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Wednesday April 13, 2016

Big South Qualifier is an exciting event for many of our teams. It is increasingly competitive and one of the few events where we enter both national and regional plus teams.

The qualifier experience is unique to USA Volleyball; with USAV Junior National bids on the line the environment can become intensely competitive and exciting. With an overall record of 109-77 Triangle secured 7 top ten finishes and 15 finishes in the top ½ of the field.

KUDOS to 17 White who marched through the 17 American Gold bracket to land in the championship match vs. GA5 17-1 Suzanne. This accomplishment is yet another example of the depth of our teams and the competitiveness in our gym.

Additional kudos to Triangle 18 Black [Boys] for their participation in A5’s Battle of the Belligerent Boys; a one-day tournament during Big South.

Team............... Division.............. Finish........... Record
12 Black........... 12 National......... T7/12............... 2-5
12 Blue............ 12 American........ T23/32............. 3-4
13 Black........... 13 Open.............. 13/16............... 4-4
13 Blue............ 13 American........ T34/84............. 5-4
13 White.......... 13 American........ T67/84............. 2-6
13 Silver........... 13 American........ T57/84............. 5-4
14 Black........... 14 Open.............. T11/20............. 3-4
14 Blue............ 14 USA................ T39/48............. 1-6
14 White.......... 14 American........ T9/116............. 7-1
14 Silver........... 14 American........ T9/116............. 7-1
14 Steel........... 14 American........ T49/116........... 3-5
15 Black........... 15 Open.............. T7/16............... 4-3
15 Blue............ 15 USA................ T17/60............. 6-2
15 White.......... 15 American........ T35/132........... 7-2
15 Silver........... 15 American........ T29/132........... 4-4
15 Steel........... 15 American........ T58/132........... 3-5
16 Black........... 16 Open.............. 9/28................. 6-2
16 Blue............ 16 USA................ T29/61............. 3-4
16 White.......... 16 American........ T33/140........... 6-2
16 Silver........... 16 American........ T37/140........... 7-2
17 Black*......... 17 Open.............. 7/32................. 5-4
17 Blue............ 17 Open.............. 31/46............... 7-2
17 White*........ 17 American........ 2/105............... 9-1

*Gold bracket/pool participant
T-designates TIED

Friday March 4, 2016

Raleigh, NC, March 4, 2016:  On March 12th and 13th 168 junior girls’ volleyball teams [U13 through U18] will gather in the Triangle area to compete in North Carolina’s premier junior event. The Mid-Atlantic Power League [MAPL] is a series of two-day competitions along the eastern seaboard for elite level junior girls’ volleyball and the annual Raleigh stop is hosted by Triangle Volleyball Club based in Morrisville. In 2016, the tournament will be played at two sites on a total of 31 courts. The Raleigh Convention Center [RCC] will host the oldest age groups and a first-ever Boys division on 25 competition courts in the 150,000 square foot exhibit hall space. Twenty-four thirteen and fourteen year old teams will play on six courts at Triangle Volleyball Club’s facility located in the Brier Creek area.

One special court at the RCC will be dedicated to a “Volleyball for All” Sitting Volleyball Showcase for military veterans. With support from Red Hat, Inc. and as part of Triangle Volleyball Club’s monthly outreach to the Durham VA Outreach Recreation Therapy program, this program invites veterans from the Triangle area and beyond to participate in sitting volleyball on Saturday, March 12. For more information or to register please contact Jenna Hinton, hinton@trianglevolleyball.org or visit http://trianglevolleyball.org/events/mapl-raleigh/volleyball-all-adaptive-sports-camp.

“Volleyball for All” has been part of MAPL Raleigh since 2012 and serves as an umbrella program for the numerous service projects Triangle undertakes each year designed to improve access to sport to those with physically disabilities or otherwise unable to gain access to opportunities for sport.

