VBC Dinamo finishes high at Las Vegas Volleyball Classic


28th Annual Las Vegas Volleyball Classic
February 15-17

From news release

Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com Photo.

Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com Photo.

Two VBC Dinamo clubs placed high at the 28th Annual Las Vegas Classic held this past weekend with 17 Elite Dan (Bithell) finishing 17th in the Club Division and 17 Elite Will (Russell) taking 19th in the Open Division.

17 Elite Dan went 6-0 through the first two rounds and played a challenge match later in the second day for a chance to go to the gold bracket. They lost a tough match to AVCA (HI) and finished in 17th place.

17 Elite Will played in the 17 Open division, which consists of many of the top 17s teams in the nation. After playing Mizuno Long Beach (Ranked No. 4 in country by Prepvolleyball.com) and beating Mad Frog (TX, No. 42), they fought their way into a challenge match with OVA (FL) for a chance to make the gold bracket.

17 Elite Will lost that match, but they won their first two matches in the silver bracket to make their way to the finals of the bracket, losing to Texas Eclipse and earning an overall finish of 19th place, the highest finish by a Southern Arizona team in an Open division.

17 Elite Will’s, Mia Sokolowski, is recognized as one of the top recruits in the 2016 class according to Prepvolleyball.com.

17 Elite Dan Bithell
Nikki Baim, So., Catalina Foothills
Bailey Gin, So, Tucson High
Cameron Fina, So. Salpointe
Brielle Sterns, Fr., Sahuaro
Allie Weaver, So. Salpointe
Ellie Cline, Jr., Catalina Foothills
Riley Seymour, Jr., Sabino
Anita Eichenour, Fr., Catalina Foothills
Julia Cravens, Jr., Catalina Foothills
Abby Leeser, So., Salpointe
Lauren Clark, Jr., Salpointe

17 Elite Will Russell
Mia Sokolowski, So., Tucson High
Glen Brumm, Jr., CDO
Carissa Henning, Jr., Sabino
Aunesty Jantz, Jr., Ironwood Ridge
McKenna McCabe, Jr., Ironwood Ridge
Annie Coyle, Jr., Salpointe
Britt Beyer, Jr., Catalina Foothills
Karissa Carney, Jr., Ironwood Ridge
Delaney Dunagan, Jr., Catalina Foothills
Mikayla Miller, Jr., Catalina Foothills
Jordan Weatherless, Jr., Ironwood Ridge
Hannah Gerard, Jr., CDO

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