Monday, December 7, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
• Erin Bradley, Sr., Amphitheater
• Maddie Bushman, Jr., Sabino
• Jacquie Cason, Sr., Cienega
• Michaela Christiaansen, Jr., Ironwood Ridge
• Emily Graham, Sr., Catalina
• Alyssa Mort, Sr., Rincon/University
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tough decision, but committed yesterday afternoon to Zona. Levi Quesada and Rachel Balsiger will be the coaches, and that was a huge plus from the start. Should be fun, and just about everybody is looking to play at the next level.
- Zoe Calhoun (S)
- Zanna Sarama (OH)
- Erin Bradley (MB/OH)
- Iyonna Zortman (L/DS/OH)
- Michelle Snyder (OH)
- Emily Malisewski (RS/MB)
- Kyla Wang (MB)
- Desiree Scott (MB)
- Haleigh Householder (S/RS)
- Jacquie Cason (OH/RS)
Friday, November 13, 2009
This connection wasn't working real good last night. And so it goes. Got swept by Cactus Shadows.
Best high school vball season in Cienega history. Several "firsts." Beat Sabino...twice. Beat Amphi. Won the TUSD tournament. Made it to the second round of the state playoffs. Time for the Bubba Keg to move on to one more season of club ball.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
UPDATE: Here is a link to UTEP's press release from today.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday is Cactus Shadows day again. We lost to them two years ago in round one of the playoffs. We lost to them in five sets last season. Then we lost to them in their tournament...but we didn't have Zoe for that last one.
4A-1 First Team
- Maddie Bushman, Sabino
- Jacquie Cason, Cienega
- Michelle Snyder, Catalina Foothills
- Kayla Henry, Canyon del Oro
- Lindsay Honea, Marana
- Zoe Calhoun, Cienega
And Tiana Fox made the second team list!
This was a better list than last season's AZ Star list. Shouldn't take these things very seriously. There are no real selection standards, so it's really just a local popularity contest among people with a vested interest in making their kid or program shine.
In our state, Tucson kids rarely get any love from the Phoenix media. They have an end-of-the-season list they call "All-Arizona," but they've never included any Tucson kids on that list. CDO's Stephanie Ziegler got no love in Tucson or Phoenix last season. She's now playing at NMSU. Other states have more objective process for end-of-season honors. Wish Arizona did.
What's most important is your coach and teammates respect you, your opponents fear and game plan around you, and college coaches, who get paid to judge performance and talent, want you on their team.
Nice preview of the 4A championships from AZ Central's, Odeen Domingo: http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/OdeenDomingo/67149
The second round is Thursday and the championships are Monday night in Phoenix.
Tomorrow is NCAA National Letter of Intent signing day and Cienega is hosting a mini-event at school tomorrow morning. Go Miners!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Long point runs help Cienega stay unbeaten in Kino
Read the entire article at the AZ Star online
Calhoun and Cason, a pair that Mott calls the best setter-hitter combo
in the area, were clicking against Sahuaro.
As usual, Cason filled the stat sheet with kills — she had 17 — and Calhoun registered 25 assists.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
UA vball star, former Jacquie's coach and current CDO Coach, Kristina Baum, has a dad who is a really good vball photographer. Here is a link that will take you to some images from last week's Cactus Shadows Falcon Classic: http://biggirlinthemiddle.com/
Monday, September 28, 2009
Alex Green, OH, Cactus (She's why Arrowhead digs everything)
Summer Anderson, OH, Cactus Shadows
Jordan Smith, L, Cactus Shadows
Micaela Forest-Catalde, OH, Canyon del Oro
Abby Kleinsmith, MB, Chaparral
Liz Prieto, OH, Parker
Tournament MVP.......Jaquie Cason, OH, Cienega
Friday, September 18, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The AZ Daily Star's article about the tournament: http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/preps/307899
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sep 4-5 TUSD Tournament@Palo Verde -WON!
Sep 8 Pueblo
Sep 10 Rincon
Sep 15 @Catalina
Sep 16 Buena
Sep 24 @Catalina Foothills
Sep 26 Cactus Shadows Tournament
Sep 29 Sabino
Oct 1 @Salpointe
Oct 6 Nogales
Oct 8 @Sahuaro
Oct 13 Desert View
Oct 15 Ironwood Ridge
Oct 20 @Marana
Oct 22 @Nogales
Oct 23-24 Mountain View Tournament
Oct 27 Sahuaro
Oct 29 @Desert View
Nov 3 @Flowing Wells
Nov 5 Marana
Week of Nov 9, State Playoffs
Friday, August 14, 2009
Chanel Brown - Sprial
Jacquie Cason - Spiral
Kyle Hartman - Sprial
Betsi Metter - Spiral
Stephanie Preach - AVA
Cassie Ronda - Spiral
Katie Rutherford - AZ Storm
Erin Truett - Spiral
They'll pick a first and second team in November, and then the top 24 selected for the first team will get an invite to Florida to play in a December exhibition.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I visited The University of Texas at El Paso the last weekend in April and decided to commit this week.
Thanks to head coach Ken Murphy, assistant coaches Angela Mooney and Azadeh Boroumand, the players and the UTEP athletics staff for welcoming me into the Miner family.
Thanks to my Spiral 18 coach, Pat Mooney, for being my coach and for his patience and advice throughout.
And thanks to all who took the time to watch me play both live and via video stream on this site.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We placed 5th after going in ranked somewhere in the 20's. We remained undefeated until Sunday, where we lost to Club Performance then turned around and beat Central Cal. In the three-way playoff, we beat Club Performance then lost to Cal 25-23 in the one set playoff. In the end, we missed qualifying by those two points.
Great competition. I got to play left on Friday. I think we are making our mark on the national vball scene. We were the highest finishing Arizona team in the tournament. Check out the results: http://www.coloradocrossroads.org/past_results/09_results/0918Ofinish.pdf
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Next up is Las Vegas.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Then we're going to participate in the Fiesta Classic January 17-19. We'll also be at Las Vegas in February and Crossroads and Lone Star later in the spring.