Category: 2012

SY 2012-13

Strength & Conditioning Workouts at Beamer Next Week!

Beamer is holding strength and agility workouts next week Monday (8/19), Tuesday (8/20) and Thursday (8/22) from 9am-10:30am starting in the weight room and then out on the track. Coach Shelby (Girls Basketball) will be running the workouts program. Everyone needs to bring a waterbottle and shoes that you don’t mind using outside or getting dirty. 10-15 min of warmups & stretching, 30 min in the weight room, 45 min doing speed, footwork, and plyos. Get ready for tryouts now! Any questions give Coach Pat at call at (206) 730-3348.

Summer Session Recap

Just wanted to say that we are looking forward to the Fall season! We graduated 5 senior players in 2013 and felt we would have a difficult time replacing many of them. We have been pleased with the incoming class especially with their improvement over the summer session. Looking forward to a promising season!

Eastern Washington University – Volleyball Camp!

Want to attend a college level volleyball camp without leaving your neighborhood?  Come out to Eastern Washington University’s Volleyball Camp hosted by Puget Sound Volleyball Academy and Todd Beamer High School.  Coach Wade Benson has been very successful leading the Eastern Washington, Auburn University and Western Oregon women’s volleyball programs over the past 20 years!  (Click for Coach Benson Profile) (Click for Coach Janelle Allen)

Without a doubt you will get great instruction to help prepare you for the upcoming Fall season and work on your volleyball skills!  Camp information below:

  • DATE:  July 13 & 14, 2013 (Sat/Sun – 2 days)
  • TIME:  9am-11:30am  <lunch break> 1pm-4pm (both days)
  • PLACE:  Todd Beamer HS Gymnasium
  • COST:  $90 (open to all)

Please contact Beamer Coach Pat Taitano at or 206-730-3348 for more information.  Download Camp Flyer & Registration Form.


Congratulations! Great Job Megan & Aliya!

PSVBA 17 Patriot Gold – 1st Place

Returning Beamer Varsity Players Megan Huff and Aliya Ranis are bringing home a “Gold” & “Silver” medal for their team’s outstanding finish at the 2013 Girls Junior National Championships in Dallas Texas this past week!  Aliya’s plays Libero for KJ 17, who had a terrific tournament getting to the Championship match and finishing 2nd in the 17 American Division.  Megan Huff plays for Puget Sound 17, and was amazing playing all 6 rotations as a Middle Hitter, and catching the eye of several D1 college recruiters from successful volleyball programs, her team played incredible all tournament long finishing 1st in the 17 Patriot Division.  Beamer has some very talented players returning in the Fall!


Summer Practice Schedule this Week!

Hey All.  Hope you had a great Father’s Day Weekend.  This is our schedule for this week.
6/17 (Mon)  6:30-8:30  Practice
6/19  (Wed)  6:30-8:00 Skills Practice
6/21  (Fri)  6:30-8:30  Practice
6/22  (Sat)  2pm-4:30pm  Scrimmage League
All practices and scrimmages will be at Todd Beamer Gym.  Saturday’s scrimmage will have team’s from Christian Faith, Decatur, PSVBA and Beamer!  If you are interested in the Beamer Volleyball program and would like to participate, please contact Coach Pat (206) 730-3348 or  This program is open to all Beamer students including incoming Freshmen!

Summer Practices Start Wednesday (5/29)!

Hey All. Time to dust off your volleyball shoes and get back into the gym! Summer practices officially start for Beamer Volleyball on Wednesday, May 29th! Spread the word, practices are open to all Beamer students that are enrolled or will be enrolled at Beamer this coming Fall! Email coach Pat for more information:  or call 206-730-3348.  Practices will be from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Beamer Gym!  Stay tuned for the complete summer schedule.  See you then!

Four Beamer Players Headed to Dallas!

Congrats to our four Beamer Varsity Players whose club teams are headed to Dallas to compete in the 2013 GJNC.  Sophie Miller’s (2013) club team KJ 18 Baden qualified in the 18 Open Division by finishing 3rd at the Northern Lights Qualifier held in Minneapolis, MN.  Aliya Ranis’s (2014) club team KJ 17 Baden qualified in the 17 American Division by finishing 2nd at the PSR Bid Tournament.  Megan Huff’s (2014) PSVBA 17 National team finished 3rd at the PSR Bid Tournament and will be in the 17 Patriot Division.  Last but not least, Camryn Skari’s (2016) club team PSVBA 15 National finished 3rd at the PSR Bid Tournament and will be in the 15 Patriot Division.  Nice job Lady Titans!

