Lady Warriors continue the volleyball tradition at WDHS

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Now in the last week of league play in the 2005/06 season, Waterdown District High School (WDHS) Lady Warriors are hunkering down with the aim of regaining the gold in the all-Ontario OFSAA championships next month.

It has been a banner year for the Warriors, who haven't lost a game all season and lead the West Conference of the HWIAC Senior Girls' Volleyball League.

"We've got a combination of veterans and rookies this year," head coach Gary Banting said last week. "They're mixing well chemistry-wise and playing good volleyball."

"We're on top. We're undefeated in all league games and we've played everyone at least once," assistant coach Jen Murray reported. Murray, in her first coaching role with the Warriors, is impressed by the team's performance, particularly since there are a lot of under-age players on the team.

To help train for the play-offs, 10 members of the senior team spent last week in the Dominican Republic, where they took part in two court tournaments, one indoors and the other, on the beach. The girls were accompanied by seven parents and two teachers.

During their weeklong stay, the Waterdown contingent did more than play volleyball - they took the opportunity to boost young athletes, as well. A large collection of sporting equipment, donated by students and Flamborough area residents, was distributed to youth on the island.

On its return to Canada, the team was set for league play against Hamilton District Christian School and G.P. Vanier in their final two games before heading into the preliminary playoff rounds. The HWIAC finals are slated for February 22, at WDHS.

If the team's winning streak holds, the Warriors will go on to the SOSSA finals slated for February 27. The top high school teams from across Ontario will square off for the daylong tourney that will be held at WDHS. The OFSAA finals are set for March 7-8, in Newmarket.

Last year, the Lady Warriors lost a heartbreaker in the OFSAA final, settling for silver behind Chatham Kent. In 2003 and 2004, Waterdown brought home OFSAA gold.

The girls have worked hard this year under the guidance of Banting, Murray and co-captains, Carley Hanna and Marianne Angelucci. They've captured medals in two out of three tournaments and are looking forward to putting their skills to the test on February 10 at the Huron Heights Secondary School Invitational Tournament in Newmarket.

On November 25, the team took gold in the Neighbour to Neighbour Tournament at the Dofasco Sports Complex in Hamilton. On December 9, they captured silver at another tourney at the Oakville campus of Sheridan College. Finally, on January 20, they traveled to Brock University, where they were at the top going into the play-offs but were knocked out by A.N. Myer in St. Catharines.

Coach Banting said a special note of gratitude is extended to area businesses that sponsored this year's volleyball trip to the Dominican. Also a big 'thank you' goes to parent Cathy Rosso for all her work as fund-raising chair for the trip.

And when it comes to continuing the WDHS volleyball tradition, the Lady Warriors won't have to look far.

WDHS's Junior girls are finishing up a stellar season of their own. Undefeated in regular league play, Waterdown currently sits in first place in the HWIAC division.

In addition, the Juniors won silver at the Neighbour to Neighbour Tournament and gold at the Barton High School tournament.

The team roster includes Elizabeth Baker, Aimee Belanger, Alysha Campanella, Shelby Dawdy, Taylor Holdright, Jaclyn Howard, Victoria Lamperth, Alex Laxson, Chantal Renaud, Samantha Paccar, Amanda Weldon and Heidi Wanderer.

The Junior Lady Warriors are coached by Ms. Buckle and Kaitlyn Moore.

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2005-06 SR. LADY WARRIORS VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

Marianne Angelucci, Kim Forrest, Carley Hanna, Brooke Griffiths , Kora Keith, Kaitlyn Krizmanich, Carolyn Murray, Jean Pratt, Amanda Rosso, Sarah Rosso, Erin Trinier, Brittany Wingrove, Jenna Rak

Lady Warriors continue the volleyball tradition at WDHS

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Now in the last week of league play in the 2005/06 season, Waterdown District High School (WDHS) Lady Warriors are hunkering down with the aim of regaining the gold in the all-Ontario OFSAA championships next month.

It has been a banner year for the Warriors, who haven't lost a game all season and lead the West Conference of the HWIAC Senior Girls' Volleyball League.

"We've got a combination of veterans and rookies this year," head coach Gary Banting said last week. "They're mixing well chemistry-wise and playing good volleyball."

"We're on top. We're undefeated in all league games and we've played everyone at least once," assistant coach Jen Murray reported. Murray, in her first coaching role with the Warriors, is impressed by the team's performance, particularly since there are a lot of under-age players on the team.

To help train for the play-offs, 10 members of the senior team spent last week in the Dominican Republic, where they took part in two court tournaments, one indoors and the other, on the beach. The girls were accompanied by seven parents and two teachers.

During their weeklong stay, the Waterdown contingent did more than play volleyball - they took the opportunity to boost young athletes, as well. A large collection of sporting equipment, donated by students and Flamborough area residents, was distributed to youth on the island.

On its return to Canada, the team was set for league play against Hamilton District Christian School and G.P. Vanier in their final two games before heading into the preliminary playoff rounds. The HWIAC finals are slated for February 22, at WDHS.

If the team's winning streak holds, the Warriors will go on to the SOSSA finals slated for February 27. The top high school teams from across Ontario will square off for the daylong tourney that will be held at WDHS. The OFSAA finals are set for March 7-8, in Newmarket.

Last year, the Lady Warriors lost a heartbreaker in the OFSAA final, settling for silver behind Chatham Kent. In 2003 and 2004, Waterdown brought home OFSAA gold.

