This is “Dots,” Volleyball Mag.com’s once a week consider 10 points in club volleyball, previous or existing, that rate of interest me as well as ideally will intrigue you. Look for Dots every Tuesday with Junior Nationals this summer season:
• If you were seeking purposeful activity this previous weekend break, plus eventually, you might discover it in Las Vegas, as the NCAA Men’s as well as Women’s Division I basketball braces were revealed, stimulating tough betting.
If you were seeking purposeful ladies volleyball activity this previous weekend break, plus eventually, you might discover it ONLY in Las Vegas, as the 18s, 17 as well as 16s played in Session 2 of the Red Rock Classic nationwide qualifier at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Saturday with Monday.
Because Red Rock was the just large nationwide occasion on the docket, it drew in a lot more teams than simply the typical group from the SCVA, making the departments deep as well as deeply disputed.
• The 18 Open department at Red Rock contained 34 teams, 11 of which had actually formerly certified in Open for the USAV 18s Junior National Championship at the end of following month in Columbus.
Why a lot of certified teams? Red Rock is the 13th 18 Open nationwide qualifier played this period, with just 3 18 Open occasions staying: MEQ in Indy as well as PNQ in Spokane this weekend break as well as following, specifically; as well as the re-scheduled, re-located, weather-affected Sierra NQ inSacramento By the method, the climate is terrible in Sac- community today– winds, climatic river … you call it– yet must be much enhanced by Friday when the tourney starts.
When a nationwide qualifier is disputed near the end of the qualifier period, it is normally the instance that the Open areas are either tiny, as teams with quotes take out; or overruning with certified teams.
Red Rock went the overflow method.
• Of the 11 previously-qualified Open teams, all 11 ended up amongst the leading 14 atRed Rock That left 3 bid-seeking teams in the leading 14. One, TAV 18 Black, parlayed a 15-13 Game 3 sway Coast 18-1 on Day 1 right into an ultimate T-5 for an Open quote. After ending up in a connection for initial on Day 1, TAV went 0-2 in its Sunday swimming pool, just to stay in opinion many thanks to a crossover sway Idaho Crush 18Bower That landed the Dallas group in a 3-team Gold swimming pool where none of the participants had a quote. Imagine that. The various other 3, three-team swimming pools had every group with quotes, yet this swimming pool was bereft. TAV obtained its quote when it brushed up a Houston Juniors 18 Elite group that required one win to punch its ticket yet might not obtain it. HJV would certainly wind up in a connection for nine, one area from quote setting.
• It might have been unexpected that Coast went this late right into the period without certifying. This was the group, nevertheless, that ended up second at the Triple Crown NIT, a group with numerous participants of the unbeaten senior high school championship game group that was Cathedral Catholic Coast had actually made one certifying effort formerly, at Windy City in Chicago, yet took one loss on Day 1 as well as 2 on Day 2 (to Sunshine 18 LA as well as Club V 18 Ren Reed) as well as ended up out of the cash in nine.
This time around the group was not to be rejected. After shedding to TAV on Day 1, the San Diego group did not shed once again as well as beat the suches as of TAV, in retribution; Sunshine, in retribution from Windy City; WAVE 18 Juliana, Houston Juniors as well as Arizona Storm Elite 18 Thunder to win the quote as well as the champion.
Coast did not react to our ask for remark by press time.
• Drive Nation 17 Red, that team mentored by the well-known Ping Cao, stormed with 17 Open with simply one collection went down. Coast 17 Rodrigo as well as WAVE 17 Juliana ended up 2-3 as well as additionally recorded quotes. WAVE shed in 3 to Drive Nation, yet was or else unbeaten. Coast shed two times, to Drive Nation along with to SCVC 17 Roxy.
• Unlike Coast as well as Drive Nation, which were quite leading in their go to Gold Balls at Red Rock, WAVE 16 Kevin took a much various course in the 40-team 16 Open department. After 6 suits over the initially 2 days, the group stood 3-3. It progressed to the Gold swimming pools since its one Sunday win was a move, providing it the established portion side in the three-way 1-2 sudden death.
“We struggled through Day 1 and 2 with a lot of ups and downs,” kept in mind trainer Kevin Hodge “The vibe felt uneasy and our confidence was low. On days 1 and 2 we won the matches we needed and clearly got some help with those pools from other teams.”
WAVE’s Day 3 swimming pool consisted of nationwideNo 1 Surfside 16 PV Legends as well as Coast 16-Luis, 2 acquainted SCVA enemies.
