New Orleans is welcoming Seattle Juniors with warm weather, great music, good food, and no Starbucks. The Junior National Championships Patriot Division will include five of our teams. Both of the 14s teams will be competing on the first day of the tournament. The 15 and 16s start later in the first week. The competition will wrap up with our 17s in the final week. Follow the teams results on Facebook and Twitter. Wish the teams luck as we try to represent the Puget Sound Region.
A few players have committed to extending their volleyball careers after high school. Sarah Brennan (Portland State University) and Emelia Dronkert (Manhatten College) made their decisions last year. Ally Barber will be heading down to California to attend CSU Bakersfield. Hallie Williams is staying closer to home. Bellevue College will be the next stop for her volleyball fix. The 17s also have a player that will be playing in college. Grace Sears has accepted an offer to play for Palm Beach Atlantic University. While it’s exciting to know that these girls will be continuing to play volleyball, Seattle Juniors wishes all our alumni happiness and passion in pursuit of their dreams.
Seattle Juniors 14 Blue and 14 Green have arrived in Spokane and will start play on Friday in the Pacific Northwest Qualifier. SJ14 Blue will be competing in the Open Division with 19 other teams. The field consists of teams from Hawaii, California and North Texas. SJ14 Blue comes into the tournament with a 19 seed. In their Friday pool they will face Red Rock Black from N. CA, OJVA 14 Gold from OR and Ka Ulukoa from Hawaii. SJ14 Green will be competing this weekend in the 14 American Division. The American Division has 64 teams with teams from Idaho, California, Texas, Arizona and Oregon. SJ14 Greens is seeded 30th in the field. They will start their tournament play off by facing Splash 14, PLV Jaguars and Club ZZU. Good luck to both teams this weekend and you can follow their progress thru twitter as results will be posted there.
On January 25th all the SJ teams competed in Power League #1. SJ18 started the day as a 23rd seed and finished 2oth to qualify for the silver bracket in PL#2. The 17s are hot on their heels moving up 8 spots to 25th. They moved up to the bronze division. A big SJ shout out to the 16s who will be playing in platinum after trading in a 7th seed for the #2 overall spot in the Puget Sound Region. Competing against nothing but U16 teams, SJ15 won their bracket to move up to the silver division. SJ14 Green completed the sweep by improving their seed to 41st. This moves them up six spots to flight 5. SJ14 Blue had no where to go since they were already in gold. With a target on their backs as the #1 seed they were able to stay in gold but traded for a 4th place spot. Congratulations to all the SJ teams on a great start to Power League.