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Delawarean earns spot on USA Deaf volleyball team

By Kevin Tresolini

USA Deaf VolleyballDOVER – The sounds of the volleyball being smacked by players’ hands and thumping off the hardwood floor echoed through the Holy Cross gym on Tuesday night.

Shaun Walker, leaping at the net to block some of those hits or diving to prevent them from bouncing off the floor, didn’t hear any of them.

Read more: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/2016/06/16/delawarean-walker-makes-usa-deaf-volleyball-team/85834864/

Source: The News Journal

Two Gujarat boys make it to Indian deaf volleyball team

By Shweta Singhi

AHMEDABAD: Two deaf and speech-impaired boys - Hitesh Chaudhary of Charada village in Gandhinagar and Hardik Patel of Valsad's Chharwada village - have made the cut for the Indian volleyball team that will take part in the Third World Deaf Volleyball Championship in Washington. The tournament will be played on July 5-16 at the Gallaudet University under the aegis of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/Two-Gujarat-boys-make-it-to-Indian-deaf-volleyball-team/articleshow/52710760.cms

Source: Times of India

Former Central High School standout Kohl set for World Deaf Championships

By Charles Bryce

USA Deaf VolleyballHer prowess on the volleyball court has opened a lot of doors for former Central High School standout Jordan Kohl, and she's never let obstacles stand in her way.

On the heels of an outstanding sophomore season at Texas State University, the 6-foot-3 right-side hitter will be playing in the 2016 World Deaf Athletics Championships July 6-15 in Washington, D.C.

Read more: http://www.gosanangelo.com/sports/local/former-central-high-school-standout-kohl-set-for-world-deaf-championships-343d8203-cfea-7aee-e053-01-381834331.html

Source: San Angelo Standard-Times

Usman coaching Canada

By Dylan Purcell

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationThe coach of Canada’s women’s deaf volleyball team is Lethbridge’s Derek Usman.

If it sounds difficult to be a coach who cannot use sign language on a deaf volleyball team, you don’t know Usman well enough.

“Good thing it’s Derek, he doesn’t talk much anyway,” said University of Lethbridge professor and the manager of the team, Mary Dyck.

Read more: http://lethbridgeherald.com/sports/local-sports/2016/06/01/usman-coaching-canada/

Source: Lethbridge Herald

Women's USA Deaf Volleyball primed for run at summer games

USA Deaf VolleyballThe women’s USA Deaf Volleyball team seems primed for a run at the upcoming 2016 PANAM Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualifiers and 2016 World Deaf Volleyball Championships where they finished second in the silver bracket of the AA-A division and 10th overall at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Orlando, Florida.

USA Deaf Volleyball prepares for summer games

USA Deaf Volleyball winless in 2nd day at USA Volleyball Open National Championships

The team bounced back today after going 1-2 yesterday in pool play. With a 4-4 record in pool play, the women’s team swept Spiked Punch in the quarterfinals and SATX in the semifinals. The run ended in the championship match against #basicballers where the USA was shut out.

Final Women Results
5/27 Game 1 USA 2 Jax Beach Ladies 0 (25-10, 25-16)
5/27 Game 2 USA 2 NFVB Black Magic 0 (25-13, 25-23)
5/27 Game 3 USA 2 Notorious D.I.G. 0 (25-11, 28-26)
5/28 Game 4 Cameltosies 2 USA 0 (25-19, 25-23)
5/28 Game 5 Third Degree 2 USA 0 (25-21, 25-19)
5/29 Game 6 USA 2 Charleston Power Alley 0 (25-11, 25-13)
5/29 Game 7 Shebola Outbreak 2 USA 0 (28-26, 25-16)
5/29 Game 8 OT Women’s 2 USA 0 (25-18, 26-24)
5/30 Silver Bracket Quarterfinals - USA 2 Spiked Punch 0 (25-22, 25-15)
5/30 Silver Bracket Semifinals - USA 2 SATX 0 (25-17, 25-22)
5/30 Silver Bracket Championship - #basicballers 2 USA 0 (25-14, 25-20)

Results of USA Women’s Team

The men’s USA Deaf Volleyball team wrapped up a rough weekend at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Orlando, Florida going 1-9. Their lone win came against PBDP where they went the distance eking out a three-set win (25-20, 13-25, 15-13). This morning, they were ousted in the copper bracket quarterfinals by All Army M, 2-0 (25-17, 25-14).

Final Men Results
5/27 Game 1 - NFVB Crank Blasters 2 USA 0 (25-18, 25-11)
5/27 Game 2 - ShockSock Models 2 USA 0 (25-14, 25-16)
5/27 Game 3 - Aim to Kill 2 USA 0 (25-21, 25-13)
5/28 Game 4 - RVC Bamboo 2 USA 0 (25-19, 25-13)
5/28 Game 5 - Mama’s Sauce 2 USA 0 (25-15, 25-17)
5/29 Game 6 - The Original Bombpops 2 USA 0 (25-14, 25-18)
5/29 Game 7 - ZO-U 2 USA 0 (26-24, 25-19)
5/29 Game 8 - USA 2 PBDP 1 (25-20, 13-25, 15-13)
5/29 Game 9 - CISM Canada Men 2 USA 0 (25-21, 25-17)
5/30 Copper Bracket Quarterfinals - All Army M 2 USA 0 (25-17, 25-14).

Results of USA Men’s Team

USA Deaf Volleyball winless in 2nd day at USA Volleyball Open National Championships

USA Deaf VolleyballBoth of the USA Deaf Volleyball men and women teams went winless on the second day of pool play at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Orlando, Florida.

USA Deaf Volleyball prepares for summer games

The men’s team wrapped up the first round of pool play losing all five games. Today they will play against The Original Bombpops at 2:00 p.m. and ZO-U at 3:00 p.m.

Men
5/27 Game 1 - NFVB Crank Blasters 2 USA 0 (25-18, 25-11)
5/27 Game 2 - ShockSock Models 2 USA 0 (25-14, 25-16)
5/27 Game 3 - Aim to Kill 2 USA 0 (25-21, 25-13)
5/28 Game 4 - RVC Bamboo 2 USA 0 (25-19, 25-13)
5/28 Game 5 - Mama’s Sauce 2 USA 0 (25-15, 25-17)
5/29 Game 6 - USA vs The Original Bombpops @ 2:00 p.m.
5/29 Game 7 - USA vs ZO-U @ 3:00 p.m.

Results of USA Men’s Team

After starting out pool play undefeated on the first day, the USA women dropped the final two games to finish 3-2. The women’s team will try to get back on track today with two morning games.

Women
5/27 Game 1 USA 2 Jax Beach Ladies 0 (25-10, 25-16)
5/27 Game 2 USA 2 NFVB Black Magic 0 (25-13, 25-23)
5/27 Game 3 USA 2 Notorious D.I.G. 0 (25-11, 28-26)
5/28 Game 4 Cameltosies 2 USA 0 (25-19, 25-23)
5/28 Game 5 Third Degree 2 USA 0 (25-21, 25-19)
5/29 Game 6 USA vs Charleston Power Alley @ 11:00 p.m.
5/29 Game 7 USA vs Shebola Outbreak@ 12:00 p.m.

Results of USA Women’s Team

 
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