ESPL Series Concludes with Finals

The 2015-2016 ESPL Winter Series, which featured 7 events across the Eastern US during the Nov-March time period concluded on April 2-3 with the ESPL Series Finals. Teams earning bids from a previous series tournament started out with pool play on Saturday for seeding into a national tournament bid playoff on Sunday. All other teams started out with pool play on Saturday with top teams getting inserted into the bid playoffs on Sundays. Remaining teams had their own playoffs as well. A total of 64 teams from 7 states (NC, VA, MD, OH, IL, GA, TX) competed.

The following top 4 finishers (semi-finalists) in Girls 18U, 16U, and 14U received bids to the AAU West JO for Beach Volleyball, to be held in Hermosa Beach, CA in late July.

Girls 18U
1st Place
Katie Smith (West Chester, OH) and Carly Schnieder (Cincinnati, OH)
2nd Place
Gracie Garanich (Mainesville, OH) and Jordan Smith (West Chester, OH)
3rd Place (2 teams)
Raquel Rooney (Cary, NC) and Sarah Nacouzi (Raleigh, NC)
Hailey Rubino (Leesburg, VA) and Holly Carlton (Potomac Falls, VA)

Girls 16U
1st Place – Jordan McKinney (Aldie, VA) and Abigail Hughes (Cincinnati, OH)
2nd Place – Kamryn Johnson (Moyock, NC) and Ashley Thompson (Virginia Beach, VA)
3rd Place (2 teams)Kara Adams (Cary, NC) and Megan Longley (Raleigh, NC)
Caroline Bullins (Dallas, TX) and Sydney James (Stokesdale, NC)

Girls 14U
1st Place -Rhea Ramkumar (Cary, NC) and Karli Weber (Wake Forest, NC
2nd Place – Jessica Wittekind (Cincinnati, OH) and Julie Wittekind (Cincinnati, OH)
3rd Place (2 teams) – Kendall Phillips (Virginia Beach, VA) and Jillian Lykins (Virginia Beach, VA)
Kathryn Shugg (Apex, NC) and Gabriella Bramante (Apex, NC)

Full results are available here.