VASJ sophomore Jerry Higgins is tied for the top spot in high school football in the News-Herald area with 760 yards and 14 touchdowns so far this season. But what we are most proud of is the fact that in addition to his athletic success, he maintains a GPA of over 4.2 and is ranked seventh in his class. Not to mention, he is a very nice young man.
The Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School girls volleyball team is 9-5 on the season, but don’t let a couple of losses on the Vikings’ record fool you. The 2015 varsity girls volleyball team, led by Coach Mark Royer '75 and assistant coaches Shayla Lang '11 and Ellen Cvelbar '11.
Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School girls volleyball Coach Mark Royer '75 knows what it takes for a volleyball team to play at a championship level. The current Vikings aren’t there quite yet but Royer certainly likes the direction VASJ is headed and the potential of his hard-working squad.
The Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School volleyball team could not have gotten off to a better start in 2015. The Vikings will need that momentum to carry over into a headline match vs.
The Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School girls volleyball team is coming off a second straight trip to the Division IV final four. This fall, not only will there be some new faces making an impact for the Vikings, they will be facing new postseason opponents in a new division.
Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School had a magical run to the Division IV state final four in volleyball, nearly sweeping into a spot at Wright State University. The magic ran out for the Vikings against a very talented Fort Loramie team on Nov.
Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School girls volleyball is back in the state final four. The Vikings, defending 2013 Division IV state runner-ups, are seeking their first state championship since 2005.
The 2014 D-IV Lady Vikings Volleyball Regional Champions Experience, talent and heart can carry a volleyball team a long way. On Nov. 1, those three attributes helped carry Villa Angela-St.
It has been sweep dreams for Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School girls volleyball so far in the postseason. One more dominant performance and the Vikings will wake up in the state final four.
How sweet it is, once again, for the Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School girls volleyball team to be back at Solon for the regionals. The Vikings – state runner-up in 2013 – were dominant in returning to the Division IV sweet 16 with a sweep of Kidron Central Christian in the Medina District finals on Oct.
There is only one more roadblock between Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School and a return trip to the regional tournament at Solon - a familiar opponent the Vikings have seen plenty of the past several district finals. VASJ (17-7) will face Kidron Central Christian at 1 p.m.
Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School girls volleyball team solidified itself as the top seed in the Division IV Medina District tournament with an impressive 3-0 win over Mapleton in a sectional final on Oct.18. The Vikings won, 25-6, 25-6, 25-15, en route to a sectional championship.
The 2013 girls volleyball season was a magical one for Villa Angela St. Joseph High School. Coach Mark Royer '75 has plenty of reason to believe there is more magic in store this year at Viking Village.
The 2013 volleyball season was a magical one for Villa Angela St. Joseph. A strong regular season followed by a dominating run through the postseason took the Vikings on an unforgettable ride through the Medina district, the Solon regional and all the way to Dayton for the Division IV state final four.
The News-Herald released its 2013 volleyball all-stars on Thursday, and the Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings were well represented. VASJ coach Mark Royer '75 was named the N-H Coach of the Year after leading the Vikings to the Division IV state title game.
Villa Angela St. Joseph’s magical run through the postseason took the Vikings on an unforgettable ride through the Medina district, the Solon regional and all the way to Dayton for the Division IV state final four. Saturday afternoon, the ride came to a halt as VASJ finished one match short of bringing the state championship trophy home to East 185th and Lakeshore Boulevard.
Congratulations to the Lady Vikings volleyball team for defeating Newark Catholic 3-0 in the semifinals to advance to DIV state championship. The ladies return to the court for the state finals on Saturday, November 9, at 1 p.m. facing Marion Local at Wright State University's Nutter Center.
The Lady Vikings volleyball team was featured in the News-Herald after winning the state semifinals on Thursday, November 7. Read the News-Herald article: VASJ almost there
The Lady Vikings volleyball team was featured in the Plain Dealer on Friday, November 8, after their state semifinals win on Thursday. Read the Plain Dealer article: After a test in the 1st set, Vikings win trip to finals
Villa Angela-St. Joseph coach Mark Royer gets emotional when he attempts to talk about his past four trips to the state final four with the Vikings. On Saturday afternoon, VASJ did all the talking necessary on the floor during its Division IV regional championship conquest over Tuscarawas Central Catholic.
Lady Vikings volleyball featured in the News-Herald and on cleveland.com after their regional title win. Read the News-Herald article: VASJ advances to Division IV state semifinal Read the cleveland.com article: Five area volleyball teams earn trips to 2013 state tournament with regional wins
Villa Angela-St. Joseph coach Mark Royer had one message for his team before Thursday’s Division IV regional semifinal vs. St.
The Villa Angela-St. Joseph volleyball team is two wins from punching a ticket to the Division IV state final four. In order to get there, the Vikings will have to get by a team that is a lot like they are in many ways.
Lady Vikings volleyball was featured in the News-Herald for winning the district championship against Kidron on Saturday, October 26. Read the News-Herald article: VASJ secures 12th district crown in 17 years
Viking vengeance was certainly sweet Saturday for Villa Angela-St. Joseph. It was a long wait for VASJ to get another crack at Kidron Central Christian - which knocked the Vikings out of the postseason last fall - but it was well worth it.
The rematch is set. Villa Angela-St. Joseph has waited a long time to take a shot a avenging last year's Division IV district final loss to Kidron Central Catholic, and now, the Vikings will get their chance Saturday afternoon at Medina High School.
It was apparent very early on Saturday in the Division IV sectional final between Villa Angela-St. Joseph and Open Door Christian that the Vikings were the far superior team. That meant little to Coach Mark Royer, who expected the same intensity and execution out of his team as if they were playing the No.
Villa Angela-St. Joseph will travel to Medina on Saturday afternoon to take on Open Door Christian (Elyria) in a Division IV sectional volleyball final. The winner advances to a district semifinal on Oct.
After a difficult week to close out September, the VASJ Vikings have bounced back in a big way and are on a roll to start October as the postseason approaches. VASJ lost to NCL White Division rival Holy Name in four sets at the Viking Village on Sept. 24, and fell in three sets to South at a tournament in Mayfield four days later.
VASJ has lost just two matches this season – one against NCL rival Holy Name. The Vikings have a chance to avenge that loss on Tuesday, but there was no looking ahead or loss of focus for Coach Mark Royer’s squad as VASJ rolled past Cleveland Central Catholic and Riverside in a pair of easy wins on Sept. 19 and Sept.
The Vikings cruised to their first two NCL White Division wins of the season last week. VASJ defeated Trinity, 3-0, and also blanked Warren JFK in three straight games. Coach Mark Royer’s squad blitzed Warren JFK, 25-6, 25-8, 25-16.
The Vikings fell on the road to NCL rival Holy Name on Sept. 5, but rebounded nicely to take second in the Maple Heights Tournament over this past weekend. VASJ lost in four sets at Holy Name before getting back on track early and often in the Maple Heights Tournament.
Veteran Villa Angela-St. Joseph volleyball coach Mark Royer '75 knows a thing or two about winning. Coming off the 2012 season in which the Vikings finished 19-5, Royer is confident he has a group of student-athletes ready to continue the winning ways the program has built over the years – including a state championship in 2005.