Green Bay Volleyball Camps, led by Green Bay Volleyball coaches Sean Burdette and Jeanette Waldo begin July 6. Camps are designed for a wide variety of ages and skill levels. Fun, skills, agility, position and team camps are offered. The link for pricing, information, and online registration can be found at www.GreenBayVBCamps.com.
Special ‘Lil’ Phoenix Summer Fun Fest Camp
Of special note, boys and girls just being introduced to the sport of volleyball will enjoy the “Lil’ Phoenix Summer Fun Fest,” for youth ages 5-12, July 6-9 from 9 a.m. to noon. More here www.GreenBayVBCamps.com.
As part of the 2015 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP), both Phoenix cross country programs and the volleyball program were recognized by finishing in the top 10 percent of their respective sports for their high APR scores accumulated during the 2013-14 academic year. It marks the fourth-straight year that the Green Bay women’s cross country program finished in the top 10 percent, the third-straight year the men’s cross country program was recognized and the second-straight year the Phoenix volleyball program finished in the top 10 percent. Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced May 27. That announcement also will include APP penalties for low-performing teams, teams subject to postseason ineligibility and head coach APRs. For more details.
• Public Safety has notified members of the campus community that UW-Green Bay will participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Individuals will be expected to temporarily evacuate to an interior room or hallway, and on the lowest level if it is safe to do so, and stay away from windows, glass, and large open areas. If you have not signed up for GB Alert, the emergency text messaging system that again will be tested during the drill, you can sign up on the Public Safety website. Additionally, Public Safety asks that if you do not hear the mock Tornado Drill Announcement or the announcement was not loud enough, you should contact the division’s emergency management specialist, David Jones, so any issues can be corrected for the future.
• Every Friday is Phoenix Friday! Student employees can receive free popcorn all day Friday (April 17), capping Student Employee Appreciation Week. A’viands will be offering the usual 10 percent off discount to anyone wearing Phoenix gear all day Friday, and the bookstore is offering a 20 percent discount on Gear and Under Armor items. Cheapseats this weekend features “Blackhat.” It is relatively quiet in Phoenix Athletics, however, the Green Bay volleyball team is hosting spring tournament on Saturday and Green Bay men’s tennis hosts Wright State at the Western Racquet and Fitness Club. Click here for the full schedule.
Tessa McGill, assistant coach, shares news of an offer to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members who might be interested in registering their own young players in some Phoenix Volleyball skills clinics. The “Spring Fling” Clinic Series offers training with Green Bay players and coaches, with youth players grades 5-12 enjoying specialized skill instruction along with game competition. The sessions run from 5 to 8 p.m. on three Wednesdays: Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22. Faculty and staff registering their students can get a $10 discount per session, at $35 per, and another discount by committing to all three in advance. All clinics will be held at the Kress Events Center. For more information, please contact Tessa McGill and she’ll PDF you a flyer and registration form.
Despite having a depleted roster missing two starters and playing against league-leading Oakland (12-9, 4-2 HL), the Green Bay volleyball team returned home in winning fashion on Friday night at the Kress Center, defeating the visiting Golden Grizzlies 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-10, 25-23). Read more.
There’s a whole lot of action going on this weekend, starting with Phoenix Athletics hosting volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer. Here is a preview:
· The volleyball team opens the 2014 season at the Kress Events Center, hosting six matches at the Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Green Bay opens play in its own event at 7 p.m., Friday against Big XII Conference member Kansas State. The Phoenix will then matchup on Saturday at noon with 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Arizona before closing the tournament against South Dakota on Saturday at 7 p.m.
· Fresh off logging some serious minutes and earning Horizon League Player of the Week honors, junior Heidi Hartmann, and the Phoenix women’s soccer team (3-1) takes on Northern Iowa in a 1 p.m. match Friday (Aug. 29), and North Dakota at noon Sunday.
· The men’s soccer team plays its home opener Friday at 4 p.m. against Grand Canyon. All soccer matches will be played at Aldo Santaga Stadium.
First-year head coach Sean Burdette announced the 2014 Green Bay volleyball schedule on Tuesday, a 26-match slate featuring six matches against teams which appeared in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Of 12 non-conference games, Green Bay will face four NCAA tourney squads, including Arizona (21-13, NCAA Second Round), Marquette (26-6, NCAA Second Round), UT-San Antonio (24-8, NCAA First Round), and Ohio (27-6 (NCAA First Round). Burdette’s debut leading the program will be the season and home opener Aug. 29 against Big XII opponent Kansas State. More details.
First-year Green Bay volleyball head coach Sean Burdette has announced the hiring of Jeannette Waldo as the program’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Waldo spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Belmont University. She spent time with the University of Minnesota and Benedictine College before joining the Bruins. A native of Topeka, she attended William Jewell College in Missouri and Avila University in Kansas. (As for our “Where’s Waldo?” headline, we apologize. It’s her big day and there we go again being silly, but of all the Phoenix assistant coach hirings we have announced in mostly perfunctory fashion over the years, for various teams, this one you’ll remember. Congratulations and welcome, Jeannette!) There’s a full news release.
Sean Burdette has been hired as the head coach of the Green Bay volleyball program, Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie announced on Tuesday. Burdette, who most recently served as a top assistant at the University of Mississippi from 2011-13, brings 17 years of Division I coaching experience to the Phoenix, including three seasons as a head coach at Bradley University (2008-10). He was earlier an assistant to Ohio State’s perennial top-25 program, which made three NCAA Tournament appearances from 2003-08, including an Elite Eight and Sweet 16. Read more.
Michaela Franklin has stepped down from her position as Phoenix volleyball head coach to accept the associate head coach job at the University of Iowa. Franklin joins the staff of recently hired Hawkeyes head coach Bond Shymansky after spending one season at Green Bay. Franklin was previously an assistant to Shymansky at Marquette. Franklin’s Phoenix posted a 14-14 overall record in 2013 and a 9-5 mark in Horizon League play. Read more.