July 25th, 2011

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Front Range Adds Third National Team Coach to Coaching Staff

Some people think that working with college coaches or players is the best they can hope for. But there is a higher level of coaching and Front Range has it in spades.

Front Range Head Coach Jim Miret (USA Girl's Youth and Junior National Team Head Coach, Women's National Team Technical Assistant Coach), Front Range Lead Coach Jim Stone (USA Girl's Youth National Team Head Coach and Women's National Team Assistant Coach) and the rest of the Front Range family are excited to welcome a new member into the fold, Steve Colpus.

Steve Colpus, Head Coach of both the English Women's National Team and English Girl's Junior National Team, comes to Front Range after building Matchpoint Volleyball, Inc. into a premier "source for volleyball-specific performance improvement for athletes and coaches alike" in Ohio. Colpus has also made his mark on scholastic sports through numerous camps, clinics, and lessons in the US and Europe. In addition to his work with the British National Teams, Steve has also worked with USA Volleyball in several capacities. He serves as a CAP and IMPACT Cadre member, a High Performance camp coach, as well as an evaluator at High Performance and Open tryouts. Colpus, who holds both national and international coaching certifications, has been training successful coaches and players for over 20 years. He now brings that top-level experience and expertise to the Front Range Volleyball Club.

Front Range is proud and excited to have Steve Colpus join us this season. We hope that you are looking forward to all that Steve and Front Range can do for you!


Several Front Range players have committed to schools to continue their volleyball careers after high school. We wish all of our players the best in the next part of their volleyball careers!

Eric Arriaga will attend Stanford University in the fall and will join the volleyball program as a walk-on. As a member of the Cardinal volleyball team, Eric will compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, the toughest men's volleyball conference in the country.

Connor Bohl is headed East to Sacred Heart University where he will join another Front Range alum, Elise Sage. The Pioneers play in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) where he will see former teammate Mitch Beal.

Ty Coutts will stay in Denver as a member of the NAIA Johnson & Wales University volleyball program. The Wildcats play in the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC).

Morgan Gradishar is headed to Minnesota-Moorhead to become a Dragon. The NCAA Division II program competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Read the press release about her signing here.

Tyler Graham has verbally committed to DePaul University. Starting with the 2012 season, she will join the Blue Demons as they compete in the Big East Conference.

Drew Johnson will play volleyball at Indiana University -Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW). The Mastodons play NCAA Division I volleyball in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA).

Emily Podschweit has verbally committed to Colorado and will join the Buffs for their second season competing in the new Pac-12 conference. She will join Front Range alumnae Emily Alexis, Caitlyn Hubbard, and Nikki Lindow and will compete against alumna Courtney Karst.

Boys News

Congratulations to Front Range alumnus Mitch Beal who was named one of Volleyball Magazine's prestigious Fab 50, a list of the top 50 high school players in the country. Mitch will be playing volleyball at George Mason next year.

Mitch Decker (3rd from left above) received some press after his USA High Performance Beach Championships win. Check out an article here.

Exchange Students

Remember our Dutch visitors this winter? Want another chance to host a high school student from another country? The Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is looking for families interested in being American hosts. Find out more about their program and how you can become involved here.

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