Beach Camps Attract Top Talent

By BJ Evans | Dec. 20, 2013, 12:55 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 20, 2013) – Approximately 134 young beach volleyball players will be attending USA Volleyball Beach High Performance (HP) Holiday Camps in California and Florida over the next two weeks.

 Players work with a coach at the 2011 USAV Beach Holiday Camp
  A coach works with beach volleyball campers at the 2011 beach
  high performance camp.

Forty-one up-and-coming boys’ players are at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., today through Sunday for the Boys’ HP National Camp.

Fifty-six of the top girls’ players will be in Chula Vista on Dec. 27-30 for their National Camp.

“This year’s holiday camps promise to be the strongest ever, from both a coach and an athlete perspective,” said Ali Wood Lamberson, who will serve as head coach for the Girls’ National Camp. “This is a group of athletes who will certainly leave their mark on NCAA sand and the international game, just as those who attended this camp in the past have gone on to do.”

Among the other coaches who will work with the athletes at the Girls’ National Camp is 2012 Olympic silver medalist April Ross, current USAV Beach National Team member Lauren Fendrick, Florida State Sand Volleyball Coach Danalee Corso and Beach National Team coaches Jose Loiola and Jon Aharoni.

The Beach HP Holiday National Camps are the highest caliber holiday camps in the USAV Beach Pipeline, catering to highly competitive beach players with previous national or international experience. On the girls’ side, many of these athletes have received sand and/or indoor scholarship offers.

Just below the National Camps, the Holiday Elite Camp is a high-level skills and competition camp serving the needs of those athletes who have demonstrated the ability to compete at a high level nationally or regionally. These athletes possess a high level of skill and/or physicality.

This year’s Holiday Elite Camp is being held Dec. 27-30 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., and will include 46 athletes.

Beach Boys' High Performance Holiday National Camp Dec 20-23 OTC

First Last City State
Future Select (U15)      
Thunder Bird Redondo Beach CA
Kyle Marcolla-Gattasse Ashburn VA
Archer Defterios Hermosa Beach CA
Ethan Shinn Wellington FL
Luke Grafton Hermosa Beach CA
Christian Phung Stone Ridge VA
Select (U17)      
David Barrett El Cajon CA
Jackson Bacil El Segundo CA
Luke Salm Trinity FL
Charlie Siragusa Webster NY
Tristan Vassberg Austin TX
Richard Tierney Flower Mound TX
Logan Glave Hermosa Beach CA
Adam Gordon San Diego CA
Jon Minsberg San Juan Capistrano CA
Sebastian Roca Tierra Verde FL
Alec Doran Ankeny IA
Zach Thomsen San Diego CA
Jakob Parks Tampa FL
Lucas Rodrigues Ashburn VA
Nicholas Rodrigues Ashburn VA
Rob Mullahey Manhattan Beach CA
Blaze Bird Redondo Beach CA
Youth (U19)      
Noah Dyer San Clemente CA
Connor Keowen San Ramon CA
Adam Dake Victor NY
Taylor Ho Foster City CA
Jacob Brantley Ashburn VA
Kyle Skinner Santa Barbara CA
Cameron Rodrigues Arlington VA
Grayson Gillis San Jose CA
Brecon Richards Walnut Creek CA
TJ DeFalco Menifee CA
Donovan Mitchell Clovis CA
Turner Longyear Manhattan Beach CA
Blake Nelson Eugene OR
Chris McDonough Concord CA
Jackson McDonough Concord CA
Benjamin Vaught Huntington Beach CA
Blake Markland Manhattan Beach CA
Louis Richard Los Angeles CA
Tyler Cobian Ventura CA
Cole Paullin Manhattan Beach CA

Staff
Patricia Daugherty - Camp Director
Jose Loiola - USA Beach National Team & Camp Head Coach
Eduardo Bacil - USA Beach National Team Coach
Shannon Sneed - USA Beach National Team Coach
Alex Jones - Beach National Team Member & Beach HP Coach
Paula Roca - Volunteer Beach HP Coach

