May 24, 2016

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Hammertime: Brunswick’s Lessman to play volleyball at Edinboro

BRUNSWICK — Edinboro University has locked up one of the hardest hitters in Northeast Ohio. Brunswick outside hitter Amanda Lessman — nicknamed “The Hammer” for her powerful spikes — will continue her volleyball career with the Fighting Scots. The 5-foot-9 senior also was recruited by Mount Union, Seton Hill and Clarion, but found a perfect Read More…

High school volleyball: Pew takes over for McDivitt as Highland coach

GRANGER TWP. — Highland’s volleyball team will have a new face on the bench next season. Former NCAA Division II All-American middle blocker/setter Jenna Pew has been hired as the Hornets’ coach. The Wheeling Jesuit graduate takes over for Jeff McDivitt, who resigned to pursue an opportunity at the college level. Pew spent the last Read More…

High school volleyball: Ortenzi named new Medina coach

MEDINA — Joe Ortenzi grew up in Pennsylvania and worked in Florida, but he has made himself at home in Ohio. Now, he has even more reason to love being in the Buckeye State. Ortenzi was tabbed as the new coach of Medina’s volleyball team Monday, becoming the 12th person to head the program in Read More…

College signing: Brunswick’s Holden sees patience rewarded by Clarion

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick middle hitter Julia Holden never wavered in her belief that she would play volleyball at the next level. Not when she tore her right anterior cruciate ligament last spring, nor while she was relentlessly rehabbing her knee after reconstructive surgery. Holden’s faith and hard work was rewarded in grand style as Clarion Read More…

Diggin’ the spotlight: Badowski powered Brunswick to regional finals

Ally Badowski was the go-to girl on the greatest volleyball teams in Brunswick history. The 6-footer also was one of the most intimidating athletes in the area, which is why she caught everyone off-guard late in the Strongsville Division I District final. “Ally is a very intense player and leader, and she gave the team Read More…

Medina County All-Star Volleyball: Galaszweski, Calame team up one more time

WESTFIELD TWP. — Katie Galaszewski began playing volleyball at the age of 9. Her coach was Janeen Calame. Fast forward to Monday night, when the Buckeye duo was reunited at the Medina County All-Star Match. Galaszewski led all players with 16 assists and six aces — earning MVP honors — in powering Team Calame to Read More…

Relitz to play volleyball at Hofstra

  MEDINA — Carla Relitz is ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple. The Medina outside hitter will continue her volleyball career at Hofstra University, an NCAA Division I program located on Long Island, New York. Relitz expects to ink her national letter of intent during the second signing period, joining Brunswick’s Read More…

Brunswick’s Verbiak signs on the dotted line for Cleveland State

College coaches kept calling, attempting to recruit Brunswick libero Jordan Verbiak to join their volleyball programs. All those offers, however, fell on deaf ears because the 5-foot-3 dynamo had already made up her mind. Verbiak signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to continue her playing career at Cleveland State. She initially decided to attend Read More…

High school volleyball: Brunswick gives St. Ursula a challenge before falling in regional finals

NORWALK — There were 21 ties, 10 lead changes, myriad emotional highs and lows and an unforgettable experience for one of the greatest volleyball teams in Medina County history. In the end, No. 2-ranked Toledo St. Ursula emerged with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22 victory over No. 10 Brunswick in the Norwalk Division I Regional championship Read More…

Devils in rematch with St. Ursula

  NORWALK — It’s an Elite Eight rematch one year in the making. An opportunity that Brunswick’s volleyball team has been waiting for. It also will be the toughest challenge that the Blue Devils have ever faced. No. 10 ranked Brunswick (20-5) takes on No. 2 ranked Toledo St. Ursula (24-2) in the Norwalk Division Read More…