Saturday, February 16, 2013
Each player must maintain a 3.6 GPA or higher and play in 75 percent of all games.
Saturday, February 16
Information was provided by St. Joseph's Academy. Courtney Meek, Morgan Gresham, Lauren Gresham, Hannah Western and Grace Carter were just named to the Missouri Volleyball Academic All-State team. The Angels had a 30-5 season. The Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches association recognizes student athletes who have a 3.6 or higher cumulative grade point average and have played in 75 percent of the varsity matches. A complete list of the academic-all-state players can be found at this website.
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.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Senior plans to study pre-medicine in the South next year. Leads the team in all statistical categories.
Erika Ingels is a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and already she knows what she wants to do career wise. She wants to be a Forensic Pathologist, and hopes to ply that trade in the Dallas Police Department or something like that someday. Ingels is the senior star and captain of the vastly-improved 13-4 Ladue volleyball team. She leads the team in all statistical categories including kills, (90), assists (123) and aces (33). Her coach, Roberta McCaffery has her kind of set up like an extra coach on the court. Ingels relishes that leadership roll. “I have played so long, I feel like I really have something to offer the team,” she said. Here’s a sit-down Q & A with this volleyball standout. Patch.com: What is the difference …
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…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
She beat out three other nominees last week.
Congratulations to Emily Kellerhals, a senior volleyball performer, is this week's second Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette MVP of the Week. She plays for Villa Duchesne. Here's a little more about Emily. Have you selected a college yet? No, I have not decided on a college yet. How is your season going? So far so good, this year is going well for my team. What is the favorite thing you like about being on your team? I love all of the players and my coaches. We all get along so well that it makes playing together easy. Comment on any special accomplishments this season so far. I am very happy that our team was able to win both of our first games. I hope that we continue to do well throughout the year. What is the favorite tune in your iPod? My …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Angels win two-set match is less than 40 minutes.
They used to say Cardinals Hall of fame pitcher Bob Gibson worked so fast for the Cardinals, it was if he was double parked outside the stadium. If that was the case, then the Incarnate Word Academy team bus must have been parked in the fire lane Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Academy. They weren’t there long enough to get a ticket from the Frontenac police. The Angels dispatched their arch rivals with the greatest of ease in less than 40 minutes, winning a two-set match, 25-10 and 25-12. The front line of Natalie Gower, Lauren Gresham, Alyssa Jensen and Grace Carter gave great efforts from beginning to end. Last week, the Angels' schedule was rudely interrupted, losing a two-set match to mighty Lafayette to open the long season. This victory was…
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 …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Emily Kellerhals, the Libero digs in for the Saints.
The role of the Libero on a volleyball team is unique. The Libero roams the backline primarily, digging out a lot of low shots and setting up the forwards and centers. Senior captain Emily Kellerhals plays that role for Villa Duchesne with great distinction. Kellerhals and her teammates played a season-opening spirited match, defeating visiting MICDS 25-17 and 25-22 to open play in the 2012 season Thursday night. Kellerhals was picking up floor burns, scrambling all over the home court at Villa. She sparked her teammates to several comebacks. The second set was tied nine times before the Saints pulled away for the game winner. “I have no idea how many saves I made out there. I just play to play. I was on the floor a lot I do know,” said …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The former SLU volleyball player, 23, was killed in the Central West End last weekend.
An Olivette area resident was charged Friday in connection with the death of 23-year-old Megan Boken, a former Saint Louis University volleyball player who was shot and killed Saturday in the Central West End. Johnathan Terrell Perkins, 18, lives in the 1400 block of Wibracht Place in unincorporated St. Louis County, just outside Olivette. He has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree armed robbery and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. Keith V. Esters of Bel Ridge was also charged in connection with Boken's murder. He faces counts of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action. According to St. Louis Public Radio, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce presented the following …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tall, talented senior group will lead the way in 2012.
Two years ago, the St. Joe Angels won the state volleyball tournament. They didn’t win it last year. By simple deduction, the battle cry this fall is get to the finals in November, and win it all. The Angels have a talented upper tier of juniors and seniors. This year’s squad is comprised of five seniors, four juniors and three sophomores. Alyssa Jensen, called a “fantastic setter” by her assistant coach Katie Richardson is all revved up to go. She’s already signed a letter of intent to play for Cal-Berkeley next year. “She’s an amazing setter, she’s focused on the season ahead,” said Richardson. Jensen agrees. “I’m excited about this season. Our real goal is to get to that state tournament again. We’ve been working extremely hard to get …