Scorpions Sting Provincial Silver
Cambridge Times - WATERLOO REGION – The under-15 Scorpions girls’ volleyball team won a silver medal in Division 2, tier 1 at the Ontario Volleyball Championships at RIM Park in Waterloo.
The Scorpions started on a winning note, beating all three teams – the Twin Bridges Thunder, Durham Region VC and ACT Elites – on the first day of competition.
The next day, the Scorpions faced stiff competition and started slow, losing to Ottawa Fusion 2-0 (20-25, 22-25).
In their second game, the girls showed they knew how to compete and destroyed Defensa VC 2-0 (25-15, 25-11), but lost their next match to Scarborough Invasion 2-0 (20-25, 17-25)
On the final day, it was win to continue or lose and leave.
The Scorpions started off by beating the Northumberland Breakers 2-1 (25-10, 23-25, 15-10) and then dropped the Ottawa Mavericks 2-1 (21-25, 25-17, 18-16) in the quarter-finals.
In the semifinals, the Scorpions defeated ACT Elites again 2-0 (25-20, 25-19) to move to the finals against Kaizen VC.
After a first set loss, the girls rallied to win the second set, but dropped the tiebreaker 15-13, finishing in second place.
2U,13U GIRLS IDENTIFICATION SESSIONS. Come on out and play some volleyball. Coach Tracy and Coach Andy will run some drills and have fun. We are looking for girls volleyball players Born 2002,2003. All skill levels.
FREE to attend . WEDNESDAY April 23rd and April 30th. At Woodland Park School, 555 Ellis Road West, across from Hespeler Arena, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Next year maybe your daughter can wear the green and white!
Cambridge Times - CAMBRIDGE – The Scorpions Youth Volleyball club had its finals day for the Grade 5 and 6 house league. Team Orangutan captured first place, while second went to Purple Pegasus, third place to Team Impossible and fourth to Team Anonymous.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club announces the hiring of former Canadian National Beach Volleyball player Tom Podstawka to help coach the boys and girls in the Scorpions competitive beach duo program.
WireService.ca Press Release (01/01/2014) Cambridge, Ontario - The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club is expanding its competitive beach coaching staff.
The Scorpions Beach Volleyball Program is one of the most extensive in Canada. The program consists of Learn to Play, House League, Competitive Duos and Grass Volleyball. They estimate 500 youth will be registered in their beach program including approximately 30 duos participating in the OVA Beach Tour.
The club have hired Tom Podstawka, a former Canadian National Junior Beach Team Member, 2X National Beach Champion, 2X Provincial Beach Champion and former indoor varsity university and college player.
Paul Langan, President Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club states," Paul Podstawka,Tom's brother, is already making a positive contribution to our club. I have no doubt with Tom's national and international beach volleyball playing experience that he will be a definite coaching asset."
Some of the career accomplishments for Tom are listed below.
Registration for all Scorpions Beach Programs Start January 27, 2014. For more information go to http://www.scorpionsbeach.ca or call Paul Langan 519-654-0089.
TOM PODSTAWKA EXPERIENCE:
2008: 21U Canadian National Gold Medal
2007: U21 Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in England (5th place)
21U: Canadian National Gold Medal
2006: U21 Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in Italy
2005: U19 Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in Bermuda
Beach Volleyball National Gold Medals: 2
Beach Volleyball OVA Gold Medals: 2
2013: CCAA Mens Volleyball National Champion
OCCA Mens Volleyball Ontario Champion
OCCA Tournament All-Star Award
2011: York University (Left-side)
2008: York University: OUA Rookie All-Star Award
OVA National Silver Medals: 1
OVA Provincial Gold Medals: 1