Just released are Triangle's slate of open-to-the-public Fall 2017 programs:
- YVP (Youth) (beginners)
- Classic Camps & Clinics (intermediate)
- Xtreme Camps & Clinics (advanced)
- AP Groups (college-preparatory level)
- Powercore 360 Hitting Clinic
- Triangle Setting Academy
- League Play - Junior League and the NEW Minor League
In addition Triangle has released preliminary 2018 Club Tryout Information which includes:
- Tryout Dates for the 2018 Club Season
- Parent Information Sessions
and our Free Fall Programming - Open Gyms and annual Open House, the perfect opportunity to learn more about Triangle.
Don't miss all the opportunities this Fall to learn how Triangle "BUILDS FEARLESS COMPETITORS"
[authored by Triangle's Associate Director, Mike Schall]
Coach Dunning recently announced his retirement from Stanford University after thirty-two years of collegiate coaching. Coach Dunning has five national championships to his credit; the most recent being Stanford's historic win in December, 2016.
Coach Dunning is part of The Art of Coaching Volleyball coaching cadre who presented a two-day workshop at UNC. After the conclusion of his clinic, Coach Dunning extended his stay in North Carolina and joined Triangle for two days of practices and learning sessions for parents, players and coaches.
During his time at Triangle Coach Dunning sat with coaches and administrators for a lunch and learn discussion on culture, education and the future of volleyball. He also held a coaches clinic and parent/player session discussing the importance of teamwork, support and effort within the game. On the second day of his visit, Coach Dunning joined groups 1 and 2 for practice - kicking off practice with a discussion on attitude, hard work and making good choices. He lead the teams in setters training and competitive drills.
We would like to thank Coach Dunning for sharing his time, insight and wisdom with our club and families.
Triangle is pleased to announce the graduation of their Class of 2017. With 30 female and 2 male student-athletes this year's class is largest in club history. Collectively, these athletes have a combined tenure of 120 years at Triangle. Their athletic and academic achievements have earned this year's class over $2.5 million in scholarships at numerous universities and college in the eastern U.S.
Not Pictured: Alysha Mitchell, Allie Lake
The members of the Senior class and their college destination is below:
|Kayla Arthur||Holly Springs HS||Francis Marion|
|Meghan Beck||Holly Springs HS||Northeastern*|
|Gentry Benda||Wakefield HS||University of Bridgeport|
|Rachel Budzinski||Mt. Tabor HS||U.S. Air Force Academy|
|Abbey Crawford||Cardinal Gibbons HS||Furman|
|Zoe Dinkins||East Chapel Hill HS||Newberry|
|Emily Durham||Middle Creek HS||Wofford|
|Daisy Eklund||Princeton HS||Hartford|
|Megan Fuhr||South Granville HS||The Citadel|
|Delaney Hahn||Cardinal Gibbons HS||Franklin & Marshall|
|Katie Huge||Chapel Hill HS||UNC Global Gap Year of Service|
|Courtney Jackson||Person HS||Campbell|
|Caroline Kuhn||JH Rose HS||Wake Forest|
|Allie Lake||Athens Drive HS||James Madison|
|Kailey Macy||Home School||Liberty|
|Grace Maggiore||Carrboro HS||Franklin & Marshall|
|Kyle McCormick||Chapel Hill HS||Elon University|
|Alysha Mitchell||Southwest HS||Campbell|
|Emily Moser||Cardinal Gibbons HS||Baldwin Wallace|
|Faith Murray||North Raleigh Christian Academy||Campbell|
|Kenna O'Brien||Cardinal Gibbons HS||Holy Cross*|
|Olivia Rodriguez||Jordan HS||Wake Tech|
|Sydney Rowan||High Point Christian Academy||UNC Charlotte|
|Thomas Schiltz||Cardinal Gibbons HS||East Carolina|
|Kincey Smith||North Raleigh Christian Academy||Duke|
|Ashley Stroot||Rolesville HS||Bloomfield|
|Ali Thanhauser||North Raleigh Christian Academy||High Point|
|Lauren Tharrington||Apex HS||Converse|
|Kalee Vanderhorst||Broughton HS||East Tennessee State|
|Amaya Williams||North Raleigh Christian Academy||Liberty|
|Brianna Wood||Freedom Christian Academy||East Carolina|
*indicates this athlete has chosen not to pursue collegiate varsity volleyball
At their third and final qualifier Triangle 16 Black achieved one of their season goals; open qualification for USAV Girls' Junior Nationals. After strong finishes in their first two qualifiers, Big South [T5] and Northeast [7th], 16 Black headed to Northern Lights [NLQ] in Minneapolis in search of an Open bid and to demonstrate why they are considered among the top forty 16's teams in the nation.
16 Black entered NLQ as the 6th overall seed and their Day 1 pool featuring previously qualified Top Select 16 Elite German. Coming out very strong, 16 Black does not relinquish a set on day 1 and wins the pool to advance to a Round 2 pool that would feature, A5 Mizuno 161 Gabe, the nation's #1 ranked 16's team. To earn a place in a Gold pool on the final day and a shot at a bid, 16 Black needed to finish in the top two in their Round 2 pool. After a solid win over Crossfire MN 16-1 and in a tightly contested match, 16 Black battles 303 Volleyball Academy 16 Alpha, coming out on top 25-23, 25-23. With other previously qualified teams among the Gold pool participants, 16 Black's day 2 second place finish secures the bid and they ultimately earn a T5 finish.
16 Black will join 15 Black [Open], 16 Blue [USA], and 17 Black [Open] back in Minneapolis in late June early July for USA Volleyball's National Championship.
Members of Triangle 16 Black [includes high school and college commitment if applicable]:
- Gabby Brown, Rockingham County HS
- Skylar Buckley, North Raleigh Christian Academy
- Lexy Cole, Jack Britt HS
- Kayla Dowler, Green Hope HS
- Caroline Dozier, Cardinal Gibbons HS/James Madison
- Jordan Gower, Leesville Road HS
- Daniela McDonald, Leesville Road HS
- Logan Mosley, Cary Christian School/Virginia Tech
- Cera Powell, Northwood HS/Virginia Tech
- Kayla Spells, Panther Creek HS
The qualification scene at Northern Lights Qualifier [NLQ] was captured in a PrepVolleyball.com's headline news story, https://prepvolleyball.com/articles/club-articles/club-features/at-nlq-the-16-open-story-is-saturday/354238 [subscription required]