Monday, July 25, 2016

Events @ LoneStar Sports Center

July 23rd, 6:00p-7:30p   Evaluation Clinics for 2016-17 Club Season
Free Concussion Seminar   Free Concussion Seminar
 Please join our partner in health, Baylor Medical Center Frisco for ChalkTalk, a seminar on kids, sports, and concussions with Dr. Mark T Barisa, Ph.D. ABPPP-CN American Board of Neuropsychology & Health Psychology. RSVP is encouraged on-line at mindstretchingfun.org or call 972-546-3050.   LoneStar VBC will be hosting pre-season/tryout evaluation clinics beginning July 31.  These clinics give athletes and club coaches the opportunity to work together to form club teams for the upcoming season.
Complete details are found on the Club page of our website:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

07/08 -- Registration for Fall Youth League is open through 08/31.  Register today!  Includes new Club Prep Select Teams!

Summer Volleyball Programs open for Registration! - Club Boot Camp, Club Coach's Camp, Volley Camp and Expanded Skills Training

>  Check out the Program Guide for details. 

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LoneStar Leadership Updates

LoneStar is proud to announce additions to our leadership team.  Lacie Allen has assumed the position of Club Director-Business Operations and Zach Villarreal has assumed the position of Senior Training Director and Club Director-Training.  Club Team Elite Lead Coaches have been announced.  Checkout Facebook or the Club web page.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACCOLADES

2016 NATIONAL RESULTS

>  15EP earns 3rd place, Bronze Medal in Gold bracket, Open Division

>  15EP - Congratulations to Cierra Hecht and Noelle Piatas being named 15 Open National team players!!!

>  14EP earns 3rd place, Bronze Medal in Gold bracket, National Division!  

>  14E finishes 2nd place in Silver, American Division  

>  12EP finishes 11th overall in National Division

>  11E finishes 9th overall in Patriot Division

 

2015-16 National Championship Contenders at the Girls Junior National Championships 

>  14EP places 2nd and double qualified, earning a National bid at NTR Regionals! 

>  17EP earned an At Large Open bid!

>  15EP wins championship and double qualified, earning an Open bid at the Lone Star Classic qualifier

       and places 2nd and earned an Open bid at the Kansas City qualifier! 

>  16EP places 5th and earned an Open bid at the Kansas City qualifier! 

>  14E wins championship and earned a bid at the Kansas City qualifier! 

>  18EP wins championship and earned a National bid at the North Texas Invitational as well as places 3rd and

       earned an Open bid at the Lone Star Classic 18s Super Qualifier! 

>  12EP places 2nd in the National division at the Lone Star Classic Qualifier, 3rd at Big South Qualifier, 

       1st and earned a National bid at Mid East Qualifier! 

SHOW ME THE WRAP!

By John Tawa, Posted 04/13 on PrepVolleyball.com

Summit-Nitro and Top Select both had stakes in the outcome of the match. A Circle City win would clinch the final bid for SNVBC. A LoneStar victory, which would put the Texans in the final versus Dynasty, would drop Circle to 1-2 and bring Top Select back into the discussion.

Circle City rallied from behind to win the first set, 25-23, and led the second, 21-19, before LoneStar scored six of the last seven, capped by a Nicole Piatas kill, to send the teams to a third set.

Circle City, on kills from Phillips, Gretchen Kuckkan and Holly Eastridge, started Game 3 with a 4-2 lead and extended it to 14-8 on two Baird kills. I told SNVBC coach Gass to stay close because I wanted to interview him once his team’s bid was assured.

Caroline Swan scored for LoneStar. Then Annie Swan and Swenson teamed on a block. Hanan would not let his team lay down.

“We said, ‘Keep our composure. Anything can happen. We know that we’ve been in this situation before. Swing to win. Don’t play safe or you will lose.’ We saw them playing safe. We were aggressive and our defense took us to another level.” 

