News

Friday February 20, 2015

Triangle Volleyball Club is pleased to announce a partnership with Trinity Wellness Center. Led by Luke Buffum, MPT, OCS, Trinity Wellness Center will assist Triangle’s injury prevention initiatives with on-site physical therapy support and consultation services. . The collaboration is focused on improving overall athletic performance while reducing the injury potential of Triangle student-athletes.

Luke and his staff will partner with Triangle’s lead strength and conditioning coach, Corey Johnson CPT and Triangle’s Movement and Mobility Specialist, B.J. Lawson, MD to deliver a comprehensive injury prevention and intervention support program that complements Triangle’s recent “Body Control” curriculum teaching safe and efficient movement.

“Partnering with Triangle Volleyball Club is an exciting opportunity to take injury prevention and athletic performance to the next level, especially with young athletes engaged in highly competitive youth sports,” comments Luke. “Our practice’s mission is empowering people to enjoy a lifetime of active fitness, and we look forward to working with Triangle in pursuit of that goal.”

 According to Triangle Executive Director Sherry Fadool, “Triangle is one of the first volleyball clubs in the country to combine objective movement assessment using the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) with a strength and conditioning curriculum that trains safe movement patterns and improves our athletes’ mobility and stability.  We are excited to partner with Trinity Wellness Center to further this educational effort, and continue to develop our staff and athletes’ knowledge of how to best develop and maintain their full athletic potential.”

Trinity Wellness Center services will be offered weekly on-site at Triangle typically on Monday nights.

Trinity Wellness Center is owned and operated by Luke and Emily Buffum. Since 2002 they have offered direct access, quality physical therapy services with an emphasis on individualized care, patient education, manual therapy, and personalized home exercise programs. All Trinity Wellness Center physical therapists are FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certified-the foundation of Triangle’s “Body Control” program begun at the start of the 2014/2015 club season.

Luke received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology from NC State University in 1998. During his undergraduate studies he also played men’s varsity basketball for NCSU. After graduation Luke continued his education at UNC-Chapel Hill graduating in 2000 with a Master of Physical Therapy. Luke is an American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and serves on NCSU’s sports medicine team. At NCSU Luke assists athletic trainers with coordination of long-term rehab for multiple sports with a concentration on football and track and field. Luke has been a frequent speaker for numerous groups including: The Capital RunWalk "Ask the Experts" series, Galloway Running Group, Duke-Raleigh Walking Club and ACO Continuing Education.

Luke and his wife Emily (also a physical therapist) have four daughters, Ginny Grace, Caroline, Victoria, and Amelia Claire.

www.trinitywellnesscenter.net

 

Tuesday January 20, 2015

This past MLK Jr. weekend twenty-three (23) teams competed at the Monument City Classic in Richmond. This tournament weekend serves as an excellent 'live competition' teaching opportunity for our teams. Much was achieved and much more was learned by athletes, coaches, and even our fans.

We are thrilled with the overall performance of our teams and this first glimpse [for many of them] at their potential. There were exciting wins AND losses. We witnessed matches in which our teams battled showing courage and confidence when they were down. All in all it was a weekend well done.

Now for some results. The overall winning percentage for the club for the weekend was 65% [121-66]. Ninety percent (90%) of our teams finished in the top ten in their respective division and we saw competitive strength from Black to Steel.

Team................. Division.............. Record............... Finish

12 Black............. 12 Club.............. 8-0.................... 1st/9

12 Blue.............. 12 Club.............. 3-5.................... 5th/9

13 Black............. 14 Club.............. 3-5.................... 9th/24

13 Blue.............. 13 Club.............. 5-3.................... 6th/24

13 White............. 13 Club.............. 5-3.................... 16th/24

14 Black............. 14 Open............. 6-2.................... 3rd/24

14 Blue.............. 14 Open............. 3-5.................... 11th/24

14 White............. 14 Open............. 3-5.................... 9th/24

14 Silver............. 14 Club.............. 4-4.................... 8th/24

15 Black............. 15 Open............. 8-0.................... 1st/24

15 Blue.............. 15 Open............. 4-4.................... 7th/24

15 White............. 15 Open.............. 3-5.................... 10th/24

15 Silver............. 15 Club.............. 7-1.................... 2nd/24

15 Steel.............. 15 Club.............. 5-3.................... 5th/24

16 Black............. 16 Open............. 7-1.................... 1st/24

16 Blue.............. 16 Open............. 4-4.................... 8th/24

16 White............. 16 Open............. 4-4.................... 7th/24

16 Silver............. 16 Club.............. 5-3.................... 6th/24

17 Black............. 17 Open............. 8-0.................... 1st/24

17 Blue.............. 17 Open............. 7-1.................... 4th/24

17 White............. 17 Open............. 5-3.................... 16th/24

18 Black............. 18 Open............. 7-1.................... 3rd/32

18 Blue.............. 18 Open............. 4-4.................... 8th/32

***Kudos to 13 Silver who played in the Carolina Region this weekend and finished with a 1-2 record.

Tuesday January 6, 2015

December 28, 2014 - Triangle welcomed 29 alumnae back to the gym to compete in the Annual Alumnae Match vs. the current senior class.  This year the Class of 2015 took on alums from LSU, Wisconsin, NC State, Kentucky, Cincinatti, George Mason, Barton and Meredith to name a few.  While the Alumnae started off slow, they went on to win 2-1 against Triangle's current seniors.  In Triangle's 13 seasons it has graduated over 140 alumnae.  For more information on Triangle's Alumnae click HERE

