Monday, October 8, 2012

Dig Pink - Jersey Auction and more!

On Wednesday, October 17, Berry Volleyball will hold our second annual Dig Pink event to raise money and awareness to benefit the Side Out Foundation, a charitable organization that is committed to the unification of the sport of volleyball and its alliance with the movement for breast cancer awareness, education, and research.  You can click on the link above to donate directly to help us reach our fundraising goal of $2,500, or you can help us reach our goal in a number of other ways.

1) Attend our match versus Shorter on October 17, and 100% of the gate admission will go towards the cause!

2) Bring your spare change to donate at the event.  We will have a "penny" war to see which school's fans can raise the most money.

3) Pledge to donate an amount of money per dig that we make in our Oct 17 match.  We are averaging 13.03 digs per set which means we are likely to have between 39 and 65 digs in the match depending on how many sets we play.  So, a pledge of $.50 per dig would mean a donation of between $19.50 and $32.50.  You can e-mail Coach Mika Robinson at or contact your favorite player to make a pledge.

4) Buy a Berry Dig Pink shirt at the event or by e-mailing Coach Mika Robinson at  Shirts are $10 each and are available in adult sizes.

5) Buy one of the game jerseys in our jersey auction!  To bid on a jersey, e-mail Coach Mika Robinson at to get a bid number.  You may e-mail Coach Robinson as often as you like to update your bid.  This post will be updated to reflect current bids.  Remote bidding will close at 3:00pm on Oct 17 and silent auction bidding will re-open at the match.  If you are unable to attend the match, you can e-mail a "high bid" to be applied at the end of the evening.  The following jerseys are available for auction:


 #      Player Name                            Current Bid       Current High Bid #
1      Stephanie Steele                 $75                     5
2      Krista Miller                         $40                    7
3      Sarah Steffan                      $20    
4      Emily Stromberg                 $20    
6      Kelsey Lochstampfor           $75                    10  
7      Stephanie Quinn                  $40                     6
8      Meredith Hopper                   $500                  1
9      Chrissy Ricketts                    $20                   4
10    Lauren Schmitz                     $20                  12
11    Anna Keappler                      $50                   9       
12    Gretchen Kaufman                $35                  11      
13    Megan Woodall                     $20        
14    Katie O'Rourke                      $20          
15    Claressa Brekke                    $50                   3
18    Jennifer Tinnell                      $20


 #      Player Name                      Current Bid       Current High Bid #
1       Jennifer Campbell          $20
2       Jasmine Crook               $20
3       Megan Pepe                   $20
4       Christina Johnson          $20
5       Lauren Millsaps             $20
7       Taylor Wilkerson           $20
8       Jasmine Nieman            $20
9       Leslie Welch                 $20
11     Brooke Dowd               $20
12     Loren Olive                   $20
13     Tanequa Whitman         $20
14     Anna Graham                $20
15     Jessica White                 $20                  13
16     Sarah Armstrong           $20
17     Dena Pierce                   $20
21     Jordan Corder                $20
22     Kelsey Kirk                   $20
23     Michala Askew              $20


Parents' Day and Mountain Day

What a great weekend to be a part of the Berry family!  Mountain Day is a homecoming tradition that celebrated its 98th year this year, and it is truly a unique Berry experience.  Then, when you add three home volleyball victories and recognition of our parents on Parents' Day, and you really could not ask for a better weekend!

Friday started off with our opportunity to pay Centre back for our lone conference loss so far this year.  Our team came mentally and physically prepared as we finished off our conference opponent in three sets.  However, there was no time to celebrate as our match versus perennial regional contender Maryville started a mere 40 minutes later.  The Maryville match turned into a thrilling five set victory that provided some incredibly long rallies for our loyal fans to enjoy.  Without a doubt, Maryville made us earn that victory, and singing the Alma Mater after the victory never felt so sweet!

Saturday brought Mountain Day festivities including the Grand March, picnic on the mountain, Parents' Day prior to our match versus Sewanee, and finally Marthapalooza on Saturday night.  The day was a resounding success with beautiful weather, another solid conference win, and great fellowship with friends and family!  Below are the pre-game video dedicated to our parents along with a few fun photos from Mountain Day!  Enjoy!