January 22, 2019:
The 4th annual City of Oaks Challenge saw 235 teams and 8000 players, coaches, and spectators enjoy a weekend of exciting junior club volleyball in the vibrant Raleigh downtown area.
Participating teams were from Virgina, North Carolina and South Carolina with many of the top teams on the eastern seaboard among the participants.
Over 20 college recruiters were present at the event (DII and below*)
Congratulations to all our top finishing teams and thanks to all who participated. See you next year on January 18-20, 2020.
12 Girls division
- Champion - Academy 12 Diamond
- Finalist - CJV 12 Paige
13 Girls division
- Champion - Academy 13 Diamond
- Finalist - Triangle 13 Black
- Silver Bracket Winner - CJV 13 Duane
14 Girls division
- Champion - Triangle 14 Black
- Finalist - Academy 14 Diamond
- Silver Bracket Winner - ECVC Hurricanes 14-1
- Bronze Bracket Winner - Triangle 14 White
- Flight 1 Bracket Winner - Virginia Elite 14's
15 Girls division
- Champion - Academy 15 Diamond
- Finalist - CJV 15 Zoe
- Silver Bracket Winner - Virginia Elite 15's
- Bronze Bracket Winner - Stanly Elite 15
- Flight 1 Bracket Winner - SC Midlands 15 National
16 Girls division
- Champion - ECVC Hurricanes 16-1
- Finalist - Triangle 16 Black
- Silver Bracket Winner - Carolina Edge 16
- Bronze Bracket Winner - CJV 16 Rachel
- Flight 1 Bracket Winner - Academy 16 Crystal
17/18s Girls division
- Champion - Triangle 18 Black
- Finalist - Triangle 17 Black
- Silver Bracket Winner - Triangle 18 Blue
- Bronze Bracket Winner - Academy 18 Diamond
- Flight 1 Bracket Winner - Twin City TCVA 17 Royal
12U Winter Classic division
- Champion - Triangle 12 Silver
- Finalist - Triangle 11 Black
14U Boys division
- Champion - Twin City TCVA 14 Bros
- Finalist - Lake Norman 14 Dave
16U Boys division
- Champion - Coastal Hampton 16 Boys
18U Boys division
- Champion - Coastal Hampton 18 Boys
- Finalist - Triangle 18U Boys
*new NCAA recruiting rules do not allow Division I recruiters off campus on this weekend
Riley Buckley '22, Setter/OH (North Raleigh Christian Academy) was named PrepVolleyball.com's National HS Freshman of the Year. Buckley was introduced to the game at a very young age and has trained both indoors and beach throughout her career. Buckley began her club career with Triangle in 2014 and currently plays on Triangle 16 Black. Buckley was instrumental in the success of the NRCA Knights this past fall when they won their fourth straight independent schools state championship. For the complete story on Buckley's exceptional freshman season at NRCA visit PrepVolleyball.com (subscription required)
There was an exceptional turnout of Triangle alums at the annual holiday alumni match. Over 30 alums representing the 2006 through the 2018 class were present. Coaches Robin Bugg and Jim Freeman 'coached' the star studded teams which put on quite a display of talent.
The alumni made their lasting mark on Triangle's new facility by signing the ball bins that made the trip from the Globe Center facility.
Triangle's alumni match takes place each year over the holidays. If you are a Triangle alum and would like to update your contact information please contact CJ Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our beautiful new facility is OPEN. Our deepest gratitude to Ammons Building Corporation, numerous construction trade's men and women, Blankenship Associates, countless volunteers and staff help and the Town of Morrisville for making our dream a reality. We are so excited to begin the next chapter of our club in this amazing space.
December 28, 2018 | NEW LOCATION FOR TRIANGLE
Effective January 1st we will officially close our Globe Center location and moved to our brand new facility located in the new Wake Competition Center (WCC).
Triangle is the first tenant of the WCC and our new home is a built-to-suit 48K SF state-of-the-art facility with eight (8) oversized competition courts suspended on an orthopedic NeoShok subfloor.
