- Teams & Schedules
- King of Prussia
- Rich Johnson – 18 Orange
- Ambrose Crenshaw-18 Orange
- Pat Rucker – 18 Navy
- Roger Dietz – 18 Navy
- Naomi Buckwalter – 18 Navy
- Lindsey Prall – 17 Orange
- Brett Hoffman – 17 Orange
- Jolen Aldaya – 17 Navy
- George Trabosh – 16 Orange
- Lisa Campbell — 16 Orange
- Ulana Keer – 16 Navy
- Kristin Hanratty — 16 Navy
- Kaitlyn Ott — 16 Navy
- Brian McCann – 15 Orange
- Alison Krick – 15 Orange
- Michael Nguyen – 15 Navy
- Warren Decena – 15 Navy
- Tim Storti – 14 Orange
- Ken Storti – 14 Orange
- Danielle Carrozza – 14 Navy
- Dave Noll – 13 Orange
- Mike Lott – 12 Orange
- Evan Liu – 12 Orange
- Lehigh Valley
- Heather Tice – 17 Lehigh
- Brett Rentzheimer — 17 Lehigh
- Aaron Silverstein
- Will Robertson – 16 Lehigh
- Robin Robertson — 16 Lehigh
- Mike Krause – 15 Lehigh
- Jill Krause — 15 Lehigh
- Scott Lorah — 15 Lehigh
- Mary Luchansky – 14 Lehigh
- Valerie Sherwin — 14 Lehigh
- Donna Roman – 13 Lehigh
- Tim Sledz – 13 Lehigh Navy
- King of Prussia
- Alumnae & Commitments
- Committed Players – 2013-2014
- Lauren Ahern ’13 – Dickinson College
- Sharay Barnes ’13 – University of Kentucky
- Stacey Christy ’13 – Virginia Tech
- Elizabeth Gassman ’13 – Marist College
- Casey Griffith ’13 – Univ of MD Baltimore County
- Taylor Krause ’13 – Penn State
- Elizabeth Hollander ’13 – Washington & Lee
- Nicole Lott ’13 – UNC Wilmington
- Kirsten Overton ’13 – Temple University
- Alaina Piszczek ’13 – Rider University
- Alexis Rhein ’13 – College of Charleston
- Kelly Robertson ’13 – Penn State
- Erika Smith ’13 – Millersville
- Taylor Leath ’14 – University of North Carolina
- Class of 2013 – Unsigned Seniors
- Class of 2014 – Unsigned Juniors
- Outside Hitters
- Melann Amory – OH, OPP, L
- Brianna Farrelly – OH, MB
- Chelsea Jones – OH, MB
- Caroline Layden — OH, DS
- Moira Mulholland — OH
- Jordan Nichols – OH, DS
- Brooke Priestas – OH, OPP
- Alice Roberts — OH, OPP
- Brynne Taylor — OH, MB
- Allie Traynor – OH, OPP
- Olivia Torres – OH, DS/S, L
- Anna Wenger – OH, OPP, MB
- Mary Zacher – OH, DS
- Middles & Opposites
- Outside Hitters
- Class of 2015 – Unsigned Sophomores
- Outside Hitters
- Middles & Opposites
- Class of 2016 – Unsigned Freshmen
- Outside Hitters
- Middles & Opposites
- About Us
Archive for May, 2012
May 30, 2012 — Congratulations to Synergy’s Class of 2012 for a great season, and thanks to the players and their families for their many contributions to their respective teams over the years.
This year, a stunning 20 out of 26 graduating seniors who play for Synergy Orange, Navy and Lehigh will continue to play volleyball in college, including many Division 1 schools — a statistic that highlights the depth of talent on all of Synergy’s teams. Read the rest of this entry »
May 29, 2012 — Memorial Day Weekend, which marks the end of the regular club season, ended with several standout performances, including 10 Synergy teams in gold bracket playoffs in State College and Chicago.
Although several teams will continue to practice for national tournaments hosted by the Amateur Athletic Union and U.S.A. Volleyball, the regular tournament season ends for several teams. Congratulations to all the players, coaches and parents who made this one of the most successful seasons ever for Synergy volleyball.
