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Welcome to the CEVA Volleyblog. The Region uses this space to post all the news, events, announcements and information you need for the CEVA season. We have help for parents, players, coaches, club directors and fans. Our Volleyblog is here to help you understand the Region and keep you informed about what's happening.

Power League: How it Works

Power League: How it WorksBrief Overview

Power League is a series of 4 tournaments (5 for 14s) hosted by the CEVA Region. There is a qualifying tournament in January, followed by three place-earning tournaments through April. The up or down movement of a team in each tournament will determine the final team finish in Power League.

Confirmed Teams

12s Division / 14s Division / 16s Division / 18s Division

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CEVA Blue Ribbon Club Program

CEVA started the Blue Ribbon Club program last year. It is a voluntary, incentive-based program, that has been designed to begin to address a number of areas the CEVA staff have identified that will help continue to grow Junior Girls’ volleyball in the region in a positive and forward-thinking manner.

Before we get to the specifics of the program, we think that you should have a little background information.

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CEVA grad Nicole Peterson's journey to ASU

Originally recruited by University of San Francisco, CEVA grad Nicole Peterson was all set. Until the USF coach resigned. Here's her story.

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History of CEVA

On July 31, 1980 CEVA was incorporated under the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Act. The first Executive Director of CEVA was Tom Becic. Tom Becic was also the first CEVA member to be elected to a USAV National office as the treasurer at the 1980 meetings.

The first teams to play in the USAV National Adult Championships from Oregon were the Portland downtown YMCA Men and the Northeast Portland YMCA Women in 1949 in Los Angeles. The Portland Men finished tied for 7th in the 1949 Championships. The first Oregon team to win the Open division in the Far West Championships was the Multnomah Athletic Club in 1976. The first CEVA senior players elected as Most Valuable Player in a USAV National Championship were Rich Leong in 1981 and Marlene Piper in 1983. In 1988, the CEVA Viking Volleyball Club brought home the first adult division championship in the USAV National Tournament held in Salt Lake City, Utah, led by their coach Jeff Mozzochi.

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NPJ 16-1 Gold at USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships

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The 2016 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship was held at the Indianapolis Convention Center this past June/July, next door to the Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts Football Team.  It was exciting for my 16’s NPJ National Team to play in the USA Division this year.  Indianapolis is a clean town that has a lot of fun activities to offer.  My team was able to enjoy some of the best activities Indianapolis has; the Indianapolis ZOO with a great Dolphin show and an amazing Orangutan Exhibit, a Gondola ride through the Central Canal in downtown Indianapolis, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Brickyard & Museum.  

When not exploring Indianapolis, we were hard at work competing and representing ourselves, volleyball club, and CEVA at Nationals.  We played teams from Ohio, Texas, Florida, California, Arizona, and North Carolina.  All the teams in the USA Division seemed evenly matched, most matches going to three games with close finishes.  We won some matches we should have lost, and lost some matches we should have won.   To say the least, the competition was tough!  Competing at Nationals is an experience that all volleyball players should strive for every season.  It’s not only a huge compliment to earn the invite to attend, but it’s a great honor to represent yourself, volleyball club, and CEVA in such a prestigious environment of athletes.  There were hundreds of college coaches and fans watching, which was exhilarating and nerve-racking at the same time.  It was exciting to see so much support for the sport I love! 

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