Lady Patriot Cat Hall works with Washington CountyLady Patriot Cat Hall works with Washington County's Jordan Wheatley on ball control

Patriots Embrace Sense of Community

The St. Catharine College Lady Patriots continued their never ending summer of camps this week by making their way into the Washington County High School gymnasium to work with the Lady Commanders.

“We have to make the volleyball girls in our community feel like they are a part of our program, and what better way to do that than to dig in and work with them” says Patriot coach Jason McDannold. The Patriots will spend morning sessions with the Lady Commanders for the remainder of the week and conclude their camp Friday, July 19, 2013.

By focusing on advanced skills and team tactics, McDannold and his troops look to reinforce the skills being taught to the team by the head coach of the Commanders, Anne Mudd. “Anne and her staff have done a great job with the team and the resources that they have been given here at Washington County. We just felt that it is our responsibility as the college in the community to come in and work with the athletes who are not only close to home, but who could become future Patriots” say McDannold of the efforts put forth at Washington County. In fact, the Washington County coaching staff seemed to enjoy having the company of St. Catharine. Assistant Coach Casey Mudd stated that “Jason [McDannold] really know his stuff. He and his girls are presenting us with information that is dead on with the skills that our varsity squad just learned at a NCAA Division 1 camp. He really takes his time and breaks things down for our player, making their experience worthwhile” After the conclusion of the camp the Patriots look to continue their support of Commander Volleyball by being an open door forum. “Anne [Mudd] is welcome to work with us anytime. She has really helped this program grow” says McDannold. Both the Lady Commanders and the Lady Patriots will kick off their season this August with the hopes of using the skills acquired to compete for their respective conference championships.

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