Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kentlake Ranked Ninth

Kentlake is ranked #9 in the latest Seattle Times 4A Volleyball poll.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Final Standings

1st Central Catholic
2nd Bishop Blanchett
3rd Olympia
3rd Kentwood
5th Monroe
6th Curtis
7th Selah
8th Kentlake
8th Rogers
10th Skyview
11th Bothell
12th Bellarmine
13th Mount Si
13th Newport
15th Issaquah
16th Kentridge
17th Garfield
18th Woodinville
18th Skyline
20th Eastside Catholic
21st Mercer Island
22nd Thomas Jefferson
22nd Kentlake JV
24th Kent Meridian
25th Olympic
26th Central Kitsap
26th Mt. Tahoma


Gold Bracket:
  • Olympia def Monroe: 25-23, 25-20
  • Central Catholic def Kentwood: 25-21, 25-12
  • Blanchet def Olympia
  • Central Catholic def Blanchet: 25-5, 25-18 (Championship)
Silver Bracket:
  • Kentlake def Skyview: 26-24, 25-19
  • Curtis def Rogers: 25-14, 25-19
  • Selah def Kentlake:
  • Curtis def Selah: 25-21, 20-25, 15-6 (6th Place)
Bronze Bracket:
  • Bothell def Issaquah: 25-19, 25-15
  • Bellarmine def Mount Si:
  • Bothell def Newport: 25-16, 25-27, 17-15
  • Bothell def Bellarmine

Kent Classic Afternoon Final Pool Round

Blanchet v Selah: 25-23, 11-25
Bellarmine v Kentwood: 17-25, 17-25
Central Catholic v Rogers: 25-21, 25-10
Olympia v Issaquah: 23-25, 25-20
Monroe v Skyview: 25-20, 25-18

Saturday, September 20, 2008


With the first two matches in Pool D both being split at 25-21, 21-25, I predict Issaquah and Olympia split at 25-21, 21-25 to mess everything up :(

Kent CLassic Afternoon Fifth Round Pools

Skyview def Bothell, 25-15, 27-25
Selah and Newport split: 25-13, 20-25
Kentlake and Issaquah split: 25-21, 21-25
Rogers def Mt. Si: 25-13, 25-21
Kentwood def Curtis, 25-23, 25-21

Kent Classic Afternoon Fourth Round Pools

Blanchet def Newport: 25-22, 25-12
Olympia and Kentlake split: 25-21, 21-25
Bellarmine and Curtis split: 25-19, 17-25
Monroe def Bothell26-24, 25-17
Central Catholic def Mt. Si: 25-8, 25-13

Kent Classic Third Round Pools

Kentlake v Bishop Blanchet: 20-25, 25-8
Bellarmine Prep v Eastside Catholic: 25-14, 25-19
Central Catholic v Skyline: 25-16, 25-12
Olympia v Selah: 25-14, 28-30
Monroe v Mercer Island: 25-20, 25-20
Skyview v Mount Si: 25-19, 25-22
Issaquah v Curtis: 26-24, 25-21
Rogers v Newport: 25-16, 25-20
Kentwood v Bothell: 25-20, 25-16

Kent Classic Second Round Pools

Bishop Blanchet v Woodinville: 25-9, 25-21
Olympic v Mercer Island: 17-25, 25-23
Selah v Thomas Jefferson: 25-9, 25-14
Skyline v Kent-Meridian: 25-23, 19-25
Eastside Catholic: 25-20, 25-12
Mount Si v Garfield: 25-12, 25-14
Curtis v Kentridge: 25-19, 27-25
Newport v Central Kitsap: 25-10, 27-25
Bothel v Mt. Tahoma: 25-9, 25-6

Kent Classic First Round Results

Kentlake v Woodinville: 25-12, 18-25
Olympia v Thomas Jefferson: 25-11, 25-19
Central Catholic v Kent Meridian: 25-11,25-12
Bellarmine Prep v Kentlake JV: 25-8, 25-9
Monroe v Olympic: 25-16, 25-20
Skyview v Garfield: 25-13, 25-14
Issaquah v Kentridge: 25-21, 22-25
Rogers v Central Kitsap: 25-23, 25-19
Kentwood v Mt Tahoma: 25-4, 25-11

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Times for Newport Match

The Varsity match Friday against Newport HS has been moved to 6pm instead of 7:15pm. The JV match will be at 3:45pm instead of 6pm. That means there will be no admission charged for the JV match.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Varsity Beats K-M in Four

The Kentlake Varsity beat Kent-Meridian on Tuesday 3-1. Kentlake was led by Senior Outside Hitters Melissa Kozy with 16 kills and Sarah Ralph with 15. Senior Middle Blocker Mackenzie Kyle added 12 kills. Senior Setter Holly Marx had 42 assists and Libero Jenn Barber had 15 digs.

In earlier action, the Kentlake JV team was swept by K-M, 2-0.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Food Needed for Tournament on Saturday

This Saturday is the big Kent Classic, the premier early season volleyball tournament in Washington State. The tournament is hosted jointly by Kentlake and Kentwood. We need volunteers to bring food for the Hospitality Room. Please sign up online or send an email to "kentlakevb at comcast.net"

Help Still Needed On Tuesday

There are still a number of jobs that need to be done for the home contests against Kent Meridian tomorrow. Please volunteer to help out. We especially need JV parents to help during the Varsity games. Do not worry if you don't know how to do a job, most are very easy and we can easily provide training. The tough jobs already have people working them, so please help.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Freshman and Sophomore Schedules Up

The Freshman and Sophomore schedules are up on the consolidated calendar page. You need to be VERY careful in reading the Sophomore and Freshman games as there are some very strange things in there. For instance, on October 8th, the Kentlake Sophomore team plays the Auburn Riverside Sophomore team (known as "AR C" on the schedule). No problem there. However, they play each other at Auburn High School. So, please be careful about locations as this sort of thing happens several times during the year.

