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

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Brynn on Stetson’s campus

Lauren Durham

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!!!

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:

     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

  • August 20, 2014 - Hope Chapel Sports Ministry
    Time: 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • August 21, 2014 - Summer Adults Leagues - Coed 4s
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • August 23, 2014 - SSV Adult Tournament
    Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
    Description: Featuring Men's/Women's/Co-ed Doubles divisions. More details plus registration at http://www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Event.aspx?EventID=1486
  • August 24, 2014 - Fall Juniors Doubles League
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • August 24, 2014 - Hope Chapel Sports Ministry
    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • August 25, 2014 - Summer Adult Leagues - Women's 2s
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • August 27, 2014 - Hope Chapel Sports Ministry
    Time: 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • August 28, 2014 - Summer Adults Leagues - Coed 4s
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, United States
  • August 31, 2014 - Fall Juniors Doubles League
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • August 31, 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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