With Hailey Hoang anchoring the back row and the LoneStar front court getting touches on every swing, even those on the 6-3 Baird on the left side, LoneStar continued to rally, getting a Swenson kill and ace and kill from Stephanie Young to cut the lead to 14-13. Circle continued to go to Baird, its horse, but LoneStar was committed to stopping her.

“Any ball, good or bad pass, probably was going to her,” said Hanan. “We shifted our defense to wait on her the whole time. If she was going to beat us we were going to do it with our best players on her.”

Hecht scored to tie it for LoneStar, which had six in a row and all the momentum. Young then aced again and you could see the life go out of Circle City. A hitting error completed the 8-0 finishing run for LoneStar, which erupted at the end.

“What a great way to get to Gold!” Hanan exclaimed.

LoneStar’s win deferred Summit-Nitro’s bid. It gave Top Select life and a shot to steal it from the Texans, but the shot was the longest of long.

Top Select needed to first defeat Rockwood Thunder in a playoff to 25. If not, SNVBC got the bid. Top Select then needed to beat Circle in a playoff to 25. If not, the bid to Summit-Nitro. If Top Select managed that, it then needed to defeat resting Summit-Nitro in a match for third-place overall.

Like I said, the longest of long shots.

The dream ended in the first playoff for Top Select. Kills from Bair, Livie Sandt and Staciana Stockhelped Rockwood open up an 18-12 lead. With Mallory Downing serving,Top Select rattled off five in a row to pull within one at 18-17. But two kills from Bair, another from Stock and Stock’s blockin tandem with Sandt made it 22-18 Rockwood late. Defense from Ashley Federer and Andrea Zeiser and kills from Sandt and Emily Rehagen helped salt away the win.

Summit-Nitro’s players exploded from their chairs when the final point went down in the 25-19 Rockwood win. Gass permitted himself a big smile.

“We were just grinding out points,” he said when asked about his team’s journey over the weekend. “It was a good team effort. 2-1 yesterday and 2-1 today put us in position. We work them hard in practice. It’s a great group of girls. Our best team is us when we practice 6 on 6.”

In addition to Perdue, the team’s star, Emily Janek, Aaryn Scires, Panhans and Julia Adams were special in the team’s push to the bid.

“It takes everybody,” said Gass.

While the playoff was happening, unbeknownst to the tournament desk, Dynasty and LoneStar were throwing down in the 15 Open championship match. Dynasty won the first, 25-13, as fast middle Gartner contributed to Dynasty’s fast start. Young and Annie Swan helped LoneStar capture the second, 25-20. Dynasty led Game 3, 4-3, after Hickman’s line shot capped a rally that featured digs from Lauren Maceliand Loren Hinkle. Caroline Swan answered for LoneStar.

The set went into overtime, while I was in the corner of the convention center watching LoneStar 16s battle for a bid with Triangle. Dynasty won, 17-15, saving two match points against in the process. Undersized OH Jaquelin Storm was the hero, winning match point on a joust a few points after saving match point against with a dig that careened off of her head and over the net.

 

Youth League Champs - Fall 2015

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LoneStar Athletes Earn College Offers & Sign Commitments

  • Delanie Lewis

    17EP (2016)
    Liberty High 
    Bucknell University ('17)

  • Sydney Riggs

    Sydney Riggs
    18EP (2016)
    Florida Atlantic


  • Caitlin Cooper

    16EP (2016)

    San DIego State University

     

  • Rachel Meyne

    17EP (2016)
    Carroll Sr High 
    Colgate University ('17)

  • Erin Richburg

    18EP (2016)
    Sachse HS 
    Midwestern State ('16)

  • Markenzie Benoit

    17EP (2016)
    Lake Ridge HS
    Tulane University ('17)

  • Abby Gargus

    17EP (2016)
    Prosper High
    Houston Baptist University ('17)

  • Sarah Sanders

    17EP (2016)
    Plano West  HS
    University of Oklahoma ('17)

