SMASH Volleyball Club has three teams competing this month at the 44th AAU Girls' Junior National Championships in Orlando, FL.
SMASH 17s and SMASH 15s Power conclude their seasons today, June 22, in 17 Club and 15 Club respectively.
SMASH 18s begin play tomorrow in 18 Premier with a new post-season roster.
Congratulations on a wonderful season and have an awesome summer!
The SMASH 15s took first place of all 15s teams competing in the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival this weekend.
Head Coach Jim Crandall pointed to aggressive serving, great team defense, and smart decision-making on offense as keys to victory. Crandall said the team's ability to minimize attacking errors in tough situations and win long rallies was a major step forward for the 15s.
"The biggest improvement was in managing the game by making smart attacking decisions," Crandall said.
The team entered the Gold bracket Sunday morning riding an undefeated streak with a perfect 10-0 set record through two rounds of pool play.
In the semifinals, the 15s wasted no time defeating CT Juniors 25-20, 25-15 before smashing Husky 15 National 25-15, 25-19 in the finals to end the tournament with a perfect 14-0 set record.
Crandall said he was proud of the team's ability to handle adversity. "They displayed mental toughness adapting to new lineups and positions due to a teammate's injury." he said.
The SMASH 15s were not the only SMASH team to succeed in 15s Open. SMASH 15s Power finished 7th in Open for the tournament.
Power, coached by Patrick Tom and Aileen Hermann, began the tournament with a strong 2-1 showing in their first pool before being matched up with the SMASH 15s in their second pool.
The team came out of their second pool seeded in Silver and won a tough-fought 3 set match over Pumas 15 Ebony in the semifinal before falling to CMASS 15 Smack in the final.
|Emma Bartlett||Brandeis University|
|Corinne Cox||Dartmouth College|
|Avery Spaziani||University of Connecticut|
|Gianna Scioletti||Sacred Heart|
|Jenny Weston||University of New Hampshire|
|Hannah Engstrom||Trinity (CT)|
|Madeleine Lundburg||Wesleyan (CT)|
|Shannon Roseen||Babson College|
|Holly Adams||Southern New Hampshire|
|Alison Sullivan||SUNY Oswego|
|Jennifer Ayer||Middlebury College|
|Avery Devoe||Ball State|
|Margaret O'Brien||Hamilton College|
|Susannah Phillips||Colorado College|
|Carolyn Scacchi||Southern New Hampshire|
|Erica Vendituoli||Bryant University|
|Julia Flynn||Bryant University|
|Brooke Gibbons||University of New England|
|Julia Goyette||Assumption College|
|Jodi Katz||Wheaton College|
|Victoria Sutphen||Westfield State|
|Julia Murphy||UMass Boston|
|Karolina Serhan||Colby College|
|Alexandra McDevitt||Connecticut College|
|Sara Wojciechowski||Tufts University|
|Lilly Benabou||Endicott College|
|Jennifer Cain||Merrimack College|
|Shay Feeley||Worcester Polytechnic|
|Jodie Munchbach||UMass Boston|
|Madison Creighton||Merrimack College|
|Mandy Sifferlen||Holy Cross|
|Keane Brazda||Bucknell University|
|Victoria Bryan||Bryant University|
|Chandler Goodwin||University of Hartford|
|Jennifer Wallace||Worcester Polytechnic|
|Rachel Wyman||Union College|
|Jamie Francona||US Naval Academy|
|Audrey Bizak||Catholic University of America|
|Meaghan Martin||Stonehill College|
|Angela Price||Babson College|
|Krissy Robertson||Babson College|
|Genna Swanson||Springfield College|
|Morgan Drew||Framingham State|
|Kasey Cameron||Western New England|
|Tatiana Froehlich||Bentley College|
|Dana Weston||Holy Cross|
|Melissa Jewett||St. Anselm|
|Gabbie Trotter||University of Pennsylvania|
|Jessica McLeod||St. Michael's|
|Allie Jones||Plymouth State|
|Georgia Naumann||Connecticut College|
|Kate Bellerose||Colby College|
|Dianna Tauro||Salve Regina|
|Carrie Cecil||Whitman College|
|Courtney Dunne||St. Michael's|
|Brianna Tribucco||Merrimack College|
|Casey Whitehead||Francis Marion|
|Maria Scocca||Bryant College|
|Kate Anderson||Williams College|
|Julie Clerc||Bridgewater State|
|Shelagh Dolan||Providence College|
|Samantha Lupinski||Assumption College|
|Mina Baban||New York University|
|Theresa Staulo||St. Rose|
|Monica Leslie||Connecticut Wesleyan|
|Molly Barrett||Connecticut College|
|Michelle Jaques||Stonehill College|