It was another all-SMASH final at Mulligan’s Island, this time in 16 Gold.
SMASH 16s eXtreme teammates Maggie Xu & Alli Melnychuk claimed victory in a NERVA Regional bid event over SMASH 15s teammates Corrine Herr & Coco Salem.
PLUS... SMASH 18s libero Maile Somera and SMASH alumna Miska Legatova won Women's AA in Newport!
In an all-SMASH final in 18 Gold at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, U17 Christina Butera & U16 Makayla Marucci defeated SMASH 17s teammates Pamela Chiakpo & Kaleigh Fitzgerald.
Defense wins championships? The two liberos from 17s Black Ice and 16s eXtreme certainly made a strong case.
Mak & Tina didn't drop a set all day under azure skies at the NERVA Regional Beach Qualifier event put on by North East Beach Volleyball.
Pam & Kaleigh will head next to Indianapolis for USAV Indoor Nationals, where SMASH 17s will compete in 17 USA with a bid they earned at Colorado Crossroads.
Congratulations to these awesome SMASH Volleyball Club sand pairs for a great day at the beach!
On a perfect day for beach volleyball, two SMASH sand teams met in the 18U final of a USAV Regional beach qualifier event at Mulligan's Island in RI on Saturday, June 15.
A 2-1 victory gave SMASH 16s eXtreme teammates Maggie Xu and Allison Melnychuk the tourney win and a bid to 18U USAV Junior Beach Nationals.
With the 14U bid already in hand via walkover, SMASH 14s teammates Annaliese Edman and Ella Gizmunt took on the 18U field and reached the final.
Check out www.nevolleyball.org and www.nebeachvolleyball.com for many more upcoming bid tournaments and a chance to punch your own ticket to Manhattan Beach!