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St. Julien overcomes deafness to star as a volleyball player

By Raymond Partsch III

New Iberia HSTrah’Nae St. Julien doesn’t get distracted by all the noise.

During the game, the New Iberia Senior High junior middle blocker stands patiently on the volleyball court waiting for the opposition to make their move. Trah’Nae is anticipating where the opponent will attempt a spike at the net, and when they do commit she quickly slides the few feet over to her right, raises her arms high in the air and sends the ball forcefully back down across the net.

Read more: http://www.iberianet.com/news/st-julien-overcomes-deafness-to-star-as-a-volleyball-player/article_cdb31898-b935-11e7-b6a6-5b24f80dfb8c.html

Source: The Daily Iberian

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 25

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

stmarysCentral Baptist 3 St. Mary's 0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-20)

The Lady Bison finished their regular season yesterday in a match against Central Baptist. Going in with only six players and missing one of our key players, the girls really had to pull together and work as a team. At the end of each set it became more obvious that the girls were learning how to play together as they slowly improved their score each set. Elise Watson and Julia Bronneberg had some great serves while Emma Foster and Kearah Kelly worked together to pull off some good saves. Unfortunately with a jammed finger, Kinoey Alvira-Juardo got pulled late in the third set but it gave Cassondra Cook her first experience on the volleyball court. Though they lost three straight sets it was obvious that with a little team work these girls will be a force to be reckoned with in a few years. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

new-mexicoVictory Christian 3 New Mexico 1 (25-19, 13-25, 25-21, 29-27)

Last night was a special evening for our Roadrunner seniors, Sherrena Bob, Kimberly Sanchez and Antonia Martinez. It was the last regular season home game. Sophomore Andrea Leyba had 11 assists and nine digs. Sophomore Lindsay Hand had eight aces, eight kills, five assists, and 14 digs. Freshman Victoria Baca had seven aces and six digs. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

pennsylvaniaDelaware 3 Pennsylvania 1 (23-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-19)

This was the Lady Panthers last home game for the season. We had a very close game with Delaware. We’re proud of how the team played as we were missing some players. We are getting better with each game. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

new-jerseyNew Jersey 3 STEM Civics 0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-15)

Naiajah Wilson had one kill and eight service points. Alexis Holland had five service points. Giezi Teuttle had one assist, 12 service points, and one ace. Sinmilouwa Folaranmi had five service points. De’Avain Watson had seven service points and one ace. Ana Maria DeVora had six service points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler)

Monday, October 23, 2017

new-mexicoEvangel Christian 3 New Mexico 1 (20-25, 25-13, 25-20, 25-20)

We were not happy with the performance of the Roadrunners on Monday night. The girls did not focus on the game and it was not their day. Sophomore Andrea Leyba had seven digs. Sophomore Lindsay Hand had four aces, three kills, five assists, and four digs. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 24

Monday, October 23, 2017

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 Cambridge School of Weston 1 (17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20)

Yesterday, the Marie Philip School Lady Ghosts had their final regular season match at an Independent Girls Conference opponent, the Cambridge School of Weston. We had a good pep talk in the bus ride to our match and our girls tried to have more fun today compared to last week. The Gryphons took the first set, but the Lady Ghosts adjusted to them very well. We took the next three sets in an entertaining match that had many exciting rallies. Even when the Lady Ghosts were not able to get a point off some of those rallies, their self-confidence and willingness to hustle for the ball increased the longer the match went on. A couple of our players didn't have the strong matches they wanted, but our substitutes stepped up their games and worked on improving their own skills. The victory ended our IGC regular season with a 7-3 record, second place in the league, and a first round playoff bye. We will try to advance to the November 2 championship game when we host a playoff match on Halloween. For the rest of this week, our focus will shift to the ESDAA Deaf volleyball tournament beginning this Friday at the American School for the Deaf in Hartford. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Shayla Rochette: 6 aces, 4 kills, 2 assists, 2 digs
Norma Aldana: 2 aces, 4 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 1 ace, 8 kills, 14 assists
Sabrina Rodrigues: 8 kills, 2 digs
Christine Vargas: 6 aces, 1 assist
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 dig
Chloe Martin: 1 ace
Carleigh Babbit: 1 assist

model-secondaryModel 3 Washington Christian 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-16) - PVAC Quarterfinals

Model defeated Washington Christin in straight sets of the PVAC (Potomac Valley Athletic Conference) quarterfinals yesterday afternoon. Emily Nover had team high 13 kills for Model along with seven digs. Aurbrie Bauer led with 14 digs and seven aces.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

marie-philipAmerican 3 Marie Philip 1 (25-6, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23)

Last Saturday, we hosted the American School for the Deaf for our volleyball Homecoming match. We agreed to make it an exhibition game due to ASD's players' availability and eligibility. We let all of our subs stay for the first set. For the three sets after that we played our starters. One of our starters was sick so her subs did their best to contribute to the team and gain valuable game situation experience. ASD won the 2nd set, we took the third, and they defeated us in the fourth set. We thank them for playing with us this weekend. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Shayla Rochette: 4 aces, 6 kills, 3 assists, 1 dig
Christine Vargas: 2 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 digs
Norma Aldana: 1 ace, 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 3 aces, 6 kills, 11 assists, 5 digs
Rita Child: 1 ace, 1 kill
Anya Sukhovtsev: 1 ace, 6 digs
Chloe Martin: 1 ace
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 kill, 1 dig
Carleigh Babbit: 2 digs

