The Emerald City Classic is our last major competition before Nationals! Our club has had a tremendous year and as we wind down our season we find many of our teams at the very top of their age divisions with another strong overall performance by our teams! Here are some of the highlights!
PSVBA 12-Todd goes a perfect 5-0 to win the 12 Open Division. The 12s came in seeded 2nd overall in pool play and began the tournament working on some new rotations. They found their grove and finished the U12 tournament on top!
PSVBA 14-Jess goes undefeated 9-0 to win the 14 Open Division! They played well all weekend long, had an epic comeback in the first game of the Championship match against a good Portland VBC team down 10 for most of the game to win 26-24! Kennedy Croft and Kasey Woodruff are selected to All-tournament team – the whole team could’ve gotten it! Kasey is this year’s recipient of the Candis Carter Libero Award for the U14 group.
PSVBA 16-Rodney finished 2nd in the 16 Open Division! The girls just got better as the tournament wore on despite being tagged with several key injuries along the way. The road to the 16 Open Championship was not easy as the team played three matches on monday just to reach the finals. We faced a very good NW Excel team and were able to win the first game (25-20) as the two great teams battled back and forth, however we dropped the last two sets as it became apparent our girls had nothing left in the tank. It was a great finish for what we consider the most over-achieving team in our club this year! Kara Bajema was also selected to the All Tournament team as the MVP in a group of outstanding U16 players.
PSVBA 17-Bri finished 5th overall in the tough 18 Open Division! PSVBA 16-Joe got to the Silver bracket championship final, finishing 8th overall in 18 Open despite not having one of our key offensive players availabe. For many of our graduating seniors was a good end to their club careers!