Team Josie+Katelin placed 2nd in U14 Gold at the September 5 Wootown/NEBV juniors sand tournament in Plaistow, NH. Way to go!
SMASH would like to give a big shout-out to all the organizations who worked so hard this summer to offer great outdoor volleyball opportunities for young players, including:
New Hampshire Volleyball Club
Westerly Volleyball/South County
Boston UVC / BAYV
The beach team of Josie Hanlon and Katelin Simmons were U14 Gold finalists at the August 8 Wootown/NEBV sand event in Plaistow, NH.
Teammates in 2020 on SMASH 14s Fire, Josie and Katelin have been playing together since their days on SMASH 11s.
Nothing like a prime playoff push in the dog days of August before these sympatico setters head off to high school this fall. Our prediction? "They're gonna be, like, nasty!" Way to go, Josie and Katelin :)
SMASH Volleyball was the top performing club at the 2020 Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival.
The BVF, New England's largest volleyball tournament, featured 760 juniors teams representing 149 clubs on 91 courts! SMASH had the most teams of any club in attendance with 24 boys and girls teams.
SMASH Boys had the highest finishing NE team for U14, U15, U17, and U18, and in U16 finished 2nd and 3rd!
SMASH Girls had the highest finishing NE team for U12, U13, U14, U15, and U16!
SMASH 12s were tournament champions, capping their weekend with an amazing three set match against NYC Juniors. SMASH 15s were 15 Open champions, with a domineering Day 3 effort that culminated with a victory in the final over Downstate.
SMASH 16s and 13s each finished second in Gold, SMASH 14s and 12s Energy each won the Silver bracket, and SMASH 17s won the Bronze bracket.
Congratulations to all teams for working hard and embracing the challenge of competing at the highest level of play in each age group!