Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sam Seliger-Swenson is the top-ranked sophomore, according to Breakdown Sports.
Hopkins High School volleyball player Sam Seliger-Swenson has once again been selected as one of 21 players to appear on the cover of Breakdown Sports USA’s Volleyball Guidebook. The company selected top athletes for the cover of its annual guide, seen by hundreds of people across the county. Seliger-Swenson, who also appeared on last year’s cover, is ranked as the top sophomore, according to Breakdown Sports. This year’s guidebook features profiles of 750 players—including more than 300 players profiled with a photo and short Q&A. It’s now on sale for $69.99. Click here for details on how to order. Hopkins kicks off its season Aug. 23 against New Prague.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Ninth grader Samantha Seliger Swenson will compete in the European Global Challenge Tournament in July.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
(The following news release comes from Hopkins Public Schools.) Hopkins volleyball player Samantha Seliger Swenson has been named to the Youth National Volleyball Team and will be competing in the European Global Challenge Tournament in July. The Youth National Team will consist of the top 12 youth players in the country. Seliger Swenson has been a starter for the Hopkins team since 7th grade. She was also recently named top sophomore in the state by Breakdown Sports and will be one of 25 players on the cover of their 2012 Volleyball Guidebook. The Youth National team will start their tour in Martignacco, Italy as guests of the Italian Youth National Team. They will play the Italians four times in Martignacco, Gorica, Claut and Trieste…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Mustangs won 3-0 at home.
The Breck Volleyball team defeated Providence Academy 3-0 on Tuesday evening at Breck High School. The Mustangs improve to 5-3 and will travel to play St. Agnes this Thursday night.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Royals girls soccer team blank third-ranked Eagles on Tuesday night.
The Hopkins girls soccer team claimed its biggest victory of the season on Tuesday, shutting out the then-Lake Conference leader on the road to highlight the early week area athletic schedule. Hopkins Girls Soccer Eight saves from goalkeeper Jenny Grahek made Jillaine DeYoung's lone tally stand as the Hopkins girls soccer team stunned third-ranked Eden Prairie on its own field on Tuesday. The victory boosted the Royals' unbeaten streak to three games as the squad improve to 4-3-6 overall and 1-1-4 in conference play. Hopkins Football The tenth-ranked Hopkins football team fell to No. 1 Eden Prairie, 56-7, last Friday night to fall to 2-2 this fall. Andre McDonald hauled in a 68-yard touchdown pass from Andy Wicklund in the fourth quarter …
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Mustangs are looking for their first win in Tri-Metro Conference play as they face St. Paul Academy at home Tuesday.
Volleyball Breck (3-6, 0-3 Tri-Metro Conference) vs. St. Paul Academy (4-5-1, 1-3 Tri-Metro Conference) Cheat sheet SITE: Breck School TIME: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday LAST MEETING: Breck defeated St. Paul Academy 3-0 at home last season. On the line The Mustangs are looking for their first win in Tri-Metro Conference action this season as they play their fifth home match in six contests. The Spartans finished 1-1-1 in the Mounds Park Academy Tournament Saturday. Players to watch Nailah Hill—Breck middle hitter The junior was named All-Tri-Metro Conference as a sophomore. Erica Miller—St. Paul Academy middle hitter The senior was named All-Tri-Metro Conference last season after having 55 kills. Mustangs win if ... They continue to serve well and …
Friday, September 23, 2011
It was a rough week for the Golden Valley-area athletic squads.
It was a rough week for a number of the Golden Valley-area athletic teams, with victories coming few and far between for Hopkins, Robbinsdale Cooper, Robbinsdale Armstrong and Breck. Hopkins Girls Soccer The only Hopkins team not to lose to Edina on Thursday, the Hopkins girls soccer team gritted out a 1-1 tie against the Hornets. Individual statistics were not made available. Hopkins Volleyball A four-game loss (25-21, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18) to Edina at home on Thursday dropped the Hopkins volleyball team to 5-7 this autumn. Individual statistics were not made available. Hopkins Girls Swimming and Diving The Hopkins girls swimming and diving team lost 102-79 to Edina on Thursday. Individual statistics were not made available. Hopkins Girls …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A number of Golden Valley-area athletic squads have their share of trouble heading into the third full week of September.
A number of Golden Valley-area athletic squads have their share of trouble heading into the third full week of September as the autumn sports season kept hurtling towards its conclusion. Hopkins Boys Soccer The Hopkins boys soccer team lost 1-0 to Prior Lake on Saturday and 5-1 to Wayzata on Tuesday to fall to 2-6-2 on the season. Heading into Tuesday, Juan Montero and Christian Abundis were tied for the Royals' scoring lead with one goal apiece. Hopkins Girls Soccer The Hopkins girls soccer team fell to .500 following a 1-0 loss to Prior Lake last Saturday and 3-0 to Wayzata on Tuesday that gave the Royals a 3-3-4 mark this autumn. Prior to Tuesday, Jillaine DeYoung and Emily Caouette led the team with three goals apiece. Hopkins …
Mustangs struggle against Visitation, but coach sees positives in young team.
- Mike Cook
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Breck again found out Tuesday what it will take to become one of the top teams in the Tri-Metro Conference. The Mustangs struggled with returning serves, digging out returns and getting into an offensive flow in falling 25-7, 25-13, 25-8 to Visitation. It was the fifth loss in six outings for the Mustangs (2-6, 2-3 Tri-Metro Conference), but coach Holiday Samabaly is seeing improvement in her young team. “Our team compared to last year has really improved,” she said. “Coaching this team how to want to win is the hardest thing. We were in the bottom three in the conference last year, so just the confidence from that is challenging." Breck plays two seniors, five juniors, one sophomore and four freshmen and Samabaly believes playing a team …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Robbinsdale is looking for their first volleyball win in Northwest Suburban Conference play this season
Volleyball Cooper (2-7, 0-3 North Suburban Conference) vs. Columbia Heights (4-4, 0-2 North Suburban Conference) Cheat Sheet Site: Cooper High School Time: 7 p.m. Tuesday Last meeting: Cooper defeated Columbia Heights 3-0 on the road last season. On the line The Hawks are looking for their first win in Northwest Suburban Conference play this season as they play their first home match in two weeks. The Hylanders won the state title in 1987, 1989 and 1990, and were 0-10 in conference play last year. Players to watch Jasmine Brower—Cooper outside hitter The senior leads the Hawks in assists. Shelly Wagner—Columbia Heights libero The senior is a …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Local teams find the mid-week weather to their liking for their matchups on Wednesday and Thursday.
Golden Valley-area teams competed in a number of mid-week competitions against opponents from both in and out of their respective conferences, the outdoor teams did so in ideal weather conditions. Hopkins Girls Soccer The Hopkins girls soccer team claimed its second-straight tie against a top-10 opponent with a 1-1 deadlock against visiting Eden Prairie. Individual statistics were not made available. The 2-1-2 Royals play at Robbinsdale Cooper at 11 a.m. Saturday. Hopkins Boys Soccer Like the girls, the Hopkins boys soccer team knotted up Eden Prairie by a 1-1 score as Christian Abundis claimed the Royals' goal, assisted by Rolando Barclay. Goalkeeper Daniel Rosario-Torres made eight saves to help the Royals improve to 1-3-1 on the year. …