LATEST SOUTHERN SAND VOLLEYBALL NEWS
AUGUST 23 (Adult Men’s/Women’s/Coed Doubles) - VolleyAmerica sanctioned tournament. Check-in at 8:30AM. Competition starts at 9AM.
More great news from Southern Sand. We have our first sand scholarship offers, and acceptances, for Lauren Durham (left photo) and Brynn Carrick (right photo). Both will attend Stetson University, Lauren starting in 2015 and Brynn starting in 2017, and be part of their Sand Volleyball team. Lauren is a senior at Middle Creek High School and Brynn is a Sophomore at Wakefield High School, both located in Raleigh. Stetson is a DI program located in DeLand, Florida between Daytona Beach and Orlando. Both of these ladies are great examples of the hard work and dedication that we see at Southern Sand. Both of them have dedicated themselves to beach volleyball. Their hard work during training, in the classroom, and throughout the recruiting process has certainly paid off. We are so excited for them both, and look forward to seeing them grow even further. CONGRATULATIONS to both Lauren and Brynn!!!
The weekend of July 25-27 2014 saw some of our best athletes getting it done at the USAV Beach Nationals in Milwaukee, and AAU Beach Nationals at Hermosa Beach, CA with some of the best finishes for our teams against very tough competition at the open level (earned a bid through a qualifier):
USAV Beach Nationals:
AAU Beach Nationals:
As a side story to Kylie/Genna’s incredible achievement, what happened during their semi-final match is worth noting. During the 2nd set, their opponent must have summoned the gods to somehow stop their incredible run. Play continued through 30 mph winds, with nets flying and sand spraying. However, even that wasn’t enough to put a stop to their run into the finals. By the time the finals match was to be played the sun was shining and Kylie and Genna proceeded to complete the tournament with an exclamation point, and a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
Congratulations to all the teams and their parents for all their support. For our next season of Southern Sand Volleyball we are already making plans to give even more high level training and competition opportunities toward even more success!!! Stay tuned as we will be announcing some plans in August.
Registration for Fall leagues NOW OPEN!
Adult League registration going on till Tuesday, August 26th. All adult leagues are contested from early Sept to mid/late October. Offerings include the following:
Need a partner or team? Go to our forum.
Junior League registration going on now till Sunday, August 10th. All junior leagues are contested from mid August to mid October. These leagues are for Doubles (2 person) teams and the cost is $60/team. Offerings include the following:
As many of you know, Duke University athlete, Christina Vucich, trained with Southern Sand at the start of our Pilot Year Round Program in preparation for the USA High Performance (HP-U23) Tryout held in Clearwater FL, back in January. Christina was then selected to attend the next round of tryouts, a transition week camp on May 12-18, in Hermosa Beach CA.
She has now been selected as part of the Elite Ten (the 10 athletes that make up the national team for that age group) training program. Congratulations Christina!