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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

Read more: http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/about/news/archives/2014/042314b.php

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.

Read more: http://www.coastreportonline.com/sports/spring/article_516368fc-ba78-11e3-9b86-0019bb2963f4.html

Source: Coast Report Online

Up and away on the volleyball court

By Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton joins a volleyball game with sixth form pupils from Mary Hare school for the deaf in Berkshire.

I’m standing in a chilly sports hall clad in a bright yellow tank top, feeling rather nervous. Before me on the volleyball court are 20 sixth form students of Mary Hare School, while 20 more stand on the sidelines, watching. A wave of apprehension strikes.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/pippa-middleton/10694514/Pippa-Middleton-up-and-away-on-the-volleyball-court.html

Source: The Telegraph

Worthington inducted to American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 2013 Hall of Fame class and former Gallaudet University women's volleyball coach Margaret "Peg" Worthington was selected along with three others. The quartet will be honored at the 2013 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, in conjunction with the 2013 AVCA Convention. Read full story.

USA Deaflympian Sanders talks beach volleyball

In my humble opinion, 'deaf volleyball' facilitates true on-court chemistry. Often, hearing people ask me how deaf people communicate on court, and their first impression is that there's a disadvantage to not communicating with verbal cues.

I'm a pretty unlikely beach volleyball player. Growing up in urban Kansas (yes, there is such a thing), meant that beach volleyball was not in my vocabulary- or anyone else’s for that matter. My neo-Scandavian looks and fair skin translate into sun poisoning, so I prefer not to spend too much time in direct sun. Read full story.

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