ADDRESS: 121 Competition Center Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560*
*if you are having trouble locating the facility on GPS/Google please try 103 Nova Drive
Triangle celebrated its seventeenth annual Signing Day Celebration by annoucing its thirty-four teams for the 2019 club season. In total 341 athletes make up the thirty junior girls and four junior boys teams. Athletes come from seventeen different counties spreading from Winston-Salem to Wilmington and attend over 120 different elementary, middle and high schools. Triangle's Class of 2019 is made of of 23 female and male athletes. Combined this group has 100 years in a Triangle jersey.
Triangle was formally presented with the National Council of Youth Sports [NCYS] STRIVE award during the celebration. NCYS Executive Director, Wayne Moss, and representatives from the award's sponsor, AIG, were on hand to present Triangle's Executive Director Sherry Fadool with the STRIVE crystal vase and $5000 award prize.
To view a full listing of Triangle's team members for 2019 click HERE.
Triangle's award winning club program is proud to release its 2019 Team Coaching assignments. Nearly 100 talented and dedicated staff are prepared to deliver on Triangle's mission "to educate the whole person through excellence in the sport of volleyball."
Each of Triangle's 30+ teams will have a unique and dedicated coaching staff [head and assistant(s)] giving our athletes considerable depth of experience and capability to develop Triangle athletes individually and collectively as a team.
Don't forget the best way to meet our staff is to attend our open gyms this fall. See you at Triangle!
IN THE NEWS: July 27, 2018
Two nationally recognized club ranking platforms have chosen Triangle amongst the very best in the nation.
PrepVolleyball.comTM recently released its final 2018 National Club Rankings for high school-aged Club teams (15-18s). Each age-level list ranks the top 80 teams in the country. Triangle was one of only 23 clubs in the country to have a team on every list. As the only club in North Carolina to be ranked so highly in all age levels, Triangle was also one of just three southeastern clubs to reach this status [A5 (Atlanta) and OTVA (Orlando-Tampa)]. The Triangle team rankings on PrepVolleyball.com's list for 2018 include:
- Triangle 15 Black - 76th
- Triangle 16 Black - 12th
- Triangle 17 Black - 23rd
- Triangle 18 Black - 78th
Additionally, US Club Rankings has ranked Triangle as the 37th best club in the country making it six consecutive seasons of Triangle being ranked in the top 40. No other club in North Carolina has achieved such national acclaim.
PrepVolleyball.comTM is the leading online destination for girls' and boys' club, high school and college volleyball. "Prep" is a division of Advanced Sports Media Group (ASM) which hosts the online and on-field destinations for the 20+ million passionate athletes, and the 30+ million supportive coaches, administrators and fans, by providing high-quality content, statistics and services for the sports they love and by helping these athletes pursue future ambitions.
This award recognizes a youth sports organization that embraces a "kids first" approach, evidenced by their implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect kids and promote safety within their organization. Criteria for selection includes demonstrating a heartfelt passion, commitment and contagious spirit for helping kids succeed in youth sports activities while maintaining a commitment to established safety procedures. This award praises organizations' commitment to kids' safety and health, demonstrating to young people that it is possible for Sports to Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence without compromising safety.
Triangle is one of only two organizations selected twice as a S.T.R.I.V.E. award finalist (2013 and 2018). This prestigious recognition and ultimately earning the 2018 S.T.R.I.V.E. award is the result of Triangle’s continued commitment to injury prevention through investment in numerous initiatives that advance athlete safety by minimizing the injury risk potential of Triangle athletes. “We are beyond ecstatic and humbled to learn that NCYS has selected Triangle as a leader amongst all youth sport organizations in the areas of athlete health and safety,” stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle’s Executive Director. Fadool added, “Back in 2009 we placed an intentional focus and dedicated significant resources towards implementing a comprehensive training program. Without question, nutrition, hydration, strength and conditioning, functional movement and mobility, and rest and recovery training are critical to athletic performance. Combined with gym improvements to reduce injury risk and by providing on-site physical therapy consultation services aimed at identifying and treating any early signs of the most common overuse-type injuries in volleyball, we can better insure that our athletes realize their potential and enjoy a lifetime of participation in sport.”
At a date this fall to be determined, Triangle will be presented with the S.T.R.I.V.E. award, a U.S. flag which will be flown over the nation’s capital in Triangle’s honor, and a $5,000 prize.