For the first time Triangle Volleyball Club will also host Battle of the Bros, a junior boys event on one court at the RCC. Two divisions 14U and 16-18U will participate.

MAPL Raleigh admission at the RCC is $7/day or $10 for the weekend. Doors open at 7am and play starts at 8am.

Monday February 22, 2016

 

February 15, 2016: This weekend saw 20 Triangle teams competing in three-day Presidents’ Day events literally across the country in both Salt Lake City and Washington DC. There were many exciting matches, some great team moments both on and off the court, and many examples of perseverance, hard work, and sportsmanship. One look at our Instagram [@TriangleVBC] and you will see that these teams excelled on the court while also enjoying many wonderful moments off the court. Those two things, we believe, combine to create both the opportunity and value of the youth sports experience.

Six teams traveled to Salt Lake City for the Triple Crown Sports National Invitation Tournament. This event was one of the most competitive club events in recent history with national powers like T Street, Vision, Texas Advantage, Munciana, KIVA, A5, and Arizona Storm.

All teams were competitive in their age groups and many matches were decided in 3 exciting sets. Triangle had some exciting comeback wins including 17 Blue reversing a 10-14 deficit to beat NPJ [Oregon] in 3; 16 Black coming back from an 8-13 deficit to defeat Long Beach Mizuno 20-18 in the 3rd, and 15 Black coming back from 0-6 in the third to beat Club V [Utah] and shut down the gym late Sunday night.

Team

Division

Win-Loss Record

Finish/Field Size

15 Black

15 Open

4-3

T15/24

16 Black

16 Open

5-3

14/38

17 Black

17 Open

7-2

17/34

17 Blue

17 Open

3-4

29/34

18 Black

18 Open

4-3

T19/40

18 Blue

18 Open

3-4

T23/40

 

The fifteen teams that attended CHC did an amazing job competing and representing our mission. Looking at the results below one can see the depth of talent on our teams; from 12 to 17’s and Black to Steel our teams were very competitive in a diverse field including teams from New England, the eastern seaboard, and beyond. There were 14 top ten finishes and the club collected an overall record of 105-25 [80+%]. Incredibly nearly every team finished in the top 10. Check it out below as the results speak for themselves.

Team

Division

Win-Loss Record

Finish/Field Size

12 Black

12 Club

9-0

1st/32

13 Black

14 Club

8-3

2nd/80

14 Black

14 Open

8-1

T3/56

14 Blue

14 Open

4-4

T31/56

14 White

14 Club

8-1

T3/80

14 Silver

14 Club

8-1

T3/80

14 Steel

14 Club

7-1

T5/80

15 Blue

15 Open

6-2

T5/60

15 White

15 Club

7-1

T5/96

15 Silver

15 Club

6-1

T9/96

15 Steel

15 Club

5-3

T9/96

16 Blue

16 Open

6-3

T3/64

16 White

16 Club

10-0

1st/96

16 Silver

16 Club

7-2

T3/96

17 White

17 Open

6-2

T9/64

 

OVERALL RECORD

105-25

 

 

KUDOS to the following individuals who were recognized by CHC staff as positional standouts/MVP in their respective competitive division:

Best Attacker: Peyton Kendall, 16 White [16 Club]

Best Blocker: Lauren Bissette, 14 White [14 Club]

Best Digger: Maggie Curtis, 13 Black [14 Club]; Holli Smith, 16 Blue [16 Open]; Alden Willis, 16 White [16 Club]

Best Receiver: Megan Murray, 12 Black [12 Club]

Best Server: Katie Netzel, 12 Black [12 Club]; Riley Buckley, 13 Black [14 Club]; Erica Phillips, 16 Silver [16 Club]

Best Setter: Maddie Cox, 12 Black [12 Club]; Riley Buckley, 13 Black [14 Club]; June Arricastres, 14 Black [14 Open]

MVP: Katie Netzel, 12 Black [12 Club]; Emily Curtis, 16 White [16 Club]

