern Light’s Qualifier this past weekend securing their open bid for Nationals.
Here are the players from bottom to top left to right
Jessica Granquist, Taylor Fieldsted
Kirsten Ostergaard, Megan Carlson, Kelly McManus, Amy Braun
Lauren Carisch, Lauren Wagner, Kelsey Brandl, Catherine Yager

Thanks for the great news & information from the readers of this site. It doesn't happen without your assists.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Northern Lights Winners, Hartmann & Jones

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Here are the winners in the brackets in the Northern Lights Qualifier
18 open-Northern Lights

18 club-Nike Six Pack

17 open-Nebraska Elite Raw

17 club-SPVB Mizuno

16 open-SPVB Elite

16 club-Power Madison Red

The Minnesota Gophers swept Montana State and South Dakota State on Sunday in their final spring event at the Pavillion. MN played without Rachel Hartmann and Jessy Jones who were involved in a beach tournament. The Gophers were 9-1-3 officially in the spring season.

Rachel Hartmann and Jessy Jones finished 0-3 in pool play in the Beach Volleyball Competition at Collegiate Nationals in San Diego.

Next up: tomorrow

Friday, April 20, 2007

Jensen Signs, Knuth Verbals

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Kala Jensen, Kingsland 6-0, MH has signed with St. Cloud State.

Chrissy Knuth, Champlin Park 6-0, MH 2008 has verballed North Dakota State. Jennifer Lopez of DGF, another from the 2008 class has made a verbal. Knuth is the 7th 2008 player to verbal so far. From the Fargo Forum.

Columbia Heights is looking for a head coach.

Rachel Hartmann and Jessy Jones of the Gophers will participate in the Powerade Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in San Diego on April 22.

UM Duluth has released their schedule for the 2007 season. The season tips off on August 24-25 in the Concordia St. Paul tournament.

A former volleyball player from Albert Lea, April (Larson) Sorenson (1998), was murdered before her house was set on fire in Rochester. From the Albert Lea Tribune.

Here are the schedules for the Northern Lights qualifier for the weekend. The events kick off today.

Thanks to the readers of this site for the news and tips you read. It takes a team to get this site up.

Next up: tomorrow?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Menden Verbals, NL Qualifier Schedules II

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Jessica Menden, Shakopee has made a verbal to Texas Christian.

The Northern Lights Qualifier starts on Friday. You can find the schedules here. There will be 57 courts so you will probably be able to find a game. It looks like the finals are on 1 or 2 pm depending on the pool on Sunday.

Next up: tomorrow

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mormann Signs

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Kiersten Mormann from Omaha Westside and Nebraska Elite has signed with St. Cloud State.

The Sauk Centre Slam 17s won the gold event at Big Lake last weekend. From the St. Cloud Times.

Bemidji State under new coach Laurie Bitter will hold a youth camp June 18-21.

Thanks to the readers for the help in tips and news for this site.

Next up: tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Northern Lights 15u Champs; Ridgewater Signees

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Ridgewater will be adding 5-9 OH Jordan Olerud of Redwood Valley and 5-10 S Carina Fesenmaier of Sauk Rapids. From the West Central Tribune.

The Northern Lights 15u team won their 15 open pool yesterday inconvincing fashion. Their tightest contests came against Milwaukee Sting at 25-22, 25-22.
Sky High to the 14 open pool.

Hibbing coach Gail Nucech will be inducted into the MSHSL Hall of Fame on May 20. As the Hibbing Daily Tribune states: "777 career coaching wins speak for themselves."

Thanks for the help from the readers in providing this site with news & information.

next up: tomorrow.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Russell Verbals, Northern Lights Qualifier Week 1

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Tia Russell, Osseo 5-10, 2008 has made a verbal to Marquette.

The Minnesota Gophers traveled to Ames, Iowa on the 14th and swept Northern Iowa in two, split with South Dakota State and then beat host Iowa State in three. They have one more event.

Here are the games today for the 15u open bracket. and the 15u club bracket; The 14u open bracket and 14u club.

Thanks for the help from the readers of this site. If you have news email me and it will get posted.

next up: tomorrow.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Klingsporn's Progress; NDSU Signings

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North Dakota State has added three players to next year's roster:
Abbey Perez of West Bend East, WI a Libero
Nicole Sheridan of Muskego, WI an OH
Emily Zupon of Antigo, WI an OH

Former Tartan setter Nikki Klingsporn is adjusting to college after redshirting this year in Wisconsin. From the Badger Herald.

