Sunday, April 22, 2018
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USF volleyball player defies the odds

By Vinnie Portell

When Payton Brown was born in November 1995, the doctors feared she had meningitis. She received treatment for the deadly disease immediately, but was mistakenly given an overdose. The overdose left Brown deaf only 11 days after her birth.

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Source: The Oracle


By Steve Jones

During the last nine years, Lynn Ray Boren has built the Gallaudet women's volleyball team into an NCAA contender. The Bison have made six NCAA tournament appearances since Boren took the reins in 2005. In December, after the volleyballs are put away, he will reach the national stage by himself.

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Source: PressBox D.C.

Silence is golden for volleyballer after 3/11

By Masahito Ono

Namiko Yanagawa, who lost her hearing at age 1, led the women’s national volleyball team for the deaf and hard-of-hearing until last year, and is well-versed in the challenges the sport poses to those with hearing difficulties.

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Source: Japan Times

Hinsdale South and Harper College win co-ed volleyball championships

Hinsdale South High School won the high school level co-ed volleyball tournament hosted by Harper College Deaf Institute last Saturday, April 26th. Host school, Harper College captured the college level championship.


Champion: Hinsdale South-Black
2nd place: Hersey
3rd place: Lemont
4th place: Rich-A

Women's All-Stars: Brianna Butler, Rich-A; Monica Krumrie, Lemont; Jantha Laemmer, Hinsdale South-Gold; Stefania Sarkic, Hinsdale South-Black; Brianne Suchowski, Grayslake North

Women's MVP: Lauren Putz, Hinsdale South-Black

Men's All-Stars: Arbreham Belay, Whitney Young; Eddy Franco, Hersey; Etienne Goupil, Grayslake North; Marco Hernandez, Hinsdale South-Gold; Keshon Steele, Lemont

Men's MVP: Steven Putz, Hinsdale South-Black
Team Sportsmanship: Rich-B

Champion: Harper College
2nd place: University of Iowa
3rd place: St. Louis Community College-Black
4th: St. Louis Community College-Red

Women's All-Stars: Diana Angulo, Harper College; Kristi Burke, Harper College; Amy Hwang, University of Iowa; Bailey Koebrick, Univeristy of Iowa; Silvia Rodridguez, St. Louis Community College-Black

Women's MVP: Nannette Nefczyk, Harper College

Men's All-Stars: Dannery Alvarez, Harper College; Samuel Garcia, St. Louis Community College-Red; Oscar Gonzalez, St. Louis Community College-Black; Victor Valentin, University of Iowa; Roberto Zepeda, Harper College

Men's MVP: Lukasz Swietek, Harper College
Team Sportsmanship: St. Louis Community College-Black and Red

Deaf Institute hosts 10th annual volleyball tournament

By Kim Pohl

More than 600 people from as far as St. Louis and Iowa are expected to attend the Harper College Deaf Institute’s 10th annual Coed Volleyball Tournament. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Building M gym on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine

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Source: Harper College

The men’s volleyball team dig Ryan Manoogian

By Teran Rodriguez

Orange Coast College men’s volleyball libero Ryan Manoogian has an unusual problem on the court.

“Sometimes the sweat gets into my hearing aids, which affects my performance in the volleyball game, but I try not to let it bother me,” Manoogian, an undecided major said.

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Source: Coast Report Online

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