2020/10/08

DeafDigest Sports – – October 7-8, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming football games

— deaf player in hearing pro soccer league

— Lance Allred anecdote

— GPSD statement

— Iowa volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— Gallaudet honors coaches

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upcoming football games

Oct 9 Texas at New Braunfels Christian Academy

Oct 10 Louisiana hosts Prairie View Academy (cancelled, Mississippi gets forfeit win)

Alabama is off

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Gallaudet coaches

Gallaudet athletics salutes its coaches on National Coaches Day

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department would like to
salute and thank its coaches on National Coaches Day. The yearly event is
celebrated every October 6 for nearly 50 years.

“There are no words to fully express our gratitude and our appreciation
for what Gallaudet coaches do and represent to our Athletics Department on
a daily basis,” said Gallaudet Athletics Director Victor Mansure. “They
consistently contribute to our overall performance with work excellence
and servant leadership, by providing our student-athletes with morals,
values and support. Our coaches are the machinery that makes our
department run by solving problems, adapting quickly to changes, taking
ownership of our department success and accepting responsibilities as a
team member.”

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/natcoachesday

note:
in clockwise order, the coaches are Curtis Pride, baseball;
Liza Offreda, women’s soccer; Chuck Goldstein, football;
Tara Miles, cheerleading; Nick Pezzarossi, new swimming &
diving coach; Lynn Ray Boren, volleyball; Shelby Bean, assistant
coach football and track & field and full time staffer,
on Gallaudet recruiting matters; Kevin Kovacs, men’s basketball;
Byron Moore, men’s & women’s cross country & men’s & women’s track
and field; Stephanie Stevens, women’s basketball; Justen Burns,
softball; Stephon Healey, assistant football coach & strength
and conditioning of all Gallaudet athletes.

one sport is missing – men’s soccer only because
the search for a new coach is ongoing.

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GPSD statement

Great Plains Schools for the Deaf issued a statement that
with much regret, all of 2020-21 season tournaments are
cancelled. Health of everyone is the priority.

The administrators of all 8 GPSD member schools
agreed on this joint statement.

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Iowa volleyball

Our game last night was a good competition. Our athletes have definitely
improved on their serving game. Kali Nipper had 8 with 5 aces. She also
had
an attack. Kynnedi Anderson came up with 6 serves with an ace. Ashley
Vera-Nieto had 12 serves and 2 aces.Ali Sellwood served 12 with 3 aces.
She
also had two sets. Jenessa Patten came up with 9 serves and an attack.
Hope
Murapa had 8 additional serves with an ace. Britany Adame added another
serve to the team.We are continuing to work on our passing game. 10-25,
12-25, 25-23, 16-25 (lost)
Monday night we had a game. We just could not control the game as we would
have liked. We started to warm up too late. We did, however, see some good
things during the game. Kali NIpper has 2 serves and an attack. Ashley
Vera-Nieto added two more serves. Ali Sellwood had 5 serves with an ace
and
one set. Jenessa Patten added 6 serves and an ace. Hope Murapa had 5
serves
and an ace. Sterlyn Aragon added another serve for the team. 4-25, 6-25,
15-25

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Texas volleyball

TSD vs Veritas Academy

Varsity
TSD, 0
Veritas, 3
(13-25, 19-25, 12-25)

Record: 0-7

Junior Varsity
TSD, 0
Veritas, 2
(14-25, 13-25)

Record: 1-5

Next game: San Marcos Academy
When: October 8th
Where: Seeger Gym (TSD)
Time: 5:30 (JV), 6:30 (V)

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LeBron James’s Teammates: Legends, NBA Champions and These Guys
What is it like to play with the world’s best player?

part of story

The first time that LeBron James walked into a locker room and found
himself overshadowed by someone on his own team was Lance Allred’s first
day with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Allred’s story was irresistible.

“I was a deaf kid from Montana making my way up through the
minor league to get to the NBA,” Allred said.

He immediately became the center of attention—and he could tell that
LeBron James liked him because of it.

note:
Allred’s career in NBA was brief – but at least he scored a few points to
get himself in NBA’s stats list,

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deaf player in hearing pro soccer league

part of newspaper story

Safil Ali, better known on the soccer field as ‘the silent one’ did not
let his physical challenges deter him from playing top level football
in Fiji.

The 32-year-old Nadogo football team left back will be playing a vital
role for his side in the Courts IDC Super Premier competition.

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random deafsports thoughts

Lance Allred played just a few NBA games.

In the fifties, Bill Schyman, who was deaf,
was drafted by Baltimore Bullets after his
career at DePaul. He played in few pre-season
games but did not make the final cut.

At that time NBA only had 8 teams and
rosters were limited to 10 players
per team. This meant 81st best player
was out of luck with NBA during these
early years.

Would he have made the NBA if there were
so many teams and rosters expanded to some
12 players? Probably so.

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deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

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deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

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deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be