A special congratulations goes out to our five graduating seniors this season! All your hard work and dedication has paid off! We want to wish all our seniors the best of luck as they head off to their respective colleges in the fall! (Photo L to R: Faith F (Green River CC), Jenna Nye (Linfield College), Kylie Acuna (Black Hawk College), Cara Bender (WSU), Mele Halahuni (Central Washington) GO WAHINE!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Mothers in Club Wahine Ohana (Family) a very Happy Mothers’ Day this Sunday.
I believe Mothers’ Day is very important. It is the one day that each family should take the opportunity to recognize their core and foundation which is the role of Mother. Personally, I lost my mother at 4 years old and never remembered her growing up. Luckily for me, my Father filled the void in my life serving as both a Father and Mother to me and my brothers.
When I got married to Jean and she gave birth to our son Aaron, I got to live and see how very important the role of the Mother was to our family. Jean really loved the role of Mother and was truly the core for us. Watching Jean, I learned through the years that Mothers had unconditional love for their family.
Through our 42 ½ years of marriage, Mother's Day was very important to our family. My son Aaron and I looked forward each year to fully devote, to honor, to recognize, and to say thank you to Jean for all the love, work, and devotion she showed to us daily and in keeping our family together. My son Aaron and I will continue that family tradition this Sunday by visiting the cemetery and placing flowers on Jean’s crypt and to say thank you.
When we started Club Wahine 21 years ago, Jean and I made a decision to not schedule any of our volleyball teams into club tournaments on Mother's Day. We felt it was very important for our Mothers to have their “one” Sunday away from volleyball and for our volleyball players to use this special day to recognize everything Mothers do for them.
To all of our Club Wahine Mothers, Happy Mother's Day! May you all be blessed with continued happiness and good health!
Glenn K. Rodenhurst
Club Wahine is excited to announce that this season’s Awards Banquet will be on Wednesday, May 21st at Mount Rainier High School in both the Cafeteria and Theatre. The Club will be having food catered for the banquet which will also include a 30-minute Hawaiian show put on by Halau Ke’ala O’ Kamailelauli’ili’i under the direction of Kumu Hula Kamaile Hamada.
The highlight of the Banquet will be the presentation of the Jean Faye Leimomi Rodenhurst, Club Wahine – Character Traits to Live by Award. The award will be presented to the Club Wahine student-athlete who has displayed character traits during the club season that Jean lived by.
Parents need to email their Head Coach or let them know in person if they plan on attending this event with their athlete. We need to give our caterer an accurate count of the total number of people attending. Each parent should contact their Head Coach by Monday, May 12th if 1 or 2 parents will attend. The event is limited to athletes and their parents only.
Below is the Club Wahine 2013 Awards Banquet evening program:
6:30 PM - Start Serving Food
7:30 PM - Hawaiian Show (Halau Ke'ala O'Kamailelaui'ili'i
8:15 PM - Presentation of the Jean Fay Leimomi Rodenhurst Award
We look forward to you joining us for this event….Mahalo!
A huge congratulations goes out to Angelou Dunton (18 Black) who has been offered a spot on the USA Volleyball National A2 Invitational Training Camp for 2014! Angelou finished inside the top 40 juniors in the outside hitter position among over 250 outside hitters up to the age of 18 who tried out for the USA Junior National Team. Angelou represented VERY well and really blew up the court she was on along side the top players in this region during tryouts!
Club Wahine will be holding brief meetings to go over some important information regarding our upcoming travel to Spokane for the Pacific Northwest Qualifier. Below are the dates and times for all teams. We ask that all players attend the meeting and at least one of their parents.
U14 - Monday, March 17th @ 8 PM
U16 - Monday, March 17th @ 7:30 PM
U15 / U17 / U18 - Monday, March 24th @ 6:30 PM
To find a copy of the Club's Travel Rules, click on the 'Documents' tab to the left. The travel rules need to be read, printed, signed and returned to your coaches prior to leaving for Spokane.
15 Black continues working hard, taking 1st Place at the LTVBC Tournament in February! To add to that, they followed up with a 2nd place finish in their flight at March Power League. By doing so, the team moves up to Flight 1 (Top 8) for the final Power League in April! Congratulations girls - keep up the hard work! GO WAHINE!
