USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships Crown 17s Division Winners

July 01, 2008, 8:03 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org

DALLAS, TEXAS (July 1, 2008) – The 29th USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball at the Dallas Convention Center, crowned Open, National and American Division winners for the 17-year-old brackets on Tuesday as the 10-day event runs from June 26 to July 5.

AJV 17 Mizuno (Austin, Texas) defeated Skyline 17RoShamBoJason (Murphy, Texas) 25-22, 20-25, 26-24, 25-21to win the 17 Open Division title. Both teams were undefeated prior to the meeting, but both needed five-set victories in the quarterfinals and semifinals to advance to the championship match. AJV 17 Mizuno knocked off Epic 17-1 25-17, 19-25, 23-25, 25-16, 18-16 in the quarterfinals and Wave 17Brent Spalding 25-20, 23-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-9 in the semifinals. Skyline 17RoShamBoJason reached the title match by defeating Gold Cal 17 Jeff 22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 18-15, 15-12 in the quarterfinals and TAV 17 Asics 25-19, 30-28, 27-29, 24-26, 15-11 in a marathon semifinal contest.

Impact VBC 17 Silver (Old Hickory, Tenn.) captured the 17 National Division title with a 25-13, 25-6 victory over Jammers HI 17 (Honolulu) in the championship match. Impact VBC 17 Silver advanced to the title match with a 17-25, 25-22, 18-16 victory over Mizuno M1 171 (Minnetonka, Minn.) in the quarterfinals and a 23-25, 25-14, 15-12 victory over Delta Valley 17 Blue (Stockton, Calif.) in the semifinals. Jammers HI 17 reached the championship match by defeating NE Elite 17 Asics (Omaha, Neb.) 25-22, 25-17, 15-12 in the quarterfinals and Southwest Illinois (Belleville, Ill.) 171 25-23, 25-20 in the semifinals. Both championship teams came back from a second round deficit to reach the title match.

Woodlands Stars - 17G (The Woodlands, Texas) defeated IPVA 17s (Ankeny, Iowa) 25-17, 25-22 to win the 17 American Division title. Woodlands Stars - 17G knocked off Sports City 17-1 Fight (Fresno, Calif.) 23-25, 25-17, 16-14 in the quarterfinals and GLQVC 17-Erie (Westlake, Ohio) 25-22, 25-23 in the semifinals to reach the championship match. IPVA 17s defeated Rockwood Thunder 171 (Eureka, Mo.) 12-25, 25-18, 16-14 in the quarterfinals and Golden Bear 17 Mizuno (Vallejo, Calif.) 20-25, 25-11, 15-9 in the semifinals.

The 15 Open, 15 National and 15 American Division will have their titles settled on Thursday, July 3. The 16 Open, 16 National and 16 American will hold championship matches on Friday, July 4. The 14 Open, 14 National and 14 American championships conclude the tournament on Saturday, July 5.

This year’s USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships includes 9,500 athletes from 788 teams. The tournament will crown 19 champions in age divisions ranging from 12-18. Open Division titles are disputed for the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s and 18s, while National Division and Open Division contests championships for all seven age groups.

The USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships is estimated to add $15.5 million to the Dallas economy. With an anticipated total attendance of 40,000 from participants, coaches and fans, the event has set record hotel bookings. The 10-day event will be at the Dallas Convention Center and the tournament will be played in the nation’s largest column-free exhibit hall. A total of 48 volleyball courts occupy one third of the Dallas Convention, the nation’s largest column-free exhibit hall.

17 OPEN ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Name - Team
(MVP) Elly Barrett - Austin Junior 17 Mizuno
Lauren Campbell - KJVBC 17 Baden
Katherine Culwall - Skyline 17 Roshambo Jason
Emily Danks - Austin Junior 17 Mizuno
Tobi Farrar - Texas Advantage 17 Asics
Chelsea Fogarty - Mizuno Northern Lights 17-1
Katie Fuller - Wave 17-1 Brent Spalding
Cora Harms - Gold Cal Jrs 17
Madie Jones - Skyline 17 Roshambo Jason
Ina Kamenova - Epic 17-1
Lauren Martin - Texas Advantage 17 Asics
Tori Mellinger - Skyline 17 Roshambo Jason
Jessica O'Shoney - Austin Junior 17 Mizuno
Boo Schoeder - Epic 17-1
Lexi Williamson Wave 17-1 - Brent Spalding

