Beamer Kicks Off Season with Win over Fife

The Beamer Lady Titans kicked off the 2013 season with a 3-0 win over 2A powerhouse Fife High School.  Megan Huff led Beamer with 14 kills, 7 digs.  Sophomore Camryn Skari added 6 kills, 5 digs.   Tennesse transfer Reed Copleand also chipped in with 5 kills and 4 blocks.  The Trojans are typically playoff bound and have won multiple State Championships in their long history and have a handful of talented players including standout Junior Eva Linden.   This was a good start and good win for us!  We are looking forward to continuing to improve!

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Jamboree 2013

Jamboree is a time to tinker with our lineup and test drive what we’ve been hard at work in the gym the past two weeks.  We have some things to work on as does every other team but I am really pleased with what we are starting with.  Started off with a loss to Bethel (16-25), a win against Mount Rainier (25-17), win against Franklin Pierce (25-8), loss against Kentwood (22-25), loss against Fife (23-25) and loss against GK (18-25); finishing with a 2-4 record at the jamboree.

2013 Team Hike

Here are some photos of our September 8th hike up Rattlesnake Ridge out in Northbend!


We had a great time! View was awesome from above, although we did hear a lot of complaints on the way up!

Jamboree Tomorrow!

We’ve been working hard these past couple of weeks and I’m excited to see how we measure up with some of the teams in our league. Jamboree is always exciting since it’s our first glimpse at the competition and our first test run. It gives us a chance to tinker with our line up. Get some rest girls! Bus leaves at 7:15 am…

Impressed!

Tryouts can be a little nerve-racking from both a coaching and player perspective.  Big “Thank You” to all the students that participated.  As a coach, I couldn’t wait until tryouts got here and now I’m just glad it’s over and our teams have been selected.  We have been impressed by the athleticism we have in the gym at the Varsity level and equally so by the potential talent we have with players that were selected at the JV level.  There are many players we feel will be very good volleyball players in a year or two down the road.  We are excited to get to work with our teams and hope to see team chemistry take its course and are looking forward to some exciting times for Beamer volleyball!

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 pat.taitano@comcast.net 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 pat.taitano@comcast.net.  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: pat.taitano@comcast.net  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!