ESPL North Carolina Recap

The 2nd annual ESPL North Carolina – Southern Sand Classic  was held the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Featuring 60 teams from 4 states (NC, VA, MD, and TX) across 18U, 16U and 14U age groups, the event served as a 2-day kick-off for winter jr beach tournaments for several clubs that offer year-round beach volleyball programs for teams.

Competition continues to rise as more players focused on sand continue to train and develop during most of the year now. In particular, the 18U Gold playoffs featured several tight matches including a 3 set final where Jordan Lackey/Ashlyn Pope of 692 Beach in Dallas, Texas came out on top over Sarah Nacouzi/Raquel Rooney from Southern Sand Volleyball in Apex, NC. Click here for a complete list of results across all divisions.

Some photos and finalist pics can be found on the Southern Sand Facebook page as well.

We also want to extend a special thanks to this event’s sponsors which included Marriott, Spalding, and Vital Sports.