On to the Semi-Finals 11.24.12
The Panthers will move into the medal round on Saturday morning at RND after disposing of the St. Thomas of Villianova Wildcats 25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 25-13. RND play in the JUC gym at 11:00 tomorrow. Garnet & Gold fans should make plans to pack the "old-gym" to cheer the Panthers to victory.
Quarter-Finals on Friday 11.23.12
Having completed preliminary round play with an unblemished record the Panthers are awaiting a 4:00 match at Holy Cross. The victor of this quarter-final game will move on to medal round play on Saturday.
RND Registers Victories on Day 1 11.22.12
The Garnet & Gold Panthers are building momentum during their first four OFSAA matches. Traveling to Queen's for their first match the host squad was less than welcoming with a victory over the Huntsville Hoyas. RND hit the court at 11:30 in front of an overflowing crowd versus the St. Paul Patriots of Niagara Falls. The Panthers played their way to a 2 - 0 win. A 2:00 in the CND gym the Toronto District representative was the opponent. The result was the same, a straight set sweep of the Etobicoke Rams. To wrap up a busy day a big crowd in the JUC gyms cheered RND to a 2 - 0 win over the Jacob Heslper squad from Cambridge.
Fans can continue to check out the action live on the impressive webcasts of Mr. McDonald and his SHSM class - Click Here. Full rosters, schedules and results are always available at the official OFSAA web site - Click Here - or on the Championship Twitter account - Click Here
This week OFSAA excitement returns to Regiopolis-Notre Dame as the school community works together for the third time in 6 years to host the AAA Boys Volleyball Championships. It's a real accomplishment to host and/or compete in an OFSAA championship. Unlike the participatory, revenue focused, club organized sport tournaments, OFSAA demands that high school teams qualify for an OFSAA championships through competitive success.
At RND, OFSAA is a true community event as coaches, athletes, staff, parents, alumni, fans and students have all worked together as part of the large collection of volunteers to organize four days of celebration and competition worthy of the title: Provincial Championships.
Volleyball fans can see all the OFSAA information, including team rosters and records, OFSAA apparel, Ticket/Admission pricing, preliminary round and playoff schedules, and up to date results, on the official championship web site: Click Here
Mr. McDonald and his SHSM class will be broadcasting live webcasts from the two gyms at RND. See the Web TV link in the right hand frame or Click Here.
RND has garnered OFSAA medals in Boys Volleyball for 7 consecutive years and has racked up 3 OFSAA gold medals. Click Here to see an outline of past championship teams. For 2012 the Panthers are seed #2 and with their play improving towards the end of the season volleyball fan should get another opportunity to see the Garnet & Gold battle the best volleyball programs in Ontario.
Regi Captures Senior Volleyball Crown
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Panthers' push to the provincial championship has turned into an outright shove.
For sure the Loyalist Lancers had to feel that way after being dispatched ever so quickly in Saturday’s Kingston Area championship at Queen’s Athletics Centre.
The Panthers were thorough and precise in dashing the Lancers 3-0, allowing just 39 points against over the three sets.
It was obvious, too, the way the Panthers celebrated modestly after the victory that their sights are set on something bigger.
“I know it is KASSAA and everything but we’ve got bigger goals in mind that just winning KASSAA,” said the Panthers dominant right-side hitter, Connor Santoni.
“We want to win all of Ontario and I think we can do that.”
Santoni, Duncan Lambert, Jamie Wright and Jacob Gordanier were all part of the big show the Panthers rolled out against the Lancers.
It was 18-4 pretty quickly in the first set and everybody in the building could sense that the Panthers were on a mission.
“We were definitely focused for sure. We knew we had to get it done here for moving forward into OFSAA, get some momentum for our team,” said Santoni, who had five kills in the first set and more than a dozen for the match.
“We were firing on all cylinders. Every aspect of the game went well but it all started with passing and serving, what we worked on all year. I felt that went great for us.”
Santoni, whose older brother, Tyler, played at Regi before going on to play university volleyball for the McMaster Marauders, said he would love to follow in his brother’s footsteps.
The KASSAA title was No. 4 for him and he is contemplating returning to Regi next year to go after a fifth.
“This is eight in a row for the seniors at Regi. That is pretty amazing,” Santoni said.
Coach Mark McKenna was pleased to see his team so focused right from the start.
“I thought they came out really hard and played exceptionally well,” McKenna said.
“We always stress keep the errors to a minimum. They were on tonight. It was nice to see.”
Right from Lambert’s opening slam for a point, the Lancers were under the gun.
Coach Linda Tracey’s players did regroup to start the second set and with kills by Zack Fedora and Jacob Riley-Janzen were briefly ahead.
The first real good rally of the mach came with the second set tied at 4-4. Regi prevailed on that with a tip point by Aiden Ross, got a great double block by Santoni and Gordanier set on Riley-Janzen for another point and then a dig by Evan Stucke which Gordanier finished off. After two kills by Santoni it was suddenly 9-4 Panthers on the way to a second-set 25-11 win.
“You always want to get on top of a team right away and take away their will to compete,” McKenna said.
“Our guys were great right from the get go.”
Although the Panthers, as host for OFSAA for the third time since 2006, will have an automatic entry into the championship, Nov. 22-24, McKenna said the team will host Brockville for EOSSAA Thursday with the aim of making their seeding as high as possible for the provincial championship.