  • Lexi Smith

    16EP (2015)
     Lovejoy HS
    University of Illinois ('17)

  • Jaclyn Childress

    17EP (2016) 
    Plano SH 
    Wake Forest ('17)

  • Rachel Vicary

    17EP (2016)
    Prosper HS 
    Baylor University ('17)

  • Emily Hollowell

    16EP (2015)
    Little Elm HS 
    University of Illinois ('17)

  • Ashley Brown

    16EP (2014) 
    Prosper HS
    University of Oklahoma ('17)

  • Ashtyn Richey

    18EP (2016)
    Prosper HS
    Southern Methodist University ('17)

LoneStar Athletes Recognized for Achievements

  • Annie Benbow

    16EP (2016)
    DMN Newcomer of the Year

    6a State Champions - Hebron HS

     

  • Jordan Yauch

    18EP (2016)

    DMN Player of the Year 

    6a State Champions - Hebron HS, MVP
    Texas Girls Coaches Association All State Team


  • Montana Watts

    18EP (2016)
    Texas Girls Coaches Association All State Team

    DMN Defensive Player of the Year

  • Haley Killinger

    16 EP (2016)
    Texas Girls Coaches Association All State Team 

  • Kendall Patterson

    18EP (2016)
    Texas Girls Coaches Association All State Team

  • Emma Clothier

    15EP (2016)
    Texas Girls Coaches Association All State Team

  • Tamia Reeves

    18EP (2016)
    Texas Girls Coaches Association All State Team

    

Frisco Youth Volleyball League

   Registration for the Summer Season is OPEN!

Frisco Youth Volleyball League is open to athletes from 1st grade through high school at all experience levels.  Teams and individuals are welcome! Complete details on the team divisions and options are listed HERE.

>> Registration closes May 31st.
>> Select and Select Elite tryouts will be held June 4th   Pre-registration required.
 §  Select Elite:  10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U 9:00a-11:30a
 §  Select: 10U, 11U, 12U  12:30p-3:00p
 §  Select: 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U  4:00p-6:30p
          
>> NEW Select Elite Teams added to the Select program.  Check out the Youth League page for details.
>> Practices begin June 12th  
>> ID Photos taken during first week of practice only, 5:30p-8:00p
>> First game day is June 18th

Evolution Training

   Year Round Training Options  

Register now for the pre-season clinics to get a peek of the training offered under the direction of our Club coaches.  These clinics will provide athletes insight into club training and practices with LoneStar Volleyball Club. Visit HERE for details.

Training at LoneStar

LoneStar offers a variety of training programs, so it's easy to get confused on where to start, so here's a quick view.

Training Programs - These programs provide athletes with skills training conducted by professional coaches.  They include:

  1. Academy - Our baseline training program for new to limited experience.  Held month to month year round on Sundays, 4p-6p and Mondays, 5:30p-7:30p.  Athletes can remain in Academy until they have a solid knowledge of skills and are able to successfully apply skills.
  2. Academy II - The next level training for athletes who have graduated from Academy.  This level is for intermediate experience.
  3. Camps - Training provided over  2-3 consecutive days, and focuses on all skills.  Camps are offered for all skill levels and ages.
  4. Clinics - Training provided over 1-2 hours, and focuses on individual skills.  Clinics are offered for all skill levels and ages.
  5. Private Lessons - Training scheduled specifically for individual or small groups who have personal training goals.  Small groups must be formed by the client.  Request lessons by clicking the Private Lesson Request button in the left menu at the top of this page. 

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LoneStar Volleyball

10570 John W. Elliott Drive, #600, Frisco, TX 75033

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri....1:00p-8:00p

Gym Hours:  Mon-Fri…. 4:00p-10:00p

Sat-Sun....Check Court Calendar for event times. 

League Days, doors open 30 minutes prior to first match
USAV Tournament Days, doors open at 7:00a

Email : info@lonestarvolleyball.net                                        Phone : 214-334-3105