U17s Crowned at High Performance Championships

By Jessica Hall | July 19, 2014, 8:03 p.m. (ET)

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (July 19, 2014) - Championships were decided in the girls’ and boys’ under-17 divisions on Saturday at the 2014 USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Championships in Hermosa Beach, Calif. 

In girls’ U17, Cami Sanchez and Savvy Simo (A1 Region) earned gold after a 21-11, 20-22, 16-14 victory over Sammy Slater and Emma Smith (A1 Region). 

“We were down the whole game but came back to win, it was awesome.” Sanchez said. 

Sanchez and Simo, playing in their first tournament together, went a perfect 9-0 in the tournament and 18-3 in sets.

“We played so many good teams all tournament and worked really hard,” Simo said. “That was such a huge win for us.” 

Claiming bronze was the duo of Ashley Robert and Jamie Stivers (USAHP Region), with a record of 8-1. 

In the boys’ U17 division, Sebastian Roca and Gage Worsley (A1 Region) claimed gold after a 21-13, 21-16 victory over Nicholas Rodrigues and Colin Enzer. The duo went a perfect 8-0 in the tournament and didn't drop a single set. 

Claiming bronze was Luke Salm and Alex Doran (A2 Region), with a record of 4-4. 

On Sunday, championships conclude with U19 girls’ and boys’ finals.