For many of us in the New England volleyball community, the 2020 Boston Volleyball Festival was one of the very last events to occur before life as we knew it shut down. 63 weeks later, the BVF came roaring back, with 76 clubs from 11 states sending 431 teams to compete on 72 courts for 3 days! Many thanks to JVC Tournaments, NERVA, BCEC, parent volunteers, coaches, and athletes for a safe and exciting weekend of juniors volleyball, one that will hopefully portend a return to a more familiar lifestyle.
SMASH Volleyball Club had 11 teams in action this weekend. Some of the many highlights include:
SMASH 16s were 16 Open Gold champions, SMASH 17s placed 3rd in 17 Open Gold, SMASH 12s placed 3rd in 12 Gold, SMASH 18s placed 5th in 18 Open Gold, and SMASH 14s Fire placed 1st in 14 USA Silver!
Congrats to all our athletes and coaches for your hard work and dedication during this LONG indoor season, and good luck in your next adventures, be it Nationals, beach, or camps!
Concord-Carlisle swept Lincoln-Sudbury to win the DCL Large* playoffs, and Weston beat Bedford 3-1 to win the DCL Small* bracket.
Congrats to the Patriots and Wildcats for their fantastic seasons!
C-C features SMASH players Lily Sills, Corinne Herr, Raimy Little, and Lauryn Friess, plus SMASH coaches Jim Crandall and Jeff Blue. Weston features SMASH 15s setter Katya Marchant and SMASH 16s coach Ashley Wang.
Plenty of players are proudly pumped about progress in Patriots program, positive press persists... check it out here!
Plus, big up to Globe Player of the Week Ahunna James from SMASH 16s and King Philip RHS :)