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THE HISTORY OF THE DREAM TEAM

One team's record of B-league Volleyball at the Central YMCA


DREAM TEAM 1 - "CAL'S ALL-STARS" - Spring 1995
The Team: Cal, Keith, Paul, Kellie K., Cindy T., and Kelly W.
Record: 14 - 10; 3rd Place

DREAM TEAM 2 - "MONKEY BOYS" - Fall 1995
The Team: Cal, Cindy T., Ted, Brad, Karla, and Ann
Record: 12 - 12

DREAM TEAM 3 - "OH, FUDGE" - Winter 1995/1996
The Team: Cal, Cindy T., Ted, Brad, Karla, and Nicki
Record: 20 - 4; 1st Place of 14 teams
Champions of Wed Night B-League

DREAM TEAM 4 - "ROLLER DOGS" - Spring 1996
The Team: Cal, Cindy T., Ted, Brad, Karla, and Nicki
Record: 21 - 6; 2nd Place of 9 teams, Runners-Up Champs

DREAM TEAM 5 - "SAM'S FREE MEAT" - Fall 1996
The Team: Cal, Cindy T., Ted, Brad, Karla, and Nicki
Record: 13 - 11

DREAM TEAM 6 - "BUM LOOKERS" - Winter I 1996-1997
The Team: Cal, Ted, Brad, Nicki, Emily, and Leeann
Final Record: 13 - 11; 5th Place of 19 teams

DREAM TEAM 7 - "SUGAR BEAR'S SPAZS" - Winter II 1997
The Team: Cal, Ted, Brad, Nicki, Emily, and Leeann
Final Record: 17 - 7; 5th Place of 17 teams

DREAM TEAM 8 - "NICE CARRY" - Spring 1997
The Team: Cal, Ted, Brad, Nicki, Emily, and Leeann
Final Record: 13 - 11

DREAM TEAM 9 - "MAKE EM BOUNCE" - Fall 1997
The Team: Cal, Brad, Emily, Schlatter, Laura, and Shelly
Final Record: 14 - 10; 8th Place of 16 teams

DREAM TEAM 10 - "SEE JACK SQUAT" - Winter 1997-98 (Sunday)
The Team: Cal, Brad, Emily, Schlatter, Laura, and Shelly
Final Record: 18 - 6; 1st Place (tie) of 12 teams: Co-Champions

DREAM TEAM 11 - "LEGION OF DOOM" - Winter II 1998
The Team: Cal, Brad, Emily, Schlatter, Laura, and Shelly
Final Record: 13 - 11

DREAM TEAM 12 - "SECOND-HAND SHORTS" - Spring 1998
The Team: Cal, Brad, Emily, Schlatter, Laura, and Tanya
Final Record: 11 - 13

DREAM TEAM 13 - "WORK THAT DUM DUM" - Fall 1998
The Team: Cal, Brad, Emily, Schlatter, Laura, and Patty
Final Record: 12 - 12

DREAM TEAM 14 - "PORTSIDE BURNERS" - Fall/Winter 1998
The Team: Cal, Brad, Emily, Schlatter, Patty, and Kim F.
Final Record: 14 - 10, 4th place in 10 team division

DREAM TEAM 15 - "ON FIRE" - Winter 1999
The Team: Cal, Brad, Schlatter, Patty, Kim F., and Melani
Final Record: unknown but not good

DREAM TEAM 16 - "BOOM BOOM BOOM" - Spring 1999
The Team: Cal, Brad, Schlatter, Patty, Melani, and many subs
Final Record: again, unknown but not good

Summer of 1999 Volley's team, "Junior's Grades" went 18-6 and was champion runner up.

DREAM TEAM 17 - "SHRIMP CUTTERS" - Fall 1999
The Team: Cal, Brad, Jeff, Katie C., Morgan, and Dana
Final Record: 5 - 19

DREAM TEAM 18 - "TATTOO TABOO" - Winter 1999-2000
The Team: Cal, Brad, Jeff, Carol Jo, Kim C., and subs
Final Record: 5 - 19

DREAM TEAM 19 - "HOOVILLE RAIDERS" - Spring 2000
The Team: Cal, Brad, Jeff, Carol Jo, Kim C., and subs
Final Record: 4 - 20 (ouch)

The Summer of 2000 Volley's records.
First session team "Shake the man loose" finished 17-7, second place.
Second session team "Shake and bake" finished 18 - 6, tied for second.

DREAM TEAM 20 - "COOL GO CRAZY" - Fall I 2000
The Team: Cal, Brad, Kim C., Gina, Holly, and Cindy F.
Final Record: 14 - 11, fifth place of eight teams.

DREAM TEAM 21 - "BLACK STAPLERS" - Fall II 2000
The Team: Cal, Brad, Kim C., Gina, Holly, and Cindy F.
Final Record: 11 - 13, sixth place

DREAM TEAM 22 - "GINA'S CRACK UNIT" - Winter 2001
The Team: Cal, Brad, Kim C., Gina, Holly, and Cindy F.
Final Record: 12 - 12, place unknown

The Summer of 2001 Volley's records.
First session team "Still Standing" finished 18-6, champion runner up.
Second session team "Alaskan Anchors" went 20-4 and was the rec league champions. I don't f---ing believe it.
The team: Cal, Kim C., Gina, Leeann, Holly, Tom H. and subs.

