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Glesmann’s passion shines brightly through the Northern Lights

By Mike Miazga How much has Northern Lights founder and club director Curt Glessmann meant to the girls’ juniors game? What better person to...

Northern Lights, a club-volleyball pioneer, sets standard for Twin Cities, beyond

By Mike Miazga Trivia question: Which came first, the Northern Lights girls’ junior national qualifier or the Northern Lights Juniors club itself? If you...

Olympic setter Thornton honed his skills at Balboa Bay

By Mike Miazga Brian Thornton didn’t start playing the sport until he was a freshman at San Clemente (Calif.) High School. “My best...

Fundamentals, coaching keys for Balboa Bay boys success

By Mike Miazga The success of those in the athletic arena usually can be traced back to a root cause. In the case of the...

Ping Cao is part of TAV’s standout roster of coaches

TAV 17 Black coach Ping Cao’s volleyball resume is as good as they come. Cao played for China in the 1984 Summer Olympics and...

Ekwerekwu turns TAV lessons into real-world positives

When asked what she liked the most about her playing time at TAV, former Oklahoma middle blocker Francie Ekwerekwu didn’t skip a beat. “John...

TAV making a difference in Lone Star State

Back when Whitney Sample became interested in volleyball, options in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area were few and far between. "There were a lot...

Atlanta-area A5, where “success breeds success”

By Mike Miazga Former Ole Miss defensive specialist-libero Ashley Vech recalls that when the Alpharetta, Ga.-based A5 first started, she attended a clinic...

A5 proud of more than volleyball

By Mike Miazga On paper, the A5 club program’s success since its inception in 2011 qualifies as quite impressive. The club has...

SCVC journey has been a great ride for Ferguson, Boice

You want a cool little volleyball history lesson? Talk to Southern California Volleyball Club founding director Bill Ferguson sometime. Ferguson's ride down the road...

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