UMD Women's Club Volleyball is Going to Nationals!
Meet the UMD Women's Club Volleyball Team!
Work Hard, Play Hard
Over the span of the 2014/2015 school year, our organization, the University of Maryland Women's Club Volleyball team, has intensely trained to compete at a high level of play against other collegiate teams. Outside of our classes, we have attended multiple practices per week and particpiated at various tournaments on the weekends. When not playing volleyball, we bond over social events and restaurant fundraisers, which has led to building our chemistry as a team. We have successfully placed for the National Tournament every year, ranking 25th in the nation this past season. This year, the tournament is held in Kansas City, MO in mid-April.
After holding Spring tryouts, it has been evident to us that there is an overwhelming amount of talent that has shown dedication to the group. As a result, our officers voted on sending two squads to Nationals this year, which is a new experience for us. In the past, there have been no funds to send two teams, let alone much money to send one. Given that our team this year holds so much potential for success at Nationals, it seems essential that we take advantage of this opportunity.
Help Us Reach Our Goal
Now that we have qualified again for Nationals this season, lack of funds would be the only reason we would miss out on this opportunity. The total cost to send all of our players to Nationals this year is approximately $10,000. Through crowdfunding, we hope to raise $5,000 to cut down on the costs for each player to compete. Your donations will help us pay for our plane tickets, hotels, entry fees, and other related expenses. With the help of this campaign, we look forward to competing again this year, in the hopes of making this season our most successful one yet!
Carolyn Kleinberger - Head Coach, Senior Bioengineering Major
Marta Roman - President, Junior Biology and Environmental Health Double Major
Megan Brady - Vice President, Sophomore Kinesiology Major
Cassidy Davis - Treasurer, Sophomore Electrical Engineering Major
Amanda Gross - Fundraising Chair, Junior Applied Mathematics Major
Kabria Haskins - Apparel Chair, Junior Psychology and Criminology Double Major
Elaina White - Social Chair, Junior Business Marketing Major
Nicole Rusconi - Senior Cell Biology and Genetics Major
Alayna Hendrix - Senior Biology and Animal Science Double Major
Stephanie Kelly - Junior Nutritional Science Major
Kristen Seeba - Sophomore Neurobiology and Physiology Major
Lena Malorodova - Sophomore International Business and Economics Double Major
Sarah Kreutz - Freshman Architecture Major
Brittany Orr - Freshman Business Accounting Major
Allie Orr - Freshman Material Science Engineering Major
Carly Marella - Freshman Business Accounting Major
Blaire Ross - Freshman Biology Major
Hailey Brown - Freshman Computer Engineering Major
Keana Richards - Freshman Psychology Major
Kalala Pines - Freshman Neurobiology and Physiology Major
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