News

Tuesday January 10, 2023

1.9.2023 | The end of an era has come to pass for UNC Women's Volleyball with the retirement of Coach Joe Sagula after 33 years at the helm. Coach Sagula has been a pillar in our sport serving in leadership roles at the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and on Triangle's Board of Directors since 2008. His life's work in this game has positively impacted junior club volleyball and collegiate volleyball for decades.

Coach Sagula plans to continue actively serving on Triangle's Board of Directors. Thank you Coach!

Thursday January 5, 2023

January 14-16, 2023 | Triangle will host over 200 junior girls and boys teams to the Raleigh Convention Center and Triangle's Wake Competition Center facility. The eighth annual City of Oaks Challenge will have athletes ranging from age 10 through 18s and bring teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Delaware and is the premier MLK Jr. Weekend event in North Carolina.

The City of Oaks Challenge is supported by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and estimated to bring over $3.6M in economic impact to Wake County.

Monday December 12, 2022

December 12, 2022 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Triangle Volleyball Club is excited to share that Coach Beverly Lineberger and Coach Jim Freeman are among those recognized by the Junior Volleyball Association [JVA] as recipients of the 2022 Junior Club Service Award. The award serves to recognize and honor the dedication and loyalty of the coaches, club directors and administrators of JVA member clubs who have been active in junior volleyball for at least 20 or more years. 

"Beverly is tirelessly dedicated to her athlete's growth both as volleyball players and young people of character," stated Triangle's Executive Director, Sherry Fadool. "Beverly can simultaneously coach skills and teach life lessons in a learning environment that sets a high standard while also engendering a true love of the game," added Fadool.

"Coach Freeman has been a coach at all ages and levels for nearly 30 years. His history of success is among the best in North Carolina at the high school and club level," stated Fadool. "His service is one that has focused on finding success by developing a strong work ethic, competitive toughness and growth mindset," added Fadool.

Fadool also added, "this award is well deserved and we could not be more proud and appreciative of the commitment and service of Coach Beverly and Coach Freeman."


The honorees will be celebrated during the JVA Annual Gathering on Wednesday, December 14th at 4:45pm in Omaha in conjunction with the AVCA Convention and NCAA Division I Final Four.

This award is presented by 431 Sports, the Official Team Dealer of the JVA that offers the best product selection, customer service and exclusive benefits and rewards to volleyball clubs.

Friday September 16, 2022

September 17, 2022 | The Triangle 18 Kaepa team from 2006 was officially inducted into the North Carolina Volleyball Hall of Fame Court of Honor at a ceremony and luncheon held at Triangle Volleyball Club. In 2006, Triangle 18 Kaepa was the first team ever in North Carolina to qualifiy Open for USAV Girls' Junior Nationals by defeating the defending 17 Open USAV National Champions KiVA (2005) at The Big South Qualifier in Atlanta.

The match was a four-set thriller (at the time, older Open divisions played 3 out of 5 matches) that captured the attention of all Triangle Volleyball Club members and their families. Occuring before the official JVA/USAV split, this match would be among the few championship matches that would feature the strongest clubs in the country.

The Open qualification of 18 Kaepa changed the landscape of North Carolina volleyball and was clear demonstration that club volleyball in NC had reached a nationally competitive level. To be certain, the qualification history of the Carolina Region took off in 2006. Since that time a total of 32 North Carolina club teams have qualified Open with twenty-three (23) of those teams being teams from Triangle Volleyballl Club.

The members of Triangle 18 Kaepa are:

  • Brittany (Horner) Ashworth '06, Wingate University
  • Tara (Enzweiler) Capecci, Notre Dame University
  • Katie Flaherty '07
  • Sara (Uniacke) Fox '06, Wake Forest University
  • Megan (Hodge) Easy '06, Penn State University, 2012 London Olympics Silver Medalist Team USA Womens' Volleyball
  • Katie Kabbes '08, Penn State University
  • Christina (Falcone) Lingley '06, Duke University
  • Ginny (Phillips) Nelson '07, College of Charleston
  • Nicole (Boyle) Olson, Tulsa and Cal State East Bay
  • Katie (Camp) Slaughter '08, UCLA
  • Coaches: Co-Founders, Jason Curtis and Casey Caram

In honor of 18 Kaepa, a mural of their historic win and the club all together at Big South was placed in the front stairwell area of Triangle's facility at the Wake Competition Center.