Friday December 19, 2014

The 2014 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball tournament is down to the Final Four which will be played in Oklahoma City. Triangle has a rich history with this tournament amongst both its staff and alumna. As we approach the crowning of yet another national champion we have Madison Bugg [Class of 2012] setting the #1 seeded Stanford Cardinal. Their semi-final match is this Thursday at 930pm on ESPN2 against perennial champion Penn State.

Here is a historical review of Triangle and the NCAA D1 tournament.

  • Triangle Coaching Staff: on the female side 11 of our current coaches appeared at least once in the NCAA tournament. Kudos to Logan Striebel Barber ‘04, Robin Bugg, Keisha Demps, Christina Falcone ‘06, Kaylie Gibson ‘07, Alston Kearns ‘11, Courtney Noll, Courtney Reiman, Alex Taylor ‘12, Hannah Thompson ‘11, and Alesha Wilson
  • Triangle's 1st competitive season and first senior class...2003
  • Triangle athlete first appearance in NCAA D1 tournament-Logan Striebel Barber, 2004
  • Triangle has had at least one player participating in the NCAA D1 tournament since 2004.
  • 62 of 142 Triangle alums have appeared in the NCAA D1 tournament at least once having played a total of 171 tournament matches. The win-loss record of these matches is 120-51; a 70% win percentage.
  • Triangle athletes have appeared in 39 second round matches; 20 sweet 16 matches; 18 elite 8 matches, and 12 final fours.
  • Triangle has had one or more athletes in the elite 8 since 2006.
  • Triangle has had one or more athletes in the finals every year with the exception of 2012 [eliminated in the Final Four] since 2007.
  • CHAMPIONSHIPS-One or more Triangle athletes have been on the NCAA D1 National Championship team every year since 2007 except 2012.
  • Triangle alums have won 9 National Championships in 10 appearances. The only loss was in a Triangle head-to-head championship [PSU-Slay vs. Wisconsin-Nelson, 2013]
  • National Champions-Hodge '06 [PSU 2007, 2008, 2009]; Kabbes '08 [PSU 2008. 2009, 2010]; Camp '08 [UCLA 2011]; Slay '10 [PSU 2010, 2013]

Join us as we cheer on Madi and the Stanford Cardinal Thursday night. A win puts them in the finals on Saturday night at 730pm.

 

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Madi Bugg, [Triangle Class of 2012] Junior Setter, and her Stanford Volleyball teammates will take on Penn State in the semifinals of the Women's Volleyball Division I Championship.  Madi is one of seven Triangle Alumnae to participate in the NCAA Division I tournament this year.  Wisconsin Sophomore Middle Blocker Haleigh Nelson [Triangle Class of 2013] and her teammates made it to the Elite 8 before losing to Penn State in the Regional Finals of the Tournament.  

There are only two days of the tournament left, so be sure to tune in: 

Semifinals:
BYU vs. Texas, Thursday, Dec. 18th @ 7PM on ESPN2
Stanford vs. Penn State, Thursday, Dec. 18th @ 9:30 PM on ESPN2

National Championship: Saturday, Dec. 20th @ 7:30 PM on ESPN2

Tuesday November 11, 2014
Friday August 22, 2014

With summer coming to an end we are already looking forward to fall. Sunday, September 7th officially kicks off fall programming at Triangle. We have programs for beginners, intermediate, advanced and elite level players. Quite simply there is something for EVERYONE! Check out the FALL FLYER HERE! 

FREE FALL PROGRAMS: Several programs are FREE [Open gyms, Fall skills clinic, Game ON! etc.] and registration is through a separate module [not Oasys].

FREE BOYS OPEN GYMS: Every Monday & Wednesday at 730pm. For HS boys only grades 9-12. 

We have clinics at many levels throughout the fall in our CLASSIC, XTREME, and AP GROUPS series.  AP Groups begin Saturday, September 6 and require an application. 