Girls' High Performance Holiday National Camp Dec 27-30 OTC

First Last City State
Future Select (U15)
Harper Hallgren Southlake TX
Alex Hilton Sarasota FL
Kendall Gilpin Southlake TX
Sasha Fuse San Francisco CA
Maggie Walters Soquel CA
Harper Goldfarb Long Beach CA
Jayelin Lombard Laveen AZ
Darian Clark Phoenix AZ
Jessica Cusi Pacifica CA
Bailey Nelson Marysville WA
Select (U17)      
Gina Cortesi Torrance CA
Anna Morse Tempe AZ
Kristen Abels Chula Vista CA
Hailey Rubino Leeburg VA
Pippa Monk-Heidrich Manhattan Beach CA
Eden Hawes Panama City Beach FL
Haley Hallgren Southlake TX
Jacqueline Ribeiro Austin TX
Maja Kaiser Bulverde TX
Alexia Inman Manhattan Beach CA
Camryn Sanchez Fountain Valley CA
Alexis Cardoza Chino Hills CA
Jamie McQuarrie Encinitas CA
Hannah Phair Fountain Valley CA
Joy Dennis Cypress CA
Olivia Zelon Santa Monica CA
Natalie Anselmo Thousand Oaks CA
Camille DeAraujo Huntington Park CA
Jamie Stivers Coppell TX
Torrey Van Winden Napa CA
Brooke Van Sickle Battle Ground WA
Shannon Richardson Los Gatos CA
Morgan Martin Mission Viejo CA
Alexa Bass Argyle TX
Youth (U19)      
Brittany Ungermann Torrance CA
Kaylie McHugh Davie FL
Gigi Hernandez San Juan Capistrano CA
Francesca Goncalves Dallas TX
Kaity Bailey Ojai CA
Abril Bustamante Redondo Beach CA
Grace Campbell Manhattan Beach CA
Nikki Lyons Fort Lauderdale FL
Rebecca Dunn Capistrano Beach CA
Jenna Tunnell Anthem AZ
Mia Merino Tustin CA
Payton Chang Newport Beach CA
Dominique Dodd Hermosa Beach CA
Isabelle Carey Westlake Village CA
Jessica Hess Morgan Hill CA
Lindsey Knudsen Valencia CA
Skylar Caputo Manhattan Beach CA
Madison Ligon Grapevine TX
Madalyn Roh Scottsdale AZ
Sarah Sponcil Phoenix AZ
Zana Muno Hermosa Beach CA
Hailey Devlin San Diego CA
Raeann Greisen San Diego CA
Jenna Belton Aptos CA
Ivey Schmitt Encinitas CA

Staff
Patricia Daugherty - Camp Director
Ali Lamberson - USA National Team Coach & Camp Head Coach
April Ross - USA National Team Member & Camp Coach
Danalee Corso - USA Beach Camp Coach
Lauren Fendrick - USA Beach National Team Member & Camp Coach
Jose Loiola - USA National Team Coach & Camp Coach
Jon Aharoni - USA National Team Coach & Camp Coach
Andrew Fuller - Beach HP Camp Coach
Dave Fischer - Beach HP Camp Coach

Girls'  HP Holiday Elite Camp Dec 27-30 FL

First Last City State
Future Select (U15)
Tatum Ballard Mandeville LA
Natalie Bennett Dallas TX
Tessa Bohn Nokomis FL
Victoria Hale Fort Myers FL
Melanie Hanclich Arlington VA
Erica Richardson Austin TX
Rachel Tabor Abita Springs LA
Select (U17)      
Eden Dolezal Michigan City IN
Alyna Draper Phoenix AZ
Milayne Danna Slidell LA
grace spray Phoenix AZ
Maliha Weintraub Chandler AZ
Cassidy Drury-Pullen Santa Barbara CA
Renee Mussler Clearwater FL
Savannah Siegrist Davidsonville MD
Maya Watkins Snohomish WA
Shaylee Befus Commerce City CO
Ashley Robert McKinney TX
(Kristin) Cyrene Hertzog Snohomish WA
Brooke Burling Napervile IL
       
Youth (U19)      
Raegan LeGrand Omaha NE
Carrie Wentzel San Anselmo CA
Grace Roberts-Burbank San Francisco CA
Olivia Powers Merritt Island FL
Genna Simpkins Cary NC
Ariana Cortez Austin TX
Brooke Kuhlman Naples FL
Nicole Palmer Lone Tree CO
LeeAnn Starr Liberty Township OH
Cameron Graham Sarasota FL
Corinne Quiggle Ponte Vedra Beach FL
Lauren Percy Charleston SC
Emily Carroll Elburn IL
Veronica Sams Agoura CA
Samantha Harris Arlington VA
Kristen Kiehnle Newport Beach CA
Brooke Weiner Ventura CA
Shannon Williams Ashburn VA
Lindsey Huber New Albany OH
Paige Panter Southlake TX
Julie Newell Huntersville NC
Mary Katherinr Baumbach Winter Haven FL
Alexa Richardson Austin TX
Noa Nightingale Sacramento CA
Emilee Erichsen Johnston IA
Baylee Johnson Dayton OH
Emily Shults Roswell GA
Olivia Asprey Southlake TX
Staff
Patricia Daugherty - Camp Director and Head Coach
Tyra Turner - USA Beach Former National Team Member & Camp Coach
Ricardo Guimaraes - USA Beach Training Team & Camp Coach
Wayne Holly - USA Beach HP Coach
Beth Van Fleet - USA Beach HP Coach
Tara Kuk - USA Beach HP Coach 
Dave Carstenson - USA Beach HP Coach  


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