SMASH Volleyball Club travel teams won 5 out of 8 tournaments contested at the NERVA Championships on May 6, 2018.
12/16 teams made the semi-finals or higher!
SMASH 17s won U18 Open Gold and SMASH 14s Fire won U14 Gold.
Other SMASH teams winning their final regional event were SMASH 10s (champions of 12B), SMASH 12s Energy (champions of 12A), and SMASH 14s (champions of 16AA).
In New England, SMASH had the top-ranked 10s, 14s, 15s, 17s, and 18s teams, the 2nd-ranked 13s and 16s teams, and the 3rd-ranked 12s team.
In U18, SMASH had 4 of the top 8 teams in New England (17s, Attack, 18s, Jets).
In U16, SMASH had 4 of the top 9 teams in New England (16s, Sparks, eXtreme, 15s).
In U14, SMASH had 3 of the top 14 teams in New England (Fire, 13s, Ice).
In U12, SMASH had 3 of the top 13 teams in New England (12s, Energy, 10s).
Congratulations to all our players and coaches for their hard work, tireless dedication, and tremendous achievements throughout the 2018 season!
Thank you to all our parents and families for supporting your talented athletes in junior girls club volleyball.
SMASH Volleyball Club travel teams won five out of nine tournaments contested at NERVA IV, with five teams placing 2nd. Three teams finished 3rd, each losing to another SMASH team in the semis.
13/15 teams made the semi-finals or higher on the penultimate date of the local tournament season.
All SMASH teams will compete on May 6 at the NERVA Championships.
SMASH Volleyball Club and Gators Volleyball Club staged the first U10 junior girls volleyball match in New England history on Saturday, April 21.
Hosted by Gators in Bedford, MA, the exhibition match featured SMASH 10s and Gators 10s. The two teams used the Tripleball format, designed to produce more rallies and extended plays. SMASH recorded a 2-1 victory, with both teams showcasing strong fundamental skills and dynamic athleticism.
Gators Club Director Frank Gardner was thrilled with the event ("It was awesome!"), and is excited to see the evolution of New England youth volleyball. Gardner has been instrumental in creating opportunities for younger and younger players, organizing a series of U11 friendship tournaments in each of the last two seasons.
SMASH coach Patrick Helmas is blown away by his U10 team. "The progress these athletes have made this season is totally incredible - this team is amazing!" Helmas also coaches the women's volleyball team at Babson College, as well as the SMASH Boys 16s team.
These stellar young athletes will be back on the court this Saturday, April 28 at a U11 event hosted by Dragons Volleyball Club in Worcester, MA.