SERIES that begin week of September 7th [Setters, PowerCore 360, Strength & Conditioning, Youth]

SETTERS [TSA INFO]

Triangle Setting Academy-Fall #1 & 2
TSA Advantage [16-18's] Fall #1 & 2
TSA Advantage [14-15's] Fall #1 & 2

POWERCORE 360 [POWERCORE360 INFO

PowerCore 360 [11-14's]
PowerCore 360 [15-18's]

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING [STRENGTH&CONDITIONING INFO

JUMP+ [Sundays]
POWER1 [Weight Lifting] Sundays
POWER2 [Weight Lifting] Sundays

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM [Grades 2-9] [YOUTH INFORMATION]

Need help choosing the right YOUTH program? Visit HERE

YVP Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP Tuesday Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP Sunday BOYS Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP BONUS PAK SUNDAY/SUNDAY Fall #1-includes YVP Play the Game
YVP BONUS PAK TUESDAY/SUNDAY Fall #1-includes YVP Play the Game
YVP TEAM Fall #1 [Thursdays]
YVP *LOUISBURG* Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2] grades 2-5
YVP **LOUISBURG** Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2] grades 6-9
'Play the Game' [YVP/MS] SUNDAYS-Fall #1 & 2
Triangle Junior League Fall #1 & 2 [MS Grades 6-8] on Sundays
Triangle Junior League Fall #1 & 2 [HS] on Sundays

2014/2015 Club Season TRYOUTS: We’ve scheduled our tryouts for the 2015 season. Younger groups [10-14’s] try out in October beginning Saturday, October 18th and the high school athletes tryout beginning Sunday, November 2nd. [TRYOUT INFO] [FALL FLYER]

Wednesday July 9, 2014

Five Triangle staff and seventeen student-athletes traveled to Costa Rica on July 8 for a nine-day mission trip to Ciudad Neily, Costa Rica. The 'Triangle Serves' team arrived at the airport at the same time as the returning Costa Rican soccer team and quickly were drawn into the parade and all the excitement. During their trip the group will work with the community and Courts 4 Kids to build a multipurpose court and teach residents several sports. Throughout the duration of their visit they will immerse themselves in the Ciudad Neily community and share in the rich Costa Rican culture.

Monday June 30, 2014

Triangle Volleyball Club achieves success at Nationals

Six top 20 finishes including a first-ever Open division Runner up at AAUs

Morrisville, NC, June 27, 2014: For nine consecutive days at least one of sixteen Triangle teams competed on courts in Orlando at the 41st annual AAU Junior National Championship. Each team engaged in four days of intense competition with many dramatic moments. When competition was complete Triangle achieved its highest overall finishes in its twelve year history.

AAU Junior Nationals has multiple competitive divisions at each level. From highest to lowest they are Open, Premier, Club, and Classic. Both Triangle 17 Black and 16 Black earned top ten finishes with 16 Black being the first team in North Carolina history to be represented in an Open division national championship final. The total competitive field at AAU’s was over 2000 teams and included some of the best junior girls’ teams in the country from as far away as Canada, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

The finishes for each team are as follows:

Team                                         Division                                                     Finish

12 National                           12 Club Division                                   T62/68

13 Black                                   13 Open Division                                 T22/31

14 Black                                   14 Open Division                                 19/31 [White Bracket Champions]

14 Blue                                     14 Premier Division                          T29/68

14 White                                 14 Club Division                                   T51/139

15 Black                                   15 Open Division                                 17/44

15 Blue                                     15 Premier Division                          T27/92

15 White                                 15 Club Division                                   T29/123

15 Regional                           15 Classic Division                             T21/126

16 Black                                   16 Open Division                                 2/83

16 Blue                                     16 Premier Division                          T13/80

16 White                                 16 Club Division                                   T59/138

17 Black                                   17 Open Division                                 T9/59

17 Blue                                     17 Premier Division                          29/88

18 Black                                   18 Open Division                                 23/49

18 Blue                                     18 Premier Division                          T13/44

Complete results for AAU Junior nationals can be found on Advanced Event Systems.

 Triangle 17 Black finished tied for 9th and defeated powerhouse Orlando Volleyball Academy [OVA] to advance to the championship bracket. Triangle 16 Black pulled off a win against the 2014 finalist Mizuno Northern Lights to advance to the championship match. Never before has a North Carolina team earned this distinction. 16 Black lost in the finals to Skyline [Dallas] 15-25, 24-26.  “The 16 Open field at AAU’s was recognized as one of the strongest in recent history. It is evidence that the sport has gained a strong foothold in North Carolina that 16 Black could push through an extremely tough Championship bracket to play for a national championship. This is a huge accomplishment for Triangle and North Carolina volleyball,” states Sherry Fadool, Triangle’s Executive Director.

AAU Junior Nationals continues to grow both in number of teams and overall competitiveness. In 2011 the event was declared the national championship event for the Junior Volleyball Association [JVA].  “To have two teams finish in the top 10 at AAU’s is very exciting for our club. There are no easy matches at this level and to see our teams from 12’s to 18’s compete at the highest level on a national stage is very rewarding” added Fadool.

With the completion of nationals Triangle’s twenty-seven teams, 12 & under through 18 & under, achieved a club wide winning percentage of 61% while competing in a total of 1450 matches. The conclusion of the 2014 season saw twenty-four athletes complete their club volleyball career and head to college. Nearly every member of Triangle’s class of 2014 will play in college this coming fall and their efforts garnered this group of athletes over $2 million dollars in athletic and academic aid. 

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