The girls have worked hard this year under the guidance of Banting, Murray and co-captains, Carley Hanna and Marianne Angelucci. They've captured medals in two out of three tournaments and are looking forward to putting their skills to the test on February 10 at the Huron Heights Secondary School Invitational Tournament in Newmarket.

On November 25, the team took gold in the Neighbour to Neighbour Tournament at the Dofasco Sports Complex in Hamilton. On December 9, they captured silver at another tourney at the Oakville campus of Sheridan College. Finally, on January 20, they traveled to Brock University, where they were at the top going into the play-offs but were knocked out by A.N. Myer in St. Catharines.

Coach Banting said a special note of gratitude is extended to area businesses that sponsored this year's volleyball trip to the Dominican. Also a big 'thank you' goes to parent Cathy Rosso for all her work as fund-raising chair for the trip.

And when it comes to continuing the WDHS volleyball tradition, the Lady Warriors won't have to look far.

WDHS's Junior girls are finishing up a stellar season of their own. Undefeated in regular league play, Waterdown currently sits in first place in the HWIAC division.

In addition, the Juniors won silver at the Neighbour to Neighbour Tournament and gold at the Barton High School tournament.

The team roster includes Elizabeth Baker, Aimee Belanger, Alysha Campanella, Shelby Dawdy, Taylor Holdright, Jaclyn Howard, Victoria Lamperth, Alex Laxson, Chantal Renaud, Samantha Paccar, Amanda Weldon and Heidi Wanderer.

The Junior Lady Warriors are coached by Ms. Buckle and Kaitlyn Moore.

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2005-06 SR. LADY WARRIORS VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

Marianne Angelucci, Kim Forrest, Carley Hanna, Brooke Griffiths , Kora Keith, Kaitlyn Krizmanich, Carolyn Murray, Jean Pratt, Amanda Rosso, Sarah Rosso, Erin Trinier, Brittany Wingrove, Jenna Rak

Lady Warriors continue the volleyball tradition at WDHS

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Now in the last week of league play in the 2005/06 season, Waterdown District High School (WDHS) Lady Warriors are hunkering down with the aim of regaining the gold in the all-Ontario OFSAA championships next month.

It has been a banner year for the Warriors, who haven't lost a game all season and lead the West Conference of the HWIAC Senior Girls' Volleyball League.

"We've got a combination of veterans and rookies this year," head coach Gary Banting said last week. "They're mixing well chemistry-wise and playing good volleyball."

"We're on top. We're undefeated in all league games and we've played everyone at least once," assistant coach Jen Murray reported. Murray, in her first coaching role with the Warriors, is impressed by the team's performance, particularly since there are a lot of under-age players on the team.

To help train for the play-offs, 10 members of the senior team spent last week in the Dominican Republic, where they took part in two court tournaments, one indoors and the other, on the beach. The girls were accompanied by seven parents and two teachers.

During their weeklong stay, the Waterdown contingent did more than play volleyball - they took the opportunity to boost young athletes, as well. A large collection of sporting equipment, donated by students and Flamborough area residents, was distributed to youth on the island.

On its return to Canada, the team was set for league play against Hamilton District Christian School and G.P. Vanier in their final two games before heading into the preliminary playoff rounds. The HWIAC finals are slated for February 22, at WDHS.

If the team's winning streak holds, the Warriors will go on to the SOSSA finals slated for February 27. The top high school teams from across Ontario will square off for the daylong tourney that will be held at WDHS. The OFSAA finals are set for March 7-8, in Newmarket.

Last year, the Lady Warriors lost a heartbreaker in the OFSAA final, settling for silver behind Chatham Kent. In 2003 and 2004, Waterdown brought home OFSAA gold.

The girls have worked hard this year under the guidance of Banting, Murray and co-captains, Carley Hanna and Marianne Angelucci. They've captured medals in two out of three tournaments and are looking forward to putting their skills to the test on February 10 at the Huron Heights Secondary School Invitational Tournament in Newmarket.

On November 25, the team took gold in the Neighbour to Neighbour Tournament at the Dofasco Sports Complex in Hamilton. On December 9, they captured silver at another tourney at the Oakville campus of Sheridan College. Finally, on January 20, they traveled to Brock University, where they were at the top going into the play-offs but were knocked out by A.N. Myer in St. Catharines.

Coach Banting said a special note of gratitude is extended to area businesses that sponsored this year's volleyball trip to the Dominican. Also a big 'thank you' goes to parent Cathy Rosso for all her work as fund-raising chair for the trip.

And when it comes to continuing the WDHS volleyball tradition, the Lady Warriors won't have to look far.

WDHS's Junior girls are finishing up a stellar season of their own. Undefeated in regular league play, Waterdown currently sits in first place in the HWIAC division.

In addition, the Juniors won silver at the Neighbour to Neighbour Tournament and gold at the Barton High School tournament.

The team roster includes Elizabeth Baker, Aimee Belanger, Alysha Campanella, Shelby Dawdy, Taylor Holdright, Jaclyn Howard, Victoria Lamperth, Alex Laxson, Chantal Renaud, Samantha Paccar, Amanda Weldon and Heidi Wanderer.

The Junior Lady Warriors are coached by Ms. Buckle and Kaitlyn Moore.

* * *

2005-06 SR. LADY WARRIORS VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

Marianne Angelucci, Kim Forrest, Carley Hanna, Brooke Griffiths , Kora Keith, Kaitlyn Krizmanich, Carolyn Murray, Jean Pratt, Amanda Rosso, Sarah Rosso, Erin Trinier, Brittany Wingrove, Jenna Rak