USAV Hosts NORCECA Beach Event

Oct. 01, 2013, 5:20 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2013) – USA Volleyball will welcome beach volleyball teams from 13 different countries when it hosts the 2013 NORCECA Beach Circuit event on Oct. 4-6 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Tri Bourne blocks against Canada at the 2013 event in Chula Vista, Calif.
 Tri Bourne blocks against Canada at the 2013 NORCECA
  tournament in Chula Vista, Calif..

Sixteen men’s teams and 16 women’s from countries in North American, Central American and the Caribbean are registered to compete.

The United States is sending the men’s teams of Nick Lucena (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Theo Brunner (Ridgefield, Conn.) along with Tri Bourne (Aiea, Hawaii) and John Hyden (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). It is sending the women’s teams of Lane Carico (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Heather Hughes (Fallbrook, Calif.) along with Sarah Day (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Kaitlin (Sather) Nielsen (Santa Rosa, Calif.).

Hughes and Carico took the bronze medal at the previous NORCECA Beach Circuit event in Mazatlan, Mexico. Hughes and Summer Ross finished third at the 2013 NORCECA Circuit event in Toluca, Mexico.

Hughes won the 2012 Chula Vista tournament with then-partner Emily Day. Bourne finished second at the 2013 Chula Vista tournament with Will Montgomery.

It is the fourth straight year that USA Volleyball has hosted the event, which has attracted more teams each season.

The competition will begin with pool play at 9 a.m. on Oct. 4. It will conclude on Sunday with the semifinals and finals.

Volunteers (score keeping and ball shagging) are needed for all three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). If you are interested in volunteering, please click this link to sign up:

Lunch will be covered for those who are available to work all day! All volunteers will receive a free USA Beach Volleyball shirt and access to all the athletes. This is a great way to earn some school service hours.