Shown in news picture (L to R): Nicole Olson, Ginny Nelson, Brittany Ashworth, Katie Kabbes, Sara Fox, Tara Capecci, Christina Lingley. Not Pictured: Megan Easy, Katie Flaherty, and Katie Slaughter

Other special moments captured at our celebration:

The members of Triangl 18 Kaepa in front of the mural...

 

The members of 18 Kaepa and their families at the celebration...

 

Triangle Co-Founder and Triangle 18 Kaepa Head Coach, Jason Curtis and Executive Director, Sherry Fadool accepting award...

Monday August 29, 2022

Program Guides and information on why Triangle is the BEST CHOICE for 2023 can be found HERE.

 


Photo (Left):Triangle 16 Black, Qualified, 16 Open.

Photo (Right): Triangle 18 Black, Triple Qualified, 18 Open, Final National Ranking - 27th* (PrepVolleyball.com)

*the highest ranked 18s team in both North and South Carolina

Wednesday June 8, 2022

 

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Triangle will host its third annual COLLEGIATE PERFORMANCE CAMP on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28. This 6-hour camp is led by college coaches from the following universities:

  • ACC - NC State and Wake Forest
  • Big 10 - Penn State
  • SEC - LSU
  • Sunbelt (DI) - Appalachian State

Two sessions of the two-day camp (Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28) are available:

  • Session 1: Wed/Thu, 9am-12noon
  • Session 2: Wed/Thu, 1pm-4pm

Participants: Female athletes with club experience who are rising 9th—12th grade in Fall 2022*.

Location: Triangle Volleyball Club @ the Wake Competition Center

Cost: $165 per athlete (6-hours of training with coaching staff from each participating university). Includes camp tee-shirt.


Registration must be done in advance: through Oasys Sports.

Space is limited so register early.

Note on session selection: be sure to check with HS coaches about open gym activities. We cannot guarantee we can switch sessions if an athlete learns of a conflict

*To be NCAA compliant the following is in effect for this camp:
- There are no exceptions to the grade levels listed.
- Camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender) and does not rely on club or middle/high school affiliation.
Monday May 30, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Triangle Volleyball Club

The 23 members of the graduating class of Triangle Volleyball Club celebrated their accomplishments and total of 81 years in a Triangle jersey at a celebration and reception held at Triangle's Wake Competition Center gym.

The senior class is comprised of 2 males and 21 females who will be attending eighteen different colleges and universities including one senior attending John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

Fifteen graduates have committed to play collegiate volleyball at the Division I (8), II (2), III (4), and NJCAA (1) levels.

After recognizing seniors and their families, each player signed one of Triangle's volleyball bins and then attended a reception where they received a senior gift and their first official "alumni tee."

The seniors and alumni home for the summer will continue training throughout June to prepare for their collegiate seasons.

The members of Triangle's Senior Class are:

Name High School College Commitment

Yrs@Triangle

Annie Barbee Green Hope HS NC State University* 2
Sydney Daniels Broughton HS Elon University | DI 2
Brooke Doherty Holly Springs HS Elon University | DI 4
Julia Emore Pinecrest HS Lees-McRae | DII 1
Halle Gibson Green Level HS Texas A&M Corpus Christi | DI 8
Becca Gwynne Carrboro HS Kenyon College | DIII 4
Fritz Hall St. Jude's Catholic HS TBD 1
Lillie Holcomb Western Guilford HS Washington & Lee | DIII 2
Leah Hunter Leesville HS Loyola Maryland | DI 5
Kiki Klibson Broughton HS John Cabot University Guarini - Rome, Italy* 3
Avery Loeback Millbrook HS UNC - Asheville | DI 5
Maddy May DH Conley HS UNC - Chapel Hill | DI 4
Kaya Monrose Chapel Hill HS Emory University | DIII 4
Abby Morse Apex Friendship HS Cape Fear Community College | NJCAA 4
Ella Philpot DH Conley HS NC State University* 3
Owen Prabel Research Triangle HS UNC - Greensboro* 6
Khushi Shah Green Level HS UNC - Chapel Hill* 3
Payton Shiflet Southwestern Randolph HS TBD 1
Anna Shohfi East Chapel Hill HS University of Pennsylvania | DI 4
Sarah Beth Somer Cary Christian U.S. Coast Guard Academy | DIII 2
MacKenzie Telfaire Enloe HS NC A & T University* 6
Ava Toppin Green Level HS U.S. Naval Academy | DI 4
Katie Wakefield Wakefield HS UNC - Pembroke | DII 3

* athlete is not planning to play varsity volleyball in college

Monday April 18, 2022

 

Sunday, April 17, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia

With an overall record of 10-0 (20-2 in sets), Triangle 16 Black wins the deeply talented 16 Open division at The Big South National Qualifier. 16 Black began the event as the overall four seed after finishing tied for 5th and earning a qualifying bid to USAV Junior Nationals at the Sunshine Volleyball Classic Qualifier two weeks prior.

