In Orlando, Fla., on March 22-24, hordes of girls aged 14-18 flocked to Disney World. But not to schmooze with Mickey Mouse or ride the rollercoasters, these girls were there to play ball. The Disney Volleyball Showcase, hosted at the Wide World of Sports, was an invitation-only USAV-sanctioned national qualifier tournament that hosted 80 Open teams competing for one of two bids in each of the five age divisions to USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals in Dallas June 28 – July 5.
The following teams received bids to nationals:
OVA 18-Asics, Orlando, Fla.
Spiral 18-Black, Chandler, Ariz.
Colorado Jrs Kaepa 17-Jude, Monument, Colo.
OVA 17-Asics, Orlando, Fla.
Michio Chicago 16-National, Chicago, Ill.
The Royal Tigers 16-Royal, Carrollton, Texas
AZ Storm 15 Thunder, Phoenix, Ariz.
Colorado Jrs Kaepa 15-Shannon, Monument, Colo.
OVA 14-Asics, Orlando, Fla.
Borinquen Coqui 14-1F, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Originally published in June 2013