Emerald City Classic Pools Posted:
AM WAVE: (Play starts at 8
18 Elite Black, Court 4
14 Elite Black, Court 21
PM WAVE: (Play starts at
17 Elite Black, Court 7
16 Elite Gold, Court 18
Elite Gold, Court 24
NW Juniors Memorial Weekend Tournament:
Sat-Sun, May 25 & 26,
Play starts at 8:30
AM Both Days
Here is where our teams play first round Saturday:
15 Elite Black: Jackson HS
15 Heat: Jackson HS
15 Thunder: Meadowdale HS
14 Eclipse: Edmonds CC
14 Storm: Mountlake Terrace
14 Blizzard: Mountlake
13 Thunder: Glacier Peak HS
13 Heat: Glacier Peak HS
13 Tornado: Glacier Peak HS
Summer Beach Series Dates Announced:
First Event is Saturday, June
1st. Mark the dates on your calendar. Our Beach series is the best
Final Summer Camp List Posted. Northwest Juniors Players get a 10%
discount on our summer camps!
for the following:
Two camps at Glacier Peak HS
One Camp at Bellevue
Two camps at Northshore
One HS camp at Newport
One HS camp at Edmonds CC
NW Juniors Hiring Staff for Summer Camps.
If you are interested in joining our
staff for the summer, please fill out a coaching
application. If you have any questions
about our club, please
our club director.
NW Juniors offers Private and small group lessons
2013 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS:
Northwest Juniors on Facebook!
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order team shirts, contact
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bring your team.
Precision Sports Performance of Canyon Park (PSP) will
provide discounted services to NW Juniors Volleyball Club members (25%
off). Sign up now for their Athletic Development Program
which starts first week of December. They also have weekly programs,
Brian Sutton to register.
2013 SEASON NEWS
What a GREAT end of the year BBQ/Banquet!
Thank you to everyone who
made it to Alki Beach on Sunday and congratulations to our 2013
Please submit any pictures you took and would like to share to
we will have a gallery made with all of our submissions.
Thank you to all of our helpers and all of our members for a great
AND 18's MAKES TWO...
18 Elite Black goes undefeated and secures second NW Juniors Bid to
Elite Black team took everyone's best shot and emerged champions of the
PSR Bid tournament thus securing their spot in the National Division of
the Girl's Junior National Championship tournament. They have now
joined the 14 Elite Black team in punching their ticket to Dallas! The
tournament format was pool play, and the top two teams in pool advance
to bracket play. In pool, they defeated a scrappy South Sound team
and a very athletic Club Wahine team (avenging a loss in Spokane).
First round of playoffs matched them against a vastly improved ITVC team
-- and the victory guaranteed them a spot in Nationals. The finals
pitted them against Sudden Impact, with the winner earning a bid in the
National Division, and runner up earning a bid in the American Division.
Both teams battled hard and after three hard-fought sets, the 18 Black
team defeated Sudden Impact and earned their National Division Bid.
A special thanks to several members of the 14 Elite Black team that came
down to support the 18's. CONGRATULATIONS 18 Black!
Juniors Introduces Spring Training for 5-8th Graders --
U11 and U12 seasons coming to an end in April, we are offering an
opportunity for 5-8th grade girls and boys to train (or continue to
train). The program is an opportunity for club players to continue
practicing and for players that did not get to play club to begin
training or preparing for summer camps. It's an 8-week program
beginning May 6th. Training will primarily take place at Northshore
Junior High School. Limited openings exist so register quickly.
a comprehensive recap on how our teams did at Regionals and other region
events this season.
16 Elite Gold wins the Silver Championship at
The 16 Elite Gold team went 5-2 during Regionals, going
undefeated on Sunday. All 11 girls played well. Marit
Thorkildsen continued to dominate in all facets. Cailey Kudrna was
a huge factor for us, raking in the kills out of the middle.
Maggie Orse's blocking and Kessie Danielson's attacking was amazing.
Overall, our defensive efforts, our consistency and our serving is what
won us our Championship. Nice job ladies!
18 and 17 Elite teams
success at Regionals:
18 Elite Black team went 6-1 for the weekend on their way to a
third place finish at the U18 Regional Championship tournament at
Washington High School. Their lone blemish was a loss to the PSVBA
18-1 team in the first round of the Gold Championships. They went
onto defeat SIVA 18 in the 3rd place match, marking their second win
over SIVA 18 in the tournament. After a tough 3rd place finish in pool
on the first day, the 17 Elite Black team went undefeated
for the rest of the tournament to win the Silver Division at the U17
Regional Championship Tournament at Curtis JHS. They defeated High
Velocity 17 in the Silver final, marking their second win over High
Velocity after defeating them earlier in the day in Pool play.
