The 33rd Annual Nantucket Food Pantry Beach Volleyball Tournament took place on Sunday August 4, with two SMASH athletes participating in the fundraiser event.
Team Riley took an exciting 11-10 third set victory over Team Alexa in the championship match of the twenty team 6v6 beach tournament.
SMASH alumna Riley James will begin her first season at Bryant University this fall.
Cornell commit Alexa Orent is entering her senior year at Dana Hall.
Congratulations to both these athletes for their support of a great cause!
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!