KAPOW VOLLEYBALL CLUB: KAPOW News

MENSREG13
Tuesday, May 14
GEVA REGIONALS @ POWERZONE - APRIL 220, 2013

2013 GEVA MEN'S B FINALIST 

    JOHN, SCOTT, ROB, KELVIN, LOUIS, JAY, RICARDO, AND ELI

 GREAT JOB GUYS !!!!!



WOMENS324
Tuesday, May 14
VBLI TOURNAMENT MARCH 24 @ POLY

VBLI WOMEN'S A/BB FINALIST

   ALI, PAM, RORO, JAMIE, SHELLEY, SHERRIE, ANNIE, AND CRYSTAL

        AND SARAH (NOT IN PICS)

GREAT TOURNAMENT LADIES.........

 



hey you iona
Monday, February 4
VBLI TOURNAMENT - JANUARY 13 @ IONA COLLEGE

KAPOW - YOU VBLI TOURNAMENT FINALIST

BEN, RICARDO, SCOTT, JAY, LOUIS, RIYAZ, E, AND DENNIS

GOOD JOB!!!!! 

 



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Thursday, January 3
VBLI TOURNAMENT @ BARUCH COLLEGE - DEC 16, 2012

KAPOW - HEY YOU   FINALIST B/BB MEN'S

RICARDO, CHRIS, RYAN, ELI, MIKEY, AND BEN

GOOD JOB GUYS!!!!!!

 



VBLI TURNERS
Friday, November 30
VBLI TOURNAMENT @ AMERICAN TURNERS - NOV 17, 2012

KAPOW - HEY YOU CHAMPS MEN'S B/BB

   ROB, SCOTT, ELI, RICARDO, JAY, DENNIS, AND E 

GREAT JOB GUYS!!!!!!



xTREME 102812
Wednesday, November 28
VBLI TOURNAMENT @ HOSTOS COLLEGE - OCT 28, 2012

KAPOW - XTREME FINALIST  B/BB WOMEN'S

  LIN, SOY, MARIA, SHERRIE, RORO, ANNIE, AND JAMIE

CONGRATS LADIES !!!!! 

 



XTREMEOCT14
Wednesday, October 24
VBLI TOURNAMENT @HOSTOS COLLEGE 10/14/2012

KAPOW-XTREME FINALIST WOMEN'S B/BB

KATHY, SOY, APRIL, CRYSTAL, AMANDA, ALI, SAM, AND LIN

YAY TEAM!!!! 

 



HEYYOUOCT14
Wednesday, October 24
VBLI TOURNAMENT @ HOSTOS COLLEGE 10/14/2012

KAPOW-HEY YOU FINALIST MEN'S B/BB

MIKEY, ELI, DAN, JAY, E, FRANK, DENNIS, AND RICARDO

YAY TEAM !!!! 

 



IONA - XTREME
Monday, October 1
VBLI Tournament @ Iona College 9/22/12

KAPOW - XTREME FINALIST AT THE VBLI TOURNAMENT

ALI, CRYSTAL, ERICA, SOY, SHELLY, ANNIE, AND PAM

RORO NOT IN PICTURE  : (

GREAT PLAYING LADIES!!!!! 

 



VBLI IONA MENS
Monday, October 1
VBLI TOURNAMENT @ IONA COLLEGE -09/22/12

KAPOW - HEY YOU TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

 LOUIS, DAN, E, RIYAS, DENNIS, ELI, AND ROB

 GREAT JOB GUYS!!!!!!



HEY YOU REGIONALS
Monday, April 23
2012 GEVA REGIONALS @ POWERZONE, NJ

KAPOW - HEY YOU  2012 MEN'S B REGIONAL CHAMPS

LOUIS, E, DAN, JAY, RICARDO, KELVIN, RIYAZ, AND MIKE C

AWESOME!!!!



HEY YOU VBLI
Monday, April 23
KAPOW MENS - VBLI CHAMPS

MARCH 25, 2012 -  VBLI TOURNAMENT @ POLYTECHNIC UNIV, NYC

BEN, RICARDO, RIYAZ, LOUIS, KEVIN, DAN, E, AND CHRIS

GREAT JOB !!!!!



HEY YOU VBLI
Thursday, April 26
VBLI MEN'S VBLI - CHAMPS

MARCH 11, 2012 VBLI MEN'S TOURNAMENT @ HOSTOS COLLEGE, NY 

ROB, CHRIS, RIYAZ, E, DAN, DAVID, AND RICARDO

NICE !!!! 

 



XTREME VBLI
Monday, April 23
KAPOW - XTREME VBLI CHAMPS

NOV 20, 2011 VBLI WOMEN'S B/BB TOURNAMENT @ JOHN JAY COLLEGE

DENA, RORO, EMI, ANNIE, JAMIE, YVETTE, SHELLEY, AND SOY 

AWESOME JOB !!!!!!



