The USAV Junior National Championships began yesterday for Alliance Volleyball with the 13 Mizuno team playing 3 matches. The 13s finished the day with 1 win and 2 losses in some very close matches. They have 3 more matches ahead today and each age group will play a minimum of 9 matches, best of three.
Today, play begins for the 15 Mizuno team which is the first youth volleyball team ever from Tennessee to win a qualifier that entered them into the Open Division of the USAV National Championships, also known as the Junior Olympics. The Junior Olympics is the highest division of youth volleyball. This week in Atlanta, the team will compete among the top thirty-two teams in the nation. In order to qualify for this event a team had to finish within the top three at a qualifier. Not only did the Alliance Volleyball 15’s Mizuno team achieve this, they won the Mid East Qualifier held in St. Louis this past March, going from the twelfth seed to finishing first out of thirty other teams!
The Alliance 17 Mizuno team will face its first opponent on Wednesday in the National Division. The Williamson County Sports Page is going to keep a close eye on all three teams’ progress as they compete for a National Title! To follow more scores and news visit: www.williamsoncountysportspage.com