I always need help with the recruiting page. Just a reminder. While updating the page recently, I noticed that Pacific had just received their second commitment from a transfer student. There are four transfers so far on the page (the other two are going to Howard Payne). What stood out with Pacific is that neither…… Continue reading February Musing
No matches today in the West but there are a couple Top 25 matches going today. #3 Northwestern plays Minnesota-Morris and #13 UW-Eau Claire plays Bethel. Northwestern shouldn’t have too much trouble but Bethel could give Eau Claire a good match. Per Ricky’s “Last Team Standing” post, we are down to 6 undefeated teams in…… Continue reading Thursday Musing
Season Eve Musing
The NWC didn’t release their conference preview as of this morning. They are having some early season issues that are out of their control, but I wish them the best and I’m sure everything will work itself out. I did get excited because Whitworth published an article on their opening weekend and they mentioned the…… Continue reading Season Eve Musing
Musings or a Reprimand?
Public Service Announcement! Coaches, I need you to get your AVCA membership done, if not done already. Your school should pay for it. If they don’t, let me know and I’ll put them on blast. Here’s the thing. You have to be an AVCA member to nominate your players for AVCA awards at the end…… Continue reading Musings or a Reprimand?
Friday Musings (Updated)
Caltech announced their recruits and they actually have two students from out of the country coming in to play volleyball. (And study, I think. Joke.) Welcome to Giulia Murgia who is from Istituto di Istruzione Superiore G.Asproni, Iglesias, Italy and to Olivia Xu who is from Markham, Ontario, Canada. I don’t think I’ve seen any…… Continue reading Friday Musings (Updated)
Not much out there to discuss but I will be at the SCVA Girls Regional Bid Event in Orange County on Saturday. The tournament is spread out and I’m going to see my niece play (U14). If any coach needs a lefty oppo in a few years, just let me know. Sounds like they have…… Continue reading Wednesday Musings
It’s approaching 9 pm here after a long day of volleyball and then a 3-hour drive back home. Blame Trinity as they could have lost in 3-sets to Southwestern instead of winning in 5. Selfish. Each and every one of them. I didn’t get to watch the Colorado College/UC Santa Cruz match but a reader…… Continue reading Sunday Musings
Consider this a filler post but I wanted to mention a couple of things. First, this should be a busy week with conferences releasing their volleyball previews. I just checked the AVCA website and their DIII rankings will drop later today! I have heard back from all but one of the conferences and we should…… Continue reading Monday Musings
One nice thing about being retired is writing the title of this article as “Tuesday Musings” and then thinking, “Is it really Tuesday?” and having to check. I don’t have a lot in my notebook, which is usually how I track things to write about in these musings, so this could go sideways fast…or it…… Continue reading Thursday Musings
Southwestern hired a new assistant coach (Tara Wulf) to replace Sarah Palmer who left for the east coast earlier this year. Tara is a former Baylor player, which as a TCU fan this is obviously going to cause problems in our relationship. I, for some reason, didn’t receive an interview for the position and I…… Continue reading Tuesday Musings