Sunday February 21, 2016

 

Sunday, February 21, 2016: Triangle 18 Blue competed in its first qualifying event of the 2016 season. Beast of the Southeast was held in Atlanta, GA this past weekend [Friday through Sunday]. 18 Blue went 7-2 over the weekend and had to defeat first day spoiler A5 South 18-1 Joe to secure a bid and advance to the championship final. The match went to three sets with 18 Blue coming out on top 27-25, 22-25, 15-7. With bid in hand 18 Blue went on to face A5 Mizuno 18-2 Katie in the finals. The match did not disappoint with 18 Blue winning in three sets [23-25, 25-14, 15-12].

Securing the bid puts 18 Blue among 24 teams in the USA division of USA Volleyball's 18's Girls' Junior National Championship held in Milwaukee over the April 29-May 1 weekend. Coached by Jim Freeman and Caitlin Withers, this is the second year in a row Triangle's 18 Blue team has qualified. "The kids showed great heart and competitive spirit in winning the Beast of the Southeast this weekend." stated Coach Freeman. "We're so proud of their efforts, enthusiasm, and team-first attitude. They were a pleasure and inspiration to watch," he added. Broughton High School standout Tiana Butler was named Tournament MVP.

Members of 18 Blue as pictured are: 

Back row [L to R]: Jim Freeman, Bre Andrea, Christa Wilson, Kati Smith, Emma Longley, Caitlyn Michalski, Casey Goodwin, Caitlin Withers

Front row [L to R]: Lauren Grodi, Meredith Colhoun, Tiana Butler, Sydney Wilson

Monday February 1, 2016

 

January 30-31, 2016-Hampton, Virginia

This past weekend was the first event of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Power League [MAPL] season. What is exciting and especially challenging about MAPL [pronounced M-apple] is that it “concentrates” competition by combining age levels, using performance-based acceptance criteria, and power pooling teams. The format provides a two-day event with minimal travel [aka cost], no missed days of school, and solid and intensifying competition from start to finish. MAPL assembles the best clubs/teams from along the eastern seaboard into three (3) competitive divisions: BLACK [16-18’s], BLUE [14-16’s], and RED [13-14’s].

This past weekend Triangle teams were able to achieve an overall record of 60-39 [61%] with five [5] teams earning impressive top 10 finishes* in their respective divisions.

Tournament Results: [“T” in advance of number indicates “TIED FOR”]

 

Team....................... Division................... Record.................... Finish/Field Size

13 Black................... RED......................... 5-3.......................... 6th/24*

14 Blue.................... RED......................... 7-1.......................... 5th/24*

 

14 Black................... BLUE....................... 3-3.......................... T29/66

15 Black................... BLUE....................... 3-3.......................... T13/66

15 Blue.................... BLUE....................... 5-3.......................... T11/66

15 White.................. BLUE....................... 1-5.......................... T45/66

16 Blue.................... BLUE....................... 4-3.......................... T9/66*

16 White.................. BLUE....................... 4-3.......................... T27/66

 

16 Black................... BLACK..................... 5-2.......................... T17/66

17 Black................... BLACK..................... 5-1.......................... T5/66*

17 Blue.................... BLACK..................... 4-3.......................... T27/66

17 White.................. BLACK..................... 4-4.......................... T29/66

18 Black................... BLACK..................... 6-1.......................... T3/66*

18 Blue.................... BLACK..................... 4-4.......................... T11/66

 

The next event in the MAPL series is MAPL Raleigh, March 12-13.

Friday December 4, 2015

Triangle hosted its' 14th Annual Signing Night on Monday, November 16th at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Twenty nine teams and 293 student athletes were welcomed into the club for the 2015-2016 season.  Ball control camp began the following day for all age groups, setting the tone for a competitive and meaningful season.  Team rosters and schedules have been posted online, stay tuned for future updates as teams begin to compete this January! 

Friday December 4, 2015

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