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Tuesday December 16, 2014

Madi Bugg, [Triangle Class of 2012] Junior Setter, and her Stanford Volleyball teammates will take on Penn State in the semifinals of the Women's Volleyball Division I Championship.  Madi is one of seven Triangle Alumnae to participate in the NCAA Division I tournament this year.  Wisconsin Sophomore Middle Blocker Haleigh Nelson [Triangle Class of 2013] and her teammates made it to the Elite 8 before losing to Penn State in the Regional Finals of the Tournament.  

There are only two days of the tournament left, so be sure to tune in: 

Semifinals:
BYU vs. Texas, Thursday, Dec. 18th @ 7PM on ESPN2
Stanford vs. Penn State, Thursday, Dec. 18th @ 9:30 PM on ESPN2

National Championship: Saturday, Dec. 20th @ 7:30 PM on ESPN2

Tuesday November 11, 2014
Friday August 22, 2014

With summer coming to an end we are already looking forward to fall. Sunday, September 7th officially kicks off fall programming at Triangle. We have programs for beginners, intermediate, advanced and elite level players. Quite simply there is something for EVERYONE! Check out the FALL FLYER HERE! 

FREE FALL PROGRAMS: Several programs are FREE [Open gyms, Fall skills clinic, Game ON! etc.] and registration is through a separate module [not Oasys].

FREE BOYS OPEN GYMS: Every Monday & Wednesday at 730pm. For HS boys only grades 9-12. 

We have clinics at many levels throughout the fall in our CLASSIC, XTREME, and AP GROUPS series.  AP Groups begin Saturday, September 6 and require an application. 

SERIES that begin week of September 7th [Setters, PowerCore 360, Strength & Conditioning, Youth]

SETTERS [TSA INFO]

Triangle Setting Academy-Fall #1 & 2
TSA Advantage [16-18's] Fall #1 & 2
TSA Advantage [14-15's] Fall #1 & 2

POWERCORE 360 [POWERCORE360 INFO

PowerCore 360 [11-14's]
PowerCore 360 [15-18's]

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING [STRENGTH&CONDITIONING INFO

JUMP+ [Sundays]
POWER1 [Weight Lifting] Sundays
POWER2 [Weight Lifting] Sundays

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM [Grades 2-9] [YOUTH INFORMATION]

Need help choosing the right YOUTH program? Visit HERE

YVP Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP Tuesday Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP Sunday BOYS Course [Fall #1 & 2]
YVP BONUS PAK SUNDAY/SUNDAY Fall #1-includes YVP Play the Game
YVP BONUS PAK TUESDAY/SUNDAY Fall #1-includes YVP Play the Game
YVP TEAM Fall #1 [Thursdays]
YVP *LOUISBURG* Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2] grades 2-5
YVP **LOUISBURG** Sunday Course [Fall #1 & 2] grades 6-9
'Play the Game' [YVP/MS] SUNDAYS-Fall #1 & 2
Triangle Junior League Fall #1 & 2 [MS Grades 6-8] on Sundays
Triangle Junior League Fall #1 & 2 [HS] on Sundays

2014/2015 Club Season TRYOUTS: We’ve scheduled our tryouts for the 2015 season. Younger groups [10-14’s] try out in October beginning Saturday, October 18th and the high school athletes tryout beginning Sunday, November 2nd. [TRYOUT INFO] [FALL FLYER]

Wednesday July 9, 2014

Five Triangle staff and seventeen student-athletes traveled to Costa Rica on July 8 for a nine-day mission trip to Ciudad Neily, Costa Rica. The 'Triangle Serves' team arrived at the airport at the same time as the returning Costa Rican soccer team and quickly were drawn into the parade and all the excitement. During their trip the group will work with the community and Courts 4 Kids to build a multipurpose court and teach residents several sports. Throughout the duration of their visit they will immerse themselves in the Ciudad Neily community and share in the rich Costa Rican culture.

Monday June 30, 2014

Triangle Volleyball Club achieves success at Nationals

Six top 20 finishes including a first-ever Open division Runner up at AAUs

Morrisville, NC, June 27, 2014: For nine consecutive days at least one of sixteen Triangle teams competed on courts in Orlando at the 41st annual AAU Junior National Championship. Each team engaged in four days of intense competition with many dramatic moments. When competition was complete Triangle achieved its highest overall finishes in its twelve year history.

