CYO/CAMP HOWARD, PORTLAND, OREGON
The CYO Volleyball program is one step closer to being scheduled for the 2017 season as the game numbers have been entered into a grid that will self populate the games locations and times. The next step is to check and double check the schedules looking for any missing games, duplicate games, etc. The computer is very helpful at showing us where there is human error!
Once perfected, the schedules will be duplicated and made ready for the coaches packets which will be handed out at the coaches meeting.
Below: Jenna Bass, CYO/Camp Howard Volleyball and Basketball Director preps the schedule for the fall volleyball and 1st & 2nd grade “Hotshot” basketball season.
2017 Volleyball at Camp Howard was a drastic improvement over 2016 weather-wise. Some of the harshest July rains were experienced last year making great use of the new Christ Child covered courts. This year was a very pleasant change with perfect weather, volleyball on Weigel Field with real grass. Most important however, was the fact that two of the Greater Portland area volleyball icons were on hand to give the girls some good solid basic drills and coaching advice as they worked with the girls over the four day campout.
Anna Maria Lopez, volleyball and basketball star from St. Mary’s Academy in her day and current Athletic Director at her Alma Mater was on hand with her sister, Patty Jane, to work with the girls. Several girls from Central Catholic and LaSalle High School came to assist the women at the camp.
CYO/CH is grateful to all of the women for their service to the youngsters over the weekend.
Cathedral Coaches: Christian Buchholz & Megan Aguon. Players: Alison, Cierra, Claire, Meaghan, Scout, Grace, Abigail & Ava.
St. Cecilia Coaches: Francis Brown, Hannah Brown, Kelly Larson, Mary Massey. Players: Sydney, Emma, Grace, Mackenzie, Zoe, Emma, Grace, Emelia, Megan, Lauren.
St. Cecilia jumped out to a quick lead and Cathedral, five time defending CYO Championship team quickly tied it up at 8-8. Cathedral began pouring it to St. Cecilia and a timeout was called at 20 – 10 Cathedral. Not satisfied with a 10 point lead, Cathedral let St. Cecilia back into the game closing in at 18 – 24 Cathedral. A missed spike by St. Cecilia went out of bounds giving Cathedral the first game 25 – 18.
Game 2 Cathedral started strong and never let St. Cecilia back into the game. The game however was fantastic volleyball played by two teams filled with players who have developed skills to a very high level. We will see many of them on high school teams next year without a doubt. Congratulations to the CYO coaches who have worked with the girls over the years to develop them to this level. A wonderful game to watch! Cathedral 25 – 16.
St. Joseph, Vancouver, WA Coaches: Casey Moltrum & Eileen Stemple. Players: Alyssa, Caroline, Sydney, Rylie, Tyra, Lauren, Renee, Bridget, and Taylor.
Cathedral Portland, OR. Coaches: Fergie Bush, Tully Bush and Patrick Ryan. Players: Maisie, Nathalie, Chloe, Harper, Elliott, Alli, Madeleine, Avery, Lily and Maggie.
St. Joseph jumped to an early lead in game one and and did not look back, winning the game by 18 points. Cathedral got on the stick in game 2 and reminded St. Joseph’s they had history at the CYO Championship tournament with an early 8-4 lead. St. Joseph’s not willing to lay down and take it, fought back every inch of the way to a 15 – 15 tie. Cathedral went ahead by three and St. Joseph tied it up at 22. St. Joseph had Cathedral on the ropes at 24 – 23 with the serve. Lauren Stemple served the final ball and scored for St. Joseph and the CYO Championship. A great game by both teams.
Both teams have high school varsity potential and we will see them playing for local high schools in the future for sure.
All Saints Coaches: Mitzi MacCallum, Colleen Obryant. Team: Chloe, Sofia, Ava, Logan, Shannon, Charlotte, Maggie, Sarah and Molly.St. Joseph (Vancouver) Coaches: Becki Garrow, Ed Garrow. Team: Drew, Jocelyn, Claire, Lauren, Katie, Sophia, Kaitlyn, Ella and Kassidy.
Game Highlights:Sixth grade volleyball is made more enjoyable to watch by the mere fact the girls have grown tall enough to spike and their skills have been developed to a point that they are doing a great job controlling the ball. Spectators get into the game and it is a louder, more exciting age group to watch.
St. Joseph came back in game two and outscored All Saints 25 – 13. Great serving by St. Joseph’s.
Game 3 – Al Saints came out with 2 point lead, gave up the ball and St. Joseph tied at 2-2. A battle ensued with the score going back and forth tied at 10-10. All Saints started to pull ahead at 13-10 when the St. Joseph team called time out. All Saints came back and scored two more to take the tournament title 15 – 11. It was a great game by both teams and a lot of fun to watch.
St. Clare Coaches: Theresa Dreves, Tammy Ollivier. Players: Keara, Shannon, Charlotte, Sydney, Kate, Adeline, Francesca, Sofia, Mia, Anna, Rami, Gabriella.
Holy Trinity Coaches: Lisa Knutson, Lisa Sagapolu. Players: Kiana, Phynix, Ashley, Kira, Phoebe, Mya, Ayla, Kylie, Lorelei
If you have ever watched much developmental volleyball, you will know the games at the lower grades are pretty much dictated by the ability to serve. This match was no different, however, the girls kept the games exciting for spectators. St. Clare took the first game 25 – 23 in a very close contest.
The second game was also exciting with a lot of back and forth bumping, But St. Clare came out to an early lead and kept it going until they were ahead 20 – 10. Holy Trinity rallied to 13-20 then 15 – 22. Holy Trinity kept coming back. Both teams were a little tense at the end of the second game which also became a factor. St. Clare took it in the end 25 – 21 in a great fourth grade match.
Both teams will be fun to watch in the coming years.
The Holy Trinity third grade girls were crowned 2016 CYO Champions for volleyball this year in a unique season ending game. The Madeleine School who should have played in the contest against Holy Trinity was unable to field a team. Several CYO Staff members stepped forward to take on the third grade team. In a close game, 25 – 19, the Holy Trinity Titans prevailed winning the end of season tournament! Congratulations girls!
COACHES: Vicky Ginter, Tara Cenova. Team Members: Angela, Kennedy, Cailyn, Shelby, Ava, Sidney, Scarlett, Elizabeth & Sofia.