2012 Literary/Art Contest entries revealed

By · June 6, 2012 · Filed in Literary/Art Contest, Tournament · No Comments »

2012 Starlings Art Contest EntryTitle IX is celebrating a birthday in 2012. Since it was passed as law in 1972, the opportunities for girls and women in education and athletics have soared, and the girls playing for Starlings Volleyball Clubs USD are no exception.

In advance of the 2012 National Tournament and Literary/Art Contest, the Starlings community was asked: “Title IX: How has it changed my world?”

Today, a small sampling of the inspiring entires were made available on the Starlings website. Click here to view the entires.

The Starlings Literary/Art Contest debuted at the 2000 National Championship and has proven to be the highlight of each season since. All girls in a Starlings program are invited to submit artistic and literary works in a variety of categories speaking to a single theme.

The categories are:

LiteraryEssay (1,000 to 2,000 words) | Poetry (no limit on length)

Art: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography

Prizes:      $1,000 in cash (to be presented at Nationals)

SD Friendship/Grass Tournament a hit

By · May 6, 2012 · Filed in Club News · No Comments »

San Diego Annual Friendship/Grass TournamentSan Diego Annual Friendship/Grass TournamentSan Diego Annual Friendship/Grass Tournament

Once again, beautiful weather, gorgeous setting, great atmosphere.

Wins and scores didn’t matter—only fun and friendship. Many thanks to Mani Santos, Irene Mello and Dennis Herrmann as well as to everyone who participated. Over 60 teams played this year.

2012 Literary/Art Contest theme announced

By · February 19, 2012 · Filed in 2012, Tournament · No Comments »

Birthday cake for Title IX“Title IX: How has it changed my world?”

Title IX is celebrating a birthday in 2012. Since it was passed as law in 1972, the opportunities for girls and women in education and athletics have soared. What impact have those opportunities had on you?

Learn more about Title IX! Visit the Starlings Title IX Resources Page.

LiteraryEssay (1,000 to 2,000 words) | Poetry (no limit on length)

Art: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography

Deadline:  Entries must be submitted by June 1, 2012.

Prizes:      $1,000 in cash (to be presented at Nationals)

The same theme, Title IX: How has it changed my world?” will apply to all age divisions. Below are the divisions according to grades. All written material must be emailed to the appropriate judge in Word format (please no designs, photos or colors). Include name, grade, Starlings team and club.

For details on where to send submissions, please view the contest guidelines (PDF).

Starlings coach does an Ironman

By · November 30, 2011 · Filed in Club News · No Comments »

Lacee is director and coach for us in San Francisco and her sister, Lindsay, coaches for us too. They are daughters, and ex-collegiate players, of my old friend and teammate, Danny Patterson.

Danny was founder of Paradise Bakery, which has sponsored most of our Arizona teams for many years.

Lacee shares the same determination and work ethic as her dad. Quite an accomplishment.

Byron

From: Lacee Phillips
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:36 PM
To: Byron Shewman
Subject: Hi!

Hi Byron!

Hope you’re doing well! It sounds, like always, that you have been busy. I thought of you because I just had my first “coaches meeting” for the start of the season. We hope to have 4 teams this year between San Francisco and Daly City. John Kast is the guy who sent you the email about getting in touch and he is great. He has more experience than I do with the logistics, so it will be great to have him on board.

On another note, I know my dad told you that I finished the AZ Ironman :) It has been quite the stretch as I’ve balanced teaching full time, training, and the family. There is nothing like the point in the run around mile 22 when you realize, ‘I AM going to finish’–it makes all the work with every minute. Anyway, my dad thought you might want a picture or two.

Looking forward to the start of another volleyball season :)

Happy belated Thanksgiving

Lacee