NERVA sent five Regional HP teams to the USAV High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, compiling a 3-37 match record over five days of international volleyball competition.
Thirteen players from eight different SMASH travel teams participated, comprising 25% of the rostered selections.
Three SMASH alumnae (Claire Bialek, Miska Legatova, and Paulina Modestow) took part as assistant coaches, and SMASH 15s & Babson College head coach Eric Neely helmed the Women's Junior team.
Several SMASH Volleyball Club athletes will be participating in USAV High Performance programs this summer:
A1 Women's Junior (Florida) - Maegan Hladick OH '19
A2 Boys Youth (South Carolina) - Eric Chabon OH '19, Gavin Emenaker SET '20, Nate Goldberg LIB '20
A2 Boys Select (South Carolina) - Owen Fanning OPP '21
A3 Boys Youth (Illinois) - Bogdan Ivanov OPP '20
A3 Girls Youth (Illinois) - Catherine Waldeck MB '20, Zoe Morrison SET '21
Girls Select Skills (Tennessee) - Fiona Rigby OH '23, Sneha Yadav LIB '22
Congratulations and have fun!
SMASH Boys were all over the 2019 Boston Globe All-Scholastic awards, contributing 10 of the 17 boys volleyball honorees, including Athlete of the Year James Chung.
Plus, SMASH 18s setter Ashley Wang received the Phelps Scholar-Athlete Award.