SPACENEEDLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB: Club News

Monica Postor 2011
Monica Postor WIAA Player of the Week



Congratulations to U18 Waves Monica Postor. Hes was name WIAA Player of the Week. Monica also help Shorewood High School win the 3A Wesco League.

Monica Postor Seattle Times Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Monica Postor she was nominated WIAA/Seattle Times state athletes of the week
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Jacob Smith, Wenatchee cross country: Smith, a senior, won a district championship by 20 seconds, finishing 3.1 miles in 14 minutes, 34 seconds at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.


Fourteen Spaceneedle Players are Playing Collegiate Volleyball Across the Country.



Space Needle Volleyball Foundation is proud to anounce that thirteen of ...

Wednesday, July 27
Congratulations to Matt West

Congrats to Matt West for bringing the Bronze Medal from Mexico. Matt played at the Panamerican Cup and finished in 3rd place. Matt also was named team Captain for Team USA.

USA Youth National Team will participate in the World Championship in Argentina August 19-28th. 

Great Job Matt and good luck at worlds!!



Matt Kissing the Trophy

Matt Setting
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Matt West Made the USA Youth National Team
Huge congrats to Matthew West, for being  named to the USA Volleyball 2011 Boys’ Youth National Team that will represent the U.S at the Boys’ Youth Pan American Cup this July in Mexico & the 2011 FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship this August in Argentina.

Monica at HP 2011
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Monday, August 8
Monica Postor



Monica Postor competed in the High Performance Championship in Tucson- Arizona. Monica was selected as the Libero of the Youth Continental White team.

Matt Kissing the Trophy
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Matt West Selected to U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team
Matt West named by USA Volleyball to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team that will compete at the 2011 FIVB Men’s Junior (Under-21) World Championship in Brazil. The 6'-5' setter out of the Space Needle Volleyball Clubwas on 2010 Men’s Junior National Team and also on the 2011 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team roster.

Sunday, February 13
Third Annual Bowl-A-Thon

The “Third Annual Bowl-A-Thon” will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Lynnwood Bowling and Skating arena (located at 6210 200 St. SW, Lynnwood, WA).  Last year we had a wonderful time with the parents, players and friends at this event.

Please come and support this great and fun fundraising event.

This is the way that the event will work: you will go to the Lynnwood Bowl the night of the event and Sandra Anderson and Ric Lomibao will have a table to keep track of all payments, they will provide bracelets for each person who pays $25.00 and they will keep track of who the payment goes to. At the time that you buy your bracelet you will give them the players name and team names that you are supporting. (You need to make sure that the people you are inviting tell us the players name)
 
Each individual will put their bracelet on and will have to show it when they get their shoes to bowl. Also with the same bracelet they will get their rolling skates.
 
We have bowling from 7-9pm and skating from 7-11pm. It is a lot of fun for everyone! Please remember that the money that you are going to pay to have fun, will comeback to you or to help somebody in the Foundation.

 



Wednesday, September 8
Matt West Interview at Norceca Championship in Canada Watch the Video

Tuesday, May 31
Skill Clinics

We offer specific skill clinics this summer. Each clinic will hold only 14-16 spot for skill.

Clinics:

June 21st 6:30-8:00pm Setting $25 16 spot only (8-12 grades)

June 23rd 6:30-8:00pm Hitters $25 14 spot only (8-12 grades)

July 9th 12:00-1:00pm Serving $20 16 spot only (6-12 grades)

July 9th 1:30-3:00pm Defense $25 14 spot only (8-12 grades)

Why just one skill at the time? The skill clinics helps to improve your skills faster because you have the opportunity to focus in one skill only. It is important that you learn all the skills but if you mastered in one skill you will make your school team for sure.  Be the best Server, best Hitter, best Defense or the best Setter.          


RAQUEL MET THE PERUVIAN PRESIDENT
Presidente Toledo
Raquel Chumpitaz-West met the Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo last July. This is the third time Raquel has met with one of the Peruvian Presidents since she began her volleyball career. Raquel also was invited as a Guest of Honor and participated in the Peruvian Parade in New Jersey last July.
Raquel said, "It was a great feeling when I saw how the President and all the Peruvian people still remember me and all the accomplishments that I had made in my volleyball career".
Mr. Toledo said to Raquel, "I never forget my champions".
Raquel wants to thank Mr. Toledo, all the Peruvian people, all her players, their families and all the people for giving her their support. Also she wants to thank her family and all her friends for being there for her all these years. Her Special thank you to her team-mates and her Coach, Mr. Man Bok Park for guiding her to become one of the Best Setters in the World and for "making her become a good coach just like him".
She said, " I love Volleyball, I love my family, I love my friends, I love my players and I love Life. God bless everyone!"


Thursday, April 13
Coach Mark West at The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring

Space Needle Volleyball Foundation Co-Director and Boys and Girls Coach Mark West was invited to partipate in the Boys High Performance Camp. He worked with the top 40 players in the Nation at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He also worked with the current Men National Team Coach Hugh McCutcheon and the Assistant Coach Ron Larsen. Also, there were many coaches from around the country and from Argentina.   


Mark stated " I went to learn from the best coaches in the world about their blocking system and to study their practice plan. I was so impressed with Hugh and Ron. They are extraordinary people with a talent for making sense when they are working with the athletes.
I have been playing/coaching and officiating Volleyball for 25 years and they have re-ignited my passion for the game. I hope to build the Boys Program in the Puget Sound Region and make better players at Space Needle."

Pctured from left to right are:
Jorge Munari(Argentinean Coach), Hugh McCutcheon (USA Men's National Team Head Coach), Mark West and Ron Larsen (USA Assistant Coach Men's National Team).



Raquel and the First Lady of Peru
Wednesday, May 23
Raquel had a Visit with the First Lady of Peru
 

The First Lady of Peru, Mrs. Pilar de Garcia came to Seattle on Sunday morning to meet with the Heads of the Peruvian Community here in Seattle. She also meet with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


We got together at the Peruvian Consulate. She came to present her program that is called “Sembrando” This program is to help the less fortune people in Peru. She is helping the people on the Highlands (Sierra) from 2,500 meters and up, people that generally don’t have electricity, drinking water, restrooms. These people probably cook and sleep in the same little room, they don’t have very much and they don’t know what is happening outside of their world. 4 out of 5 of the Children at this altitude are under nutrition.


She explained to us her Program. She said that “My program is all about this”:


First, we will educate the mothers, because the mother is the one who taka cares the family. We will educate the mother about proper hygiene.  How important and necessary it is to boil the water before drinking it and to clean their hands before they eat.  We will teach them to read and write.


Secondly, they will teach them to build a kitchen so they don’t have to breathe the smoke from the wood stove. Many of them have pulmonary problems because of the smoke. Also we will build bathrooms, however the most important part is that they are going to take all parasites out from their tummies, and to finish all the gastro intestinal infection that they are having and cause numerous health problems and deaths among them.


That is the beginning of the project, and of course that they are going to need clothes, food and money


I really love this program I think is great!


Mrs. Pilar program is not part of the Peruvian Government, she has her own Foundation and she is working very hard for it.


I hope that we can help this wonderful program.


Please contact me if you have any questions.

Raquel



Friday, July 9
Matt West Practiced with the USA National Team

Matt West from our Fuze team, practiced ...