OJVA 18 Gold played in the National Division at GJNC in Dallas, TX this June. They finished 13th overall, and had some fantastic competitive matches throughout the tournament. Even the matches they lost, the team felt like they were fighting in each set. The level of play is bigger and quicker and our team rose to the occasion each day.
OJVA 16 Gold played in the American Division at GJNC in Dallas, TX in July. The team really got better as the tournament progressed and ended up winning out on the last day, to win the Bronze division and finish 17th overall.
OJVA 14 Gold played in the American Division at GJNC in Dallas, TX in June and July. Overall, the team improved tremendously as the tournament went on, and ended up playing a lot of very tough competition, with no opponent eventually finishing lower than 30th overall. The 14's finished 21st after winning out on the last day, and wining the Flight 1 division fairly easily.
Umpqua Volleyball Academy wraps up a great season at the Junior Girls National Championships in Dallas, Texas. The team submitted their story...
The Excel NW 14's team placed 5th in CEVA Regionals, and by default of 2 higher ranked teams received and accepted the American bid. One of our starting setters was unable to attend the tournament with the team, so we quickly had to alter our line-up significantly. We brought up a Libero from our Excel 14's Silver team to help balance the roster and had to integrate an existing player into the setting role.
Because of the inexperience of the tam, the thrill to be at the tournament was overwhelming for all. The team achieved their first win the very first game of the tournament! We finished 4th of 6 in opening pool play, with a heartbreaking loss of 14-16 in the third game which would have put us 2nd and top half of the American Division. The team went on to win a match all 4 days of the tournament, which resulted in our 38th of 48 place finish. This is a tremendous accomplishment for a relatively inexperienced (and recognized) team!