Summer Practices are Coming!

We will be holding summer practices for volleyball starting May 27th at Beamer High School Gym, from 6:30-8:30pm!  Middle School kids that can start attending practices on June 7th. If you have any questions, please call 206-730-3348 or email Coach Pat Taitano. Thanks.

Wanna Play Club Volleyball?

Club Volleyball is coming to Federal Way!  PSVBA is looking for volleyball players to form a local club volleyball team in Federal Way.  Tryouts for this club team will be March 21st and March 28th at Todd Beamer Gymnasium from 6:30-8:30pm.  The tryouts are open to any U13-U17 age division players that are interested in playing club volleyball in the Federal Way area and are not currently playing club volleyball.  This program is being sponsored by Puget Sound Volleyball Academy and is a great opportunity to get club volleyball experience at a low cost.  Cost of the tryout is FREE, but you must be in athletic gear!

Beamer Ends Season on Winning Note!

Our talented team came to play Tuesday night against cross-district Federal Way.  Our match was “Senior Night” for the Eagles and I have to give “Kudos” to the trio of Federal Way students that sang the National Anthem “A Cappella” style.  It was excellent!

Our kids played great!  Sophie Miller was obviously pumped to play her last match in a Beamer uniform, she paced the team with 60 assists, which I am sure is a Todd Beamer record for a single match!  Sophie also sealed the win on the last play of the game, with an attack Kill from the right side on Kelsey Milholland’s assist. Both our offense and defense was on track as  we collected 68 kills and 15 aces on the night and passed 2.1 as a team.   Beamer won 3-1, with scores of 25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17.

This was definitely a good way to end our season.  We have been a pretty inconsistent team all season long, but I will say that when we pass well – we are a “very, very” good team!  Nice job Lady Titans – we’ll definitely miss our 5 seniors and wish them the best as they complete the rest of their senior year and prepare for their next step forward!  We look forward to what our talented returning players will do as they take over leading our volleyball program!

Beamer gets much needed win!

Our Beamer volleyball team got back on the winning track against the Christian Faith School Eagles on Friday. After losing a close 5 set match the night before against Bethel, it would have been easy to let our guard down against the cross town small school, who brought many of their fans to celebrate Homecoming in our gym. Although we were noticably tired from the night before our players were still able to outmatch the eagles 25-13, 25-17, 25-19 to win in straight sets. It was a much needed win for our program that has struggled in the very tough South SPSL.

Senior Night!

Last night we honored five incredible young women that have put a lot of time, dedication and committment into the Beamer Volleyball program over the past 4 years! Congratulations Sophie Miller, Chloe Mensching, Tatiana Dixon, Gwen Foisey and Kelsey Milholland!  I can only speak of their last two years in the program but each one of them has tremendously improved their level of skill and have grown in their leadership qualities. I am proud to have coached all five of them these past 2 years and look forward to great things as they continue to prepare for their next step forward in life.

We put forward a great effort in our match against Bethel but fell just short in the end.  Our Seniors played a big part in displaying a “never give up” attitude as we found a way to force Game 4 after being down 0-2 and then found a way to force Game 5.  We found ourselves battling to the very end. Final scores 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 25-23, 12-15. I am proud of the effort our entire team gave last night! It was definitely an exciting game to be a part of.

Loss to Curtis puts Beamer in a very tough spot!

We started flat (does this sound familiar?) and it was looking like we were going to let the inevitable happen and allow Curtis to serve us off the court and sweep us in the match.  We were down 0-2 going into game 3 and our Seniors decided they wanted to play – we won game 3 and quite frankly played some of our best volleyball of the season.  We had a hard time playing catchup with Curtis in game 4 but did manage to put up a little bit of a fight.  We left Curtis with a 1-3 loss (17-25, 15-25, 25-18, 16-25) knowing that chances of getting to the playoffs are just about done, barring major upsets over the SPSL somehow creating a three way tie for 5th and us sweeping our remaining 3 league matches.  I guess there is a part of me that just says, “Keep Fighting” until you can’t fight anymore!