Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Alpinetgheep 2023 Beach National Championship Highlights

The 2023 USA Volleyball Beach National Championship recently concluded in Fort Lauderdale, crowning champions in 10 exciting divisions. As the culminating event of the USA Volleyball Beach Tour, this tournament showcased the top talent from across the nation. Let’s dive into the highlights of this thrilling competition.

Girls 18U Open: Macy Bolyard and Calinda Kok Triumph

In the Girls 18U Open division, Macy Bolyard and Calinda Kok emerged as champions. This dynamic duo, who will be joining the prestigious USC beach volleyball team next year, displayed their skills and determination throughout the tournament. Despite a rocky start in the pool play, they bounced back and won seven consecutive matches to secure the gold medal. Their victory in the final against Brianna Luoma and Skylar Skrabenek was a hard-fought battle, with a score of 24-22, 21-16. Gracie Behneke and Danielle Hernandez claimed the bronze medal.

Boys 18U Open: Trent Massey and Camryn Sheehan Seize the Title

Trent Massey and Camryn Sheehan proved to be an unstoppable team in the Boys 18U Open division. Their chemistry and years of playing together paid off as they secured the championship without losing a single match. In the final, they defeated Daniel Kwekel and Brian Rumsey with a score of 21-14, 23-21. Massey will be joining Webber International, where he will excel in both beach and indoor volleyball, while Sheehan will continue his indoor volleyball career at McKendree. Malachi Brewington and Titus Lance took home the bronze medal.

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Boys and Girls 14U Open: Rising Stars Shine

Luis Campo and Spencer Smith showcased their skills in the Boys 14U Open division, winning the gold medal after losing just one match. They defeated Sam Dicken and Asher Labreche in the final with a score of 21-19, 21-14. Elias Mowrey and Cash Summers secured the third-place spot. On the girls’ side, Brooke Codey and Dreya Scherenberg dominated the competition, winning the title without dropping a single match. They defeated Lyla Paulsen and Izzy Ramos in the final with a score of 21-15, 21-19. Makenna Hertless and Kiah McCoy claimed the third-place position.

Boys and Girls 12U Open: The Future of Beach Volleyball

In the Boys 12U Open division, Aeden Estes and Wilson Mowrey emerged victorious after a thrilling final against Parker Fong and Preston Le, with a score of 21-18, 21-16. Kohen and Krue Shanks secured third place. The Girls 12U Open division saw Milana Rivera and Elle Sossong claim the gold medal, defeating Brynli Burgess and Ella McNeal with a score of 21-13, 21-16. Alaina McGuire and Brylie Milo took home third place.

Girls American Divisions: Rising Stars Showcase Their Skills

Aubrey Sheppard and Natalie Villalon displayed their dominance in the Girls 18 American division, winning all their matches en route to the title. They defeated Hope Dicken and Margaret Mallow in the final with a score of 21-15, 21-14. Jaryn Button and Samantha Kepple secured the third-place position. Lauren Leach and Megan McLarty showcased their resilience in the Girls 16 American division. After losing their first match in pool play, they bounced back and won nine straight matches, including a thrilling three-set final against Jada Goodwin and Madeline Lee, with a score of 21-17, 19-21, 15-10. Alana Joiner and Samantha Rodriguez finished third.

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Victoria Azarov and Garrin Coy dominated the Girls 14 American division, remaining undefeated throughout the competition. In the final, they defeated Taylor Barcel and Nevaeh Hilderbrand with a score of 21-19, 21-15. Claire Newell and Brooke Smith secured the third-place position. Finally, in the Girls 12 American division, Zoey Kincaid and Gracie Liggett emerged as victors, defeating Hope Rockwell and Karsen Sheehan with a score of 21-14, 21-17. Emma Eisenman and Adriana Shorter claimed the third-place spot.


Q: Can you provide more information about the USA Volleyball Beach National Championship?
A: The USA Volleyball Beach National Championship is a prestigious event that brings together the top beach volleyball athletes from across the country. It serves as the culmination of the USA Volleyball Beach Tour, showcasing the best talent in various divisions.

Q: How do teams qualify for the Beach National Championship?
A: Open division competitors earn a berth by placing among the top four at beach national qualifiers, while American division athletes earn their berths at a beach regional qualifier.

Q: Which divisions were featured in the tournament?
A: The tournament featured divisions for girls and boys in different age categories, including 18U, 16U, 14U, and 12U, both in Open and American divisions.


The 2023 USA Volleyball Beach National Championship in Fort Lauderdale was a thrilling display of talent and determination. Congratulations to all the champions and participants who made this event a resounding success. The future of beach volleyball looks bright with these rising stars showcasing their skills on the sand. Keep an eye out for these incredible athletes as they continue to make waves in the sport.

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