Monthly news & updates
03.02.2021 | Volume 2, Issue 3
Finding Love In Volleyball
He liked it, so he put a ring on it!
After 10 years, Coach Wes sealed the deal and proposed to Coach Adrianne!
Both coaches have been with CSAVBC for many years, working hard to train athletes to be the best they can be and instill a passion for volleyball! Currently, Coach Adrianne coaches 15 Silver, and Coach Wes coaches 17 Silver.
Please help us celebrate Coach Adrianne and Coach Wes on their recent engagement by congratulating them as well!
Committed Athletes
Mahlia Glass
Manitou Springs High School senior, Mahlia Glass recently signed to play college volleyball at Butler Community College.
Knowing the recruitment process is rarely an easy task, Glass tells future recruits to, "Stay positive and don't give up when things get hard. The recruiting process is so much harder than anyone will ever say it is. You have to have a positive mindset and be ready for anything to come your way, good or bad." She continued to say, "Keep an open mind and not have a set plan that you think is for sure going to happen. Things can change quickly and dramatically, so you have to be able to adjust to that. I went into the recruiting process with no expectations and didn't reach out to the school I signed at, until only a few months before I signed."
As an athlete, motivation to succeed comes in all forms. For Mahlia, her motivation is, "to always be better". Glass said, "Every practice and every match, I am working to improve. Wanting to compete at a college level was also the biggest motivator."
When asked who has helped her, get to where she is today, Glass responded, "I wouldn't be where I am today without my mom and my dad. Having their support throughout everything has made things a little bit easier." To her parents, she says, "Thank you so much. I couldn't have done it without you."
Abigail Sweeney
Pine Creek Senior, Abby Sweeney signed with Arizona Christian University to work on her future major in Psychology and play beach volleyball.
Sweeney is a setter and right side for 18 Navy but was apart of the club before she could walk. When asked 'Why did you make CSA your home?', Abby responded, "My parent's coach for Altitude, my dad is the Club Director, and my older sisters played for Altitude. Yes, it has been a family thing for many years, but I wouldn't change it."
Just as volleyball has made a big impact in her life, so have important people. "My parents", - have helped me get to where I am now - Abby said, "They have always been by my side and supporting me 100% of the time. Without them, I wouldn't be the player or person I am today." To her parents, she says, "Thank you for absolutely everything and for introducing me to a sport that is such a big part of my life."
Abby left us with advice for our younger players, "Have fun and enjoy the environment of club volleyball. It's one of the best experiences you will have and you meet some of your best friends!"
Don't forget the mental side of
your game...
As we know, volleyball is full of high-pressure situations. From the back-and-forth rallies to intense match points, the most successful teams have mental resilience and high volleyball IQs. Ideal height and a jaw-dropping jump can go out the window if you make mindless errors with the game on the line. When watching you play, college coaches will pay close attention to your consistency and intelligence on the court. College coaches are looking for students of the game who demonstrate an ability to take instruction from coaches and execute it on the court.