Monday, June 18, 2018
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Jordan Kohl on USA World Deaf title: “The feeling was indescribable”

By Ed Chan

USA Deaf VolleyballWhen Jordan Kohl was 3, her parents realized that something was wrong. Their daughter wasn’t forming full sentences the way she should and wasn’t able to say certain words. They had Jordan’s hearing tested, and found that she had about 58-59 decibels of hearing loss in both ears.

It’s likely that the last thing they considered at that time was that their daughter would grow to 6-foot-3 and 20 years later lead the USA to its first World Deaf Volleyball Championships gold medal.

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Source: Volleyball Magazine

EMU's Taylor, Team USA finish fifth at World Deaf Volleyball Championships

By David DeGuzman

USA Deaf VolleyballWASHINGTON, D.C. (WHSV) -- On the final day of the World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Washington, D.C., Eastern Mennonite's Hunter Taylor helped the United States earn fifth place in the eight-team competition.

The U.S. defeated Japan in three games (25-18, 25-18, 25-18), ending Hunter Taylor's summer of international competition on a high note.

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Source: WHSV

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Kohl, US win World Deaf gold medal

USA Deaf VolleyballVOLLEYBALL Central grad Kohl helps U.S. win title

Former Central High School standout Jordan Kohl, who now plays for Texas State University, helped Team USA sweep Ukraine 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 in the gold medal match at the 2016 World Deaf Volleyball Championships at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

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Source: Standard-Times

Deaf v-ball side finishes fourth

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationCanada’s women’s deaf volleyball team is bound for the Deaflympics in Turkey in 2017. The Canadian team is coached by Lethbridge’s Derek Usman with assistant coach Steve Ivan. The team is managed by Mary Dyck. The trio of Lethbridge volleyball stalwarts led Canada to a bronze medal at the Pan American Deaf Volleyball Championship June 30-July 4 in Washington, D.C.

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Source: Lethbridge Herald

North Allegheny's Barton excels in 'different world' with USA deaf men's volleyball

By Josh Rizzo

USA Deaf VolleyballHaving a hearing impairment never led to North Allegheny senior MJ Barton feeling ostracized. Barton, who is classified with severe to profound hearing loss, has flourished playing on several volleyball teams.

Being embedded with the USA deaf men's volleyball team for the PanAm and World Championship games during the first two weeks of July at Gallaudet (D.C.) University has given him a new perspective.

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Source: TribLive

EMU's Taylor begins World Deaf Championship campaign with Team USA

By David DeGuzman

USA Deaf VolleyballAs the sports world starts to focus on the Olympics in Rio, an Eastern Mennonite volleyball player is performing on the world stage over the next nine days in our nation's capital.

Hunter Taylor is one of four players on the United States National Deaf Volleyball team, which finished second behind Brazil in last week's Pan-American regional qualifier.

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Source: WHSV

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