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Durham Attack U16 Black Girls takes silver at provincials

Posted in 2011-2012, 2012 Girls 16U Black on May 2, 2012 by muscanada

April 1st,2012 WATERLOO — The successful season of the Durham Attack U16 Black girls’ volleyball team continued into the provincial championships in Waterloo, where the team took home the silver medal.

Starting their season in the lower-ranked Trillium division, the girls slowly worked their way up to the top Premier division by winning gold in the Trillium division and a silver medal at the championship east level. Their winning ways continued in the more competitive Premier division. The team finished first in the division and fifth among the top 74 teams in the province. During the provincial weekend at RIM park in Waterloo, the girls won five games and lost one to play against the eighth-place Kitchener-Waterloo Predators. The home team wouldn’t go down without a fight, but the Attack won both games of the match, including an extra point bout with a score of 30-28. In the quarter-finals, the Attack played the Ottawa Mavericks and in the semis they played against Eclipse West, both matches taking the extra game before the Attack prevailed. Coach Evan Williams was proud of what the girls had accomplished to that point, but knew the finals weren’t going to be easy. “This is a great accomplishment for a group of girls who have only been together for one season, with the majority of them having never played in Tier 1 before,” Williams said. “The coaching staff is extremely proud of the team for how hard they have worked this season and what they have been able to accomplish. Even though we are pleased with the result, there is a feeling of unfinished business in the air.” The girls went on to play Eclipse East, a Pickering team, and lost two sets to none, but still walked home with the silver medal. The team members include Renee Atkinson, Kiana de la Cruz, Jayden Duquesne Kennedy, Soranne Floarea, Mollie Gearin, Jessie Hilton, Dana Marlatt, Sarah Remedios, Megan Romain, Sydney Schurman, Jazmin Shannon and Taija Thomas. Williams is assisted by Kelly Verboom and Lauren VanQuickenbourne

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Durham Attack 16U Black-Girls – There is more to them than meets the eye

Posted in 2011-2012, 2012 Girls 16U Black on February 17, 2012 by muscanada

Feb 17th, 2012  Durham Attack 16U Black-Girls – There is more to them than meets the eye

After winning the first two tournaments on November 19th and 26th, Durham Attack Black U16 continued the season at Championship/Premier Level with a few more excellent performances. On December 17th, in Kingston, after a long game in the Finals the team was upset by Storm Bolts 15U, winning Silver. It was a hard loss in tie-break.

They were back in Kingston on January 14th, this time in U17 Championship East Division. Overall, it was a good weekend with the first 3 games finishing in tie-breakers (1 win and 2 losses). The last game won the team a 5th spot (25-13; 25-14 vs. Etobicoke Titans).

On January 28th, in Cobourg, the team, for the first time, played in the U16 Premier Division. Coming in as the underdog they have started the day a little slow losing the first game to a powerful and focused team, Eclipse West. However, from the stands you could see Durham Attack’s game growing as the day got older. The team was very resilient and all those Sunday mornings in Team Twelve training would show in the semi-finals and finals. Oh, and what games they played…Durham Attack surpassed the ranked 1 team STVC in the semi and Eclipse West in Finals (again). This last game earned them the bragging rights: First in Province.

On February 18th Durham Attack will defend this position in Keswick Tournament.  Last U17 tournament played, on February 4th, Peterborough saw Attack on the Podium again with a Bronze medal.

Outside of the competition courts, Durham Attack Black U16 prepares ambitiously 5 days a week. When they are not on the court or in the gym, the coaching staff helps the young minds getting stronger. Along with applied sport psychology techniques, various team building events are important in team development. 3 coaches, 12 players and many parents is the right recipe for success. For Durham Attack Black U16, volleyball is not only the sport of preference; it is a way of life.

Girls 16U Black

Posted in 2011-2012, 2012 Girls 16U Black on February 15, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Players:

Renee Atkinson, Kiana De La Cruz, Jayden Duquesne Kennedy, Soranne Florarea, Mollie Gearin, Jessie Hilton, Sarah Remedios, Megan Romain, Sydney Schurman, Jazmin Shannon, Taija Thomas

Coaches:

Evan Williams, Kelly Verboom, Lauren VanQuickenbourne

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DURHAM ATTACKS TWICE IN A ROW TO OPEN SEASON (GIRLS 16U-BLACK)

Posted in 2011-2012, 2012 Girls 16U Black on December 11, 2011 by muscanada

Dec 10th,2011 

11 players coming out of 6 different teams last season, led by Head Coach Evan Williams embarked this September on the road to golden success in the 16U female division.  The team started the season with a jump by winning convincingly at their first Provincial Cup in Keswick on November 19th.  DA ran the table and went 5 wins with no losses while only losing 2 sets. With the win, the team moves up and will compete in the Championship Division in Kingston on December 17th

Not wasting any time, the team followed their win in Keswick by competing in an age division higher the following week in Barrie, Ontario. A slow start saw Attack losing to the host Barrie Elites in their first match of the day (17-25 ; 23-25),  followed by a clear win against U17- Stingrays (25-16 ; 25-18). Despite the loss in the first match, we finished first in the pool. Quarter finals:  a deserved win against U17 – Toronto West (25-17 ;  27-25) moved us to the semi’s where a dominant Durham Attack team won the match against a good U17 team – Etobikoke Titans Black (25-21 ; 25-21). This is where we knew something good was about to happen… The Finals: U17 Eclipse West (former Etobikoke Titans – a well decorated team last season) was the opposing competitor. We could write long lines about this game…instead let’s just say the score one more time… 25-12 ; 25-19. Watching the game (and re-watching the videos) one can only say: That’s Entertainment!!!   Remember what we’ve said at the beginning of the article?  11 players, six different teams – only this time it was just the case of 11 players playing as one, shutting down another powerful team.

As Coach Williams has attested, “The girls are working very hard both on and off the court. There are a lot of things to digest and learn but the team  is committed to having a successful season.”

Thanks to the coaching staff, Evan Williams, KellyVerboom  and Lauren van Quickenbourne this team  it’s on its way to great volleyball moments. Now, we only  have  time for one more thing:  Jayden Duquesne-Kennedy, Renee Atkinson, Mollie Gearin, Jazmin Shannon, Sarah Remedios, Sydney Schurman, Megan Romain, Kiana de la Cruz, Soranne Floarea, Jessie Hilton, Dana Marlatt.

Congratulations!  Play hard, have fun and win some more!