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Iris O’Connor | Sacred Heart Prep’s Triple Threat
Iris O’Connor’s Stellar Freshman Year At Sacred Heart Prep Included Three Varsity Sports — Now She Waits To See How Many She’ll Be Able To Play As A Sophomore • Iris O’Connor knows how to make a good impression.  Even when she’s not aware that she’s making one.  O’Connor,... Read more
SportStars’ Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 | NorCal’s Best Female Athletes (’11-’20)
For The Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue, SportStars Continued Its Big 10 Series With The Overall Girls Big 10 —NorCal’s Best Female Athletes Of The Past Decade • The Overall Girls Athlete Big 10 is an installation of the SportStars Big 10 Project: A 10-months-long anniversary project celebrating the magazine’s... Read more
SportStars’ Girls Volleyball BIG 10 | NorCal’s Best Players (’10-’19)
SportStars’ Anniversary Project Begins With The Girls Volleyball Big 10 — Our Top 10 NorCal Girls Volleyball Players From The Past 10 Seasons (2010-2019) • Welcome to the SportStars’ Girls Volleyball BIG 10.  This is an installation to our Big 10 Project: A 10-months long anniversary project to celebrate... Read more
Lindsey Berg: 3 Weapons for Effective Blocking
Hi volleyball friends. Lets pick up where we left off in my last blog. We are discussing weapons for small blockers. This post covers hand positioning! These are my 3 Weapons For Effective Blocking. Lets dig in. For smaller blockers, it’s very important to be disciplined so the defense... Read more
Volleyball Insider: Weapons For Small Blockers
Continued from 3-time Olympic Volleyball, Lindsey Berg “Short Setter’s Handbook” series. We were playing in the FIVB’s Grand Prix tournament against Italy. I had competed against the Italians for many years and also alongside a few of them as teammates on foreign club teams. Throughout my professional career, the Italians always tried to... Read more
Alden Standley, Sacred Heart, Volleyball SportStar of the Week!
 ALDEN STANDLEY Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. – Volleyball – Senior- Honored as SportStar of the Week! They say it’s hard to beat a good team three times. Try five! Standley delivered 44 assists and added eight digs on Nov. 9 as she and her Fightin’ Irish teammates defeated Archbishop Mitty-San... Read more
Saint Francis Volleyball Sweeps Oak Ridge
Saint Francis Volleyball Wins Section Title 3-0 Over Oak Ridge The top-ranked Saint Francis volleyball team swept No. 3 Oak Ridge 25-21, 25-18, 25-13 to win the school’s first Sac-Joaquin Section title in volleyball since 2012 and 13th in school history. “I am super proud of them,” said Head... Read more
Nothing But Net: Best Of The West Hits Hardwood
BEST OF THE WEST RETURNS TO HARDWOOD PALACE IN ROCKLIN On Nov. 12-14, Regency Baptist Academy will host it’s fourth annual basketball and volleyball championships The fourth annual Best of the West tournament returns to Hardwood Palace in Rocklin on Nov. 12-14 and will showcase basketball and volleyball teams... Read more
How to Perfect Connecting With The Middle in Volleyball
Olympian Lindsey Berg Tells How to Perfect Connecting With The Middle as a Setter in Volleyball Connecting with a middle attacker is one of the harder skills to perfect in volleyball. For the setter to put the ball in the right place every time with ease, the timing of the middle attacker... Read more
Be the Best Setter in Volleyball
Being the Best Setter in Volleyball Means Knowing the Game Have you ever thought about how many points are lost during the course of a season because someone on your team didn’t know that the opposing setter was in the front row? It’s the setter’s job to make sure... Read more
Improving Your Skills as a Short Setter
Obviously, there are many, many skills that setters need to have, and my goal here is not to give you a comprehensive list of every one of them. Instead, I’d like to cover some of the skills that you have the ability to work on by yourself. Improving your... Read more
Ivana Erlandsen Rocklin – Volleyball SportStar of the Week!
SportStar Of The Week- Ivana Erlandsen, Rocklin – Volleyball – Senior Outside Hitter A high-flying outside hitter, Ivana Erlandsen posted a team-leading 18 kills in a 3-1 win over Ponderosa-Shingle Springs on Sept. 12. Erlandsen also added 11 digs, three aces and two blocks in the Rocklin volleyball match.... Read more