Monday, April 14, 2014

Sound Premier and Norcal Dream Team Split Pro Volleyball Double Header

The Sound Premier Team and NorCal Dream Team faced off for the first time in Premier Volleyball League regular season play Sunday April 13 at Fife High School. 

The Sound Premier Volleyball Team split their double header match with the Norcal Dream Team at Fife High School on Sunday April 13.  The Sound won the first match in three sets and after a short break were defeated in three sets by NorCal. 

The two teams will meet again April 26 in Reno, Nevada during the Far Western Qualifier Tournament.  The Sound Premier Team will play their final showcase match of the season Friday April 18 at Skagit Valley College against the Western Washington University Alumni team.  Tickets for the match are $5 and are available at the door.  


Monday, April 7, 2014

The Sound Premier will Face the Norcal Dream Team in Premier Volleyball League Action Twice Sunday April 13


Fife, WA:  The Sound Premier Volleyball team will face the Norcal Dream Team in a Premier Volleyball League double header at Fife High School on Sunday April 13.  The trip is the first to the Puget Sound Region for the Norcal Dream Team and will mark the first time the two teams have met in regular season play.  The matches are at noon and 3pm.  Tickets are $5 and allow entrance to both matches.

Both teams are founding members of the Premier Volleyball League, a USA Volleyball sanctioned grass roots professional volleyball league.  The Norcal Dream Team finished fourth at the 2013 Premier Volleyball League Championship Tournament.  That was the best finish for either team at the national championship.

The two teams will meet again in Reno on April 26 as part of the Premier Volleyball League Tournament associated with the Far Western National Qualifier.  They will both play in the Premier Volleyball League Championship Tournament being held in Phoenix, AZ from May 24-27.

Tickets to the double header match are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/606990.  More information about the Sound Premier Volleyball Team is available at http://psrvb.org/premier-vb-league

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dig That Shot Photo Gallery from the Sound Premier Volleyball team vs SIVA on March 9

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Three Puget Sound Region Teams Come Home from PNQ Week 1 with Bids to the Girls Junior National Championship!

Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 14 Jess earned an Open Division bid during the first weekend of the Pacific National Qualifier.  They defeated Southern California's T-Street Mike squad in three sets to earn a third place finish and the bid.
Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 14 Jess.  PNQ U14 Open Division Winners.

Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 16 Rodney won the U16 USA Division tournament with a win over Lake Tapps 16 Orange Rox who also received a bid to the USA Division of the Girls Junior National Championships for their second place finish.

Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 16 Rodney won the USA Division and a USA Division Bid to Nationals.

Lake Tapps 16 Orange Rox finished second in the U16 USA Division and won a USA Division Bid to Nationals!



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Sound Premier Volleyball Team Open Thier 2014 Season with a 3-1 Win!

The Sound Premier Team got their season off to a winning start Friday night. 
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Sound Premier Volleyball Team Head Coach Paula Schwan used all 12 players on her roster Friday night to post her first win in her first match in charge of the program Friday night.  Many of the players were featured in multiple positions as they worked to catch the coaches eye and take a step closer to earning a spot on the team that will travel to the Premier Volleyball League National Championship Tournament being held in May.  All of the players had a hand in earning a 3-1 win over M.O.B in front of a record crowd at Fife High School.

Second year Sound Premier player Deviny Mo led all hitters with 14 kills and a .480 hitting percentage.  She played both outside and right side hitter throughout the night and passed a 2.0.  Newcomer Sabrina Hoeks also played both pin hitter positions and tallied 12 kills and a .400 hitting percentage.  Veteran outside hitter Sara Bendorf tallied 11 kills on 23 swings to round out an impressive night for the Sound Premier hitters.

Whitney Buck and Kelsie Petersen shared the setting responsibility.  They tallied 26 and 15 assists respectively as they got to know their hitters.  Second year libero Jessica Hansen passed a 2.3 and tallied six digs in her time as libero.

