Vol 2 Issue #7
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
5 NATIONAL TITLES - 8 NCAA FINAL FOURS - 24 NCAA TOURNAMENTS !
Spikers Newsletter LB Gets A Mixed Result In Colorado Matches
Contributors BILL KING & DONNA SCHULTZE
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LB TAKES TWO AT COLORADO STATE TOURNAMENT
49ers Dominate Virginia Commonwealth Fri: Fort Collins: LB began the road trip to Colorado, by sweeping the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in 3. In the early match, LB had no trouble controlling the outcome, with scores of 25-15, 25-20, 25-19. Janisa Johnson led the 49ers with 16 kills, 11 digs for her 7th Double - Double of the year. Haleigh Hampton had 12 kills on .526
hitting. Caitlin Ledoux hit .407 with 15 kills. Michelle Osunbor had one of her best nights with 7 kills with a .778 hitting.The 49ers out hit Virginia, .383 to .202.
LB Takes Colorado State In A Tension Filled Match Battling #14 Colorado State in the evening match, LB took a thrill a minute 5 set match, to prevail by scores of, 21-25, 33-31, 23-25, 25-15, 15-11. Page 1 Continued On Page 2
5 NATIONAL TITLES - 8 NCAA FINAL FOURS - 24 NCAA TOURNAMENTS !
Before a crowd of 2197, LB staged a great come from behind victory in set 2 of the high tension match. Down 24-21 and one set to nothing, after 11 ties and six lead changes, the 49ers would get the win on their fifth try. In the stat column, Sarah Clause had a great effort in just her 2nd match of the season, making a career-high 11 kills on .333 hitting while making five blocks. Haleigh Hampton had 18 kills, hitting .517, 4 single blocks, 1 assisted block. Janisa Johnson had 18 kills. Caitlin Ledoux had 13 kills to go with 17 digs. Lauren Minkel, had 11 digs. LB hit for .222, the Rams hit .184. This was a game that left everyone, players, fans, coachs, emotionally drained.
LB Stumbles In The Denver Tournament Sat: Denver University: In the early match of the day, after traveling from Fort Collins up to Denver, LB, physically and adrenalin deprived, suffered one of its worst performances ever. Taking Middle Tennessee to a 5 set match, dropping the match by scores of, 23-25, 9-25, with the 2nd set of 9, being the first time ever to be below double figures in a rally scoring set, came back in the next 3 sets by scores of 25-20, 25-20, and finally falling in set 5 by, 15-17. Stat highlights were, Caitlin Ledoux, 17 kills, Haleigh Hampton, 9 block assists, Janisa Johnson, 12 points, 7 digs, Lauren Minkel, 9 digs, Libby Fontanilla, 2 service Aces. LB out blocked the Blue Raiders, 16 to 13. Game 2, Sat Evening: Going against the host, Denver University, Pioneers, the 49ers got off to a slow start, but managed to shake it off, and win the match in 4 sets by scores of, 28-26, 19-25, 25-14, 25-19. Continued On Page 3
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Scouting Report Loyola Marymount University – Lions - (California). 6 – 6: (On the Road) LMU will be playing the beach in their first home match of the 2010 season. The Promotions Lions were picked to finish eighth in the West Coast Conference. Under the reins Various Dates of new coach Tom Black; they are lead by Junior OH Jamsmine Rankins avg. 3.71 Alumni Postcard kills a game, Sophmore OH Felicia Arriola 3.31/kg, and Sophmore setter Olivia Collectables Bailey. The Beach leads the series 15 – 3. Sept 25, 2010 CSU Fullerton – Titans – (California): 10 – 3 (Home) Go Beach Cheer Card The Titans are coming off a school record-tying 18-win season in 2009, and Oct 30, 2010 behind first-team All-Big West players Sr. Libero Cami Croteau (5.20 d/g), Sr. OH LB Window Decal Erin Saddler (4.52 k/g) and Sophmore MB Kayla Neto (3.36 k/g), they look to Nov 26, 2010 Senior Night make good on a prediction made by the Big West coaches, and finish higher than ------------------------fifth place in league for the first time in the program's history. Long Beach leads Other Possible the series 77 – 4 and currently has a 53 winning streak against Fullerton. Promotions To Be Determined Milestones To Keep In Mind: ------------------------Caitlin Ledoux, needs only 16 more kills to have 1,000 kills and become the 16th player to do it in LB history. Another milestone would be that, 13 more wins in 2010 will give Brian Gimmillaro 700 in his career .. Only seven active coaches have reached 700 wins, and only 13 have ever reached that distinction.