DREAM TEAM 23 - "BRAD'S BACK" - Fall 2001
The Team: Cal, Brad, Kim C., Gina, Holly, and Scott S.
Final Record: 13 - 11, fourth place

DREAM TEAM 24 - "BLOND CORKS" - Winter 2001
The Team: Cal, Brad, Kim C., Gina, Holly, and Leeann.
Final Record: 17 - 19, place unknown

DREAM TEAM 25 - "DARE TO BE TOWED" - Spring 2002
The Team: Cal, Brad, Kim C., Gina, Holly, and Leeann.
Final Record: 17 - 13, place unknown

The Summer of 2002 Volley's records.
First session team "Stone Gina" went 10-11.
Second session team "Blue It" went 18-6 and got 3rd place.

DREAM TEAM 26 - "SNOT NOSE" - Fall 2002
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Holly, Darren, and Katie.
Final Record: 13 - 17, place unknown

DREAM TEAM 27 - "DA BEARS" - Winter 2003
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Holly, Darren, and Katie.
Final Record: 13 - 17, another place unknown

DREAM TEAM 28 - "TROUPE de GUFE" - Spring 2003
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Holly, Katie, and Phil.
Final Record: 14 - 16, place unknown

The Summer of 2003 Volley's records.
First session team "Perfect Season" finished 3rd at 18 - 6.
Second session team "Not Too Late" finished 3rd at 15 - 9.

DREAM TEAM 29 - "WHEN I'M ANGRY" - Fall 2003
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Holly, Katie, and Phil.
Final Record: 17 - 13, place unknown

DREAM TEAM 30 - "OKLAHOMA" - Winter 2003/2004
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Holly, Katie, and Phil.
Final Record: 13-17, maybe 8th place

DREAM TEAM 31 - "DEAN MACHINE" - Spring 2004
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Holly, Katie, and Phil.
Final Record: 13-17

The Summer of 2004 Volley's records.
First session team "You're Fired" finished second place at 17 - 7.
Second session team "Odd Couple" finished 12 - 12, place unknown.

DREAM TEAM 32 - "WELCH'S ROOMMATES" - Fall 2004
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Katie, Phil, and Patti.
Final Record: 9-12

DREAM TEAM 33 - "BAD RAVIOLI" - Winter 2004-05
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Patti, Joe, and subs.
Final Record: 14-10, sixth place of 12 teams

DREAM TEAM 34 - "MURPHY'S LAW" - Spring 2005
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Patti, Joe, and subs.
Final Record: 10-14

The Summer of 2005 Volley's records.
First session team "Off Too Much" finished third place at 14 - 10.
Second session team "Worm Girls" finished 15 - 9.

DREAM TEAM 35 - "OH SO MAD" - Fall 2005
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Patti, Joe, and subs.
Final Record: 20-4, 2nd place of 13 teams

DREAM TEAM 36 - "BACK TO CHICAGO" - Winter 2005-06
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Patti, Phil, and subs.
Final Record: 15-9, Champions of Division 3, sortof

DREAM TEAM 37 - "CALS COURT OF LAW" - Spring 2006
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Patti, Phil, and subs.
Final Record: 14-10, 4th place

The Summer of 2006 outdoor records.
First session (Volleys) team "" finished third place at ?.
Second session (Cabo) team "Lost Motivation" finished 15 - 6.

DREAM TEAM 38 - "THIS OLD TEAM" - Fall 2006
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Angy, Callie, and subs.
Final Record: 7-17, last place or close to it.

DREAM TEAM 39 - "GILDER SOLDIERS" - Winter 2006-07
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Callie, and subs.
Final Record: 9-12, place - near the bottom.

DREAM TEAM 40 - "I'M TOO MUCH" - Spring 2007
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Joe, Angie, and subs.
Final Record: 19-8. Third place outta 11 teams.

Summer of 2007 Volleys outdoor records.
First session team "Get It In" finished second place at 18 - 6.
Second session team "Wildfire" finished fourth with 13 - 11.

DREAM TEAM 41 - "PLAYOFFS YKM" - Fall 2007
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M., and subs.
Final Record: 15-9, place unknown

DREAM TEAM 42 - "LITTLE LOST" - Winter 2007-08
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M., and subs.
Final Record: 11-13, sixth or seventh place

DREAM TEAM 43 - "MR PEANUT" - Spring 2008
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Rachel M., and subs.
Final Record: 7-11, second to last

The Summer of 2008 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "Air Maile" finished 12-12.
Second session team "Quitten Time" finished 10-14, fifth place.
Third session team "Dude!" is 11-7.

DREAM TEAM 44 - "FOUR AND HALF FEET" - Fall 2008
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M. and subs.
Final Record: 4-20, dead last, ouch.

DREAM TEAM 45 - "THE DRAGONS" - Winter 2009
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M. and Beth B.
Final Record: 5-19.