The Sound Premier Team played in front of a record crowd in their season opener.
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The Sound Premier team came out of the gates strong in the first set, but could not put the scrappy MOB team led by Stacey Dozono away early.  The crowd was treated to some late drama, but the Sound Premier squad held on to win 25-23.

Set 2 saw MOB get one step closer to winning a set as they forced extra points but eventually lost 26-24.  Sabrina Hoeks moved to the right side and was perfect on her two attempts, but the Sound Premier team killed the ball only 12 times in set two, compared to 19 kills from the first set.  They did perform under pressure with the match on the line to secure the second set and head into the intermission up two sets to none.

Sabrina Hoeks tallied a pair of aces with her jump top spin serve.
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MOB finally got a set victory in the third set as the Sound Premier offense continued to struggle, producing just 10 kills.  Holly Nichols, Jessica Siefert and Betsey Devich put together their best performance of the evening to lead their team to a 26-24 victory.

In set four it was Bendorf and Hoeks who combined for 9 kills to lead the Sound Premier team to a 25-21 victory.  After the match the players signed autographs and posed for photos with their fans.  The next Sound Premier Showcase Match is March 9 at Everett Community College.


Don't miss your chance to get on the court with the stars of the Sound Premier Volleyball Team at the Sound Volleyball Experience on March 9.  Click Here for Details and Registration



Friday, February 21, 2014

Getting to Know the Sound Premier Team... Jessica Hansen


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Jessica Hansen

Height: 5’6”

College: Portland State University 2003-2006

Club: Puget Sound Volleyball Academy/KJVBA

 


Jessica Hansen is returning for her second year as a libero for the Puget Sound Premier team.

College Career:

Hansen played for Portland State University from 2003-2006.  In 2006 Hansen was named Big Sky Player of the year and All-Conference first team selection. She was named the Portland State University Female Athlete of the year.

As a senior, Jessica Hansen was named Co- Offensive Players of the Year, and Hansen shared Defensive Player of the Year honors. Hansen ranked seventh in the nation and led the conference with a Viking all-time best 5.43 kills per game. She also collected 4.15 dig per game and a conference-high 0.52 aces per game. In 2006, she had five matches with over 30 points, and collected 21 double-doubles.

As a junior Hansen was named Co-Offensive Players of the Year and named first team All-Big Sky after tremendous 2005 performances. She earned BSC Player of the Week on Sept. 12 after landing 71 kills and hitting .294 from the field during the Crowne Plaza Volleyball Showcase. On the defensive side, Hansen was named Co-Defensive Players of the Year.

As a sophomore Hansen was chosen as Co-Defensive Players of the Year. Hansen ranked seventh in the Big Sky with 3.99 digs per game. Hansen also placed her name in the single season record books (top 10) next to digs (4th, 463), attempts (4th, 1,348) and kills per game (9th, 4.05) and was named Co-Coaches Player of the Year.

Hansen currently coaches for the Puget Sound Volleyball Academy. 
 
Image courtesy of Dig That Shot Photography
 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team and U.S. Collegiate National Team Tryouts

GOOD LUCK WASHINGTON ATHLETES!


The US Women's National Volleyball Team and US Collegiate National Team tryouts will be held this weekend, February 21-23, 2014 in the Sports Center II at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The athletes who have already completed their collegiate eligibility will be evaluated for potential spots on the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility will be evaluated for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team as well as the U.S. Collegiate National Teams program.

For the first time the tryouts will be streamed live and available on the USA Volleyball website (click here).

Puget Sound Region wishes luck to our Washington athletes...

Emmy Allen (OH, Washington State)
Kyra Holt (OH, Washington State)
Krista Vansant (OH, Washington)
Ver’Leea Hardaway (MB, Washington State)
Kate Sommer (L/DS, Washington State)

For more information regarding the tryouts and the complete list of athletes, please CLICK HERE.