As we head into our 19th year, we are very excited about the upcoming year. As we continue to grow and expand, we would like to expand our coaching staff. If you love the game and are interested in making a difference in the lives of today's youth, please contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Roles include but are not limited to head coaches, assistant coaches, floating coaches, specialty coaches, sand coaches, and academy coaches.
Midwest Penguins sent several teams to Minnesota and Texas for the 2014 USAV Junior National Tournament.
Teams competed well and learned a great deal from their experiences.
"On and off the court, our athletes represented Midwest Penguins Volleyball club to the highest degree," said club co-director Janice Siebert. "We couldn't be more proud of their performances and the way we've seen each and everyone of them grow during this season."
It's exciting to see, Siebert said.
"As we gear up for another year of Midwest Penguins volleyball we look forward to seeing more of our athletes and teams succeed and represent the club at the National level."
To read individual summaries from each team at this year's Nationals, click on the links below.
Recently, the West Allis Lightning Volleyball Club Board of Directors, announced they have made the difficult decision to shut down the club, after 15 successful seasons.
Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club would like to wish the directors of WA Lightning best of luck in their future endeavors, and thank them for their constant competiive spirit, their friendship and their work over the years.
"Our athletes can only get better by facing great competition," said Janice Siebert, co-director of Midwest Penguins VBC. "West Allis Lightning teams provided some of the best local competition our athletes have seen over the years. That is a testament to them and their hard work. We sincerely thank them for that."
The directors indicated that the time committment required to run such a successful club could no longer be sustained by volunteers. The decision to shut down the club, is effective immediately, they said.
The 2014 National and State Rankings from US Club Rankings, an all inclusive rankings platform, have just been released for USA Volleyball. Several Midwest Penguins teams have made the state rankings for Wisconsin.
“This is a new feature, and it’s exciting to see so many of our teams ranked among the best in the state,” said Anne Slattery, co-director of the Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club. “Our teams worked very hard, and competed in several tournaments throughout the season that helped solidify their spots in these rankings.”
US Club Rankings uses tournament finishes from all governing bodies, coaches’ opinion polls and college placement information.
Over 110 tournaments results from all over the country were used in the ranking system.
“Teams are given points for each finish at specific events based upon how competitive the tournament and their division was,” Slattery said.
The final rankings were determined by taking each team’s top three finishes.
Midwest Penguins 12-1 (19), 13-1 (9), 14-1 (5), 14-2(20), 15-1 (29), 16-1 (13), 17-1 (18), 17-2 (27) were all ranked among the top teams in Wisconsin in their respective age divisions.
“We’re very proud of our athletes and our coaches,” Slattery said.
You can click on this link to see National and State rankings. Clicking on the team name will display the 2014 finishes for all the events they participated in.
Good luck to all our athletes as they head back to school this week!