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The St. Catharine College Lady Patriots continued their never ending summer of camps last week by making their way into the Washington County High School gymnasium to work with the Commanderettes.
“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,” said Patriot Head Coach Jason McDannold.
The Patriots spent morning sessions with the Commanderettes last week and concluded their camp on Friday.
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 Commanderettes, 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” said 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 knows 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-I camp. He really takes his time and breaks things down for our players, making their experience worthwhile.”
After the conclusion of the camp the Patriots look to continue their support of Commanderette volleyball by being an open door forum.
“Anne [Mudd] is welcome to work with us anytime. She has really helped this program grow” McDannold said.
Both the Commanderettes and the Lady Patriots will kick off their season in August with the hopes of using the skills acquired to compete for their respective conference (or district) championships.