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Sugar Land, TX 77479
Hotel contact: Lailani Argao
Dir: (281)-325-5909 or
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Weekend rate: $84.00 per night
On-line booking code: 2761339
*Book entire team and receive Breakfast Discount
*Complimentary Shuttle
*Full Restaurant and Bar
*Comp Wi-fi, microwave, refrigerator
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HOT NEWS: Fort Bend Fire Announcement

Read about our new Director, Phil Nickel

Phil will take the lead with Fort Bend Fire as the Club Director and oversee all Program Operations. We are excited  for his leadership and direct impact on the club.  Phil is a native of Ohio, graduating from the University of Cincinnati with an Engineering Degree.  As a Men's Volleyball player his background also lends itself to Club Volleyball and  NCAA College coaching and recruiting at Division's I, II, and III.  Phil has served on the NCAA Division II Region Advisory Committee, is a member of the AVCA, and served as AVCA's  representative for the Assistant Coaches Committee and Co-Chaired their Professional Development Sub Committee.

After a national search for a Club Director we feel, Phil's goals will bring Fort Bend Fire to an entirely new style of competitive play.  His experiences with coaching, recruiting and knowledge of volleyball are a terrific combination.  Most importantly player instruction and technique are areas of Phil's expertise.

2014 - 2008 Head Coach Wayne State University; Detroit MI  In 6 seasons, he had 5 straight tournament appearances. Coached 2 All Americans, and 7 All Region players
2008 - 2002 First Ass't University of Houston; Houston TX
2002 - 2000 First Ass't Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2000 - 1998 Assistant Coach Wright State University; Dayton Ohio
1998 - 1996 Head Coach Thomas More College Crestview Hills KY

Phil and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Trey and Zackary, along with a daughter, Kaia.  They are currently in transition of moving from Michigan and will reside in the Katy community.  Join us as we welcome the newest members of the Fort Bend Fire family.

16  & 14 Mizuno's are headed to Minneapolis MN for Nationals.  Congratulations to both teams, coaches, and parents!  GO FIRE!  We are proud of you!

A special recognition goes out to 16 Mizuno's Caitlyn Cooper.  She has been selected to USA Volleyball's A-1 Team

The Junior A1 Program is the National Training Team Program for USA Volleyball in the Junior age group.  The athletes who participate in this program are in strong contention to fight for a position on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team in the subsequent year. Participating athletes train as a group for 5 days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 11 for the USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance Pipeline Coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.  Congratulations Caitlyn on receiving this high honor!  We wish you the best of luck!

USA Volleyball's Select A-3 Division Recipients

Including among these national players are 14 Mizuno members: Catherine Krieger, Morgan Bush, Dani Batenhorst, and Rylee Bourgeois on making USA Volleyball Select A3 team!

USA Select National Skills Invitation Announced

Congratulations to the below players!

13 Mizuno Players: Julia Black and Kennedy Prince

14 Mizuno Player: Autumn Gentry 

Congrats to 12 Mizuno's Ally Batenhorst's invitation to the HP future Select National Training Program.

Lone Star High Performance Select Teams Announcement, include Fort Bend fire 13 Mizuno players:

A1 team: Julia Black
A2 team: Kennedy Prince
Audrey Tuttle
Alternates: Alaina Lanik
Mady Rathmell

Fort Bend Fire Recruiting has assisted the below players to the next level of play!   Join our team for the 2014-2015 season. Email:

Good Luck:  With regret we are saying good bye to Mike McCrary.  He is off to another venture and we wish him well.  Mike will always be part of the Fort Bend Fire family.  He guided the club to a new culture of volleyball and he will be missed.  The new Club Director will be announced on June 24th.  


Congratulations to the  Class of 2014

Stephanie Cloke (M) University Louisiana-Lafayette

Hannah Kirk (L) Jacksonville State University

Abby McIntyre (OH) Stephen F. Austin State University

Adison Giambrone (DS) McNeese State Univeristy

Shelby Poehls (OH, RS) McNeese State University 

Early 2016 Commitment

Caitlyn Cooper University of Kentucky

 Class of 2013 

Madison Kelley (RS) Central Wyoming College

Abigail Kirby (M) Texas Western College

Courtney Burroughs (OH) East Texas Baptist University

Tori Herbert (OH) Lee College

 Sarah Rosinke (S) Midwestern State University

Bianka Curvey (DS) Trinity Christian College

Corynn Acuff (MB) UT Pan Am University

Courtney Cary (S) TX A&M Corpus Christi University

Shelby Genung (MB) Sam Houston State University

Kaylen Wolfe (L) McNeese State University

Eli Rosinke (OH)  St. John's River


I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.--Mia Hamm


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