Triangle saw twenty-six  teams competing at three-day events during Presidents' Day Weekend in both Kansas City and Washington DC. Over the holiday weekend Triangle teams competed in nearly 200 matches.
Five (5) teams were invited to compete at the Triple Crown Sports National Invitational Tournament in Kansas City. The event is a premier competitive event bringing together many of the top clubs in the nation to battle it out in an early-season tournament. Among the highlights in KC was 18 Black compiling a 6-2 record, on their way to a 3rd place finish in the 18u Select Championship Bracket. Triangle 14 Black finished 34th overall in 14u and finished 2nd in the Open Championship Bracket despite playing with a compromised roster consisting of eight healthy players.
Meanwhile in Washington DC, Triangle showcased its competitive depth across the board as eight total teams played themselves into the Gold Bracket (aka Championship bracket)on Day 3 across four different age groups. 18 Blue continued their strong start to the season by posting a T9 finish out of 64 teams in 18 Open, while 15 Blue finished T5 in 15 Open for their fourth Top-10 finish out of five tournaments this season.
Triangle's 14s teams showcased their age group's strong potential, with 14 Navy placing 2nd in the 14 Club division and 14 Silver [T5] and 14 Steel [T9] both posting Top 10 finishes in 14 Club. 14 Blue reached the Gold Bracket in 14 Open, finishing T9 with a 5-2 weekend record, while 14 White posted a 5-3 record and were the Silver B Champions for 14 Open. 13 White also placed into the Gold Bracket in 13 Club with a T5 finish, while 13 Black had a podium finish with a T3 final standing in 13 Open.
Triangle athletes also received a myriad of individual awards and recognitions on the weekend, including:
Capitol Hill Classic
- Grace Agusta, 13 White - Best Digger [13 Club]
- Bre McMillan, 13 Black - Best Attacker [13 Open]
- Susan Migdal, 14 Navy - Best Receiver[14 Club]
- Katie Raymer, 13 Black - Best Digger [13 Open]
- Kaeli Braswell, 18 Blue - PrepVolleyball.com "Others Who Shined"
- Autumn Hines, 18 Blue - PrepVolleyball.com "Others Who Shined"
- Amelia Hammond, 17 Blue - PrepVolleyball.com "Others Who Shined"
- Avery Mullins, 15 Blue - PrepVolleyball.com "Supernova"
Triple Crown NIT
- Kaya Monrose, 16 Black - PrepVolleyball.com "Others Who Shined"
- Olivia Kohn, 16 Black - PrepVolleyball.com "Others Who Shined"
The complete results and finishes for the weekend are below.
|Capitol Hill Classic|
|12 Black||13 Club||4-3||T37/64|
|12 Blue||12 Club||3-4||T13/32|
|13 Black||13 Open||6-1||T3/24|
|13 Blue||13 Open||1-6||T17/24|
|13 White||13 Club||6-2||T5/64|
|13 Silver||13 Club||5-3||T17/64|
|13 Steel||13 Club||2-5||T45/64|
|14 Blue||14 Open||5-2||T9/64|
|14 White||14 Open||5-3||T17/64|
|14 Navy||14 Club||9-1||2/64|
|14 Silver||14 Club||7-1||T5/64|
|14 Steel||14 Club||4-3||T9/64|
|15 Blue||15 Open||6-2||T5/64|
|15 White||15 Open||4-4||T35/64|
|15 Silver||15 Patriot||4-3||T21/64|
|15 Steel||15 Club||4-3||T21/96|
|16 Blue||16 Open||4-4||T27/64|
|16 White||16 Open||1-6||T53/64|
|17 Blue||17 Open||3-5||T27/64|
|17 White||17 Open||2-6||T51/64|
|18 Blue||18 Open||5-2||T9/48|
Triple Crown Sports NIT
|TEAM||WIN-LOSS RECORD||FINISH/FIELD SIZE|
Syd Dowler (Class of 2020), Setter (Green Hope High School) was named PrepVolleyball.com's Andi Collins Award winner for the nation's top setter. Dowler hails from a volleyball family and moved to North Carolina after her eighth-grade year. She led the Green Hope Falcons to four-straight NCHSAA titles and was named MVP for all four championships. She led Triangle teams to Open-level qualifications each year while competing with the club. Dowler graduated from high school early, following her senior volleyball season, and is enrolled at the University of Maryland as a member of their team. For the complete story on Dowler's exceptional prep career as a setter, visit PrepVolleyball.com (subscription required).