We are excited to announce that Coach Hayley (U15 Black) and husband Matt welcomed their new little girl this past Thursday, February 20th! Baby Bryna Rae came in at 7lbs. 8 oz. and 19.25 inches long! Mom, Dad and Bryna are all doing well! Congratuations!
Team 18 Black Ikaika qualified at their last Power League competition for the Platinum Division by placing 3rd place among the Top 8 teams in the Puget Sound Region. The Platinum Division is the highest division in Power League and comprises of the top 4 teams from Washington and the top 4 teams from the Columbia Empire Volleyball Region Oregon Power League. This is the first time since the incorporation of a Power League in the Puget Sound Region that a Club Wahine team has qualified and earned a spot in the Platinum Division. The team will travel to Kelso High School on February 2nd to compete against the Oregon teams. Congratulations goes out to the team and coaches for a job well done.
Congrats are in order for our U-18 Black Ikaika team after a very successful Power League seeding day tournament. The team went undefeated for the day - winning all six of their matches, ending the day as the overall No. 2 seed. "For the first tournament, the team played well and the team's success was truly a team effort. We have a lot of work to do and get better and we must continue to work hard to continually see improvement" said Club Director Glenn Rodenhurst. Congratulations to Team Ikaika and their coaches on a job well done!
Power League information for the season is now posted on the Puget Sound Region's website. Click HERE for information regarding what Power League is, how it works, playing dates, tournament sites and schedules. Specific information regarding Power League will also come directly from your coaches each month.
A huge congratulations to the below current Club Wahine players who represented their schools very well this season! These girls worked tremendously hard for their team and their All-Conference Selections are well deserved! Go Wahine!
Angelou Dunton (Holy Names) - Class 3A State Volleyball All-Tournament Team / 1st Team Metro Mountain Division
Kylie Acuna (Bonney Lake) - 1st Team SPSL 3A
Cara Bender (Highline) - 1st Team Seamount League
Livvy Boyd (Chief Sealth) - 2nd Team Metro Sound Division
Victoria Boyko (Kentlake) - Honorable Mention SPSL 4A North
Apryll Eneliko (Kennedy Catholic) - 1st Team Seamount League
Diana Faamausili (Kent Meridian) - 1st Team SPSL 4A North
Faith Faamausili (Kent Meridian) - Honorable Mention Team SPSL 4A North
Mele Halahuni (Kentwood) - 1st Team SPSL 4A North
Marae Marlatt (Vashon) - Honorable Mention Nisqually League
Jenna Nye (Mount Rainier) - Honorable Mention SPSL 4A North
Kaylie Paul (Auburn Mountainview) - 1st Team SPSL 3A
Please click on the 'Documents' tab to the left to view specific instructions on how to complete your Scorekeeping/Officials Certification for the 2013-14 season. All players need to have this completed by Thursday, December 19th.
On May 17th, Club Director Glenn Rodenhurst was inducted into the USA Volleyball, Puget Sound Region Hall of Fame. The induction was held at the Puget Sound's Regional Awards Banquet. Glenn accepted the award, on behalf of his wife and best friend of 42 1/2 years Jean Faye Leimomi Rodenhurst who suddenly passed away back in September 2012. Both Glenn and Jean started Club Wahine 20 years ago and were recognized for their years of service to the youth and junior programs in the Puget Sound Region. Congratulations to both Glenn and Jean for their induction into the Puget Sound Region Hall of Fame. To view Glenn's acceptance speech, click HERE.
Glenn Rodenhurst and the late Jean Faye Leimomi Rodenhurst, Co-Founders for Club Wahine, recently received recognition from USA Volleyball and the Puget Sound Regional Office. Both Glenn and Jean received recognition for their leadership and service for the past 20 years to the youth and junior volleyball programs in this region. To see their recognition, click on the document below.
Just a friendly reminder that Club Dues are collected at the first practice of each month. Club Dues may be paid by cash, check or by PayPal (see link located to left). If paying by check or cash, please give all dues to one of the Club Administrator’s at your practice.
Our January Wahine Warriors! (L to R: Hayley H, Cassandra L, Livvy B, Mariya M, Katie C & Alex W)
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