This 2012 season was one of the best ever!
But what really made this year special was our 13 players showing so much love and respect to each other and the coaching staff, they were so fun and funny, and not a day went by where we didn’t work hard and have a great laugh at the same time! Lastly, none of this would have been possible without two of the best assistant coaches ever: Deb Schlosser and John Yanek!
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A Look Back at 2011 - March 27, 2012
The 2011 Hound volleyball team had a great year! We went 8-0 to start the season which was the best start in school history. We won the 9th Annual Greyhound Premiere Tournament and the Muhlenberg Buttermaker tournament the following weekend. The team worked hard throughout the year competing against several regionally ranked and nationally ranked teams. We made it to the conference playoffs (the past 14 out of 15 years), and then to the second round of ECACs as well as finishing the season at 23-13 (22-12 last year). This was our sixth ECAC Tournament appearance in the last 11 years. Kelly Brown, Jesse Krasley and Sam Savite were named to the Landmark All-Conference team and Krasley and Savite were both named to the All Region team too. We received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award (minimum team GPA 3.3) last season and are hoping to earn it this year as well.
We still were a rather young team with half of the starters underclassmen, so while I will miss our two seniors, Ashley Schmidt and Katie Moquete, I'm looking forward to another successful campaign in 2012. I have planned a challenging schedule for next year, we will be playing two of the 2011 Division III Final Four teams, aside from our normal competitive schedule. We will also be traveling to Christopher Newport in Virginia at the end of the season for some outstanding competition and as a last team trip for the seniors.
Currently the team has been working out with Spencer Brown, our new strength and conditioning coach, for the past month and has benefitted greatly from his workouts. We are in our third week of spring season practice, and we will be playing our alumni on March 31 and then for the first time ever we are going to play in a spring tournament at Lehigh on April 15, facing all Division 1 teams.
In closing, there remains one thing left to say... "GO HOUNDS!!"