Thursday, November 10, 2011


Finally got to 99% of the practice.  It has been a busy few weeks of work with extensive traveling, but finally back on campus for the long haul.  Practice is going great and while we have fewer guys this year, we have a lot of talent!  Pat returns from Australia in a few weeks and there is a possibility of a couple of transfer players that will add to the depth chart.  Looking forward to a great season.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's been awhile

It has been a long time since my last post, but school has started, the new guys are on campus and the practice has begun.  We have a talented team returning starters and freshmen and should have a great season of men's volleyball.  The recruiting has begun and I have talked to guys in Ohio, Illinois, PA and other states.  Looking forward to a competitive and fun season with the guys!

Friday, April 8, 2011

NCVF Nationals Day One

The Yellow Jackets began the NCVF National tournament in Houston, TX as the #6 overall seed and played like it Thursday. The men beat St. Johns MN, Siena and Brandeis to advance to the Championship Flight for Day two. The men will have some tough matches Friday to reach the Gold bracket and will need to play well to hold up their seed. Jake Barone and Jeh Shamlin played well throughout and will continue to provide the power behind our offense. Defensively, Pat Madden set the tone and continues to be one of the best Liberos in the tournament.

Monday, March 28, 2011

MIVA Championships

B-W at Ohio Stadium (Horseshoe) on the campus of The Ohio State University for the MIVA Championships
What a weekend of GREAT competition.  We played four of the top 10 teams in the Division I ranks over the weekend and despite the outcome, held our own (#2,3,4,7 and 25).  We played hard, with energy and despite missing an unexplained amount of serves, still were in most of the sets.  The highlight of the weekend was beating the University of Kentucky 25-13, 25-15 and hanging with the #2 ranked team and MIVA Champion Indiana University.  A few more practices and on to the NCVF National Tournament.

Friday, March 25, 2011

2nd Place in GMMVC

The men finished 2nd in the GMMVC over the weekend with crucial wins over Miami University and Ohio Northern University. The Yellow Jackets lost in the finals 13-15 in the deciding game to Grand Valley State University and now move on to the MIVA Championships at Ohio State this weekend. We are playing with a lot of positive energy and emotion as we prepare for the MIVA Championships and NCVF National Tournament.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Break is over, home stretch

We had the best practice of the year following spring break! It was energetic, consistent and productive and if we play like the remainder of the season, we will be a tough team to beat! Practice resumes on Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Long weekend at IU

When the snow finally cleared, we traveled to Indiana University for the annual Hoosier-Illini Classic.  It draws some of the best teams from around the country and is one of the most competitive tournaments in the nation.  We played averaged to say the least but lost 26-24, 26-24 to #6 St. Louis University.   We had leads in both games (23-19, 23-21) and couldn't close out the sets, but we will work in practice.  Spring Break time and then MIVA League Play.  Only a month left and we are ranked #7 in D-II.