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1st Annual Fear Beach 2's Tournament Recap
Fear had a historic evening on the beach courts, located at Victory Lane Sports Park. In our first annual beach tournament, we ran a 3 division field, with a 14's, 16's and 18's competing and learning the game. We had 8 full courts going at once, with 64 total boys sign up (32 total teams), which is the most that Arizona has seen for 18 & Under. Each team that signed up was guaranteed a minimum of 5 games, with at least 3 of pool play, followed by a double elimination bracket. This was such a special event for many reasons, not just for our club, but also for the growth of Boy's Volleyball in Arizona. We had players from all over the valley, which included high schools such as Brophy College Prep, Boulder Creek, Campo Verde, Catalina Foothills, Chandler, Deer Valley, Highland, Ironwood, Mesa, Mountain Ridge, Queen Creek, and Sandra Day O'Connor. Thank you to all teams who participated in this event, and congratulations to those who won their respected divisions!
Congratulations to all of our Fear coaches and players that had such a strong impact on Arizona volleyball this year. This season we had 1 coach in the Final Four, with 2 in the State Championship. Fear also had 5 players on the All-Arizona Team, with one named as the Player of the Year. 8 players were named to the All-6A Conference Team, with 9 also receiving Honorable Mention honors. In the 5A conference, Fear had one player named to the All-5A Conference Team, with 1 also receiving Honorable Mention honors. Congratulations to all of our athletes on such an amazing season, and continuing a culture of success! See the full article from azcentral.com (click here) All Arizona Player of the Year: Patrick Ross First Team: Patrick Ross, Boulder Creek HS Matt Werner, Brophy Prep Connor Dunn, Brophy Prep Ryan Serrano, Boulder Creek HS Jakob Chavez, Brophy Prep
All 6A Conference First Team: Patrick Ross, Boulder Creek HS Jackson Hickman, Boulder Creek HS Nate Thompson, Brophy Prep Tanner Bowman, Highland HS Cooper Salmen, Boulder Creek HS Connor Dunn, Brophy Prep Ryan Serrano, Boulder Creek HS Jakob Chavez, Brophy Prep Honorable Mention: Parker Broadway, Sandra Day HS Luke Denton, Desert Ridge HS Keith Gross, Brophy Prep Jeremy Guerrero, Boulder Creek HS Ridge Howard, Gilbert HS Tommy McGrath, Brophy Prep Zach Spilsbury, Red Mountain HS Trey Weinstein, Chandler HS Boston Whitman, Boulder Creek HS
All 5A Conference First Team: Cole Udall, Campo Verde HS Honorable Mention: Conner Duyck, Queen Creek HS Coach Recognition Coach of the Year: Bobby Robson of Chandler HS State Champion: Taylor Stallman of Boulder Creek HS Final Four: Tony Oldani of Brophy Prep
2016 alumni begin school seasons at Loras, Lourdes & Grand Canyon
A year after winning a regional championship, 6 of our long-term athletes are now in full swing for their college seasons. Andrew Deleon is a student-athlete at Loras University in Dubuque, Iowa. Bryce, Grady, Ian, liam and fred are student-athletes at Lourdes University, located in Sylvania, Ohio. David Kisiel is a student-athlete at Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Loras participates in the iowa conference in division III, playing many noteable teams this season, such as Quincy (miva DI), North Central, Carthage, Dominican, and Lakeland. Last year, under Head Coach Jeremy Thornburg, the Duhawks went 10-16 overall, nearly doubling their wins from 2015, their first year as a program. Already they started the season with a strong 2-0 start, winning in 3 sets against both Illinois Tech (25-21, 25-21, 25-14) and Mount Mercy (25-15, 25-21, 27-25). You can follow their season by clicking the link here: duhawks.com/schedule.aspx?path=mvball. Good luck this season Andrew!
Lourdes is in the Mideast conference in NAIA, playing some tough competition this season, such as Missouri Baptist, Hope International, Saint Xavier, UC Merced, and IPFW (Miva DI). Last year, under Head Coach Greg Reitz, the Gray Wolves went 25-5 overall, 6-0 in conference, 8-1 away, 6-3 at nuetral sites, and 11-1 at home. They kick off the season on January 18th at 7pm, playing missouri Tech at their place. you can follow their season by clicking the link here: www.lourdesathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=mvball. Good luck this season to Bryce, Fred, Grady, Ian and Liam!
Grand Canyon is in the MIVA in Division I/II, facing some tough competition this season, such as 2 time National Champions Ohio State and Loyola, Lewis, McKendree, Ball State, and Quincy. Last Year, under Head Coach Matt Werle, the 'Lopes went 17-12 Overall, 8-8 in conference, 11-4 at home, and 6-8 away. They kicked off the season playing close matches against 4 time national champions UC Irvine, Hawaii, and came up with a win against UC San Diego in 4 sets. Their next match is on January 20th & 21st, playing Lindenwood at their place. You can follow their season by clicking the link here: www.gculopes.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=165&path=mvball. Good luck this season David!