Welcome to the Roanoke Catholic Celtics Volleyball Home Page.
I would like to welcome everyone to the 2009 volleyball season! I will post updates on this website regularly and they will cover information for the entire volleyball program! ( This site is an "unofficial" Roanoke Catholic Site...I'm just using it to have a central place for volleyball info.)
Varsity Head Coach - Maria Rushbrooke 540-797-3126 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Varsity Coach - Erika Hoffman 353-5723
Assistant Varsity Coach- Lance Merritt
Junior Varsity Head Coach - Tim McSherry 354-3470
Middle School Head Coach - Whitney Crawford 204-0074
Congratulations to Middle School for their final victory over Faith Christian on Friday. The Celtic Lasses took Faith Christian 3-1 in their decisive victory to end their season on an upnote!
Junior Varsity ended their regular season with a nailbiting victory over Carlisle. Their current record is 9-7! They have qualified for their post season conference tournament in which they will meet Eastern Mennonite on Thursday at Eastern Mennonite! Congratulations!
Varsity has ended our season 17-8 (5-4 in conference). We have qualified for conference playoffs this week beginning on Tuesday. Location TBD! We will start our quest in the State Championship tournament Nov 10th, location TBD!
SAT- practice for varsity 9-11.
MON- Varsity- New Covenant (home) 4:30
JV/MS- New Covenant (away) 5/6
TUES- Varsity- Chatham Hall (away) 5. Bus leaves at 2:30.
Volleyball shirts are in and will be distributed through your coach. They are $5 per shirt.
You will be able to order volleyball hoodies next week. They price will be approx $35-$40. A sample will be available for you by next week. Please let your coach know if you are interested.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: NEW GAME ADDED FOR VARSITY ONLY! CHATHAM HALL ON 9/29, TUES AT CHATHAM HALL AT 5:00. THIS IS AN EARLY DISMISSAL (BUS LEAVES AT 2:30) AS IT TAKES 90 MINUTES TO GET THERE.
PLAYOFF DATES: Here are the dates of playoffs for the Blue Ridge Conference and then our State conference.
BRC: 10/27, Tues, Round 1
10/29, Thurs Round 2
10/30 or 31, Fri or Sat are Finals PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES BECAUSE THEY ARE AROUND HALLOWEEN!
VISAA: 11/10, Tues Round 1
11/13, Fri, Round 2 @ North Cross
11/14, Sat, Finals @ North Cross
Games this coming week
9/22 Eastern Mennonite- A. This is MS, JV and Varsity. MS begins at 4:00. We are allowing 2 hours to get there. Early dismissal is at 1:00 with the bus leaving at 1:30. Since this is a triple header, we will not get home until late! Parents are more than welcome to pick there children up at the game to take them home. We just ask that the team members help support the rest of the program...ie middle school help shag balls for JV, JV help shag balls for varsity. This is not mandatory, but is a great show of support for our program.
9/24 VES- home. this is JV and Varsity only.
9/25 Miller School- Home. This is JV and Varsity only.
Congratulations to Varsity on another win, this time against Faith Christian 25-14 (all 3 games)!
Congratulations to middle school on their 1st win vs Faith Christian! Scores will be posted as soon as they are submitted! We are so proud of you!
JV had a respectable showing in the William byrd tournament on Sat! Although the record does not show this, they played with a lot of heart and took a set from Franklin county! They also had Northside and William Byrd worried! (VERY WORRIED! :)) We are very proud of our JV team!
If you are interested in stats, please visit www.maxpreps.com Our stats are listed here!
Calendar has been updated today. this week is very hectic (as the rest of the schedule will be).
VARSITY PICTURES ARE ON THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL!
Varsity has practice on Monday from 9-11!
VARSITY TOURNAMENT SAT AT FORT CHISWELL! THE BUS LEAVES AT 6:45. BE THERE BY 6:40 TO BOARD (BRING PILLOWS)
Our opening home game: thanks to all who supported and cheered us on! It was a long week: With school starting and 3 volleyball matches we're standing tall! (14-0). Special credit goes to Ava Perez and Mairin Guilfoyle for outstanding games this week for the varsity squad.
Varsity news can be obtained on another website www.valleysportsnow.com touch VISAA, then Roanoke Catholic. Game summaries are submitted there!
JV is off to a solid start with a 2-1 record thus far! special acknowledgement to Faith Weatherman for great leadership and teamwork! Coach McSherry reports that Faith was able to lead her team and increase the intensity at crucial moments! Good job JV!
Middle School was all smiles in their 1st match of the season! Coach Crawford was very proud of all of her girls and the achievements they reached! We are looking forward to more fun on Friday against Faith Christian. Middle School also has a scrimmage against Cave Spring Middle School on Wed.