AAU Junior Nationals has multiple competitive divisions at each level. From highest to lowest they are Open, Premier, Club, and Classic. Both Triangle 17 Black and 16 Black earned top ten finishes with 16 Black being the first team in North Carolina history to be represented in an Open division national championship final. The total competitive field at AAU’s was over 2000 teams and included some of the best junior girls’ teams in the country from as far away as Canada, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

The finishes for each team are as follows:

Team                                         Division                                                     Finish

12 National                           12 Club Division                                   T62/68

13 Black                                   13 Open Division                                 T22/31

14 Black                                   14 Open Division                                 19/31 [White Bracket Champions]

14 Blue                                     14 Premier Division                          T29/68

14 White                                 14 Club Division                                   T51/139

15 Black                                   15 Open Division                                 17/44

15 Blue                                     15 Premier Division                          T27/92

15 White                                 15 Club Division                                   T29/123

15 Regional                           15 Classic Division                             T21/126

16 Black                                   16 Open Division                                 2/83

16 Blue                                     16 Premier Division                          T13/80

16 White                                 16 Club Division                                   T59/138

17 Black                                   17 Open Division                                 T9/59

17 Blue                                     17 Premier Division                          29/88

18 Black                                   18 Open Division                                 23/49

18 Blue                                     18 Premier Division                          T13/44

Complete results for AAU Junior nationals can be found on Advanced Event Systems.

 Triangle 17 Black finished tied for 9th and defeated powerhouse Orlando Volleyball Academy [OVA] to advance to the championship bracket. Triangle 16 Black pulled off a win against the 2014 finalist Mizuno Northern Lights to advance to the championship match. Never before has a North Carolina team earned this distinction. 16 Black lost in the finals to Skyline [Dallas] 15-25, 24-26.  “The 16 Open field at AAU’s was recognized as one of the strongest in recent history. It is evidence that the sport has gained a strong foothold in North Carolina that 16 Black could push through an extremely tough Championship bracket to play for a national championship. This is a huge accomplishment for Triangle and North Carolina volleyball,” states Sherry Fadool, Triangle’s Executive Director.

AAU Junior Nationals continues to grow both in number of teams and overall competitiveness. In 2011 the event was declared the national championship event for the Junior Volleyball Association [JVA].  “To have two teams finish in the top 10 at AAU’s is very exciting for our club. There are no easy matches at this level and to see our teams from 12’s to 18’s compete at the highest level on a national stage is very rewarding” added Fadool.

With the completion of nationals Triangle’s twenty-seven teams, 12 & under through 18 & under, achieved a club wide winning percentage of 61% while competing in a total of 1450 matches. The conclusion of the 2014 season saw twenty-four athletes complete their club volleyball career and head to college. Nearly every member of Triangle’s class of 2014 will play in college this coming fall and their efforts garnered this group of athletes over $2 million dollars in athletic and academic aid. 

Friday June 13, 2014

Morrisville, NC, June 10, 2014: On Tuesday, June 10th Triangle Volleyball Club’s student-athletes, families, and staff gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2014 season at its annual End of Season celebration.

Triangle’s twenty-seven teams, 11 & under through 18 & under, have achieved a season winning percentage of 61% after competing in nearly 1300 matches prior to national championships. Sixteen teams will compete in AAU Girls’ Junior National Championships in June in Orlando.

Notable accomplishments of the 2014 season include:

  • The 2014 season began with a physical expansion of Triangle’s dedicated volleyball facility in Morrisville, NC. With a total of seven courts Triangle was able to add its first-ever boys team, promote White teams at 14-16 to national team status, form its largest group of 12 & unders [including one 11 & under team], and add additional teams from 13-16’s.
  • Two Triangle teams won Carolina Region Championships [16 White and 14 Silver] bringing the twelve year total to 40.
  • Triangle teams embarked on their toughest competition schedule to date with teams participating in 102 interregional events. Those events had teams competing in numerous cities including Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and DC. In total Triangle teams earned 49 top 10 finishes in interregional events.
  • Twenty teams competed in one or more national qualifying events. In 37 qualifier appearances Triangle teams earned fifteen Top 10 finishes, including six (6) at the elite Open level. The 2014 qualifier performance marks the best in Triangle’s history.
  • Triangle’s court performance in terms of win percentage shows great consistency and depth across age levels 12-18 and within a given age level Black to Steel.
  • Two Triangle coaches earned notable honors this club season. Robin Bugg was selected by USA Volleyball as the Outstanding Female Coach. Jenna Hinton received the John Freehafer Volunteer of the Year award at the Greater Raleigh Sports Council’s Evening of Champions.
  • Triangle hosted its fifth annual MAPL Raleigh, an elite level tournament held at the Raleigh Convention Center. This season’s MAPL event was the largest yet with 156 participating teams.
  • Service continues to be an integral part of Triangle’s mission. In addition to our continued work with those with physical differences through sitting volleyball, adaptive sports camps, and the Valor Games we are sending athletes and coaches on a mission trip to Costa Rica with Courts for Kids.
  • The twenty-three members of the Class of 2014 have a collective participation at Triangle of 95 years and their efforts on the court and in the classroom have garnered them over $2.1 million in athletic and academic scholarships. In total, Triangle’s 141 alumnae have earned an excess of $10 million in total scholarship awards. Graduating student-athletes will continue their education and volleyball careers at multiple colleges and universities.