At the Sports Performance Volleyball National Junior Classic in Chicago, Synergy Orange teams finished near the top of the standings at one of the country’s most competitive tournaments. 15 Orange finished in a strong 7th place, losing to Illini Elite 15 Cardinal in a close three-set match, but ending on a high note with a win against Legacy 15-1. The 18 Orange won a quarterfinal against MVA Black but finished in 11th place after dropping a match to Circle City Purple. The 17 Orange defeated Wildcat Jrs. to take 14th place. The 16 Orange fought hard in their last match against Mintonette but came up short in a third-set tie break (15-25, 28-26, 15-11), landing in 28th place.
At the Penn State Happy Volley Club Championships, 17 Lehigh took silver after playing Revolution South White in the championship match.
14 Lehigh also won silver after competing against J-Stroke Joust in the final.
18 Navy finished in 3rd place, after its semi-final to Creole Big Apple.
13 Orange also placed 3rd after a decisive quarterfinal win against Maryland Juniors and dropping a fiercely contested three-set match to eventual tournament champion Downstate.
12 Lehigh also placed third, winning its quarterfinal but dropping a semifinal match to PVA.
15 Lehigh placed 5th, after dropping its gold quarterfinal against Downstate Black.
14 Orange, missing three players from its roster, also placed 5th, losing to J-Stroke in the quarterfinals.
13 Lehigh won the silver bracket finals against IPV, ending the tournament in 9th place.
15 Navy ended in 11th place, dropping its silver bracket semi-final to Replay Advanced.
16 Navy, playing with a diminished roster as a result of injuries, finished 13th, after battling in a close three-set match against Revolution East White (23-25, 25-14, 15-11)
14 Navy played strong in the Flight 1 quarterfinals, but dropped the match to Digs 14 Red.
To all the girls whose season ended this weekend, enjoy your summer and we will see you at Synergy Camp! Keep checking the Synergy website and Facebook pages all summer for updates about Synergy at nationals, camp news, open gyms and tryouts.
And to the six teams who qualified for the Girls Junior National Championships in Columbus next month, see you at practice!
May 27, 2012 — On Day 2 of Memorial Day Weekend play, Synergy teams continued to shine (and sweat) in tournaments at State College and Chicago.
At the Penn State Happy Volley Club Championships, temperatures soared at some venues, where fans and cold water were the MVPs of the day. And even though there was plenty of air conditioning at the Sports Performance Volleyball National Junior Classic in Chicago, Synergy’s teams faced some of their most heated competition of the year.
In second round play at Happy Volley, 18 Navy, 17 Lehigh, 15 Lehigh, 14 Orange, 14 Lehigh, 13 Orange and 12 Lehigh were heading into the gold medal championships. In Chicago, three Orange teams were still in gold with 15 Orange working toward a top 5 finish, 18 Orange battling for top 10 and 17 Orange hoping for top 13 at one of the most competitive tournaments in the country.
Here’s a roundup of the day’s competition. Read the rest of this entry »
May 26, 2012 – Kicking off another great weekend of Synergy volleyball, the club’s Orange, Navy and Lehigh teams dominated the competition and most advanced to the gold bracket rounds on the first day of Memorial Day Weekend tournament play in State College and Chicago.
At three venues near Chicago, many of the top teams in the country gathered to compete in the Sports Performance Volleyball National Junior Classic. In first round play, 18 Orange, 17 Orange and 15 Orange advanced to the gold bracket, while 16 Orange will start Day 2 in the silver bracket.
Meanwhile, at the Penn State Happy Volley Club Championships in State College, Synergy teams dominated the day, with every single Orange, Lehigh and Navy team that competed in the tournament advancing to gold bracket play on Day 2. All 11 teams, including 18 Navy, 17 Lehigh, 16 Navy, 15 Lehigh and Navy, 14 Orange, Lehigh and Navy, 13 Orange and Lehigh and 12 Lehigh, finished in the top of their respective pools.
Here’s a roundup of all the Day 1 play in Chicago and Happy Valley: Read the rest of this entry »
May 24, 2012 – Synergy’s Morgan Lowe, a 17 Orange outside hitter whose offensive firepower matches her fiery red hair, has committed to Lehigh University, where she will join the Mountain Hawks Division 1 volleyball program for the 2013 season.