PICTURES Middle School and JV pictures are scheduled for Tues, Sept 1. JV after school and Middle school to follow. Varsity pictures will be rescheduled for a later date!
Great Opening night for Roanoke Catholic! Varsity won their 1st match, sweeping RCVS 3-0. Jv won their 1st match in a "nailbiting" contest, 2-1. Middle School showed a lot of spunk in their 1st match dropping 0-2 (this doesn't reflect how much they have improved!)WE ARE ALL VERY PROUD OF OUR OPENING NIGHT!
Bussing...We will be taking busses to away games this season. For the away games in town, the busses will transport the girls to the game, but will not bring them back to school. The games are on Thurs 8/27 v Roanoke Valley christian (MS,JV,Varsity), Friday 9/4 v Faith Christian (MS, varsity), and Tues 9/15v Homeschool (Varsity).
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE...Varsity scrimmage on Tues v Stuart Hall at 5:30.
Possible JV scrimmage v Cave Spring on Wed. Specifics TBA.
Our season opener v roanoke Valley Christian. The bus will leave at 3:30. Please meet at the gym at 3:20. No bussing back to school!
Friday Homeschool at home. Varsity only. Please come and cheer us on!
SCHEDULE CHANGE 9/22- ms, jv and varsity at Eastern Mennonite. 1st game starts at 4. Please make note of this. We are planning to leave at 1:30.
JV TOURNAMENT has been added fro 9/5 at William Byrd HS!
POTLUCK/PARENT DAUGHTER GAME CANCELLED FOR FRIDAY, 8/21. REGULAR PRACTICE TIMES APPLY...JV 3-5 AND VARSITY 4:30-6:30.
SCHEDULE- Games have been added and edited...please check the calendar for updates! The latest are 1.RVCS game is away for all 3 teams, 2 Pathway Christian Academy games for Middle School and Varsity have been added on 10/20 at 5 and 6 respectively. Other changes are brewing...I will keep you posted as I get more definitive info!
SCOREKEEPERS- We need a parent volunteer from each team to scorekeep! Cheryl Francis is willing to teach you how to do it! Please let your coach know if you are interested!
ANNOUNCER- If anyone would like to be the announcer for our games, we would greatly appreciate it! It makes a difference when the players are introduced!
CONGRATULATIONS: Varsity's 1st scrimmage- 4-0 :) 8/17 v Christian Heritage
JV 1st scrimmage- 0-5 against Salem. The result does not reflect how well the girls played...many of them in their 1st game! We are so proud of you! 8/18
1st week of Volleyball Practice is almost over and thing are looking good...lots of hard work and smiles!
Varsity volleyball 1st scrimmage is on 8/17 at 4:00 against Christian Heritage!
BACK TO VOLLEYBALL NIGHT Fri, August 21st from 5-7. This is a Potluck Dinner followed by a brief parents meeting and parent/daughter volleyball game! Please let you team mom know what you will contribute to the pot luck!
Setter's practice- Sorry about the confusion of time last week, I think we have the gym schedule straightened out now. We have special JV/Varsity training sessions for setters on Mon and Wed pm from 6:30 until 7:30. If you are a setter and would like to participate, please plan on staying!
SCOREKEEPERS and MANAGERS ...all 3 teams need scorekeepers and managers. Cheryl Francis is the varsity scorekeeper and is willing to instruct us on scorekeeping. I just need volunteers! Please let myself or your coach know if you are interested so we can schedule a clinic!
Our Star Camp was another great success! Thanks to Frank Guilfoyle, camp director for making this happen again! also Tim McSherry, the NETMASTER...I know it was tricky, but you got it done! and of course, Coach Houser and his fantastic assistants! If you would like to see pictures from camp, please go to www.coachhouser.com and click on our camp site. Coach Houser also gives private training to players if you are interested!
VA TECH CAMP
Yes it is almost here! If you have not begun conditioning, it is not too late to begin! I will drive , Mrs Perez will drive as well. Please bring your medical release form with you...they will not let you participate without this. Eva gets a hustle star for getting hers in promptly!
We will make tshirts at Ava's house on Monday at 5. Please bring money for pizza and your tshirt!
Practice begins on August 3rd. Please contact your coach if you have any questions about practice. JV practices from 3-5 Mon thru Fri, Middle school practices from 3:45-5:15 mon thru Thurs, and varsity practices from 5-7. Special setters training sessions are on Mon and Wed from 7-8. these are geared towards Varsity and JV. We will have setters training for middle school during their practices or on Fridays...keep your eyes pealed for that! Once again, please contact your coach if you have any questions!
GREAT JOB AT CAMP EVERYBODY! I'M SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU AND THE PROGRESS YOU HAVE MADE! THIS SEASON IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF FUN!