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Tuesday, May 24
MEN'S B 2011 REGIONALS FINALIST - HEY YOU

Jamie, Jeff, Stan, Bryan, Louis, E, Dan, and Ricardo 

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

 



Tuesday, December 9
KAPOW-Just Play Nationals Perspective (by Jamie Kellog)

Volleyball: A religious experience 

I was first introduced to the game of volleyball in a church. My parents were part of a very humble volleyball league that took place in the basement of my own church. My older brother and I were given a ball and told to stay out of the way and out of trouble. Little did they know how this ball would affect the course of my life. I went to Scio Central School, a small school in western New York. Though we were small, we were fortunate enough to have a boy’s volleyball program.  I played from the seventh grade through till my senior year.  Our season was actually held in the winter, and there were no sectionals just the end of season tournament that was held to see who the best of our nine teams was.  Needless to say I came from very humble beginnings.  This was my Genesis in volleyball. Through chance and a nose for sniffing out volleyball I managed to come across the Kapow Volleyball club, from the Hudson Valley. When the opportunity came to play in the USA Volleyball National Tournament in Atlanta Georgia, I jumped at it. I immediately told my boss, that I needed that weekend off, and told my girlfriend the same.  It was all I could think about for the next 6 months.  Finally it is the week of the National Tournament and I have rolled all of my change and cashed it in to pay for gas. I, along with two of my teammates pile into a Volkswagen Jetta to make our voyage to Atlanta. Fifteen hours, two Cracker Barrel visits and one speeding ticket later we arrived in Atlanta. I have heard stories of the National Tournament and all of its glory. The stories of players past and present who have played in the same venue, and who may possibly be there, are heavy on my mind and I think to myself “I am I worthy of this challenge?”  It takes just as long to walk from our hotel to the venue, as it does to walk from the top to the bottom.  The familiar sounds of volleyball get louder, the smell of leather is getting stronger, and the number of people is growing. There is a crowd gathering around the escalator and as I descend, the arena opens up before me and I am dumbfounded. The stories I have heard wane in comparison to walking into that gym for the first time. I have never seen so many courts in one place, never so many players, nets, balls officials. “Is this heaven?” I ask.  “No,” replies a voice, “but it is the promise land.”  Indeed it was. It has been a few months since the tournament has ended, and it is almost time to begin preparing for a Mecca to Minneapolis Minnesota to join my brothers and sisters in a ceremony to pay homage to this small sphere that we have all been blessed to know and love.



Wednesday, April 21
Tribute to Kevin Gower Volleyball Tournament

 

 Tribute to Kevin GowerVolleyball Tournament 

Reverse Coed (A level)

(3 males, 3 females)
Regular Coed (B level)
(at least 1 female)

  May 8, 2010
Saturday
 Entry fee:$130 per team   Casperkill Country Club2330 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  
     
Proceeds will be donated to the Gower Family to help with Kevin’s quick recovery. Both Kevin and his brother Barry has been long time volleyball players at Casperkill and this is one way for us to show Kevin how much he has touched all our lives by just being part of a team and how we are all thinking of him. 

We will also hold a bake sale and a food stand will also be on site.

To RSVP/Register for this tournament, please contact Rochelle Abalos

KAPOWVBC@hotmail.com/845-462-4223

 


Tuesday, July 6
2010 PHOENIX USAV NATIONALS

 

                               KAPOW - HEY YOU  (ARTICLE TO GEVA)            

 

Growing up in a small town doesn’t afford a lot of cultural exposure, at least not in my personal experience. I was fortunate enough to have a boy’s volleyball program in my high school, and subsequently have been playing since. Volleyball has taken me to some very interesting places, throughout the years and I have met some incredible people. One experience that comes to mind is when my entire college team fit inside of a redwood tree in a California State Park. My trip to Phoenix Arizona to participate in the U.S. Open National tournament was no exception.

Over the years volleyball has introduced me to people from all over the world with equally varied dispositions. In Phoenix alone I met someone from Poland, Thailand, Brazil and an American who was a full blooded Navajo. Having grown up in a small town I am always inquisitive when it comes to people from different backgrounds and cultures. I learn about the world through volleyball connections, and the Discovery channel. The most residual experience of this year’s tournament was playing against the Molten Hawaii team in our first match. Anyone who was there knows exactly who I am talking about, as their games drew the biggest crowds. At first one thinks that the reason they draw the crowd is their outwardly different appearance. The resounding fact was that they were good, and though they put on a show, it was their performance on the court that stood out. What was really outstanding to me was sitting on the sidelines watching a great performance, was the support that they received by everyone. I am not exaggerating when I say they drew a crowd. There were times when you could hardly see the court because people were crowded around. Young kids sat on the floor just out of bounds cheering them on. It dawned on me this sport is promoting tolerance through the universal bond of volleyball. Everyone at this level understands the amount of time, sweat, money and love it takes to achieve this feat of playing at the National level. It is through mutual respect that we can see past our differences and relate through our connections. We who play volleyball will always have more in common than not.

When my team, Kapow–Hey You, drew them in the first match of round robin play, it took only an incredibly quick slide to forget about everything besides playing my best. They got out to an 8-0 start and every thought other than volleyball was gone. It wasn’t until after they beat us soundly that the thought crept into my mind that they shouldn’t be allowed to play in this division, and not because of their differences, but because they should move up to the BB division so us poor schmucks have a better chance next year.