After the first two rounds of pool play at Big South, 16 Black remained undefeated (6-0) and had not dropped a single set. On Saturday night the team began the Gold pool facing off against Top Select 16 Elite Blue (FL) who had previously defeated 16 Black at Sunshine. Triangle, looking for a different outcome, battled to capture the first set 26-24 and then proceeded to clinch the win in set two (25-22).

On Easter Sunday Triangle entered their second Gold pool match against OT 16 J Will (FL) who they had defeated at Sunshine two weeks prior. Triangle dropped their first set of the tournament, but regrouped and went on to win in three (24-26, 25-19, 15-3). Their final Gold pool match was against the #3 nationally ranked A5 (GA). Triangle had faced A5 in Gold pool play at Sunshine but was seeking a different outcome. The match was hard fought and would take three sets but Triangle 16 Black triumphed 2-1 (20-25, 25-23, 15-7). The first place finish in their Gold pool set up the championship match vs. Wave. In the championship final Triangle established early control of the match and went on to defeat Wave in straight sets (25-14, 25-20).

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The Big South National Qualifier is the largest indoor girls junior volleyball tournament held over a single weekend in North America. Established in 1988 in Tampa, Florida, and previously known as the Tampa Bay National Qualifier, The Big South moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2005. Since then, BSQ has called Atlanta home and has been one of the most competitive juniors events in the nation. In 2022, Big South had 174 courts in the Georgia World Congress Center and had over 1300 junior girls' teams aged 11-17s.


The members of Triangle 16 Black are:

Name........................................ City........................ High School

Emily Bobbitt............................. Clayton.................. Corinth Holders HS

Avery Booker............................. Holly Springs........ Middle Creek HS

Kiarrah (Kiki) Horne................... Raleigh.................. Millbrook HS

Ashlyn Philpot............................ Winterville............. D.H. Conley

Avery Scoggins.......................... New Bern.............. New Bern HS

Coley Shiflet............................... Randleman.......... Southwestern Randolph HS

Lilly Slaymaker........................... Raleigh.................. Wakefield HS

Laynie Smith.............................. Durham................. East Chapel Hill HS

Sophia Grace [SG] Stevens....... Wake Forest......... Millbrook HS

Asia Thigpen.............................. Pittsboro................ Northwood HS


Coaching Staff:

Head Coach, Mike Frank

Assistant Coaches: Katherine Koslowsky and Alissa McGuire

Monday April 4, 2022

 

April 3, 2022 | With an overall record of 6-3 including a three-set thriller against current nationally ranked #4* OTVA 16 T Jason (25-22, 20-25, 21-19), Triangle 16 Black finished T5 at the Sunshine Classic Qualifier in Orlando over the weekend. By qualifying 16 Black will join 47 other qualified Open level team in Indianapolis on June 1-4.

The members of Triangle 16 Black are:

Name........................................ City........................ High School

Emily Bobbitt............................. Clayton.................. Corinth Holders HS

Avery Booker............................. Holly Springs........ Middle Creek HS

Kiarrah (Kiki) Horne................... Raleigh.................. Millbrook HS

Ashlyn Philpot............................ Winterville............. D.H. Conley

Avery Scoggins.......................... New Bern.............. New Bern HS

Coley Shiflet............................... Randleman.......... Southwestern Randolph HS

Lilly Slaymaker........................... Raleigh.................. Wakefield HS

Laynie Smith.............................. Durham................. East Chapel Hill HS

Sophia Grace [SG] Stevens....... Wake Forest......... Millbrook HS

Asia Thigpen.............................. Pittsboro................ Northwood HS


Coaching Staff:

Head Coach, Mike Frank

Assistant Coaches: Katherine Koslowsky and Alissa McGuire

 

*PrepVolleyball.com Girl's Natonal Power Rankings, 16s (March 2022)

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