Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Under Armour 2012 match & skill competition airs December 23.
Senior Alyssa Jensen who wrapped up a brilliant volleyball career at St. Joseph's Academy will appear in the Under Armour 2012 volleyball match and skills competition. That match can be seen on ESPNU on Sunday, December 23 at 12:30 p.m. CST. Jensen capped her career by signing to play for the University of California-Berkeley earlier this year.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Senior setter Alyssa Jensen was named First-Team All-American, while explosive middle blocker Natalie Gower was named honorable mention.
FRONTENAC -- The postseason honors just keep rolling in for the dynamic duo of St. Joseph's Academy volleyball, Alyssa Jensen and Natalie Gower, who helped lead the Angels to a 30-5 record and district championship this season. Both players were named to the all-conference, all-district, and all-metro teams earlier this month, and Gower was also our selection for Female Fall Sports Patch MVP of the Year. And now this week, it was announced that both Jensen and Gower were named to the Under Armour Girls Volleyball High School All-American Team. Jensen, one of the top schoolgirl setters in the nation, was picked for the First Team and has been invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition, on December …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Volleyball stars Natalie Gower and Alyssa Jensen, and basketball standouts Erin Nelson and Sydney Stipanovich highlight a crew of nine Angels that accepted college scholarships on Wednesday.
FRONTENAC -- Not a single shot was made. Nor were there any backhand winners up the line, nor any kills or digs or assists to keep track of either. Instead, what the excited crowd of 50-something classmates and parents witnessed on Wednesday afternoon in the St. Joseph's Academy atrium was a collective home run knocked out of the park by nine St. Joe seniors, who celebrated National Signing Day, by inking their names on respective National Letters of Intent to play NCAA sports at the college of their choice next year. "It's just a testament to the all the hard work these wonderful girls did over their four years here," St. Joe athletics director Michaela Witcher said, as droves of SJA fans and faithful took turns taking pictures of the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Angels won with relative ease over Kirkwood and Ursuline on Wednesday, to improve to 29-4 overall this season. Now they prepare for sectional showdown with No. 1 Lafayette Saturday.
All season long, the two best teams in Missouri girls high school volleyball have been on a collision course to meet one another in what would be a huge sectional round matchup. The only thing holding up a possible No. 1 versus No. 2 showdown would be if either or both of the teams lost in their respective district tournaments. On Tuesday, top-ranked and unbeaten Lafayette did its part by breezing through two opponents to claim the Class 4 District 3 title. That left it up to No. 2 St. Joseph's Academy, to make sure local volleyball fans would get the matchup they've been waiting for. And to the surprise of no one, the Angels made sure Saturday's sectional showdown with Lafayette would happen, by winning their own district championship …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Alyssa Jensen & Natalie Gower and the rest nearing the peak of their game.
The St. Joe volleyball team seems to be playing with a sense of urgency this season. There definitely seems to be an extra pep in their step. They take the court like ferocious lions. The Angels have rung up a 19-3 record, losing only to high-flying Lafayette (the season opener) and a couple of national out-of-town teams. Monday afternoon, they made quick work of Visitation Academy, winning in two sets, 25-17 and 25-10. Look for more game photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook Page. The Angels parlay a lot of team work, especially up front with 6-foot-3 Natalie Gower and 5-foot-11 Alyssa Jensen dominating the net, along with Morgan Gresham and Grace Carter. The Angels like to score in spurts of 3 and 4 point runs. Their coach Karen Davis…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
She won in a spirited battle over tennis star Cam Newton of Ladue.
Congratulations to Alyssa Jensen, senior volleyball all star performer as the first Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette MVP of the Week. She plays for St. Joseph’s Academy and the Angels will be one of the strongest contenders this season. Where she will be going to school next year: Jensen has already agreed to play for the Bears of Cal-Berkeley next fall. What she has to say about being on this team: Jensen thinks the Angels will have a very strong season. “I have great teammates and we all have high expectations for ourself and each other to have a very successful season. The girls I am surrounded by are all very talented and determined. We will push each other every day to make each other better and I couldn’t ask for more.” Honors: Jensen was …