January 21, 2020:
The 5th annual City of Oaks Challenge saw 260 teams and 9000 players, coaches, and spectators enjoy a weekend of exciting junior club volleyball in the vibrant Raleigh downtown area and at Triangle Volleyball Club’s state-of-the-art facility in the Wake Competition Center.
Participating teams were from Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina with many being among the top teams on the eastern seaboard.
In addition, the collegiate recruiting presence grew in 2020, with over 30 college recruiters present at the event throughout the weekend (DII and below*).
Congratulations to all our top finishing teams and thanks to all who participated. See you next year on January 16-18, 2021.
12 Girls division
· Champion – ECJVC 12 Select
· Finalist – Academy 12 Crystal
· Silver Bracket Winner – AIM 12 Black
13 Girls division
· Champion - Academy 13 Diamond
· Finalist - Triangle 13 Black
· Silver Bracket Champion – Virginia Juniors 13 Elite
14 Girls division
· Champion - Triangle 14 Black
· Finalist – ECJVC 14 National
· Silver Bracket Champion – Academy 14 Crystal
· Bronze Bracket Champion – Triangle 14 Silver
· Flight 1 Bracket Champion – HRVC Aggression 14-1
15 Girls division
· Champion – CHAVC 15 Black
· Finalist – I.C. Stars 15 Mark
· Silver Bracket Champion – HRVC 15-1 United
· Bronze Bracket Champion – JoCo 15 Black
· Flight 1 Bracket – DVA 15N White
16 Girls division
· Champion – Academy 16 Diamond
· Finalist – MVP 16 Gold
· Silver Bracket Champion – Triangle 16 Blue
· Bronze Bracket Champion – NC Elite 16 Black
17 Girls division
· Champion – Virginia Juniors 17 Elite
· Finalist – TCVA 17 KHK
· Silver Bracket Champion – CHAVC 17 Black
· Bronze Bracket Champion – Jammers 17 Red
18 Girls division
· Champion – Academy 18 Diamond
· Finalist – Academy 17 Diamond+
· Silver Bracket Champion – ECJVC 18 Premier
12U Winter Classic division
· Champion – ECJVC 12 Regional Hailey
· Finalist - Triangle 12 White
14U Boys division
· Champion – Piedmont 14 Mamba
· Finalist – TCVA 14 Bros
16U Boys division
· Champion – Upward Stars 16 Brent
· Finalist – Academy 16 Boys
18U Boys division
· Champion - Coastal Hampton 17 Boys
· Finalist - Triangle 18U Boys
An exciting partnership has emerged between perennial powerhouse clubs, A5 [Atlanta], Orlando/Tampa Volleyball Academy [OTVA] and Triangle to begin a new elite-level pre-national tournament named Southern Exposure. The idea was born from long-standing club-to-club collaborations and the need for an elite level event prior to national championships in mid-June through early July. This event will serve to fill the large void of competition between the national qualifying and national championship events.
"We are excited to work with A5 and OTVA to bring an open-level event to the south," stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle's Executive Director and JVA Executive Board Member. "The JVA Challenge series has been incredibly successful in expanding events in the country and offering high caliber competition."
Southern Exposure will be held May 30-31 in Atlanta at the Georgia International Convention Center. This weekend also begins the recently reworked NCAA Division I recruiting schedule.
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Retreat Day
Triangle hosted it's 17th annual Retreat Day which offered student-athletes and coaches the opportunity to connect, create, inspire and prepare for the season's journey ahead. Matthew Schwab of "Matthew Schwab Speaks" was the keynote speaker addressing the crowd of over 400 athletes, coaching staff, and administrators. Matthew highlighted his life's journey, after being born with Down Syndrome, to persevere and achieve education, employment, and opportunity. Matthew stood as a shining example to all present of determination in the face of overwhelming and lifelong obstacles to independent living, inclusion, and being a valued contributor to society.
Athletes engaged in a variety of off-court and on-court activities designed to connect players and coaches as well as set priorities and standards for the season ahead. A club-wide art project entitled "Uniquely Triangle" was created which involved a large and colorful thumbprint filled with small cubed letters placed by each athlete to spell out their first name (or nickname). The core values of our mission where also included in the art piece. The artwork will be displayed at Triangle's facility in the Wake Competition Center.
Friday, December 6, 2020 | Media Day - Canes announce their agreement with the WCC to serve as their permanent practice facility. The Canes currently hold less than 25 practices per season at their current practice facility. With the state-of-the-art facilities at the WCC the Canes plan to hold all practices, except those on game days, at the WCC. How exciting!!! We are thrilled to welcome the Hurricanes organization to the WCC.