Central Oregon's Premier Volleyball Club for Junior Girls, Ages 10-18
IMPORTANT NEWS & UPDATES
The end of the club season is approaching, with a big two-day tournament at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland at the end of April. And OVA teams continue to rank among the highest across the board. OVA/Rimrock 18 Nationalsfinished Power League in the top 3, and has a good shot at being the #1 overall team this year at Regionals. OVA 14 Nationalsfinished 6th, staying in the Gold bracket of Power League, and will be gunning for a top finish at Regionals. OVA 12 Blackgoes into the last Power League being ranked in the top 16. And OVA 14 Silverhad a great last weekend at Power League, losing in the finals of their division; they continue to work hard and have really improved - way to go ladies! Good luck to all the teams as the finish Power League and get ready for Regionals.
And the junior beach volleyball leagues start in May!
OVA 12's Black
OVA 12's Black.....what can you say? This is the first year of travel for most/all of them and they just continue to get better and better. They moved into the Silver bracket at the last Power League and they continued their strong season by traveling up to play in the Pacific Northwest National Qualifierin Spokane, WA. This is a big tournament, with the best teams from Texas, California, Hawaii, and all across the country. And they decided to play in the top division (Open) where they finished 11th!! 11th in the top division at a National Qualifier is amazing for any team. Way to go ladies!!
And perhaps the best thing was the email the club director received a day after the tournament was finished. Love getting emails like this - way go OVA 12's Black!!!!
Our daughter plays for the Montana Volleyball Academy 14 National’s from Missoula, MT and met your OVA 12’s Black on Friday night. OVA needed a court to warm up on after a super long day and we had back-to-back games so we let them use our court for 10-15 minutes while we rested. When our game started they stayed and cheered our girls on and after playing for nearly 3 straight hours we really needed the boost!
After our win we went to cheer your girls on their win & they were so appreciative! We just wanted to send a huge “THANK YOU” to their coach and entire team- they were awesome.
We continued to see them through Sunday and they were a breath of fresh air with their cheering and enthusiasm. Keep doing what you are doing and tell those girls thanks!
MVA 14's Nationals
March Updates - WOW!
Busy month with OVA travel teams competing across the Pacific NW and beyond. To start the month out, OVA 14 Nationals moved back into the Gold bracket of Power League, now ranked in the top 8 out of more than 150+ teams from across all of Oregon, SW Washington and even the Tri-City area!
The next weekend, they traveled to Denver to play in the prestigous Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, with over 1,200 teams of all ages competing. And OVA 14's took 21st! Highest finish ever for an OVA 14's team, and they might have done better except they had the two teams that finished 1st (Houston Juniors) and 2nd (Nor Cal Black) in their pool on the second day. Those top 14's teams have kids that are 6ft+ across the board, and OVA competed hard before losing in the finals of the Bronze Division. Way to go ladies!
OVA 12's Blackhad a solid result at their March Power League and moved into the Silver bracket. That team continues to get better and travels next up to Spokane, where they will play against some of the best teams from Southern California, Texas, and beyond in the Pacific NW National Qualifier.
OVA 17 Black and OVA 16 Nationalsalso traveled to the Crossroads tournament in Denver. 17 Blackwon their pool on the first day, beating the #1 seed, and then fought hard the rest of the tournament to a solid finish. 16 Nationalsalmost beat the top team in their pool right out of the gate, losing 26-28 in the second set, but kept their heads up, competed hard, and had a ton of fun. Proud of each and every one of you girls.
GO TEAM OVA!!!
President's Day Weekend results
Wow - a great weekend for O.V.A. teams over this past 3 day weekend. The 14's Nationalswon the CEVA President's Day Tournament, besting 48 other teams from across the Pacific Northwest to win the championship! 18's Nationalstook 37th in Las Vegas, out of more than 300 of the best 18's teams in the country (highest finish for a team from Oregon), that is an amazing finish! 16's Nationalstook 5th overall at the CEVA Tournament, 16 Silver took 11th, and 16 Bluetook 37th - all out of 50 teams! Way to go Ladies!!
And special congrats needs to go to 16 Silveractually. After losing two players for Sunday and Monday, the remaining group of 9 really fought hard and played some amazing volleyball, beating the #3 overall seed in pool play Sunday. They tied for 1st in their pool but lost the tie-breaker formula, otherwise they would have finished in the top 8! Amazing run, on top of their solid MLK results, and we think its deserving of some special recognition - so "WAY TO GO OVA 16 SILVER!!!!"
A lot of times we are posting about tournament results, team accomplishments, individual honors and such - and that's a great thing to talk about. Clearly everyone should be proud of being a part of OVA, the players that go on to great things and more. But the club is more than that - its made up of a lot of athletes and a ton of parents that are driving all over Central Oregon and beyond, driving to/from practices twice a week in not so great weather. So as we enter the busy part of the season - the next 6 weeks take teams across Sisters, Redmond, Vancouver, Las Vegas and Denver - the staff at OVA just wanted to say "thank you" for being a part of the OVA Ohana. We are proud to coach these athletes and we realize what a commitment it is from the parents and family members. And it makes us wonder who the next super-star is going to be from amongst our four 12&U teams. Or what future volleyball coach is developing right now amongst our five 16&u teams....or seven 14&u teams........ GO TEAM OVA!!!
GO TEAM OVA!!!
O.V.A. Mailing Address: Oregon Volleyball Academy 70 SW Century Dr., Ste. #100-340 Bend, OR 97702
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