The three-time defending Penn State women's volleyball team has been selected as a nominee for the prestigious Dapper Dan Awards. The annual award is given to a figure from the Pittsburgh area who has made the most outstanding accomplishment in sports during the past year.The Nittany Lions women's volleyball team is one of four nominees for 2009 Sportswoman of the Year. Dapper Dan Charities' executive committee will select the winners from the top vote-getters in each of five categories including, Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Breakthrough Athlete of the Year, Best Play and Best Sports Moment. The team is joined in the Sportswoman of the Year category by North Carolina women's soccer player Meghan Klingenberg, Duquesne women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio and Pitt's Senior Associate Athletics Director Carol Sprague.
"Because the college season is going on at the same time as the high school season, most college programs don't even pay attention to high school volleyball until the playoffs and state tournament," said Dave Kelley, president of the Columbia Volleyball ...more
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Never count out the Kaukauna boys' volleyball team. Year in and year out, the Ghosts are usually in the thick of the Fox Valley Association race and, more often than not, are among the state's elite teams. Despite a young roster, this season is nomore
The Ankeny volleyball team boasts four returning seniors from last year's squad that posted a 37-5 record and advanced to the state tournament for the 12th consecutive season. From left are Megan Ballenger, Moriah Johnson, McKenna Parks and Claire Walkmore
(Photo: Kathryn Roberts/ASU sports information)The Arizona State volleyball team made a big jump in the AVCA volleyball coaches rankings after winning the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational.ASU (3-0) moved up eight spots to No. 17 in tmore