Thursday, October 19, 2017

new-mexicoNew Mexico 3 Oklahoma 0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-11)

We are enjoying watching our girls for their improvement in their skills, growth and confidence. The Roadrunners showed their excellent sportsmanship on the court. Senior Sherrena Bob had six aces. Sophomore Lindsay Hand had eight aces, three kills, nine assists, and four digs. Sophomore Mya Malone had 10 kills. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 23

Saturday, October 21, 2017

marylandMount Airy Christian 3 Maryland 0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-15) - MIAC Semifinals

Maryland was swept by the eventual champions Mount Airy Christian in the MIAC (Maryland Independent Athletics Conference) semifinals. Cassidy Perry was named to the All-Tournament team.

Cara Bielukce: 2 kills, 2 digs
Milana Bielucke: 2 assists, 6 digs
Lexi Bullock: 8 digs
Rajena Guettler: 6 kills, 1 block, 11 digs
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 8 digs
Meghan Luebehusen: 1 block, 4 digs
Cassidy Perry: 8 kills, 3 blocks,3 digs
Freya Seremeth: 1 kill, 1 block, 10 assists, 2 digs

JV MIAC Championship - Maryland 2 Mount Airy Christian 1 (20-25, 25-23, 15-8)
JV Record: 21-1-1
JV MVP: Ashlynn Cohen
JV All Tournament Team: Cha'Risa Reins, Ariella Zfati

Friday, October 20, 2017

marie-philipDexter Southfield 3 Marie Philip 2 (25-21, 22-25, 17-25, 25-19, 15-13)

The Marie Philip Lady Ghosts visited Dexter Southfield for a non-league NEPSAC match. We tried out an updated playbook seem to like the new changes. We lost the first set as we were still adjusting to the playbook. However, we enjoyed two strong set victories to lead 2-1. The Lady Ghosts continued to demonstrate great effort and good spirit in the fourth set, but ambitious errors piled up and one of our starters was feeling very unwell. Dexter was able to force a tie-breaking fifth set. We started it very well, but Dexter wanted the victory very badly and they were able to overcome a 13-12 deficit to get the ball back and get us to error twice to win 15-13.

That was only Dexter's third win of the season, and last year they lost to us in five sets on a heartbreaking net error. Their girls were understandably very excited and proud after the match had ended. Our Lady Ghosts did an equally good job today and they had much more fun as a team than in our previous two losses this week, which is more important than any win, loss, or playoff implication. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Sabrina Rodrigues: 3 aces, 11 kills, 2 assists, 2 digs
Shayla Rochette: 8 aces, 4 kills, 2 digs
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 3 kills, 18 assists
Chloe Martin: 1 ace, 1 dig
Norma Aldana: 1 kill
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 kill

Thursday, October 19. 2017

stmarysSt. Mary’s 3 Global Charter 2 (24-26, 26-24, 26-24, 13-25, 15-13)

The Lady Bison took on Global Charter at home in one of the longest games these girls have ever played. Just like earlier this year, both teams were very evenly matched and had to fight for each point. We ended up playing a full five sets to determine the winners with three of the five going past 25 points.

Because they normally only play three sets, the girls became a little winded during the fourth set and fell behind in the fourth set but they rallied in the end and were able to pull out wins in 3 out of the five sets to win the match. Kioney Alvira-Juardo and Elise Watson led the team with 22 service points followed closely by Julia Bronneberg with 13. Cameron Cole provided some much needed cover at the net and Alyeshka Rivera and Emma Foster each helped claim some key points during the game. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 20

Thursday, October 19, 2017

texasBrentwood Christian 3 Texas 2 (18-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11)

Texas battled to the very end but could not overcome Brentwood Christian in a district showdown between the top two teams. Texas will face Houston Northland in the state playoffs with a date to be determined later.

Ashlene Etkie recorded a double-double with team high 15 kills and 15 digs along with three aces.

Kills: Ashlene Etkie 15, Ella-Berri Kornkven 7, Team total 36.
Aces: Ashlene Etkie 3, Team Total 6.
Blocks: 5 players with 1, Team Total 5.
Digs: Leila Sicoli 21, Sunita Schmidjorg 16, Team Total 78.
Assists: Emma Guintoli 35, Team Total 35.

kansasKansas 3 Iowa 0 (25-23, 25-10, 25-15)

Kansas swept Iowa in straight sets to record their 20th victory of the season. Tiara Vang had 10 assists and six aces.

