14 Black, Coached by Tatiana Durr and Hayden Huffman, won the Division 1 Carolina Region Championship on Sunday, March 24th at the Simkins Sports Pavillion in Greensboro. The team swept pool play (6-0) defeating ARVC 14 Orange, CSVC 14 Free and HRVC United in two sets each. They were matched up with CSVC’s 14 Fury team for the semi-finals, ultimately winning in 3 sets. For the finals, Coach Tati’s Flare team bested ECJVC 14 Black in just two sets. The first set was neck-and-neck marathon (34-32) but Flare wound up coming back with a decisive 25-12 win to secure the GOLD! Julie Altieri (S), Cameron Lanier (MB) and Erin Jordan-Cornell (MB) were named to the All-Tournament Team and Cam Lloyd (OH) was named MVP. Congratulations 14 Flare!
16 Black, Coached by Anna Tompkins and Maredith Devlin, won back-to-back Division 1 Carolina Region Championships with their win on Saturday, March 30th in Pilot Mountain. Despite missing their two Middle Blockers, the 16’s swept pool play, defeating Academy Crystal and Twin City in two straight sets, and ultimately prevailing over HRVC in three. Tomkins’ squad met up once again with Warrior 16 in the Semi-Final, a team they had split with at the last two CR tournaments. Tribe defeated the Warriors in a decisive 2-0 set to get into the Championship Final against Cape Fear Volleyball Club. After a seemingly easy first set win (25-13) Tribe struggled in the second set, losing 12-25. Whatever words of wisdom Coach Anna shared with the team prior to the tie-breaker worked, as the 16’s came back swinging and left nothing on the court with a 15-10 win! Trixie MacNeill (OH), Bella Olson (L) and Evie Newall (OH) were named to the All-Tournament Team and Waverly Smith (S) was named MVP. Congratulations 16 Tribe!
16 Black Win’s Division 1 Carolina Region Championship