USA Volleyball: Zona 18-1 qualifies for Junior Nationalsby Andy Morales on Mar. 05, 2013, under Sports
Zona 18-1 finished second out of 52 teams (18 USA Division) at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier in Denver this past weekend (March 2-4).
The local club team will play at the US Volleyball Girls’ Junior Nationals Championships, which will be held in Dallas June 28-July 1.
The team is coming off of a third place finish (out of 244 teams) in the 18 Club Division at the SCVA Las Vegas Classic tournament, which was held over President’s Day Weekend.
Zona 18-1 Roster
Summery Avery, Tucson High School, 2014
Julie Fleming, Catalina Foothills, 2013
Emily Gosciminski, Ironwood Ridge, 2013
Mykaela Hammer, Ironwood Ridge, 2014
Haley Howell, Salpointe Catholic, 2013 (Siena College)
Kennedy Kurtz, Ironwood Ridge, 2014
Abby Reuland, Salpointe Catholic, 2013 (Colorado College of Mines)
Jessica Sullivan, Canyon del Oro, 2013 (East Central University)
Carly Trueman, Tucson High, 2013 (University of Utah)
The team is coached by Matt Dyck (Central Arizona College head coach) and Bernadette Petravicius (Salpointe/University of South Carolina).
According to club director Michelle Malis, this is the first time a team has earned a bid at a national event.