 

Alcox, Martin...................... North Greenville

Benda, Gabby.............................. Marquette

Brown, Samara................................. NC A&T

Clay, Kristen........................... UNC Asheville

Dorfman, Holly......................... Transylvania

Dotzauer, Tara................. US Naval Academy

Glass, Jordan......................... George Mason

Jefferies, Ka'asha.................. UNC Pembroke

Johnson, Britni.......................... Mount Olive

Kelly, Sarah........................ UNC Wilmington

LaBranche, Alex......... Wittenberg University

Mack, Darian................................. Kentucky

Morgenlander, William............. Notre Dame

Muldrow, Maya............................ Cincinnati

Neideffer, Caroline.......... Appalachian State

Pearce, Victori........ Virginia Commonwealth

Plumlee, Madeline.................... Notre Dame

Quinn, Erin......................... Randolph Macon

Ramsey, Perry................................. NC State

Robinson, Daria............................ Delaware

Smith, Moriah............................. The Citadel

Speer, Casey............................. Georgetown

Stephenson, Cassidy....... Appalachian State

Stieber, Stephanie............................. Lehigh

Thompson, Kimmy................. UNC Charlotte

Wood, Cheyenne................. Louisiana State

 

Triangle presents one athlete on each team the Triangle award. The 2014 Triangle award recipients are:

Triangle 11 Black.......................... Megan Beaver

Triangle 12 Black............................. Jade Demps

Triangle 12 Blue..................... Lauren Wildgoose

Triangle 12 White....................... Natalie Russell

Triangle 12 Silver ..................... Kennadi Bernard

Triangle 13 Black  ....................... Madeline Rudd

Triangle 13 Blue  ............................. Kayla Spells

Triangle 13 White  .......................... Emily Wright

Triangle 13 Silver....................... Gabby Atkinson

Triangle 14 Black  .............................. Avery Bugg

Triangle 14 Blue  ...................... Ade' Owokoniran

Triangle 14 White  ............................. Julia Evers

Triangle 14 Silver  ..................... Emma Sheppard

Triangle 14 Steel............ Maya Anderson-Badillo

Triangle 15 Black............................ Kincey Smith

Triangle 15 Blue  ......................... Ali Thanhauser

Triangle 15 White  ..................... Grayson Walter

Triangle 15 Silver.................. Cameron Bordeaux

Triangle 16 Black  ........................... Caitlyn Della

Triangle 16 Blue  ....................... Andie McKinnon

Triangle 16 White..................... Breanna Andrea

Triangle 16 Silver......................... Caroline Enloe

Triangle 17 Black  .......................... Alyssa Zupan

Triangle 17 Blue  ..................... Katie McCullough

Triangle 18 Black  ....................... Maya Muldrow

Triangle 18 Blue.................. Cassidy Stephenson

Triangle 18 Black (Boys)... William Morgenlander

SeveraThese special individual awards are given annually:

