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Teams at USAV Beach Nationals in Milwaukee, WI

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:

  • Kylie Grandy/Genna Simpkins – 1st in 16U Open – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!
  • Kimberly Hovey/Katie McCullough – 3rd in 18U Open.
  • Raquel Rooney/Tiana Butler – 9th in 16U Open
  • Hailey Brooke McFadden/Shelby Raymond just missed getting to the gold bracket in 18U Open, getting to the 2nd round of the Silver bracket.
  • Lauren Durham/Kendall Yount – 2nd in 18U Bronze bracket.
  • Kara Adams/Sarah Montross -2nd round of Flight 1 in 14U Open.

AAU Beach Nationals:

  • Ashley Muench/Mary Scott – 5th in 18U Gold bracket
  • Brynn Carrick/Sydney Rowan – quarterfinalists in 16U Challenge bracket.

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:

AUGUST 9  (Dig for Duke Charity Tournament)-  Southern Sand Volleyball will be the host facility for a charity 4 on 4 person volleyball tournament featuring recreational and competitive divisions with proceeds going to Duke’s Children Hospital. Please support this great cause being organized by two local girls. TOURNAMENT WEBSITE PLUS  REGISTER HERE!

AUGUST 16  (Juniors Beach Tournament)-  The 2014 Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour season may be over but there’s still opportunity to keep playing in the sand!  REGISTER HERE!

AUGUST 23 (Adult Men’s/Women’s Doubles and Adult/Junior Divisions) - VolleyAmerica sanctioned tournament. Check-in at 8:30AM. Competition starts at 9AM.

REGISTER HERE!

 

Announcements on summer league registration (ending soon!), a recap of the June 7th Junior Beach Tournament, upcoming event/program announcements and more. Read more here.

     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 PhotoChristina 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!

Upcoming Events

  • July 30, 2014 - Hope Chapel Sports Ministry
    Time: 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • July 30, 2014 - Summer Adult Leagues - Men's 2s Division
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • July 31, 2014 - SSV Seasonal Training Session
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • July 31, 2014 - Summer Jrs League - 18U/16U Division
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • July 31, 2014 - Summer Adults Leagues - Coed 4s
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • August 1, 2014 - Clinic Slot
    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 1, 2014 - SSV Top Performers Session
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • August 3, 2014 - Hope Chapel Sports Ministry
    Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Rd, Apex, NC 27523, USA
  • August 3, 2014 - SSV Seasonal Training Session
    Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • August 3, 2014 - Hope Chapel Sports Ministry
    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States

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