I ‘heart’ volleyball….

(2/11/16) Three teams will be in action this coming weekend on Valentines Day…..the 13-1′s will be traveling to Waukesha to play in the Penguin Pals Tournament while the 16-2′s will be in Fond du Lac.  The 14-1′s will be in Menasha competing with 23 other top tier teams in what should prove to be a great challenge for them.  Good luck to all ladies…go STORM!

Reminder to other Storm teams that they will be practicing at Roncalli High School this weekend!  Check your practice schedule!

Lauren Borchardt and Katie DiRiamondo prep to play defense in Menasha in January.  The 14-1′s will compete in their toughest tournament this season thusfar as they return to Menasha this Sunday.

Madison Scharenbroch goes up for the tip-kill a few weeks ago.  The 13-1′s try to build upon their 10-2 record this year as they travel to Waukesha on Sunday.

(2/9/16) The 17-1′s won three matches this past weekend taking third place at Center Court in Waukesha.  It was a good showing!

(2/6/16) A lighter weekend this weekend as the 17-1′s take the floor today and the 14-2′s do so tomorrow.  Both will be playing in Waukesha at Center Court.  Good luck ladies!

(2/2/16) An ENORMOUS ‘thank you’ goes out to all Board members and Parentswho pitched in this past weekend to make the first Lakeshore Storm tournament a resounding success.  There were a lot of people in and out of both JFK and Washington and the only reason it worked was because so many lent a helpful hand.  Great work by everyone and we look forward to doing it again in 5 weeks!

(2/1/16) It was a huge weekend for the Lakeshore Storm as the 14-1′s15-1′s, and 16-1′s all won championships while the 12-1′s and 15-1′s (in their second tournament of the weekend) won second place medals.  All five places were added to this year’s Medalist List.  In addition, the 13-1′s and 14-2′s took third in very strong showings.  The 16-2′salso played their best tournament thusfar by winning the silver bracket.  The 15-2′s won several matches and competed very closely in a few others.  Out of state in Minnesota, the 18-1′s won five matches and placed 6th out of 32 teams…a very solid showing!  Outstanding effort by girls and coaches and its a sure sign of more to come!  All scores have now been posted…stay tuned as any submitted pictures are posted, as well.

(1/31/16) First serve of the LAKESHORE STORM I Home Tournament is whistled in at 8am this morning as the 14′s and 16′s host at Manitowoc Lincoln and the 12′s host at Manitowoc Washington.  We’ll have 26 teams playing on 7 different courts…..click here for ALL schedules or go to the link in the menu bar.

(1/26/16) The 13-1′s had a strong showing on Sunday as they went 3-1 and took third place in Pleasant Prairie.  Click here for set scores.

(1/23/16) The Lakeshore Storm I Tournament is only one week away as 26 teams will play on seven different courts at Manitowoc Lincoln and Washington.  Click here for ALL schedules or go to the link in the13-1 menu bar.

(1/22/16) It will be a weekend for some of the younger teams as the 12-1′s play in their first tournament of the season, the 13-1′s try to tack on another championship to their ledger, and the 14-2′s build on their solid play from a few weeks ago.  Let’s hope all three are added to this season’s Medalist List!

(1/19/16) TRUE HEROICS….There are times in our lives where events we experience truly keep things in perspective.  Typically, on the website, we focus on our daughters (of course) and their efforts given all the work they put in playing for the Storm.  However, Sunday was a bit different.  While the 18-1′s were down in Illinois, a gentleman whose daughter was participating in the event collapsed and stopped breathing.  Two parents of our 18-1′s team jumped into action and administered CPR.  After their efforts and hundreds of chest compressions, he was able to be revived and now received the medical attention needed.  They, quite literally, saved the man’s life.  So today after the tournaments for the weekend are over, we know in this world a wife still has her husband….a daughter still has her father; because of the actions of these parents.  It is a story typically left for television….but, this time, it actually happened.

They not only represented our club with dignity, they represented Badger Region and the State of Wisconsin, as well.  It is truly an honor to have parents like this involved with our club. (This story was copy and pasted into the ‘Badger Beacon’ which is the Badger Region newsletter circulated around the state!)

(1/14/16) If you have NOT paid your entire fee for the 2015-16 Lakeshore Storm season, make sure you do so!  Click here to find where to send the check.

(1/14/16) The busiest weekend of the season thusfar will be happening this Sunday as seven Lakeshore Storm teams take the floor.  The 13-1′s and 16-2′s will be playing in their first tournament of the season, while the 14-1′s15-1′s15-2′s, and 17-1′s will all be in action.  The 18-1′s will be playing TWO tournaments…one on Saturday and one on Sunday (their first out of state venture).  It’s going to be an exciting weekend!

(1/11/16) The 16-1′s became the second Lakeshore Storm team to be crowned ‘Champion’ on Sunday and add their name to the 2016 Medalist List!  Great team play and perseverance helped them overcome a match defeat earlier in the tournament to take home the Gold.  Great job players and coaches!  Also in action this weekend, the 15-2′s on Saturday and 18-1′s on Sunday won multiple matches en route to a third place finish.  The 17-1′s also took home a victory and showed signs of some very good things that are to come.

(1/7/16) More Storm teams begin their tournament season this coming weekend.  On Saturday, the 15-2′s will be headed to Waukesha, while on Sunday the 16-1′s and 17-1′s will be taking the court for the first time this season.  The 18-1′s will be looking to build on last Sunday’s action as they play their second tournament of the season….the 16-1′s, 17-1′s, and 18-1′s will all be in Berlin.

(1/5/16) 14-1′s take home a SILVER!  The 14-1′s won their first four matches of the tournament before falling in a close three setter of the Championship in UW Oshkosh.  Their second place finish earned a spot on the 2016 Medalist List!  Also in action, the 18-1′s went 3-1 en route to a third place finish while the 14-2′s rode a strong finish and 2 hard fought wins and earned a third place finish, as well.  Every Storm team who played this weekend made it to the Gold bracket…great job ladies and coaches!

(1/3/16) 15-1′s take home the GOLD!  In the very first tournament of the 2016 season, Jerry Baeckman and the 15-1′s went a perfect 5-0  and took home the Gold earning their position on the 2016 Medalist List.  Great job coaches and girls!