“We are one of the top teams in the province. That’s where we should be. Hopefully we can show that.”
The Lancers, as a AA school, will play at the Eastern Ontario championship next week. The OFSAA double-A championship is in Stratford, Nov. 22-24.
Playoff Week 11.04.12
The Panthers host a Tuesday Tripleheader of KASSAA Basketball and Volleyball Quarter-Final action. Garnet & Gold fans are needed in the CND gym to cheer the Panthers squads on as they look to qualify for Thursday and semi-final action.
RND swept aside the Frontenac Falcons in three straight sets (25-9, 25-17, 25-14) in semi-final action. Connor Santoni scored 14 kills on 18 sets to lead the Panther offence. Assists leader Jamie Wright was more assertive at the net scoring 4 kills and registering 4 stuff blocks as well. Come out to support the Panthers Saturday evening at the ARC as RND battles the LCVI Lancers in a rematch of last years KASSAA final. Go Panthers!!
RND defeated the Sharbot Lake Panthers in 3 straight sets. Right sides Connor Santoni and Aiden Ross combined for 19 kills. Next up is semi-final action to be held this Thursday in the Congregation of Notre Dame Gymnasium.
Tournament Information - Cougar Challenge 10.30.12
Click Here to see a tournament schedule for the Colonel By Tournament, the Cougar Challenge.
Panthers versus Marie Rivier 10.30.12
RND won their 10th consecutive KASSAA game in straight sets over Marie Rivier. Graham Milligan led the offence with 17 assists and 8 service points and Fred Scott gave up his libero jersey to spark the attack in the 3rd set to register 5 kills and 8 service points.
Tuesday Results: 10.23.12
In a showdown of unbeaten teams the RND Senior Panthers won in straight sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-15) over the Sydenham Golden Eagles. Jaime Wright was key in quarterbacking the offence and notched 12 service points to lead the Panthers. Evan Stucke registered 5 kills to lead a well balanced Regi attack.
Mississauga Tournament Information 10.22.12
Click Here - to see tournament information for this weekends event hosted by Rick Hansen. The team will be staying at: Holiday Inn, 2565 Argentia Road in Mississauga.
Old Time North End Match-Ups 10.16.12
The RND Senior Panthers won in straight sets over the Raiders of QECVI. Normal defensive stalwarts Liam Whalen-Browne and Fred Scott were the offensive leaders recording 4 kills apiece. Peter Freundorfer had 3 digs to lead the Panthers with defensive stats.
Thursday Results 10.11.12
The Senior Panthers managed a straight set victory over last year's KASSAA Finalists Loyalist Lancers. Connor Santoni and Duncan Lambert provided the offence for RND combining for 17 kills and Jaime Wright was the offensive catalyst with a season high 32 assists. Set scores were 25-16, 25-19, 25-22.
Wins in a Western Doubleheader 10.02.12
RND improved to 4-0 on the season with a straight set victory over the Napanee Golden Hawks (25-17, 25-11, 25-13). Spencer Orr had 10 service points and 4 kills in the middle while Connor Santoni lead the team with 5 service aces and 7 kills.
Tournament Information 10.01.12
Click Here to see tournament information about the first annual Colts Classic Tournament at Bill Crothers High School on October 12, 13.
A Busy Thursday 09.27.12
Senior Boys Volleyball:In a sloppily played contest, the RND Boys improved to 3-0 on the season. Eryk Freundorfer scored 8 points in one set to lead all Panther scorers. Set scores were 25-9, 25-17, 25-19. Hopefully all parties involved will be more consistent the next time out.
Tuesday Night Up North 09.25.12
The Senior Panthers started slow but managed to improve to 2-0 on the season. Nolan Hubbard paced the Panther offence with 5 kills on 6 attempts and added 9 service points as well. Sean Blanchet provided steady defence and had 4 kills in the second set. Set scores were 25-21, 25-9, 25-19.
Volleyball Panthers Tune Up at Home 09.20.12
The RND Panthers began the defence of their senior crown with a straight set win over Ernestown. Nicho Hart led the Panthers with 8 kills and 4 blocks
Tournament Informaton - Warrior Overkill Classic 09.13.12
Click Here to see a complete schedule for this Warrior Overkill Classic on September 21, 22. Each year this event includes most of the best volleyball programs in Ontario.
September 2012 - Tryouts
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Student-Athletes return to school on Tuesday, September 4. RND coaches will be prepared for the upcoming KASSAA Fall Sports season on day one with information about sign-up meetings and tryout sessions available through: Hallway Posters, Morning Announcements and Postings on the RND Scoreboard web site.
All RND Student-Athletes must complete and submit to a RND Teacher Coach a Student Athlete Participation Form before participating in any tryout session. These forms can be downloaded and printed (Click Here) for careful completion before the first tryout session.
Student Accident Insurance
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board does not provide any accidental death, disability, dismemberments medical/dental expenses insurance on behalf of the students participating on school teams. To cover any potential medical or dental costs, parents are encouraged to consider purchasing the Student Accident Insurance Plan made available by Regiopolis-Notre Dame at the beginning and throughout the school year. Participation is voluntary and costs are to be paid by the parent or guardian. This insurance will provide coverage for school activities as well as activities outside of the school day. For more information on this insurance, visit the www.insuremykids.ca site.