A reminder that the Northern Lights Qualifier starts this weekend.

thanks for the great help from the readers of this site. If you have news, send it to me and it will be posted.

Next up: Monday

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spring Signings; Carlson Verbals, Fair Game

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Mary of Bismarck has signed 8 players, 3 with Minnesota ties: RH Stacey Dreschel of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton; MH Laci Murtha of Hutchinson; and setter Anna Silha of Roseville.

UM Duluth has four incoming players: April Hansen of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa; Alyssa Nelson of Hayfield; Eleena Iisakka of Esko; and Rachel Lamers of Kimberly, WI.

Junior Megan Carlson from Andover has made a verbal to Marshall. From the Star Tribune.

Former Gopher Charnette Fair (played in 1999 and 2000), has been added to the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Training Team. She is the third former Gopher joning Cassie Busse, and Kelly Bowman on the squad.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hennen Walks On, Boike New Coach

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Hayley Hennen from State A Champ Minneota is headed to MSU Mankato as a walk on. From the Marshall Independent.

Lon Boike will be the new coach at Crookston.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Roysland Q&A

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Here is an the story on Kelly Roysland and her move over to the volleyball court. She answers some questions from the staff.

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next up: tomorrow.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Northern Lights Qualifier Next Two Weeks

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Samantha Revering, Fergus Falls is headed to Jamestown College.

The Northern Lights qualifier will be held over the next two weekends. On the 13-15 the 13s, 14s, and 15s will be playing. On the 20-22 of April it is the older players. All action takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Schedules will be posted on line later in the week.

I reported on the first go around with Iowa State on Saturday when ISU won 2-1. Later in the day Minnesota won all four of the games they played with the Cyclones.

If you have news, let me know and I will get it up.

Next up: tomorrow.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

2007 Coaching Openings

2007-2008 school year

Columbia Brie Katz
South Carolina Ben Somera
South Carolina State Millicent Sylvan
Winston-Salem State Douglas Hunter

Bemidji State Laurie Bitter
Post Michael Brienza
UM Crookston Lee Anderson

Jennifer Constantino
Bethany Lutheran Susan Wilde
Cabrini Eric Schaefer
Hamline Lynnette Jones
Lincoln (PA) Schannon Gamble
Rhode Island College Luis Carvalho
Wentworth Tech Nam Phan

Evergreen State Clay Blackwood

Fergus Falls MSCTC Terri Storm


Adrian Katie Prunty
Albert Lea Lisa Deyak
Apple Valley Dan Seppala
Bagley Rebecca Rud
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Kevin Weller
Bloomington Jefferson Michelle Grice
Burnsville Ryan Dehnel
Central Christian Terrin (Post) DeBoer
Chisago Lakes Katie Larson
Columbia Heights
Crookston Lon Boike
International School
Jackson County Central Teresa Van Eps
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Roxann Zimprich
Lake of the Woods
Maple River

Minneapolis Edison
Minneapolis Washburn Steve Johnson
Nashwauk-Keewatin Rachel Hasbargen-Glowack
New Life
New Ulm Cathedral Sarah Kirby
Pine City
Red Lake Kevin Sigana
Rochester John Marshall Amir Dzamalija
Royalton Melissa Johnson
Waseca Michael Vawracz


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Out & About: Iowa State/Minnesota

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IOWA STATE cyclones 2, MINNESOTA gophers 1
25-30, 20-30, 27-30

Iowa State took the first series today at the Sports Pavillion 2-1, coming back for the last two wins after Minnesota took the first game. The 8 shirtless fans for ISU had more energy than the MN crowd and enjoyed the victory. As is the case in spring games MN experimented with line up combos, and serving orders. What was noticeable was the mistakes (5 service errors in the last game, hitting errors throughout the match) that permitted ISU to win. MN gave away 31 points on the day.

Minnesota took control eary in game one with a 3-1 after three straight kills, 2 by Kyla Roehrig, and one by Jessy Jones. Lauren Cummings provide ISU their first lead with three straight service points including one ace. With the side out the Gophers tied it. MN took a momentary lead at 12-11 after Katie Vatterrodt's serve. ISU had a service run of five on MN native Erin Boeve's (Hills-Beaver Creek) serve. The Gophers got the game knotted up at 20 after Jones serve. Kelly Roysland, serving for Rachelle Hagerty, provided three points to go up 24-22. The Cyclones narrowed it to 26-25 before a side out kill by Roehrig followed by Rachel Hartmann closing out the contest with three straight service points. Jones slammed home the overpass kill for point 30. Roehrig had six kills in this game, the most any player had in any one game this afternoon.