17 NATIONAL ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Name - Team
(MVP) Nicole Smith - Impact VBC 17 Silver
Kelly Chang - Jammers HI 17
Samantha Dale - Mizuno M1 171
Sally Downs - TAV 17 Molten
Kirsten Duren - Delta Valley 17 Blue
Chelsey Feekin - NE Elite 17 Asics
Madelyn Hutson - Impact VBC 17 Silver
Pihanakealoha Kea - Jammers HI 17
Ellen Mullins - Impact VBC 17 Silver
Meredith Perkins - Delta Valley 17 Blue
Haililani Pokipala - Jammers HI 17
Andrea Terpstra - Delta Valley 17 Blue
Carly Thomas - Southwest Illinois 17-1
Laura Thole - Southwest Illinois 17-1
Gina Vera - Uno 17 Elite

17 AMERICAN ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Name - Team
(MVP) Taylor Bustamento - Woodlands Stars 17G
Annalise Begin - Golden Bear 17 Mizuno
Hannah Johnson - IPVA 17s
Rachel Gulasey - GLQVC 17 Erie
Gabrielle Jolly - Golden Bear 17 Mizuno
Kory Honel - Ultimate VC G17 Gold
Hillary Hughes - Wisconsin Select 17
Ali Insell - Woodlands Stars 17G
Alison Landwehr - Rockwood Thunder 17-1
Breane Matula - Woodlands Stars 17G
Mikayla Pierce - Sports City 17 Fight
Jodi Purdy - IPVA 17s
Amanda Sawicki - GLQVC 17 Erie
Iris Tolenada - Golden Bear 17 Mizuno
Whitney Westrum - IPVA 17s

Gold Bracket Results for 2008 USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships

  • 12 National: Gold – Asics MAVs 12-1 (Overland Park, Kan.); Silver – Vision 12 Gold (Los Gatos, Calif.); Bronze – Renaissance Cleveland 12N (Stow, Ohio) and Cincy Classics 12 Red (Liberty Township, Ohio)
  • 12 American: Gold – Seal Beach 12-Tony (Seal Beach, Calif.); Silver – Blackswamp 12 Reinhart (Tiffin, Ohio); Bronze – Temecula 12 Ro/To (Temecula, Calif.) and Alamo 12 Kaepa (San Antonio, Texas)
  • 13 National: Gold – St. Louis CYC 13 Green (St. Louis, Mo.); Silver – Jammers HI 13 Black (Honolulu); Bronze – Wave 13KRY/JudSpalding (Encinitas, Calif.) and OVA 13 Asics (Orlando, Fla.)
  • 13 American: Gold – St. Louis CYC 13 Blue (St. Louis, Mo.); Silver – Epic 13-1 (Poway, Calif.); Bronze – NKYVC 13-1Tsunami (Erlanger, Ky.) and Surfside 13-1 (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
  • 14 Open: Championships on Saturday, July 5
  • 14 National: Championships on Saturday, July 5
  • 14 American: Championships on Saturday, July 5
  • 15 Open: Championships on Thursday, July 3
  • 15 National: Championships on Thursday, July 3
  • 15 American: Championships on Thursday, July 3
  • 16 Open: Championships on Friday, July 4
  • 16 National: Championships on Friday, July 4
  • 16 American: Championships on Friday, July 4
  • 17 Open: Gold - AJV 17 Mizuno (Austin, Texas); Silver - Skyline 17RoShamBoJason (Murphy, Texas); Bronze – Wave 17Brent Spalding (Encinitas, Calif.) and TAV 17 Asics (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • 17 National: Gold – Impact VBC - 17 Silver (Old Hickory, Tenn.); Silver – Jammers HI 17 (Honolulu); Bronze – Delta Valley 17 Blue (Stockton, Calif.) and Southwest Illinois 171 (Belleville, Ill.)
  • 17 American: Gold – Woodlands Stars - 17G (The Woodlands, Texas); Silver – IPVA 17s (Ankeny, Iowa); Bronze – GLQVC 17-Erie (Westlake, Ohio) and Golden Bear 17 Mizuno (Vallejo, Calif.)
  • 18 Open: Gold – TCA-CA 18 3rdDegree BL (Newport Beach, Calif.); Silver – Imi Ike 18s (Honolulu); Bronze – SCVC 18 Nike (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Vision 18 Gold (Los Gatos, Calif.)
  • 18 National: Gold – A5 Mizuno 181 Bob (Roswell, Ga.); Silver – Amarillo Elite 181 (Amarillo, Texas); Bronze – Laguna Beach 18 Kyle (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) and Tampa United 18 Tampa (Tampa, Fla.)
  • 18 American: Gold – Main Beach 18 Gold (Capitola, Calif.); Silver – T-Atlantis Black Sheep (Sidney, Ohio); Bronze – NorCal 18-1 Black (Pleasanton, Calif.) and Texas Elite 18 Black (Houston, Texas)
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