Girls club volleyball Dream Team: Bardin, Doolan, Telly, Sandberg, Pierce, Robinson, Bell, Reed
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by John Tawa
7h ago
Metro 15 Travel trio, from left, Alli Robinson, Kaniyah Ball and Alexa Telly Every Wednesday during the club season, VolleyballMag recognizes a Dream Team of eight girls volleyball players (15s to 18s age groups) who were standouts the weekend before. The team, most weeks, consisted of the following: Setter or S/RS Setter, S/RS or RS OH OH MB MB Libero DS We include our eight-player Dream Team below, as well as others we considered, based exclusively upon nominations received. Note to coaches and directors: while there is no science to how we choose members of our Dream Team, performing o ..read more
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Michael Gervais, and The First Rule of Mastery
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by Travis Mewhirter
15h ago
EL SEGUNDO, California — In May of 2019, Michael Gervais touched a nerve. Quite a few of them, actually. For 12 months, though, he just didn’t know it, not to the extent that the editors at the Harvard Business Review did. In his first contribution to the Harvard Business Review, Gervais, one of the most well-known sports psychologists in the world, wrote a piece titled How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You. “If you want to be your best and perform at a high level, fear of people’s opinions may be holding you back,” he wrote as his opening sentence. It’s a concept that Ger ..read more
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Men’s pro volleyball report: Averill, Projekt Warsaw win CEV Challenge Cup
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by Lee Feinswog
23h ago
Taylor Averill and Projekt Warsaw beat Vero Volley Monza to win the CEV Challenge Cup/projektwarsawa.waw.pl photo This is Blair Lambert’s men’s professional volleyball report, featuring Americans around the world and foreigners who played for NCAA programs. Got a note about a player or a comment for Blair? Email him at blairlambert2@gmail.com Taylor Averill didn’t play, but nonetheless became the first American player to claim a continental trophy this season when his Projekt Warsaw team beat Vero Volley Monza in four sets last week in Poland and repeated the result Tuesday to win the CEV Chal ..read more
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Tawa’s Girls Club Dots: Life is (but not in volleyball) a bag of chocolates
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by John Tawa
1d ago
This is “Dots,” VolleyballMag’s weekly look at 10 things in club volleyball, past or present, that interest me and hopefully will interest you. Look for Dots every Tuesday through Junior Nationals this summer: • In all the mania surrounding the Triple Crown NIT over President’s Day Weekend, it is easy to forget that several other well-represented tournaments took place over the same weekend. When I first started covering club some 22 years ago, more than a decade before Triple Crown began its quest to dominate the space on President’s Day by marshaling the nation’s best club teams; the Las Veg ..read more
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International women’s volleyball: Rivers leads Stuttgart; big week for Skinner
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by VBM Staff
2d ago
Lindsey Ruddins attacks for Scandicci against Cuneo, including Anna Stevenson-Hall This is our weekly update on USA women playing professional volleyball around the world. Most of the players are former NCAA standouts: Champions League In the only upset of the quarterfinal round, Krystal Rivers had 22 kills and a block as Stuttgart beat Turkish giants Fenerbahce in five sets. Alexis Hart chipped in two kills as a substitute. Krystal Rivers came up big against Fenerbahce Conegliano, playing its third match in four days, beat VakifBank in four sets to open the quarterfinal series. Kelsey Robinso ..read more
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Beach volleyball season opens as UCLA rallies in Hawai’i, upsets abound in Florida
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by Larry Hamel
3d ago
Riley Wagoner of Hawai’i hits against UCLA’s Kenzie Brower/UH photo UCLA was the last team standing after three chaotic days in Honolulu as the NCAA beach volleyball season opened with a bang. Also, Arizona State bedeviled the competition in Tampa and TCU dispatched two ranked foes in Houston. We conclude this report with a look ahead to the second week of the young season:   Battered-but-unbowed Bruins Wounded multiple times during the first two days of round-robin battles on Queen’s Beach, UCLA rallied on Saturday to win the war. The Bruins, ranked No. 2 in the AVCA preseason ..read more
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UCLA, GCU, Harvard win in NCAA men’s volleyball; Fury gets PVF victory
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by VBM Staff
4d ago
Stanford’s Ryan DuRoss hits against the Pepperdine triple block/Sarah Otteman photo UCLA bounced back at BYU, Grand Canyon stayed unbeaten, and Harvard knocked off Princeton on Saturday in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. In the Pro Volleyball Federation, the Columbus Fury swept at the Vegas Thrill. Recaps and top performances follow. There are no men’s matches Sunday or Monday. On Tuesday, there are eight, including two in Conference Carolinas when North Greenville plays Belmont Abbey and Erskine plays Emmanuel. The MIVA’s Charleston goes to the MPSF’s Concordia Irvine. The Pro Volleyball ..read more
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Volleyball today: Hawai’i sweeps, busy men’s Friday on tap; PVF’s Columbus, Orlando win
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by Lee Feinswog
6d ago
Missouri S&T’s Nate Meyer hits against the Hawai’i block of Tread Rosenthal, left, and Kurt Nusterer/UH photo Third-ranked Hawai’i routed visiting independent Missouri S&T on Thursday to improve to 11-1. The Rainbow Warriors were the only ranked teams in action on day with three NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball matches. In the Pro Volleyball Federation, Wednesday the Columbus Fury beat the Omaha Supernovas in four and Thursday the Orlando Valkyries won in four at the Vegas Thrill. Friday’s PVF schedule has the Grand Rapids Rise at the San Diego Mojo. The coaching carousel spun at th ..read more
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Girls club volleyball Dream Team: Drapp, Stiernagle, Owens, Smith, Quest, Anyanwu, Omoruyi, Martin
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by John Tawa
1w ago
Favor Anyanwu/Matt Smith photo This is a special edition of our weekly girls club national Dream Team. This Dream Team recognizes this observer’s opinion of the top performers at the Triple Crown NIT last weekend in one team of eight, as follows: Two setters One right side Two outsides Two middles One defensive player That’s it! The “exceptional eight” based on what I saw in Kansas City, with extra weight given to players who helped their teams advance deep into the tournament (or even win it all). Don’t come at me if your favorite player is not recognized. There were literally 500 or more pla ..read more
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NCAA beach volleyball, part 2: C-USA, WCC, Sun Belt, ASUN, SLC, OVC
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by Larry Hamel
1w ago
TCU’s Anhelina Khmil jousts with USC’s Madison Shields/Michael Gomez photo This is the second of two stories previewing the NCAA beach volleyball season that begins Thursday. Part 2 looks at Conference USA, the West Coast Conference, Sun Belt, ASUN, Southland and Ohio Valley. High-profile independents Texas and Nebraska also are detailed. Finally, we spin from Hawaii to Texas to Florida (with stops in between), running down an event-filled opening-week schedule.    Conference USA The league’s profile soared when NCAA Championship semifinalist TCU, which held the No. 1 spot in th ..read more
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