In this game MN experimented with Vatterrodt and Hagerty switching spots on the front line and in the service order. ISU really shut down the Gophers in game two with 13 straight side outs. Minnesota helped them out with four missed serves in the sequence. Iowa State used Kaylee Manns serve for three points early to give them a 9-4 cushion. They added a few points throughout to go up 20-12. Christine Tan was the first Gopher to serve more than once after a dual block by Jones and Hartmann for a point. Jones added a kill to make it 15-20. On Hartmann's serve the Gophers added two more points including an ace to make it 22-18, but that was as close as it was to be as Boeve put down a kill to take the ball back. That started an 8-2 run to close out the night. ISU won 30-20.

Minnesota went back to the original spots for Vatterrodt and Hagerty, but started off with Kyla Roehring's rotation in the first position. MN started off with six straight side outs and pushed the lead to 9-5 on Roehrig's serve. But that lead soon melted as the side out game stalled. Victoria Henson had two points to give ISU their first lead. Kelly Schmidt bot the block for the Gophers and the game was tied at 12. ISU held a +1 advantage in the next sequence until Amy Vos' serve. She delivered three points to put the score at 21-16. When the Gophers got the ball back they missed their second straight serve in a row. Hartmann aced ISU to make it 25-23, but her next serve ended up in the nets and then on Boeve's serve a Jones hitting error followed by a Hagerty carry put the Cyclones on the verge at 28-23. Vatterodt had two straight kills on a side out ball and then off Roehrig's serve. The ball changed sides twice and Jones served up an ace to give the Gopher faithful hope at 29-27, but her next serve was all net and ISU got away with a 30-27 win.

rotation, player, pos., aces-blocks-kills total points
1. Kattie Vatterrodt
, OH 0-2-8--10
2. Christine Tan, L 0-0-0--0
2fr Kelly Schmidt MH 0-1.5-6--7.5
3. Rachel Hartmann, S 2-3-1---6
4. Kyla Roehrig, OH 0-2-14---16
5. Jessy Jones, MH 1-3-11---15
6. Rachelle Hagerty, RH 0-0.5-7---7.5
totals: 3-12-47---62 points, 15 points on Iowa State errors.
ASSISTS: Hartmann 42, Roehrig 2

1 Vatterrodt* 12-11 .522
2 Tan 15-17 .469
3 Hartmann 15-13 .536
4 Roehrig 13-17 .433
5 Jones 12-16 .429
6 Hagerty/Roysland* 10-11 .476
totals: 77-85 .475
*switched in game 2.

First ball side out/Serves--%; points scored, % earned, % allowed
Minnesota 28/50--.560; 77; .805; .365
Iowa State 31/50---.620; 85; .635; .195

If you look at the rotations you see that when Roehrig is in the back row ISU scored 44 points. Obviously missing five serves in game three mattered. But hitting errors also took their toll, also the passing game had players off balance all day.

Next up: monday

Friday, April 06, 2007

SW MN State Sweeps

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The Gophers aren't the only ones playing spring volleyball.

SW MN State played three NAIA schools on Wednesday in Sioux Falls and swept them all.

They will hosting their own tournament on April 18 in Marshall.

Next up: tomorrow after the Gopher/Iowa State event

Thursday, April 05, 2007

JO Links, Gophers vs Iowa State Saturday

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I have recently updated the JO links with Southern MN Volleyball out of Rochester. If you have a link I don't have up, send it to me so the site is more complete.

A reminder that the Gophers play Iowa State this weekend at the Pavillion at 11:30 and 2:30. The event is free.

next up: tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Gophers Face Iowa State

#1 posting 4.3.2007
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The Golden Gophers will host their second spring match this Saturday, April 7th at 11:30 am & 2:30 pm against Iowa State. The teams will play 2 games to 30 points and one game to 15 points beginning at 11:30 and then play 3 games to 30 points and one game to 15 points beginning at 2:30pm.

The Granite City Pink 15u took the title at the Granite City JO Tournament on March 31. Scroll down to see the results in the St. Cloud Times.

Abbey Perez of West Bend East, WI, a 5-5 libero will sign with North Dakota State. She also plays with the Milwaukee Sting. From the Fargo Forum.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

MN Spring Tourney Review

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I reported on the first match against Washington State on Saturday. The Gophers were 2-0-2 on the day. Apparently they counted the WSU game as a tie. In the other contests they beat Notre Dame in two and split with Florida. That was the only blemish on the Florida record in the event. Here is what the Gopher site said about the event.

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