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Registration Open For Winter Session
Of Youth Programs
Registration for the Mini and Pee Wee Preds, the Junior Preds and the Youth League is now open and accepting young athletes. Click on one of the links below to be directed to the desired program.
Mini and Pee Wee Preds - athletes born in 2005 to 2009 inclusive
Junior Preds - athletes born in 2003 and 2004
Youth League - athletes born in 2000, 2001 and 2002
United States and Canadian Universities Recruiting Combine
The Predators Volleyball Club will be hosting a recruiting combine for female players interested in playing at a U.S. or a Canadian university. This camp is geared toward athletes graduating in 2014, 2015 and 2016, though consideration will be given to other younger or older athletes at the discretion of the camp director.
For more information or to register click here.
14U Boys Win Provincial Cup Gold
The 14U Boys Purple faced their first OVA competition of the year at the Provincial Cup, held at the Statford Agriplex on November 16. The team was seeded first, and held their position at days end with a gold medal victory.
After defeating the Waterloo Tigers (25-4, 25-10) and Barrie Elites (25-5, 25-21) in pool play, the boys continued the winning streak in the playoff rounds with wins over Forest City (25-16, 25-12), Niagara Rapids (25-19, 25-13) and Niagara Fury (25-13, 25-17). An undefeated day (both in games and sets) will help give the boys confidence in their ability to compete and execute their game plan, but they know they have much more work and improving to do. Their next tournament will be the OVA Challenge Cup, on December 14. Go Preds!
14U Girls Finish 3rd and 4th At First Tourney
Both 14U girls team were in action on Saturday (November 16) with the Purple team winning the Bronze medal and the Black team just missing out on a medal and finishing 4th.
The 14U Girls Purple team travelled to Waterdown and found themselves in first place after round robin play. The team had an easy victory in the quarter-finals against the Niagara Rapids White team. This put the girls into a semi-final match against the Niagara Rapids Blue team. After easily winning the first game, the team dropped the last two games and found themselves in the bronze medal match against tournament host Waterdown. The team captured the bronze medal winning the match 2 games to 0. Great job girls. Go Preds.
The 14U Girls Black team played host to their tournament and also finished first in their pool after round robin play. The team won a close fought quarter-final match against the Waterloo Tigers Black team and found themselves in a semi-final match against the Scorpions of Hespeler. The girls came up short against the Scorpions in the semi-finals and in the bronze medal match against Stratford. The team will continue training as they prepare for their next tournament on December 7. Go Preds.
18U Preds Black take Silver in Championship West
Preds Black started off the season on the right track, using impressive contributions from all 12 players to take silver in the season’s first tournament.
Thriving under pressure, the girls showed exceptional composure and team-unity on the court. ‘Black’ and eventual champions Lakeside both finished the round robin and playoffs undefeated, setting up an exciting final match.
In defeat, the team will find new opportunities to learn and improve as they step up to play in the Premier division for the next tournament.
15U Boys Start Season With Silver and Bronze
The Predators 15U Boys Purple and Black were in action Saturday November 9th at the Stratford Agriplex. The teams finished first in their respective pools. The 15U Purple defeating Chatham Ballhawks, and Waterloo Tigers, While the 15U Black defeated Guelph and Stratford.
This qualified both teams direct entry to the quarter finals. The Predators Purple defeated Vision while the Predators Black defeated Chatham. In the semis' the Black came up against the eventual champions LVC Fire from London falling 2-1. The Predators Purple defeated Guelph and faced the LVC team in the Gold medal match. The Black defeated Guelph for the Bronze Medal. Congratulations on a good start to the 15U season with a Silver and Bronze and both teams advancing to the Premier Division next tournament.
16U Girls Purple Just Miss Medals
The Predators 16U Girls Purple squad travelled to London today to compete in the Championship West Tournament. In round robin action the Predators defeated the Waterloo Tigers in straight sets; then lost in two to the top seeded Georgetown Impact, finishing 2nd in their pool.
Up against Niagara Fury in the crossover match the Preds were able to win in two straight. In the semis they went 3 against the 2nd seeded Oxford Crush, dropping the third 10-15. In the bronze match the girls came out strong, but couldn't hold on 20-25 & 23-25. Despite the 4th place finish the team showed improvement over the course of the day. We're looking forward to our next tournament to build upon today's performance.
Three Preds Make Provincial Team
Team Ontario 18U Men's team had 3 members from the Predators this summer.
Adam Anagnostopoulos, Braden Cok and Seth Siegfried were selected to attend the tryout at HPC, then competed well enough to earn a spot on Team Ontario for the summer. For Adam, this was his second summer with the program. The 18U Men's Team trained at Nipissing University in North Bay from July 10-15 before attending the National Team Training Centre (NTCC) from July 16-21 in Gatineau, QC. The NTCC features a two day training camp headlined by National Team coaches, followed by a tournament which will see the provinces and territories compete head-to head.
All Preds were on court for the start of the Gold Meda match against Alberta. Team Ontario finished the NTCC tournament with a silver medal, losing 18-20 in the 5th set. Adam Anagnostopoulos was selected to the All-Star Tournament Team. All three athletes wil be playing CIS Volleyball next season - Adam at Ryerson, Braden at Waterloo and Seth at Western. Good Luck to the athletes!
Zarko Ubiparip and Sasha Walker Win
King and Queen of the Beach
Players in the Beach League for club players abandoned their partners to participate in the popular King and Queen of the Beach tournament. In this tournament format, each player will change partners with every match they play, attempting to win as many matches as they can, each time with a different partner. At the end of the night, the male and female players with the most victories will be crowned the King and Queen of the Beach. The first time winners of the King and Queen of the Beach are Zarko Ubiparip, a player with our 14U boys team and Sasha Walker, a member of our 15U Girls Purple team.
Congratulations to Zarko and Sasha.
The Club Beach League runs every Wednesday night at the Core Fitness and Recreation Center until the end of July.
The next special event will be the mixed fours teams championships. Stay tuned for more information.
PREDS BEACH LEAGUE OFF TO A GREAT START
The first year of our full Preds Beach program is off to a great start. We started the program in a minor way last year by offering beach lessons to athletes of all ages and abilities. This year we have expanded the program by offering a Club Beach League, which has 40 athletes signed up, a Youth Beach League for non-club players, adult beach tournaments and youth beach tournaments, while still offering our beach lessons. For information on our beach league, visit our beach website at www.predsbeach.org.