“We felt so fortunate to be top 12,” Hodge claimed. “The feeling within this group was light and fun.”
Playing acquainted enemies aided WAVE re-focus. Though both suits were back-and-forth events, WAVE located methods to dominate in each in 3 collections.
“Day 3 felt like it all came together,” Hodge claimed. “The body language of the girls was much different than the previous days. You could see a shift in their confidence. They supported each other incredibly. Their response to a lost point or bad play was ideal. We got hit, we hit back. From a coach’s perspective it was so enjoyable to watch the team play the game the way it should be played.”
After winning its swimming pool, WAVE rounded off its 4-0 Monday with sway Texas sides TAV 16 Black as well as Drive Nation 16 Red to get Junior Nationals in Chicago in July.
OH Quinn Loper place the group on her back for lengthy stretches. Nia Thompson secured down on serve-receive as well as was terrific striking out of system. Yuri Park as well as Sydney Raszewski were ruthless in the back row. Key offers by Liv Durr aided WAVE make some sly, yet vital, factors.
“Top to bottom, each girl on the team contributed,” Hodge claimed. “I’m so happy to see the belief in themselves that the coaching staff has always had in them. Huge growth and learning was done this weekend. Proud is an understatement for how I feel about these young ladies.”
Drive Nation as well as Arizona Storm Elite 16 Thunder each went 9-1 to end up 2-3 as well as capture the various other 2 quotes.
• Dallas Skyline had success in Vegas in the United States department. The 17 Black group, trained by Whitney Sample, did not shed a suit on its method to Gold Medals in 17 United States.
The 18 Black group positioned 2nd in 18 United States. It revealed terrific battle in originating from behind a number of times as well as grew in high-pressure circumstances. OH Kenna Buchanan led the method as the “side out queen” as well as additionally was clutch safeguarding as well as coming on the back row. Libero Jenna McMichael ruled the back court, setter Morgan Howard made her players look great as well as RS Leah Oyewole turned up large on the obstructing side as well as add prompt eliminates.
• Infinity 16 Open won the power department at SVTs Bama Beast with a 7-0 surface. Sophomore setter Fisher Enis was called department MVP.
Colorado Juniors 15 Sherri wonthe Rocky Mountain Region National Bid Tournament Morgan Holloman, a 6-1 center, had a substantial proving. She struck 44% as well as developed a tremendous 18 blocks. That’s 2 blocks per collection!
• We are monitoring the leading teams in the country in the 15s-18s age. After Red Rock this previous weekend break, below are the leading 5 teams per age in our sight:
1. Drive Nation 18 Red (TX)
2. Coast 18-1 (CA)
3. Munciana 18 Samurai (IN)
4. MAVS KC 18-1 (KS)
5. Club V 18 Ren Reed (UT)
1. NKYVC 17 Tsunami (KY)
2. Dynasty 17 Black (KS)
3. OT 17 T Aaron (FL)
4. Drive Nation 17 Red (TX)
5. A5 17-Jing (GA)
1. Surfside PV 16 Legends (CA)
2. AZ Storm Elite 16 Thunder (AZ)
3. Nebraska ONE 16 Synergy (NE)
4. First Alliance 16 Gold (IL)
5. HPSTL 16 Royal (MO)
1. Dallas Skyline 15 Royal (TX)
2. Austin Skyline 15 Royal (TX)
3. Legacy 15-1 Adidas (MI)
4. SCVC 15 Roxy (CA)
5. TAV 15 Black (TX)
• Finally, allow’s place somebody on the nationwide radar. You might understand Matt Peck He’s, a previous college Division I as well as II head trainer currently affecting lives at Florida Gulfside Academy This weekend break, he uploaded on Facebook regarding 6-2 student center Sofia Locadia
“Highest ceiling I’ve seen in a long time,” he said loudly.
Locadia played JV this succumb to Barron Collier HS, after betting Gulfside 15-2 last springtime, yet has actually been entering her very own on Gulfside 16 Prime under previous guys’s National Team gamer Dexter Rogers She can touch the edge without a method as well as Peck approximates that her dive touch is presently in the 10-3 to 10-5 variety.
“She’s very agile and long and lean,” Peck claimed. “She has good arm mechanics and really reaches. She easily closes when not faked out and needs blocking footwork reps. I feel she can play in the Top 25. A number of coaches commented to me that they can’t wait to see her in a few weeks and months.”
Check out Peck’s Facebook web page for video clip of Locadia’s arm swing as well as leaping expertise.
Until following time …
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