Congrats to both teams! Next up for the 18's is the Bid Tournament
May 5th as they make their final attempt at qualifying for the National
Elite Black takes third at PNQ -- Earns a bid for the second year in a
left, 14 Elite Black celebrates after taking set two from Austin
Performance in the 14 USA Gold Semifinals. Austin Performance would go
on to win the match and the tournament. 14 Elite Black finished third
and learned Wednesday that they earned a bid to Nationals in the USA
Division. This marks the second consecutive year this team has qualified
for Nationals, as 8 of the 10 players on the roster were on the 13 Heat
team that qualified last season. For the weekend, the team finished 8-2,
losing only to the first and second place teams. Significant wins
included a convincing win over #2 Seed VIP Juniors of Spokane on the way
to the semi-finals. Many players had good performances, and they were
led in hitting by MB Calli Loan, she hit .341 over the weekend and led
the team with 41 kills. The team gained a lot of confidence and now
have added motivation to improve and make a good showing in Dallas this
14 Eclipse wins Lake Tapps U14 Tournament:
Congrats to 14 Eclipse for taking 1st place at LTVBC Tourney on
Saturday, March 23rd! They did an awesome job taking first place in
their pool, ending up by +70 points above the other teams! Then they
went on to finish the day completely undefeated and taking home the
championship title. Way to go!
A Great Weekend For NW Juniors
Several NW Juniors teams were
in action during the March 16-17 weekend at various tournaments around
the region, and many emerged as champions or finalists.
was an all-NW Juniors final at Juanita HS on Saturday as the 13
Thunder team defeated the 13 Heat team in the final. Both
teams won their pools, so each entered the final undefeated on the
day. 13 Thunder won the final 25-21, 25-11 and secured the
17 Elite Black had a
great day Saturday, also at Juanita. Seeded 5th in the
tournament, they won their pool with a 5-1 record, including a split
with #2 seed ITVC 17's. They defeated a tough LaConner 17's
in the semi's (23-25, 25-14, 15-11) before losing a close final to
Rain City Mirage (25-19, 20-25, 12-15). Despite a
couple key injuries, the 17 Elite Black team continues to
Pictured at right:
At the Domino's Pizza 14
D1/D2 tournament at Franklin Pierce HS Saturday, the 14 Blizzard
team had an outstanding day and won the Silver Division of a tough
Blizzards had a
challenging morning of pool play as they faced some very highly
ranked Puget Sound Power League Teams. In the afternoon, the
Blizzards started in the Silver play-off bracket and swept the field
beating, Ridge Valley Silver, then PJVBC in the semifinals 25-17,
22-25, 15-5 and finally beating SC Thunder in the finals 25-10,
20-25, 15-10. The Blizzards were due for tournament win after their
stellar performance in the Yakima Tournament where they went 5-2
On Sunday, it was the
14 Elite Black team's turn to win a championship. They
participated in the U15's tournament at Juanita HS. After a
rough morning where they split with three teams and finished third
overall in the pool, they found their spark and defeated three solid
U15's teams on their way to a championship. First up was Cascade
15-1 (25-22, 25-18); second round found them facing the team
that won their Pool, Northshore 15 Black, the #16 team in U15
Power League (25-20, 25-16). In the final, they faced a much bigger
All-Out 15 team (#15 in Power League) and handled them,
mostly on the strength of their serving and defense and consistent
play from their middles -- final score was 25-17, 25-16.
Also of note on Sunday at
Juanita was the 15 Thunder team, which lost a close Silver
final to MVA 21-25, 22-25. 15 Thunder play scrappy defense and
showed great improvement from earlier in the season.
Presidents Weekend Tournament
After a long 3-day weekend that saw all NW Juniors teams in action,
several NW Juniors teams found success, but only the 18 Elite Black team
emerged as Champions of their respective division. Ranked second
going into the tournament, the 18 Elite Black team went undefeated (9-0)
and did not drop a set all weekend -- their toughest match of the
weekend was the final against the #1 seed SIVA 18's (ranked #3 in the
region and Platinum Division participants). After losing to SIVA
in the first Power League the 18 Elite team hoped for a rematch sometime
over the weekend and they got it in the final, defeating SIVA 25-17,
25-22. Along the way, they also defeated Central Washington Elite,
a top team from the Evergreen Region.
Other notable finishes:
14 Elite Black took third
in the 14 Open Gold Division
12 Eclipse took third in
the 12's Division
13 Thunder and 13 Heat
made it into the Silver Bracket of 14 Club, and 13 Thunder lost in
15 Elite Black lost in
the final if the U15 Silver Bracket
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TEAMS AND
THANK-YOU COACHES, PLAYERS, AND PARENTS FOR HELPING US HOST
A FANTASTIC TOURNAMENT.