  •  The Iron Triangle Award is given to the student-athlete who demonstrates commitment to and enthusiasm for overall physical fitness and the PACT [Power, Agility, Core Training] program. The 2014 Iron Triangle award recipient is Kylie Grandy, Triangle 17 Black.​
  • The Mary Elizabeth Finegan Award for Service is presented to the student-athlete who best demonstrates service to initiatives of Triangle Volleyball Club and the greater community. The 2014 recipient is Emily Curtis, Triangle 14 Blue.
  • Triangle also presented its first service award to a parent. Dr. Kevin Speer received a service award and recognition for his special generosity for numerous health and injury prevention initiatives.
  • The Ashley Brooke Board ’04 Award [The Board Award] is presented to the Triangle student-athlete who has exhibited extraordinary dedication to and impact on her sport, club and team, and has embodied the core values central to the mission of Triangle Volleyball Club. Two athletes earned the distinction in 2014-Madeline Plumlee, Triangle 18 Black and Erin Quinn, Triangle 18 Blue.
  • The Triangle Excellence in Coaching Award, established in 2011 by departing Executive Director Casey Caram, is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club. Coach Beverly Lineberger, Triangle 13 Blue, was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Coaching award.
Friday May 23, 2014

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Tuesday April 29, 2014

Easter Weekend Closes Triangle Qualifier Season-Easter weekend saw 14 Triangle teams head to four different cities to compete in their final national qualifier of the 2014 season. Nine teams earned impressive top ten finishes; with at least one in every age group 13-18. 

In total for the 2014 season Triangle had 37 qualifier appearances by 20 teams. Fifteen top 10 finishes were earned by teams from 12’s to 18’s. In addition, teams from the Black to the White level shared in top ten accomplishments which represents the best overall qualifier performance in Triangle’s history. 

Results from last weekend follow:

Northeast Qualifier-Fort Washington [Gaylord], MD

TEAM

DIVISION

FINISH

13 Black

13 Open

5/23

14 Black

14 Open

21/30

14 Blue

14 USA

T5/27

14 White

14 American

2/48

Northern Lights Qualifier-Minneapolis, MN

15 Black

15 Open

T11/24

15 Blue

15 USA

T11/24

15 White

15 American

T9/55

Lone Star Qualifier-Dallas, TX

16 Black

16 Open

14/30

16 Blue

16 USA

T5/44

16 White

16 American

T84/161

Northeast Qualifier-Philadelphia, PA

17 Black

17 Open

T9/44

17 Blue

17 USA

4/63

18 Black

18 Open

T5/36

18 Blue

18 USA

T9/48

 

"What We Learned About Our Teams" by Mike Schall

This past weekend was a unique one in our history and certainly in my time here as the Associate Director. Triangle Volleyball Club sent teams to four different cities across the United States to compete in National Qualifiers. Two 18’s and two 17’s teams traveled to Philadelphia. Three 16’s teams went to Dallas. Three 15’s teams flew to Minneapolis. Three 14’s teams and one 13’s team hopped on a bus to National Harbor (Washington, DC). 

For the first time in my tenure and in Triangle's recent history, no Triangle teams earned a bid to Junior Nationals through a Junior National Qualifier yet it felt like the most successful season ever. This past weekend alone, nine of our fourteen teams competing finished in the top 10 in their respective age divisions. 14 White (American), 17 Blue (USA), and 18 Black all were defeated in matches that would have given them a bid to Nationals. Did we fall short of a goal. Yes. Triangle 18 Black even had set as one of their season goals winning a qualifier. We fell short…and I wouldn’t trade the attempt of going after something big for anything.

For the casual, and even interested, observer, the only measuring stick that counts is ‘win or loss.’ When someone asks, “how did you do,” they just really want to know the outcome of your match.  That is the easiest and sometimes most misleading way to measure ‘how we did.’  Throughout my career, I have had good losses and bad wins. As Coaches, I think we should have a different set of criteria for evaluating success, especially when looking at it in the context of an entire season. Did our teams get better? Did we play the best that we were capable of playing? Did we play hard? Did we stick together? How did we handle adversity? How did we handle success? Did we take care of each other? Did we respect the game?

As a Coach (in case you didn’t notice, I think the title Coach should always be capitalized) and Club Director, I believe the criteria for success listed above can be achieved regardless of the outcome of a match, finish in a tournament, or bid qualification status. Would I rather win than lose? Of course. I think anybody with a pulse would agree. I was honored to coach a team this year that continued to get better (and we will continue that through AAU’s), cared deeply about each other, and competed at their very best in the biggest matches. We fell a little short, but we will be connected forever. I think that’s what matters most.

Go Triangle!

Friday April 11, 2014

Triangle Volleyball Clubs 2014 Summer Camp Program is Open! Our summer camp offerings have something for every age and level of player.  Visit the 'Training' tab in the navigation bar and select the series that is right for your athlete.  All summer camp registrations can be made online through Oasys Sports by clicking the 'Register Now' button on our home page or camp pages. 

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