This weekend in Orlando the girls learned a ton about the game and the concepts of playing as a team! They played great on Day 1 going 2-1 advancing to gold for Day 2. The competition level of our pool the second day was at an extremely high level. The girls battled extremely hard and showed a lot of character to battle back out of some tough spots. Although going 0-3 on Sunday the girls were just 8 points away from taking 2nd in the tough pool and advancing to gold going into the bracket play! The girls made it into silver and played JJVA in bracket play. In the loss the team learned that in order for us to be at the top of our level we have to be able to limit our mistakes and force other teams to play out points and earn points. The girls faced a lot of adversity this weekend, but through it all mattered to stay together as a unit, and proceed to move on to the next point! We are looking forward to getting back to work this week. Overall as coaches we saw a lot of great things this weekend for the girls and are very excited about the next tournament to build on to what the girls have learned already!
The 17 Rox team had a great weekend at the MLK tournament. We finished third in pool play on day one, finished second in pool play on day two and went on to place fifth in the Bronze division losing in the quarter finals DVT 17 BLack.
On Saturday, we went 1 and 2 losing to OVA 17 Asics and Tampa Elite 17 but beat Wolfpack Elite in three (23-35, 25-19, 15-10). It was a rough start since Coach Sawtelle couldn’t be with the team that day (official recruiting trip for his son Nico at USF) but assistant coach Evin Foster and Coach Paula Passmore did a great job filling the gaps against 3 really tough teams.
On Day two we defeated St Pete (25-19, 27-25) behind great defense from Olivia Johnson, Hannah Koedam and Lexi Kirkhart. They kept the ball in play so our setters, Shelby Parker, Summer Magliochetti and (sometimes) Kiana Sawtelle could get the ball to our outside hitters, Hanah Francoeur and Jessie Dorman, as well as our middles Morgan McDonald, Jaycie Wegner (AKA: J-Tall) and Marissa Kunda. Our next match was against Pinellas Heat, a longtime rival and defeated them too (25-21, 25-21). Kiana, Shelby and Hanah F (AKA: Franky) led the way on offense by putting the ball down when we needed it. Game three
Unfortunately didn’t go our way, losing to FSVB Suns (22-25, 24-26). Too many mistakes and 7 service errors cost us that game. As you can see, each game was a battle and the players (including the coaches) were exhausted when we left the gym at 11pm.
The last day was bracket play and our first match was against DVT 17 Black. We started off slow and lost ground as the match wore on losing 25-13, 25-10. We finished the tournament 5th in Bronze and feel like we did a good job considering this was our first time playing together.
All in all it was a great start to what should be a great season. Thank you to all the parents and family members who came and supported our girls throughout the weekend, we really appreciate it. Also, a big thank you goes out to Paula Passmore who stood in for me on Friday and spent the whole weekend with us coaching up the girls when they needed help.
We accomplished our goal for the weekend. We know our rotations now and can change our focus to working as a unit during those rotations. We played well against every team being hurt by a server or two on each team. Once our serve receive comes together the sky is the limit. Remember to JUMP ROPE every day. The way to play better defense and serve receive is to have quick feet! We are very proud of you and look forward to our next tournament!
Big hits and a lot of heart is how the 13 Rox started off Saturday in a five-team pool. Our first two matches we saw two strong teams with a little more experience and size than our girls, which caused a little intimidation. The girls were able to quickly shake off the nervous jitters time they reached their third match. Unfortunately it was not enough to clinch the win in a 3 set thriller match. After getting confidence in themselves, they were able to get their feet under them and played tough during the last two matches of the tournament. The girls played their hearts out this weekend and learned a lot about teamwork and communication.
Our team got second in pool play on day one making it to the GOLD bracket. On day two we lost in our 1st match putting us at 2-2 for the tournament. We are a group that has some seasoned players, new club players and those that have never played before so I am excited to see the growth during the season. Can’t wait till the next tournament!
The girls did very well for our first tournament! They trusted each other on the court, and made adjustments when needed. Overall, I cannot wait to get back in the gym to work towards the gold division for our next tournament! A special shout out to Amanda Sills who helped us make an amazing comeback by serving 12 points straight and not letting anything fall back row!! GO TC 14 ROX!
We can only go up from here! I’ve never been one to focus on a win/loss column. Volleyball has so many areas that are un-measurable. For example, one cannot measure the amount of heart the 15 Rox team has. To be able to walk on and off the court, keeping a fresh mind, holding their heads up, still coming together after every point. That takes real heart and passion for the game. You can’t measure the amount of maturity we grew from this weekend either. How we grew as a team after every point! I look forward to the next team to face us, boy are they in for a surprise!!!
Navy did very well for their first tournament. This weekend was more of a learning experience for the team and coaching staff. Some amazing rallies and 2 tough 3 set matches. Sunday’s match was so exciting. We took the first set with some confidence but lost the second set 33-31 in a nail biting game. We could not have asked for a better weekend to see what is needed to work on. Awesome work by the 16′s Navy!
Nicole Walch, former Treasure Coast and Martin County player, has been named to the AVCA 2nd team All-American. Nicole is only the 4th Seminole in school history to make the All-American team. Great job Nicole you make us all so proud.
Join me in congratulating the following seniors for their college commitments:
Alexandra Lilliquist: Florida International University
Dani Skelly: Franklin and Marshall University
Morgan Carter: Indian River State College
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1997 14’s 2004 12’s 2005 14’s
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The mission of Treasure Coast Volleyball is to provide as high a level of volleyball as possible while developing important life skills for our members. Treasure Coast Volleyball will strive to enhance leadership skills, teach self-discipline while building self-confidence, encourage teamwork and promote good sportsmanship. Treasure Coast Volleyball will provide support for our youth in their pursuit of personal excellence.