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    Don Demas
     
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    914-588-1629
     

    2019 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

      2018 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS


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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


        Congratulations Mychael!

        The junior outside hitter has already amassed more than 1,500 kills in her career, and earned second team all-state honors for her work on the court this year.

        Vernon said it’s “shocking” to hear opposing teams talk about Ossining as highly as other sectional powerhouses such as Hen Hud and Panas. The Pride won titles in 2016 and 2018, exactly two years apart, albeit under vastly different circumstances.

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        Congratulations Kayla!

        Those that know her best know this, those that play club volleyball know this, her future coaches at Howard University know this, and her high school coach Danyel del Rosario knows this.

        But Nanuet needed her to be more than just a setter, so she took on a significant portion of the Golden Knights’ hitting responsibilities. While her 5-foot-7 frame does not lend itself well to the position, her 30-inch vertical leap does more than enough to make up for it.

        “I think it’s made me an all-around player, being able to hit in high school and then go back to setting,” said Diaz, who is this year’s Journal News/lohud Rockland girls volleyball Player of the Year. “I think it definitely helped me out for college.”

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        Earning recognition along with Alicea were freshman setter Kiara Adams and senior middle hitter Lexi LaGoy. Adams made the All-Rookie Team and LaGoy repeated as an All-Academic Team selection.

        Adams racked up 638 assists and ranked sixth in the conference (7.6/set). She also was third on the team in digs (167) and added 55 kills. 

        "Kiara has made a nice transition to collegiate volleyball," Kiriyama said. "Stepping into the starting role at setter is difficult at best but she has worked hard to get better throughout the season."

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        Floyd has had another amazing year as the distributor of the Bombers' lethal attack. Tuesday's recognition is long overdue as she has been among the best setters in the nation for quite some time.
         
        Floyd enters the weekend with 1,104 assists on the year, an impressive mark considering IC has appeared in just 28 matches thus far. Much like Stone, she is poised to or has already set several new career highs as a nightly stat-sheet stuffer. She currently has new career highs with 80 kills and 33 service aces, offensively, while she has 39.0 total blocks on seven solos and 32 block assists, defensively. She sits just seven digs behind last year's total, while her 1,104 are just 58 behind her 2017 mark. She has six double-doubles on the year, while she has posted on her ledger are 24 appearances with 30-plus assists, 13 appearances with 40-or-more helpers, and three outings in which she topped 50-plus assists. Her nightly consistency helped her earn All-Liberty League First Team honors for the second straight season, while she made the jump from an All-New York Region Honorable Mention to the First Team this year.
         
        Like her sophomore teammate, Floyd also has numbers that put her among the nation's top echelon of setters. Her 10.78 assists per set average ranks 12th in all of Division III. That mark is third-best among setters still remaining in the National Championship discussion.
         
        Floyd had a strong performance during the Regional Championships, registering 103 assists, nine kills, three service aces, as well as 12 digs, two solo blocks, and three block assists on the defensive end. She was named to the Regional Championship All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the event.

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        Congratulations Pam on getting your 1000 dig at Hendrick Hudson!