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    Don Demas
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        Adult Open Gym

        Downstate hosts adult open gym, every Friday, from 7:30p to midnight. We have 4 courts of co-ed volleyball, at varying skill levels - come join the fun!

        TOM HOGAN
        2008 US Women's National Team Asst. Coach
        2011 Girls’ Select A2 Head Coach

        Do you have any advice to offer parents? Getting your kids involved in team sports is a gift you give them for life. Volleyball is a game that instills confidence, commitment, teamwork, strategic thinking and so much more. Once they’re in sports, parents can never be too positive when supporting them. After a great game or a rough match, players are looking for positivity and understanding and support. Nothing beats a hug from mom and dad.

        "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." -Vince Lombardi

        12 Black Wins CALI 12/13 Open, at Hofstra!

        By Staff 03/18/2019, 10:30pm EDT

        Congratulations to Aspire 12 Black as they win the Hofstra 12/13 Open tournament, on Saturday, March 16!

        15 Bulldogs Win GEVA 15 Club 2 at DAC!

        By Joel Stanford 03/18/2019, 6:30pm EDT

        Congratulations to Aspire 15 Bulldogs as they win the GEVA 15 Club 2 tournament at the Downstate Athletic Center, on Saturday, March 16!

        13 Black Wins Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival!

        By staff 03/01/2019, 6:00pm EST

        17 Black also wins in 17 Open!

        Downstate 13 Black capped off a good weekend of competition at the 2019 Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival by bringing home the 13s championship. Congratulations to this promising young team!

        Overall, Downstate had a good showing at this 100+ court tournament, including 2x 1st, 2x 2nd, and 2x 3rd place finishes:

        18 Black - 5th in 18 American
        17 Black - 1st in 17 Open
        17 Red - 21st in 17 USA
        16 Black - 2nd in 16 Open
        16 Red - 3rd in 16 USA
        15 Black - 3rd in 15 Open
        15 Red - 2nd in 15 USA
        14 Black - 2nd in 14 Open
        14 Red - 9th in 14 USA

        15 Blue and 15 Silver meet  in the finals at NY Elite 15s Club on 2/23/19

        15 Blue Wins SOSVBC 15 Club

        By staff 02/05/2019, 12:45pm EST

        Congratulations to Aspire 15 Blue for winning the SOSVBC 15 Club tournament on Feb. 2! This makes 2 events in a row that the team has won!

        Congratulations to senior Pamela Loh, who has been honored by not one, but two coaching associations for her accomplishments in volleyball. Pamela was named Section 1 Player of the Year by the Section 1 Coaches Association, and she was additionally honored as a Player of the Year by the New York State Coaches Association.

        Varsity volleyball coach Diane Swertfager describes Pamela as “so deserving, not only for her athleticism and leadership, but for her respect towards teammates, coaches, opposing coaches and players, and officials.”

        Swertfager adds that Pamela worked through any adversity with grace and maturity. "Her great sportsmanship displays her true character and demonstrates what a fine young lady she is."

        This fall, Pamela was also honored as a Con Ed Athlete of the Week.

        For the full article click here.