Haleigh Hampton was voted Co-Player Of The Week in The Big West Conference
Denver Tournament Continued From Page 2: Michelle Osunbor had an outstanding match for LB, having 9 kills on .444 hitting while making eight total blocks. Caitlin Ledoux led the team with 14 kills, Haleigh Hampton had 13 for the 49ers,while the team hit .235 overall. Home Sweet Home, never looked so good. GO BEACH Follow The Action At http://www.longbeachstate.com/index.html Driving Directions To Loyola Marymount: Take 105 West - Take Sepulveda Blvd N. exit, toward LA Airport, stay left. Then merge left onto Lincoln Blvd, turn right on Manchester Blvd, turn left on Loyola Blvd. Go into campus. Gym called Gersten Pavilion. Parking is on left, gym is on the right. Support Our Girls
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NAME Caitlin Ledoux Whitney Wilkerson Laura Schuck Taylor Cook Haleigh Hampton Sarah Clause Janisa Johnson Megan Johnson Ashley Lee Chelsea Cabrajac Lauren Minkel Delainey Aigner-Swesey Kiri Hirini
18 20 21 22 24
Michelle Osunbor Libby Fontanilla Ashley Vazquez Jocelyn Neely Gabby Pulig
2010 TEAM ROSTER
POS HT OH 6-2 DS 5-7 DS 5-7 MB 6-1 MB 6-7 OH 6-0 OH 5-9 S 5-9 S 5-8 DS 5-11 DS 5-9 OH 6-1 MB 6-1
YR JR RFR SR SR FR SO SO JR SR FR JR FR FR
Hometown/ Last School Phelan, Calif/ Serrano Rancho Santa Fe, Ca/Torrey Pines Hs Lakewood, Ca/ Wilson Laguna Hills, Ca/ Goldenwest CC Huntington Beach CA/ HB HS Gilbert Ariz/ Gilbert HS Long Beach, CA/ Wilson HS Lakewood, CA/ Wyoming La Habra, CA/ Wilson Downey, CA/ Warren HS Honolulu,Hawaii, Iolani School Phelan, Calif/ Serrano
MB OH S OH DS
JR SO FR SO RFR
Dallas, TX/ Hebron Corona, CA/ Santiago HS Gurabo,Puerto Rico La Habra, CA/ La Habra Lakewood, CA/ Lakewood
6-2 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-8
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GET TO KNOW - LIBBY FONTANILLA (2009): Played in 112 sets during the year, playing all but one match as a true freshman. Made 177 digs, fifth on the team ... Finished the year with a 1.58 digs per set. Also added 15 back-row kills. Finished with more than 10 digs, four times on the year Santiago High School A two-sport letterwinner at Santiago in soccer and volleyball ... A three-year letterwinner in soccer, earning first-team all-league honors as a senior ... A second-team all-state selection ... Led soccer team to a league championship in 2007 and 2009 ... A four-year letterwinner in volleyball ... Firstteam all-league all four years ... A three-time all-state pick ... Led team to a Big 8 championship as a senior. Personal: Majoring in kinesiology. Hometown is Corona, Calif.
Things We Should Know About You 1. Whose your favorite Actor? Paul Walker and Adam Sandler. 2. What’s your favorite TV Show? Pretty Little Liars, The Hills, Fuel TV. 3. What’s on your IPod? A whole lot of Country. Hee Ha! 4. What is your Dream Car? I would love to have a Range Rover. 5. What’s your Biggest Fear? Spiders and getting Kidnapped. 6. Craziest thing you have ever done? I got bit by my dog, a chihuahua, on my upper lip below my nose, and I had to get 4 stitches that looked like a snakebite.