Thursday, November 06, 2008

MIAC Awards

#2 posting 11.6.2008
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BIG 10
#1 Penn State cooled off Indiana with a sweep. The Margin was 26 points. Christa Harmatto had 13.5 points for PSU. Erica Short had 10.5 points for the Hoosiers. One of the faces in the Big 10 belongs to Ashley Benson.

#18 Purdue travels to #17 Minnesota and Iowa this weekend.

ACC: Virginia hosts North Carolina and NC State.

BIG 12: Iowa State swept Texas Tech with a margin of 16 points. Diane Kieger (Mounds View) had 13.5 points for ISU.

BIG EAST: Cincinnati travels to West Virginia and Pittsburgh.

CUSA: Marshall hosts Central Florida and Southern Miss.

SOUTHERN: Furman swept Wofford with a margin of 24 points. Pamela Gehrke (Eastview) had 2 digs for the Paladins.

SUMMIT: South Dakota State hosts Oakland and IPFW.

WEST COAST: Portland travels to St. Mary's and #22 Santa Clara this weekend.

Southwest MN State is looking to make a run for the national title. From the Marshall Independent.

The MIAC have released their All Conference team. St. Thomas' Katie McCaffrey (Fort Collins, CO) was named MVP.
Gustavus' Emily Klein (Red Wing) was named Defensive Player of the Year. From the Red Wing Republican Eagle.
Two other Gustavus players made the MIAC list.
Concordia Moorhead's Jenna Green (DGF) was rookie of the year.
St. Thomas' Thanh Pham was named coach of the year.

The MIAC semifinals will be today.
St. Mary's is at Gustavus
St. Olaf is at St. Thomas.

Northwestern, MN's setter Hillary Slagter (Central Christian) is a part of the Eagles success. From the West Central Tribune.

Four Ridgewater players made the 12 team All Region team. From the West Central Tribune.

Former Gopher Nicole Branagh will partner with Tyra Turner in a Beach tournament in Thailand.

Here is a quick reminder about a clinic Olympic Gold Medalist, Pat Powers will be doing on November 22-23 at The Ralia Sports Center.

As always, coaches are more than welcome to attend free of charge.
Where: Ralia Sports Center
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 22-23. Saturday 9AM-4PM & Sunday 9AM-2PM
Ages: Girls & Boys ages 12-18 & Adults
Registration fee: $140
Experience: Novice through advanced.
Players are divided up on three courts one hour into the event. Generally speaking, we have one court of 12-13 year olds, one court of 14-16 year olds and one court of advanced girls, boys and adults.
Why is this clinic the best? The "over-correction" teaching method combined with "Survivor" has the advantage of skill development while you are playing. These advanced skills are downloaded into the motor memory through massive repetition while the player is competing in a non-intimidating environment.
******We have about 20 spots left for this event

Next up: Later today. Much Later. I will be at the State Tournament today.