DREAM TEAM 46 - "TEAM OBAMA" - Spring 2009
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M. and Beth B.
Final Record: 3-15, worst season ever.

The Summer of 2009 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "PH Good Day" finished 16-8 and second place.
Missed the sign up deadlines for other sessions.

DREAM TEAM 47 - "TALL CUPBOARDS" - Fall 2009
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M. and Karol K.
Final Record: 9-15, second to last place

DREAM TEAM 48 - "NEW MEX WOMENS SOCCER" - Winter 2009-10
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M. and Karol K.
Final Record: 9-15.

DREAM TEAM 49 - "THE BIG DYMKOWSKI" - Spring 2010
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Rachel M. and Anna S.
Final Record: 10-14, 10th place out of 13 teams.

The Summer of 2010 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "LOST" finished 14-10, fourth place.
Second session team "Double AA Women" finished 20-4 as Rec League champions.

DREAM TEAM 50 - "IT'S A HOT ONE" - Fall 2010
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, subs.
Final Record: 5-16, dead last.

DREAM TEAM 51 - "CHILEAN MINERS" - Winter 2010-2011
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Hannah, Allyssa, and subs.
Final Record: 19-5, B League Champions

DREAM TEAM 52 - "MICHAEL SCOTT PAPER CO." - Spring 2011
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Allyssa, and subs.
Final Record: 13-11, maybe 6th place

The Summer of 2011 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "Godzilla" finished 15-9, fourth place.
Second session team "Full Nine Yards" finished 16-8, second place.

DREAM TEAM 53 - "LATER TEAREEK" - Fall 2011
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, and subs.
Final Record: 13-11, suprisingly 3rd place

DREAM TEAM 54 - "WINTER IS COMING" - Winter 2011-2012
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, and subs.
Final Record: 11-13, 5th place

DREAM TEAM 55 - "SWEEP THE LEG" - Spring 2012
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, and subs.
Final Record: 14-10, 5th place of 11 teams

The Summer of 2012 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "Brick House" (4x4) finished 7-17, second to last
Second session team "Fours Sucked" finished in the middle of the pack.
Third session team "Spike Drought" finished 16-8, third place

I missed the sign-up date for Fall 2012 YMCA.

DREAM TEAM 56 - "KATIE'S CURVES" - Winter 2012-2013
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Beth, Brittany, Josh.
Final Record: 5-19, dead last

DREAM TEAM 57 - "LUCKY NUMBER 13" - Spring 2013
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Beth, Josh, Ellen B.
Final Record: 8-13, 8th place of 12 teams

The Summer of 2013 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "Downton Abbey" was Rec League Champions at 17-7
Second session team "R U Being Served" finished 8-16
Third session team "The Avengers" finished 9-15

DREAM TEAM 57 - "BUMP, SET, TWERK" - Fall 2013
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Rachel, Nikki, Maddy.
Final Record: 11-13, place unknown

DREAM TEAM 58 - "UNDERAGE BAWLERS" - Winter 2013-14
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Rachel, subs: Liz B.
Final Record: 8-16, place unknown

DREAM TEAM 59 - "SOCHI REJECTS" - Spring 2014
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Rachel, --
Final Record: 11-13, place unknown

The Summer of 2014 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "Coach Calhoun" finished 12-12, 4th place of 8 teams
Second session team "Field of Dreams" finished 11-13, place unknown
Third session team "Rockford Files" finished 11-13, 7th place of 10 teams

The Summer of 2015 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "The Vulcans" finished 9-15, 5th place of 10 teams
Second session team "The Lettermans" was 9-6
Third session team "Antmen" finished ?

DREAM TEAM 60 - "JACK'S PACK" - Winter 2015-2016
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Phil, Beth, Karol.
Final record: 12-15, fourth place out of seven teams

The Summer of 2016 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "No Trump Cards" finished 12-12, 6th place of 10 teams
Second session team "Bernie Sandteam" finished 12-12 also, 5th place of 10 teams
Third session team "Voltar picks Hillary" is finished 11-13, 6th place of 10 teams

DREAM TEAM 61 - "TRUMP'S CABINET" - Winter 2016-2017
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Karol, Carrie A., Josh, Phil, subs.
Final record: 10-14, sixth place out of ten teams

DREAM TEAM 62 - "THE FALCONS" - Spring 2017
The Team: Cal, Brad, Gina, Karol, Johanna, Chris P.
Final record: 7-20, seventh place out of nine teams

The Summer of 2017 Volleys outdoor sand VB records.
First session team "Poor Paxton" finished 20-4, 2nd place of 10 teams
Second session team "Jo knows VB" finished 1st place Champions at 20-4 of 8 teams


Other goofy names of Cal's volleyball teams have been:
Super Friends, Carla's Bargain Hunters, Get On With It,
Underworld Creepers, Gentle Caress of a Summer Breeze,
Some Wet Sand, and Go Indians.
There is a story behind each name, read about them here.

Cal is known for going months, if not years, without a bad serve.
Cal went three YMCA sessions in a row 2008-2009 without a bad serve.
Longest stretch without a bad serve: 9 months from Feb 11, 2004, to Nov 2, 2004

Power in the pyramid

USA VB org

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