Eight SMASH Girls teams' 2019 seasons got underway in Hartford, CT at New England Winterfest #2.
Juniors club teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New England, and Quebec competed in three days of tournament play over Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend.
SMASH 16s and SMASH 18s each went undefeated en route to Open Gold crowns. SMASH 17s placed 2nd with 18s Attack and 16s eXtreme also posting Gold bracket finishes. 17s Black Ice and 16s Sparks placed in Silver and 18s Blizzard placed in Bronze.
Over the two Winterfest weekends, sixteen SMASH Girls teams combined for a match record of 80-25 and won four of the seven age groups.
Congratulations to all athletes and coaches for a fantastic opening tournament! Next up for eleven of the older SMASH teams are February's NERVA Open Qualifiers in Springfield, MA.
The NCAA Division 1 Women's Volleyball Tournament will air this week with semifinals on Thursday on ESPN and the final on Saturday night on ESPN2.
Be sure to watch the top teams in the country battle it out for the 2018 national championship!
Thursday 12/13 = Stanford vs BYU, 7pm on ESPN
Thursday 12/13 = Illinois vs Nebraska, 9pm on ESPN
Saturday 12/15 = national championship match, 9pm on ESPN2