Cierra Sherwood: 5 aces, 3 kills
Jamiaka Jones: 2 aces
Katja Grace: 1 ace, 4 kills
Kaylee Wells: 5 aces
Madison Welch: 1 ace, 11 kills, 1 block
Tiadra Vang: 6 aces, 10 assists

Georgia - GSD finishes 3rd at Mason-Dixon tournament

marylandMaryland 3 John Carroll 0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-13)

Maryland defeated John Carroll in a non-league match in straight sets. Cassidy Perry led the Orioles with team high 14 kills, Hanna Johnston-Shaw with seven digs, and Freya Seremeth dished out 24 assists.

Cara Bielukce: 2 blocks
Milana Bielucke: 1 assist, 4 digs, 1 ace
Lexi Bullock: 2 digs
Alyssa Glennon: 1 kill, 2 assists
Rajena Guettler: 11 kills, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 6 digs, 2 aces
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 7 digs
Meghan Luebehusen: 1 dig
Cassidy Perry: 14 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, 3 digs, 2 aces
Freya Seremeth: 2 kills, 24 assists, 1 block, 5 digs, 1 ace

JV: Maryland 2 John Carroll 1 (23-25, 25-20, 15-13)
JV Record: 20-1-1

fremontFremont 3 Contra Costa Christian 0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-19)

Fremont wrapped up league play with a sweep of Contra Contra Christian. Jada Dawson had 14 kills, 17 digs, and four blocks for Fremont.

Kills: Jada Dawson 14, Team Total 21.
Aces: Esther Biser 5, Malia Zornoza 4, Team Total 12.
Blocks: Jada Dawson 4, Esther Biser 1, Team Total 5.
Digs: Jada Dawson 17, Esther Biser 13, Team Total 40.
Assists: Malia Zornoza 7, Team Total 7.

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 19

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

fremontFremont 3 Bentley 1 (25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 25-17)

Ending yesterday with 11-0 in league, 18-7 overall. We play in our last league game tonight before league playoffs next week. (Contributed by Head Coach Karina Pedersen)

Jade Dawson: 31 assists, 15 digs, 6 kills, 4 aces, 1 block
Jada Dawson: 17 digs, 15 kills, 2 aces, 1 block
Malia Zornoza: 20 digs, 7 kills, 5 assists, 1 ace, 1 block
Esther Biser: 20 digs, 8 kills, 1 ace, 1 block

marie-philipMontrose School 3 Marie Philip 0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-22)

Yesterday, the Marie Philip Lady Ghosts traveled to the Montrose School hoping to clinch the #2 seed for the IGC (Independent Girls Conference) playoffs with a win. It was not our day. Montrose had beaten #3 ranked Cambridge School of Weston on Monday and showed much more improvement and self-confidence than earlier in the season when we beat them 3-0 at home. The Mavericks played much better than we did in the first set and won easily. Our starters rested for most of the second set and our substitutes gave the best performance of the afternoon for us. Our subs outscored Montrose 9-8. Unfortunately, our subs had come in in with the score 17-2, so Montrose's 8 points were enough for them to secure their 25th point to win that set. Our rested starters tried to come back in the third set, but Montrose's tortoise beat our hare and they swept us today.

Our record is now 18-10 (6-3 IGC). We are guaranteed at least one more home match as next Monday's away rematch at Cambridge School of Weston will determine if we will end the season #3 (host the playoffs on October 30) or #2 (get a 1st round bye and host the playoffs October 31). Our aim is to once again play as a team as well as we did mid-season. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Shayla Rochette: 5 aces, 2 kills, 3 digs
Sabrina Rodrigues: 3 kills, 3 digs
Samantha Fernsebner: 2 aces, 1 assist, 1 dig
Norma Aldana: 2 kills, 1 dig
Chloe Martin: 1 ace, 1 reception
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 2 kills, 5 assists
Christine Vargas: 1 assist
Rita Child: 1 ace

michiganMadison Academy 3 Michigan 1 (25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22)

This game turned into a one of who can get the ball over the net and it was sloppy. Addison Blair ended with six kills and eight aces. Haley Cooper got three kills, three assists, and 11 aces while serving at 91%. We will be playing Genesee Christian Academy in the first round of districts on October 30 at 5:30 p.m. on their home court. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

pennsylvaniaCommunity Academy of Philadelphia 3 Pennsylvania 1 (25-11, 22-25, 25-11, 25-20)

The Lady Panthers volleyball team played at Community Academy of Philadelphia with only six players and no subs due to injuries. They did not win, but they never gave up and even managed to win one set in the match against a really tough team. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

new-jerseyNew Jersey 3 Warren Tech 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-17)

Naiajah Wilson had two service points and two aces. Geizi Teutle had six service points, three aces, and two digs. De’Avian Watson had two service points, one kill, one block. Ana Maria DeVora had two service points and one ace. (Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

fremontFremont 3 Fremont Christian 1 (25-8, 24-26, 25-20, 25-22)

Last week, we beat Fremont Christian 3-1 in league play.

Malia Zornoza: 22 digs, 17 kills, 11 assists, 1 ace
Jada Dawson: 21 digs, 13 kills, 4 aces, 1 block
Esther Biser: 18 digs, 11 kills, 4 aces, 1 block
Hannah Wetzel: 9 kills, 4 blocks
Jade Dawson: 30 assists, 19 digs, 5 kills, 9 aces, 1 block

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