Saturday, August 16, 2008

Carlson's Good Start, D2 Outlook

#1 posting 8.16.2008
your daily dose of girls volleyball news & information

Mankato West will rely on middle Jessica Henke. From the Mankato Free Press.

Wisconsin is 12th in the preseason volleyball Magazine poll.

BIG 10
Ohio State is picked for 9th in the Big 10.

Colorado State is picked to win the Mountain West Conference. Tessa Nelson of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton plays with CSU.

Cincinnati is picked for third in the Big East. Kelsey Brandl of Lakeville North is on the Cincinnati roster.

Megan Carlson of Andover had a good start in Marshall's Green vs White scrimmage with 14 kills to lead all players.

Ohio has finished one week of practice.

Washington State has named Emily Rooney of Red Wing as one of their three captains.

The NCAA has released the 10 teams and 10 players to watch this fall. Two teams from the Northern Sun--UM Duluth and Concordia St. Paul make the list. Three players from the Northern Sun make the list: Maria Gangelhoff (UMD), Maggie McNamara (Concordia-SP); and Ashley Nachreiner (MSU Mankato).

D3 starts their practices today.
St. Thomas looks to make another deep run in the D3 playoffs.

Here are preseason previews of UW Superior from the Superior Daily Telegram. UWS has hired Chelsea Meierotto (UM Duluth) and Anne LeBard (UW Superior) as assistant coaches.

UI Chicago has two new assistants, one of which is Tim Walenga, a volunteer, who received his master of arts in athletic administration from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2001.

The American women beat China in five games. Both head coaches are Chinese. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Both former Gophers Lindsey Berg in indoor, and Nicole Branagh on the beach continue their successful run in the Olympics.
Branagh and Youngs advanced to the quarterfinals with a sweep of Cuba.

Hugh McCutcheon, the USA men's volleyball coach has returned to the bench. This was the first time he was back at the helm since the attack that killed his father in law Todd Bachman. From the StarTribune.

Barbara Bachman has returned to Minnesota to continue her recovery from the attack suffered last weekend. Bachman is at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. From the StarTribune and Rochester Post Bulletin.
Elisabeth Bachman, Barbara's daughter, has also returned home.

Next up: tomorrow, unless news breaks