November, 2012


Cardozo volleyball title streak snapped

Benjamin Cardozo’s two-year reign atop PSAL girls’ volleyball is over. Comment
Breezy Point

Even in loss, hurricane victims rise above the fray as a team

The Fontbonne Hall volleyball team lost its semifinal match, but just playing was more important than winning with 10 players and Coach Linda Strong left homeless after evacuating Breezy Point because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Prep girls capture sixth title against tough Molloy

St. Francis Prep capturing its sixth-straight diocesan title further cements its place as one of New York City’s most accomplished dynasties. This is a fact senior outside hitter Kelly Flynn has become accustomed to and still enjoys hearing even after her third-straight crown. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Terriers top Mary Louis in volleyball semis

Kelly Flynn spoke with absolute clarity and confidence to her teammates during a time out late in the third set with their season about to be put in jeopardy. Comment
Breezy Point

Rockaway players homeless

The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways forced nearly the entire Fontbonne Hall varsity girls’ volleyball team, including Coach Linda Strong, to leave their homes and almost cost them their season. Comment

October, 2012

Long Island City

Bryant defeats FH to bolster title hunt

The Bryant girls’ volleyball team walked into Forest Hills last Thursday as the second-place team in the Queens A North/East division and walked out with a share of the lead as it looks to regain its division title. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis volleyball team building up chemistry

Melissa Chu heard all she needed to when given the task of being Francis Lewis’ top setter. The team’s best player, Regina Anthony, along with her other teammates, immediately voiced their confidence in the inexperienced junior. Comment
Flushing Times

Molloy hangs tough against strong Fontbonne

Archbishop Molloy had enough. Unhappy with its uneven play, the Stanners took out their frustrations on Fontbonne Hall in the fifth and deciding volleyball set. Comment

Cardozo remains undefeated after win over Francis Lewis

Danny Scarola could sense the nerves in his young team heading into their first meeting with rival Francis Lewis since beating them in last year’s volleyball final. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Versatile Laforgia living up to hype as Prep standout

Jaclyn Laforgia doesn’t have a set job on the court per se. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm’s team of killers intimidates college circuit

St. John’s’ array of volleyball hitters have been a nightmarish group for opponents in the early season, leaving other teams to wonder where the next kill will come from. The Red Storm players themselves are asking the same thing at times. The team’s competition for kills has bred success. Comment

September, 2012

Flushing Times

St. Francis Prep beats Molloy in three sets

This was not a five-setter thriller like three previous matchups last year. This time St. Francis Prep asserted its place as the dominant team in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens girls volleyball. Comment

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Fresh Meadows

College boosts star power

Stardom was never something Alicja Pawelec envisioned entering Iona College. The former Francis Lewis volleyball star joined the Gaels’ volleyball team as a walk-on, unsure what lay ahead. Comment

Young Cardozo gets ready

Cardozo might be the two-time defending girls’ volleyball champion in the PSAL, but a younger roster and tough competition will make chances at a three-peat more difficult for Coach Daniel Scarola and the Judges this season. Comment
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep gears up for run at state crown

Seniors Kelly Flynn, Kiara Pierre and Kendra McCalla have known nothing but winning during their three years at St. Francis Prep. Still, the trio never expects a coronation each season despite the Terriers’ abundance of talent. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm sweep Siena

In the 2012 home opener, St. John’s downed Siena, a squad that won 23 games last season, by a score of 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-21) in front of a loud crowd at Carnesecca Arena. Comment

August, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s falls behind Towson in Battle at the Bay

In the second and final day of the Battle at the Bay, St. John’s picked up a pair of wins, sweeping Coppin State and defeating UMBC 3-1. Comment

York welcomes new women’s volleyball coach

The York College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Greene, the new women’s volleyball head coach at York College. Comment

July, 2012

Long Island City

Kasza on top of city’s finest

It was the year of the Eagle in boys’ volleyball. Comment

June, 2012


Bayside volleyball sensation Grubler beats out sibling

Ashley Grubler is the best Grubler now. Comment

Vacancy Notice: Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach

Queensborough Community College in Bayside is searching for a qualified, part-time assistant women’s volleyball coach. Comment

May, 2012

Long Island City

American Studies wins volleyball title

Michal Kasza came into practice last week upset. Academy of American Studies beat Cardozo in the semifinals, but the Eagles dropped their first set of the season. Comment
Long Island City

Newcomers surge for title

Newcomers could be one of the best boys’ volleyball teams in the city. But the Lions don’t even have bragging rights in their own building. Comment

Kasza brothers get revenge over Bryant

Last year, Bryant defeated Academy of American Studies in the PSAL boys’ volleyball city championship match. Comment

April, 2012

Long Island City

American Studies conquers top rival

The Academy of American Studies players were fired up. The Eagles have cruised in league play, but last week they got a chance to play Bronx Science in a non-league match featuring two of the city’s top teams. American Studies came in ranked No. 1 in New York City by the New York Post and Science was No. 2. Comment

Better late than never: Hwang punctual for title win

Danny Scarola felt his volleyball team had gotten cocky, resulting in a league loss last week to rival Francis Lewis. Then last Thursday, the Cardozo coach told his players to come to practice at 3:30 p.m. sharp — no excuses. Comment

Volleyball program big at small Astoria school

The little-team-that-could storyline is over. Comment
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