May 23, 2013
Tickets at the gate after 4pm are $30.99 for those aged 4 and up.
They are open until 10pm.
May 23, 2013
Tonight should have been a great night for our program…and I blew it. There aren’t enough “I am sorry” to convey how gutted I am. The truth is that we had an opportunity to share with every girl in our program how deeply we care for each one and to comment on the extraordinary advances each athlete has made. And we did not.
It isn’t about the awards, who received an award or who did not receive an award. It is about missing the moment to share how grateful I am that each one of these athletes has chosen CSA and me… I cannot get back the moment or the night. It would feel like an afterthought to try to create another occasion. We didn’t take the opportunity to say publicly, meaningfully and deservedly “job well done and we love you” to each and every athlete.
Tonight should have belonged to everyone that has worked to build CSA. I didn’t share how grateful I am for Pae and Suzanne. We didn’t say “thank you” to every coach for their work and sacrifices. AND I didn’t make certain that every athlete knew tonight was about her. I know that every accolade, every success and every win comes down to great families, great athletes and coaches doing their part. I could probably offer some “why’s” and “how’s” tonight went awry. It is inexcusable and I am sorry.
No matter the number of athletes, we should have taken a minute to share about each athlete. I know how much I love these players and tonight I missed an opportunity to tell them in front of everyone in our program. There have been moments all season with each athlete where a light went on, an obstacle was hurdled and real progress was made. I should have shared those moments.
I am truly sorry… Coach Rios
May 23, 2013
Special thanks to Mrs. Fuhrman for her hospitality this evening. We had a wonderful turnout and lots of great food!
Congratulations to all of our athletes!
This award is given to the player that exemplifies behavior, attitude, and control on and off the volleyball court. This is a player who attends practice, never complains, and follows the instruction of the coach. This is a player who steps up when called upon by the team. She is a player that every team needs, but may not recognize.
Gabby Neuman, Kelli Wightman, Riley Lawrence, Allysa Newsom & Alex Smits Van Oyen
Not pictured: Kate Hirsch, Ava Dawson & Megan Denter
Most Improved Player of the Year Award
This award goes to the player who, over the course of the season, shows the most improvement.
Meghen Phenicie, Morgan Little, Leah Causey, Isabel Carter, Dani Redding, Gabby Espinoza & Lauren Purdy
Not pictured: Hailey & Taylor Dietrich
Defensive Player of the Year Award
This award goes to the player who shows the best play defensively. In a program that emphasizes defense, we want to recognize those players that pursue the ball, find the open seam, play in correct position and go hustle after loose volleyballs. The “Libero’s award,” as some would call it, can go to any player who is dedicated to the back row and success in controlling the ball and keeping it in play.
Morgan Siewic, Vasati Fiatoa, Quinntana Reid, Taylor Ryshkus, Alexis Howard, Madison Hutchinson, Sierra Ogas & Cammi DeLaCruz
Not pictured: Megan Watkins
This award is chosen solely by the players of each of the respective teams. Coaches can only break a tie vote. This is the second highest award a player can receive since it is chosen by her peers. This player does not have to be the BEST player, but does have to be a player everyone can cooperate with and enjoys playing with. It is also a player everyone has respect for.
Sarah Rickards, Jenna Swaffer, Alexa Runkle, Maddie Brown, Lauren Rios, Carina Gargantos, Kaylee Burkhiser & Nikki Jackson
Not pictured: Taylor Vetter
This award is tied with the Player’s Award as to its importance. This award is chosen solely by the coaches. It consists of a player who demonstrates the highest caliber of play. A player who wins this award is both good on offense and defense. This player is needed to win the game, excel at practice, and achieve the team goals. Without this player, your team could not achieve the team goals. This player could be considered the most reliable to the coach on and off the court.
Kealia Perrine, Mackenzie Carter, Cassandra Smits Van Oyen, Lia Herlosky, Logan Van Reken, Melanie Srok, Cicely Bunker & Brianna Morales
This is now considered the highest award a player can get in the program. This is a player who goes beyond the normal requirements and excels at her position and the game of volleyball It is the player’s player and the coach’s rock and foundation. This player encompasses aspects of all the other awards combined.
Roza Allen, Kayla Agae, Kendall Cheval, Maddie Brown, Brian Wightman, Sarah Clements & Samantha Douglas
Not pictured: Mya Ellis
Best of luck to all of our seniors – you will be missed!
Thank you for choosing CSA!
May 22, 2013
Parents & Players,
Please email any pictures you may have from club season. I want to add them to our video for the party tomorrow night.
May 21, 2013
3:00pm depart Avis headed to California;
4:30pm stop in Lenwood (bathroom break);
6:30pm dinner at Summit exit;
8:30pm check into hotel;
6:30am breakfast in hotel
7:00am depart for playing locations
Black Team: Next Level – 12821 Knott Street Garden Grove 92841; 3d seed first match is at 8am;
White Team: CSULB – 1250 Bellflower Blvd Long Beach; 4th seed first match is at 9am;
Dinner is at Knotts Berry Farm – chicken restaurant. Be sure to bring money to enter the park after dinner.
Playing location will be determined by the results from Saturdays tournament play.
SPECIAL THANKS to Sherri Howell for driving the Black Team this weekend!
Best of luck to both teams and safe travels!
May 21, 2013
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