The 6’0″ junior has amassed a string of academic and athletic accolades during her high school and club volleyball career. This fall, she led her Hempfield High School Black Knights to the 2011 PIAA Volleyball State Championships, where her team finished in second place. For her efforts she was named a Prep Volleyball All-American and was nominated for Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year. For the past two years, Lowe has been named to the PIAA State AAA Championships All-Tournament team, All-State and 1st Team All-District, and received numerous other all-team tournament honors. Read the rest of this entry »
May 23, 2012 – Congratulations to 18 Orange middle blocker Randi Leath, who soon will be sporting the Demon Blue of DePaul University in Chicago, where she was awarded both an academic and athletic scholarship to play for the school’s Division 1 volleyball program.
The 6’1″ high school senior from State College, Pa. was the last of the 18 Orange seniors to make a college commitment, a decision she said was delayed by her desire to find a school that met both her academic and athletic goals.
This fall, Randi, alongside her younger sister, Taylor, who plays for 17 Orange, both helped her State College Area High School Little Lions defeat long-time district rival Altoona to win the District 6 championships and advance to the state championship quarterfinals. She finished her senior year with 196 kills, averaging 2.1 kills a game, as well as 123 blocks, 92 digs and 26 aces.
Despite being a standout player in State College, Leath’s parents felt she was not getting the attention from college coaches that her talent deserved. As a result, the family made the decision to undertake a six-hour round trip commute to King of Prussia, Pa., two to three days a week, so the Leath sisters could play for Synergy and gain exposure on the national level. Read the rest of this entry »
May 21, 2012 – Everyone at Synergy knows that 17 Orange assistant coach Ambrose Crenshaw loves volleyball. He is also the creator and administrator of the club’s web site. But did you know he likes art?
News that Coach Crenshaw visits art galleries in his spare time surprised friends and family alike, who learned about the shocking development on the front page of Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Caught on camera gazing pensively at a Picasso, Coach Crenshaw’s photo was displayed prominently above the fold, accompanying an article about the opening of the new Barnes Foundation Gallery. Now that he knows he is being followed by paparazzi, Coach Crenshaw promises that in the future, he will only appear in public sporting Synergy spirit wear!
May 20, 2012 — The Red Foxes of Marist College have wooed Synergy’s Elizabeth Gassman, a 17 Orange middle blocker with a long reach and powerful serve, to play for the school’s Division 1 volleyball program for the 2013 season.
The 6’1″ junior is the captain of her Abington Senior High School team and for the past two years won MVP honors and was named to the Suburban One All-League Second Team. Gassman started playing club volleyball at the age of 13 for High Line, but after a few years she began looking for a more competitive club that could help her achieve her goal of playing in college.
In 2010, Gassman joined Synergy’s 16 Orange team as middle blocker and hasn’t looked back. She and her teammates recently won the Keystone Region’s national bid to U.S.A. Volleyball’s 2012 Girls’ Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »
May 14, 2012 — Kirsten Overton, the 17 Orange middle known for her feather-light jumps and powerful hits, has committed to Temple University, where she will play on scholarship for the school’s Division 1 volleyball program for the 2013 season.
The 6’0″ junior from Spring-Ford Senior High School was named the Most Valuable Player for the Golden Rams’ 2011 season, when she recorded 214 kills, averaging 3.1 kills per game. She also posted 91 blocks, 31 aces and an impressive 69 digs. For her efforts, she was named named 1st team All-League in her region. Read the rest of this entry »
Playing in Harrisburg, Pa., the girls started well, winning their pool after defeating Lehigh Valley rival CAVA in three sets. In the final set, the girls outlasted CAVA in a 19-17 tiebreak victory.
In playoffs, the girls took Pittsburgh 3 Rivers to a third-set tiebreak and came out on top 16-14. In semifinals, the girls fell behind against a talented PVA team, but rallied to force yet another third-set tiebreak.
In the finals, a tired 13 Lehigh, missing two players from its roster, played hard against TCA, but ran out of steam, losing in two sets and settling for a well-earned silver medal.
“I’m so proud of the girls,’’ said Coach Jill Lichty. “They played great and beat some really good teams. They have surpassed all expectations this season.”