A note on times: you will notice that the Freshman and Sophomore games will often start at 5:45pm and the JV game will then start at 6pm. Seem strange? However, there is a very valid reason for it, and it actually benefits the parents for once. Under SPSL rules we have to charge admission for any Varsity contest, or sub-Varsity contest that proceeds a Varsity contest, that starts at 6pm or later. We are prohibited from charging admission for any sub-Varsity contest that starts before 6pm (maybe Varsity too, I can't remember). So, the spectators for the JV game would have to pay admission, but not the spectators for the Sophomore or Freshman game that starts at 5:45pm. However, it the game had started at 6pm, and there was a Varsity contest for any schoool after that, you would have to pay.

Online Calendars

You can download calenders for September and October from the website. Highlights of the season include the Kent Classic in September and the Spokane Crossover in October for the Varsity team and the Sumner JV Tournament for the JV team. Districts this year are at the Kitsap Pavilion in Silverdale. And, of course, the State Tournament, bumped one week for a ventriloquist, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Regular season highlights include the non-league match with Kentwood at Kentlake on September 22nd and the league contests at Kentwood on October 27th and Senior Night against Auburn Riverside on October 21st. Those will all be huge matches.

The season starts very late, but there are five matches plus the Kent Classic tournament in the first nine days of the season. That will be a lot of volleyball in a short period, so use those down days well.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

2008 JV Team Roster


  • Ginnie Weiss
  • Michele Dunn (C)
  • Katie Golbienko
  • Kacey Kretzler (C)
  • Katie Phillips


  • Julie Bolstad
  • Alli Gladwell
  • Jerilyn Peko
  • Becca Kozy


  • Jessica Amoth
  • Kristen O'Connell
  • Natalie Berube
(C): Denotes Captain

2008 Sophomore Team Roster

  • Katie Shelton
  • Stephanie Gary
  • Kayla Gregory
  • Taylor Sponholz
  • Sabra Wilson
  • Courtney Weiss
  • Jessie Peterson
  • Kalayna Foronda
  • Haeley Dyrdahl
  • Kaitlyn Miclancic

2008 Freshman Team Roster

  • Danielle Radowick, MB
  • Adessa Ulm, DS
  • Bridget Bringmann, OH
  • Maddie Higgins, OH
  • Alinane Changa, OH
  • McKenzie Hume, MB
  • Kelly Sutton, OH
  • Selena Butler, S
  • Katie Wilson, RS

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Where are the schedules?

Parents of players on the Freshman and Sophomore teams might, quite rightly, be wondering where the schedules for those teams are. Unfortunately, how many schools have Freshman and "C" teams changes from year to year (plus in some years Kentwood has two "C" teams and in others only one). Therefore the SPSL has to wait until after rosters have been finalized and the number of teams is known before they can develop the schedule. The past two years the Freshman and "C" teams have run a joint schedule since there were so few schools with "C" teams. Last year it was only Kentlake, Kentwood, Kentridge and Auburn Riverside with "C" teams. This year Kent Meridian is hoping to have all four also. Of course, not all of the schools are four year schools (and therefore don't have any Freshman teams) and some only have JV and Varsity teams.

We are very lucky that at least three of the four Kent schools have at least four volleyball teams - that is definitely the exception, not the rule, in this State.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Parents Needed: Black Diamond Triathalon Fundraiser

Kentlake Volleyball is helping out at the Black Diamond Triathalon Sept 12th - 12:00-6:00 pm (FRIDAY) We need 20 people to help hand out packet pick ups & body markings! WE NEED 20 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS!!! since kids are in school we need to see if we can get the adults to do this part! ALSO: Sept 14th - from 5:30 AM - 1:00 PM (THIS IS SUNDAY) I do not know what we are scheduled to do on this day! I believe just working the actual Triathalon. We need the VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS and PARENTS to sign up on this also! We need 30 Volunteers for this day!!!
We have 4 teams playing at Kentlake there should be enough people to volunteer! This is money is for our teams this year... We are not doing any set-up like we did on the last one it will be much easier!

You can signup online at http://www.kentlakevb.org/signup_triathalon.htm

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Parents Need to Help

We need parents to help with all of the home matches this year. It works best if Varsity parents help with the JV games, JV parents help with the Varsity games and Freshman and "C" team parents help with their daughter's games.

The schedule for the Freshman and "C" team games will be available soon.

Please sign-up online.

Get Your Spirit Wear Today

You can order Kentlake Volleyball t-shirts, polos, sweatpants, etc online. Go to http://www.gearspiritpacks.com/, and use the User Id of "kentlake" and the password of "volleyball08". You only have one week from today to order items.

Varsity Jamboree

The Jamboree will be September 9th at Emerald Ridge HS on Puyallup's South Hill. It is a long way down there and the traffic can be bad, so allow plenty of time to get there. Play will be being at 3pm against Fife. The format is one game to 25 against 6 different teams. Round 1 is Fife (3pm) and Graham-Kapowsin (4pm). Round 2 is Curtis (5pm) and Stadium (5:30pm). Round 3 is North Mason (6pm) and Beamer (7pm).

You will notice that there are 4A teams from SPSL South and Narrows League plus 2A Fife (who is consistently very good).