Several NW Juniors Players
selected to all-league teams:
As the high school regular
season comes to a close and teams begin district and
state qualification, leagues will be posting their
all-league teams. These NW Juniors athletes
have been honored.
Haleigh Harrison, Sequim HS,
Olympic League MVP. This marks the second
year in a row that the Olympic League MVP has been a
NW Juniors athlete!
Katrina Lane, Roosevelt HS, KingCo 4A,
team outside hitter
Kristen Lane, Roosevelt HS, KingCo 4A,
Genevieve Knoppi, Mt. Si HS, KingCo 3A
Danielle Smullin, Kamiak HS,
Wesco 4A South, 2nd team setter
Sara Pulaski, Kamiak HS, Wesco 4A
South, 2nd team Libero
Loretta Forrest, Everett HS,
Wesco 3A North, 1st team Libero
Amber Hagar, Everett HS, Wesco 3A
North, 2nd team Middle
Gabrielle Mahler, Meadowdale HS,
Wesco 3A South, 2nd team Middle
Zoey Lange, Cascade HS, Wesco 4A
South, Honorable mention outside hitter
Maria Darling, Glacier Peak HS,
Wesco 3A South, Honorable mention outside hitter
Hannah Hudson, Sequim HS, Olympic
League 2nd Team Libero
NW JUNIORS & NWJRS ELITE
RECRUITS: CLASS OF 2013
5' 6" OH/DS
5' 10" Outside Hitter
5' 8" Setter
CLASS OF 2014:
5' 11" MB/OPP
5' 11" MB/OPP
Juliana Falk: 5' 7"
Tynan Gable: 5' 8"
Mariah Garner: 5' 9"
Eryn Heller: 5' 6"
Hannah Hudson: 5' 4"
Caitlyn Johnson: 5' 10" Middle/OH
Gabrielle Mahler: 5' 9" OH/Middle
Brenna Severson: 5' 3"
NW Juniors teams find success in Power League #1:
Twelve NW Juniors teams participated in Power League the weekend and
several of them found success. It was a great weekend for the club as
four of the teams find themselves in the top two flights of their
respective divisions, four teams moved up, and the 12's opened up
Black entered Flight 1 as the #8 overall seed and had a strong day
finishing 5th overall and one spot out of the Platinum.
Gold moved up from Flight 3 to Flight 2 and sit as the #19 team in
Black also moved up from Flight 3 to Flight 2 and are the #18 team
in the U15's
Black entered Flight 1 as the #5 seed and moved up one spot to #4.
Eclipse and 12 Storm finished at the top of Division 2 and
enter Power League as the #17 &18 seeds respectively in the U12's.
Congratulations to our teams -- keep up the solid work. Next up
for these teams is Power League the 9th & 10th of February.
MLK Weekend Tournament recap:
Six NW Juniors teams debuted this weekend at the MLK
Tournament (all 12's and 13's), and 14 total NW Juniors teams were in
action. Teams met with varying amounts of success, and we hope
that all took the opportunity this weekend to improve.
A few teams had notable
18 Elite Black went
undefeated and won the U18's division
12 Storm won the 12
13 Thunder won the 14
14 Elite Black played up
to the U16's and made it into the Gold Division.
18 Elite Black emerges from first Power League as
the #8 seed:
The 18 Black team
entered Power League as the #22 overall
seed. They had a great day, and recovered
well from an early loss to KJ 17 Baden. Moving onto the second
round of pool play, they held onto their seed with a great chance to
move up. The first match was against top-seeded 253 Elite 17's (#7
they lost a close match, but started to gel as a team and a good
rotation started to formulate. After a nice break to recover
physically and mentally, they came back strong with back-to-back
victories over PSVBA 16 National (who went to Nationals last season) and
Lake Tapps 18 Orange. Those wins secured a move up to the #10 seed and
chance to move up in a crossover match. The crossover match pitted
them against South Sound 18's, who won both of their pools on the day.
A decisive 25-21, 25-11 win ended a great day and left
them as the #8 overall seed in the 18's Power League and garnered them a
spot in Flight 1. A great way to
start a season full of promise and optimism. Kristen Lane was
voted team MVP for the day, and special recognition goes to Dani Smullin
for setting all day without rest and running the offense at a high
Elite Gold moves up:
The 16 Gold team
entered Power League as the #26 overall
seed and stayed steady all day. They were able to move up a few
spots to #23 and will play in Flight 3 of the first Power League