Thursday, October 13, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Game day!!!

Again, no excuses for not coming out to Memorial Hall tonight at 7 p.m. as we take on Morgan State in MEAC action!

Unless you're in a different country :-)

Live stats:
http://www.dsuhornets.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?SPID=5809&DB_OEM_ID=12900&LIST_SPORT_ID=W_VOLLEYBALL

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Special Olympics photos

Last week we hosted a local group of Special Olympians. We had a BLAST with them! Thank you so much to Mark Wise from Delaware Special Olympics for bringing them down!


The ladies introduce themselves to some of the Special Olympians who arrived early


Everyone broke off into pairs for passing drills

Sonya Inderbitzin passes with a young man








Elisa Herrmann teaches proper footwork



Brooke Redmon and Jessica Croucher made some new friends!

As did Laisha Davis and Megan McDonald!

Bel Fakaosi teaches how to serve

Coach Arnold speaks with the group

What a great looking group!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Special Olympics

Last week, we held a clinic for local Special Olympians. We've got photos to post, but will do so in a future post.

Junior Bel Fakaosi shares her experiences with the event below.

Hosting the Special Olympians was a fun experience for me. I was able to teach something I love to others who also enjoy the game. I have done volleyball camps before, but I think this camp has to be one of the most fun I've ever been to. It was something different, but very enjoyable.

It was just great seeing these Special Olympians learn and have fun while doing so. They seemed to enjoy the game and seeing that was a great feeling. I really had tons of fun.


Article from Special Olympics Delaware:

Hornet players host volleyball clinic

posted Tue, Oct 4, 2011 by Jon Buzby

In what has become an annual tradition, the Delaware State University Lady Hornets hosted several Special Olympics Delaware athletes and coaches for a volleyball clinic last Monday night on the Hornets' home court inside Memorial Hall.

"We are so happy that Special Olympics has chosen DSU women's volleyball to help with a clinic," DSU head coach Renee Arnold said. "We enjoy this annual event and it gives the players an opportunity to coach and enjoy a pressure-free night of volleyball."

The SODE teams are preparing for the annual Fall Festival volleyball tournament, which will be held October 21-22 at the University of Delaware Field House.

"The experience for our athletes and coaches as the get ready for their tournament is invaluable," said Mark Wise, SODE director of training. "And from what we hear from the DSU players and coaches, the experience for them is very rewarding."

GAME DAY! @ UMES

And we hit the road again... seems like our girls live on the road.

We hope to see you travel down Route 13 as we visit Delmarva rivals UMES.  Game time is slated for 7 p.m.

If for some silly reason you cannot make it to Princess Anne --- the only excuses I'm accepting are for those that live more than 500 miles from Delaware ;-) here are links to live stats, radio/video:

Radio/Video - http://www.easternshoremedia.net/umesremote.html

Live Stats - http://www.umeshawks.com/gametracker/launch/gt_wvolley.html?event=1003494&school=mdes&sport=wvolley&camefrom=&startschool=&

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Route 1 Rivalry - a day later

The outcome wasn't exactly what we were hoping for, but it was good to finally see our girls play live and interact with them a little more in an informal setting.  I can't wait for our home opener and to hopefully travel more during conference play.

Big thanks to those who came up to Newark to support the Hornets - a lot of familiar faces in the crowd, including members of the bowling team.  There were also a few parents of current and former players in attendance. 

I took some photos last night, but they turned out somewhat grainy.  The gym lighting wasn't very conducive to producing good photos.

Warmups

 Warmups


 National Anthem

Elisa Herrmann, Sonja Banicevic, Jessica Croucher

Theresa Schieder

Sonya Inderbitzin, Sonja Banicevic, Elisa Herrmann

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Route 1 Rivalry!

It's gameday! Tonight is a big game for us as it concludes Route 1 Rivalry week versus the University of Delaware.

If you can't make it up to Newark, you better have a good excuse!

Live stats: http://www.bluehens.com/sportsinfo/livestats/volleyball/xlive.htm

Live video (FREE): http://udcapture.udel.edu/udlive/

Maggie will be making the trip with us tonight for the first time this year, so our Twitter account will be updated frequently and hopefully we'll get a bunch of pictures posted!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dartmouth Invitational

We wrap up our non-conference tournament portion of the season with the Dartmouth Invitational.  We play Central Connecticut State tonight at 5 and Providence (11 a.m.) and Dartmouth (5 p.m.) tomorrow.

Live stats:  http://www.dartmouthsports.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?ATCLID=205272125&SPSID=48789&SPID=4702&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=11600

Live video - pay per view - ONLY for Dartmouth game:  http://www.dartmouthsports.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?ATCLID=205272125&SPSID=48789&SPID=4702&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=11600

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hartford/Quinnipiac tournament

Attached are schedule and live stats links for this weekend's games at the Hartford/Quinnipiac Invitational.  Both hosts are looking into live video feeds, but are having difficulty setting this up with their providers.  If they are able to get this up, I will post the link here and on Facebook/Twitter.


Friday September 9, 2011
@ Quinnipiac
2 pm                       Delaware State vs. LaSalle   
7 pm                       Quinnipiac vs. LaSalle

@Hartford
4 pm                       Navy @ Hartford
7 pm                       Delaware State vs Navy


Saturday September 10, 2011
@ Quinnipiac
11am                     Quinnipiac vs. Navy
5 pm                       Quinnipiac vs. Delaware State --  RADIO FEED (http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.tv/radio)

@ Hartford
11 am                    Delaware State @ Hartford
4 pm                       Navy vs. LaSalle
7 pm                       LaSalle @ Hartford

Sunday, September 11, 2011
@ Hartford
1 pm                       Quinnipiac @ Hartford


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

So much to post, so little time!

We've been slacking on the blog and I take full blame for that!  I've been so swamped with everything, but no excuses!

The team plays this evening against St. Francis - live stats can be found here:  http://www.sfuathletics.com/custompages/WVB/live/xlive.htm 

Go Hornets!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene - Coach Arnold

Head coach Renee Arnold on the impact Hurricane Irene had on her team:

On Thursday afternoon when we received the news that the tournament was cancelled we starting looking at other options of playing a team elsewhere, but with the storm predictions it was better to be safe at home than on the road in a swaying bus. William and Mary was our toughest preseason tournament so we were throwing the team into the deep end and seeing how well we could swim.

Expectations are high with this team. We have had some key team members step up in the last week and I am very excited to see how that will translate to game time results. There is nothing wrong with another week of practice and preparation to ensure we are where we need to be. The team in very excited to just get on the court and play a game to see how we stack up to others. Some of the things that have happened already at practice, I feel like we have already won a match.

Game time is Friday at 2 pm v. Cornell.


Hurricane Irene - Laisha Davis

Laisha Davis, junior from Riviera Beach, Fla.:

The storm impacted us in canceling our first tournament.The storm did not do any damage to us in Dover but a little rain and strong winds. I feel we would have been unstoppable in William and Mary tournament, and it would have been nice to see us compete against other good teams. But looking forward I am beyond excited to play this weekend and getting the season started.