Tuesday, August 12, 2008

People Skills, Beach in Beijing and Chicago

#1 posting 8.12.2008
your daily dose of girls volleyball news & information

The Hawks are #1 in the AAA poll. Six Lake teams are ranked or received votes. From the Chaska Herald.

Farmington does the countdown on their first day. From the Farmington Independent.

Willmar will host a six team scrimmage on Thursday. From the West Central Tribune.

John Millea of the StarTribune gives a refresher course on people skills as the fall season started practice yesterday. In the article their is a photo of the defending AAA champs Shakopee at work.

Becca Shane and Amanda Neubauer have been hired as assistants at North Dakota. Shane is a Concordia Moorhead and Detroit Lakes grad, and Neubauer has been an assistant at UM Crookston.

Kristen Hille is the only senior at North Dakota State, but the Bison have depth. From the Fargo Forum.
Wisconsin started their practices on Monday.
Creighton has their media guide online now.
Weber State is picked for third in the Big Sky.
Lindsey Clairmont, Katie Gangelhoff, and Sarah Wyffels will be UM Duluth's captains.

You can sign up for the volleyball insider on the Wisconsin Badgers site. Indiana has the Red Zone.

Macalester players Marie Godwin (Chaska) and Majra Mucic (St. Louis Park) won the Under-20 USA Beach Junior Tour in Chicago, Illinois, on August 2.

Former Gopher and Olympic beach volleyball player Nicole Branagh has been devastated after the attack on her friend Elisabeth Bachman's father. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Branagh and Youngs beat the Germans in two on the beach.

Barbara Bachman continues to improve from her injuries in Beijing. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The USA men's volleyball team defeated Italy 3-1 in the face of the tragedy.

Next up: when news breaks or tomorrow, whatever comes first