Practice schedule change as of March 8

Hello parents and players. As you may already know we will be moving to weekend only practices as of March 8. This was one of the topics discussed at last nights parents meetings. Today we have responded to several emails from parents interested in signing their child up for the youth rec league that think…

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Zoom Informational Meetings set for Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hello Downstate Families, We hope everyone had a great holiday and is staying safe and healthy! The Downstate Board will be hosting parent informational meetings via Zoom to discuss various updates regarding the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. We are asking at least one parent per family, to be in attendance during your child’s respective…

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College Informational Webinars – College Starter

Hello Downstate Family! We understand it hard to be seen by coaches right now but that time will come but what else can we help you with?  After meeting with many of you we realize that we need to try and find more resources for you. We are so excited to announce two upcoming free webinars specifically…

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Update on Uniforms and 431 Sports

Hello Downstate Family! We have setup the team apparel store, on 431sports.com, which is where you’ll be ordering your complete uniform kit.  Everyone should receive an email from them, today.  Please note that we are now asking you to order your unifrom at this time. We are expecting to be able to compete sometime this spring, and you’ll…

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GEVA Registration

Greetings Parents, In preparation for tournament play, which we believe will happen sometime in the spring, we need everyone on National and Regional teams to register with USA Volleyball. Some tournaments are asking me to build rosters and  I cannot do this until your registration is complete. If you could do this in the next…

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Coach Teresa Swertfager receives Dr Pepper Scholarship for Go Teach!

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Help us congratulate Coach Teresa as she receives the Dr Pepper Go Teach Scholarship! Coach is the representative for the University of Florida. There are approximately 40 large schools who each have one representative. We are all proud and hope everyone can help in congratulating Teresa! To learn more follow the link below!   https://floridagators.com/news/2020/12/18/softball-swertfager-receives-go-teach-dr-pepper-tuition-award.aspx 

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Uniforms and Gear

Hello Downstate Family! Many of you have been asking about ordering logo’d Downstate apparel, especially warm-ups as the weather is beginning to turn cold.  We have setup the team apparel store, on 431sports.com, which is where you’ll be ordering your complete uniform kit.  Everyone should receive an email from them, today.  Please note that you…

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The Power of the Pelaccio’s

We have had the pleasure of being surrounding by the Pelaccio’s for many years at Downstate! All 3 sisters: Kristina, Jessica and Lindsay as well as their father Kurt who is currently a coach with the 15 National Team. Click here to read about the journey that all 3 sisters blazed through SUNY Oneonta after playing with…

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16 National – Nephtali Delgado Reyes

Delgado Reyes enters his 11th season with the Mustangs women’s volleyball program heading into the 2021 season. Coach Delgado Reyes has been one Puerto Rico’s most revered volleyball coaches. Along with his impressive track record of success, Coach Delgado Reyes emphasizes a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence both on and off the court. Delgado Reyes joined…

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15 Mirage – Maribeth Powers

Maribeth has been coaching volleyball for 12 years, and has played on many competitive volleyball teams throughout high school and college. After graduating from her undergrad, Maribeth became the assistant coach at Mount Saint Mary college until May 2019. During her time coaching at the moun   t, she completed a masters degree in sport…

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15 Destroyers & Volleybees & Volleystars – Iris Bromfield

Iris Bromfield played one year of high school volleyball and four years at Herbert Lehman College, where she graduated with bachelors in Physical Education and a Master in Health Education. She was the head coach for Boys and Girls Volleyball at John F Kennedy High School for 23 years, during which time they combined to play in 11 PSAL Championships…

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18 National – Matt Johann

COACH JOHANN comes to downstate after two seasons as an assistant at Cornell University. In his two seasons with the Big Red, Johann helped the team to a pair of third place finishes in the Ivy League. Cornell amassed a 14-10 overall and 9-5 conference record in 2018, building on this in 2019 and finishing…

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