The first 2 days of camp have been GREAT! Not too hot yet...just give it some time!
For Varsity camp participants, if you need a ride, please contact Coach Maria 797-3126 to arrange. I will be leaving Roanoke on Thurs at Noon! Please check the list I have forwarded to you. MONDAY 7/20- WE HAVE A TEAM BONDING EXPERIENCE (THE IST OF THE SEASON! ) AT AVA PEREZ'S HOME...WE WILL MAKE TSHIRTS AND HAVE PIZZA!
2 more games have been added to our schedule...9/11 home against Dayspring. This is Middle School and Varsity. and 10/16 away against Dayspring middle school and Varsity 5 and 6.
OPEN GYMS- Varsity and JV 7/7 and 7/9 from 4:30-6:00
VA Tech Team Camp - Participants are Allyson Francis, Eva Intravaia, Mairin Guilfoyle, Ava Perez, Aidan Guilfoyle, Katie Williamson and coach Maria. I will be sending registration forms that need to be filled out to you, please bring them with you! We will figure out transportation later on in the week!
CONGRATULATIONS TO AIDAN GUILFOYLE...ROANOKE JUNIORS NATIONAL TEAM STARTER! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU FOR A STRONG SEASON!
Middle School- Wed 6/24 from 4-5:30...LAST ONE until camp 7/13!
JV- Tues 6/23 from 4-5:30
Tues 6/30 from 4-5:30
VARSITY Tuesday 7/7 from 5-6:30
If you are interested in ordering volleyball shoes, the shoes can be ordered from www.spikenashbar.com and are the Mizuno Wave Lightning 4 (MZW120) $52.50.
ASSISTANTS FOR FALL
We are looking for varsity players to give a hand with the JV and Middle School teams this fall. You can use this as service hours. Let me know if you are interested!
The current schedule has changed (as I thought it would). It may still change. The schedule is posted on the calendar!
There will be a brief parents meeting for the volleyball program following the Middle School open gym on Wed, June 3 at 5:30. (I would not expect it to last more than 15 minutes.) Please attend if you are able.
JV/Varsity playing opportunities- Coach Tim and I would like to offer some playing time at the American Legion Field in Salem for all JV/varsity girls interested in continuing play this summer. We would meet from 6-8 (weather permitting). We are not decided on what evening to do this, we will let you know asap! DO NO WEAR INDOOR SHOES TO PLAY OUTDOORS...THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS SINCE INDOOR SHOES DO NOT PROVIDE ANY TRACTION!
Bingo will be up and running this summer. Please join and support the Booster's club. They will be funding ALL sports this upcoming season and the main way they will do this is through Bingo. Volleyball has been asked to provide workers for 5 nights to pay for our season (yes, only 5!) We will be looking for volunteers!
We currently have 2 tournaments scheduled...MS and JV, we will also be looking for volunteers to help out with these tournaments!
Last JV/Varsity Open gym....I hope everyone can make it to the last open gym on Tuesday, 5/26 from 4:15-6. There are plenty of playing opportunities this summer at the American Legion field in Salem. I will let you know of these opportunities as they come up!
Middle School open gym
There will be no open gym the week of 5/25 for Middle school but you will have open gyms on Weds, starting June 3rd and lasting through the end of June. The time is 4:00-5:30.
We will host 2 tournaments this fall. The JV tournament will be on 9/26. The middle school tournament will be on 10/17. We are going to need lots of volunteers to make this work! I just wanted you to save the dates!
The schedule has been updated...this is a work in progress so your patience is appreciated!
SCHEDULE...A tentative schedule is posted on the calendar...this is tentative! I have asked for a few adjustments to try to minimize the amount of time the girls will miss classes/ coaches miss work...etc.... This is posted on the calendar.
OFFICIAL PRACTICE Practice for all volleyball opens August 3rd.
MS 3:45-5:15 (Mon - Thurs)
JV 3:15-5:15 (Mon - Fri)
Varsity 5:00-7:00 (Mon-Fri)
Varsity/JV- 2 more open gyms before summer...5/19 and 5/26 from 4:15-6:00. Open gyms for varsity and JV end in June.
Middle School- Open gym 5/18 4:45-6:00...Monday.
Once June begins, open gym will be held on Weds from 4:00-5:30) MS only.
Roanoke Catholic is proud to sponsor the Tom Houser's Star Camp on July 13-17th. For more information, please contact Frank Guilfoyle.
Varsity team camp this year is at VA Tech from 7/23-7/25. Please contact Coach Rushbrooke with inquiries!
We will schedule another JV tournament and a Middle School tournament this season. We will need volunteers for both of these events!
Varsity- we will once again attend the Fort Chiswell Tournament 9/12 (Sat).