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Recent SMASH 16's Sparks News

Boston's Back!

By SMASH 05/24/2021, 11:15am EDT

Boston Volleyball Festival bookends global pandemic


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!


Sophomore Sparkplugs

By SMASH 04/25/2021, 8:15am EDT

Jiang & Tian lead Winchester to Middlesex championship


Winchester sophomores Kate Jiang and Lauren Tian capped an undefeated Fall 2 season with a sweep of Melrose in the Middlesex League championship on Saturday.

Jiang (16s Sparks) posted 4 aces and 23 assists, and Tian (16s Sparks) recorded 12 kills.  Congratulations for all your hard work and team success!

WIN-chester Works Towards Middlesex Crown

By SMASH 04/21/2021, 3:45pm EDT

Plus: Globe Players of the Week for Gizmunt, Herr, Marchant


Winchester is riding a multi-year surge towards the top of MIAA Division 1, with a Fall 2 Middlesex League title in sight, and Sophia Furxhi set a new Woburn record for service aces.  Plus, look for multiple SMASH players with a Player of the Week nod in this week's Boston Globe high school volleyball coverage.

Congrats to SMASH players Corinne Herr (17s), Ella Gizmunt (16s), Sophia Furxhi (16s Sparks), Kate Jiang (16s Sparks), Lauren Tian (16s Sparks), and Katya Marchant (15s) - keep up your hard work!

  • POW!

  • By SMASH 04/07/2021, 10:30am EDT
  • Globe Players of the Week for Carr, Berardino, Tian
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