Thursday, July 29, 2010

Schlomer leading Badger Region teams to medal rounds

Edgewood College head volleyball coach Paul Schlomer fills another role in the summer months. Schlomer is the chair of the women's high performance teams of the Badger Region Volleyball Association which is the governing body for club volleyball teams in the state of Wisconsin.

This week four Badger Region teams have been competing at the USA High Performance Volleyball Championships at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Organized by USA Volleyball, the HP Championships seek to bring together the top players from all corners of the United States and top foreign teams. Heading into Thursday's play the Badger Region has the opportunity to place an unprecedented three teams in gold medal matches.

Coach Schlomer has personally guided the Badger Region's entry in the Girls' International Youth division (18 and under) to a 5-0 record thus far. With a win in their final Division 1 pool play match today at 9:45 a.m. against Chile, Schlomer's team will advance to the Gold Medal Match at 3:30 p.m. (UPDATE: Coach Schlomer's Badger Region team defeated Chile , but fell to Florida and settled for the silver medal.)

In the Girls National Select division (14 and under), the Badger Region is also 5-0. That team, coached by Christine Paciero, meets Iowa in the final pool play game at 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning. The winner of that match will advance to the Gold Medal Match at 1:30 p.m. today. Victoria Brisack, the daughter of Edgewood College director of athletics and head baseball coach Al Brisack, is a member of this squad. (UPDATE: Badger Region defeated Iowa to advance to the Gold Medal Match and then topped Southern California to claim gold.)

The Badger Region's team in the Boys' National Youth Division (18 and under) has already clinched a spot in today's Gold Medal Match. Head coach Chad Schreiber's team is 7-0 with one pool play match remaining. They will meet Ohio Valley at 3:30 p.m. today. (UPDATE: Badger Region scored a come-from-behind victory over Ohio Valley in the Gold Medal Match)


1 comment:

Paul Schlomer said...

Well, our Select team won the championship. Our younger boys team won the championship. The team that I worked with played a tough match against Florida and came up short in 4 close sets. I cannot say enough about our athletes and how hard they all worked. -- Coach Schlomer