Monday, 27 May 2024

Seven Champions Crowned in 17s at 2023 GJNC

The 2023 Girls Junior National Championship for the 17 division in Chicago, Ill., concluded with seven clubs emerging as champions. This premier junior girls club tournament, organized by USA Volleyball, attracts college scouts from across the country. With a record-breaking registration of 1,368 teams, it is evident that the separate 14-17 age divisions have gained popularity. Let’s take a closer look at the results and the outstanding performances of the winning teams.

17 Open

The SCVC 17 Roxy team from Southern California showcased their resilience and determination throughout the tournament. Despite losing their second match in pool play, they remained undefeated for the remainder of the competition. They even faced four consecutive three-set matches in the gold bracket. In the gold medal match against DYNASTY 17 Black from the Heart of America region, SCVC secured a thrilling victory with a 28-26 win in the first set and a 15-7 win in the third set. This triumph earned them the championship title.

1st Alliance 17 Gold from the Great Lakes region and H Skyline 17 Royal from Lone Star finished in third place.

17 National

Six Pack 17 from Iowa dominated the competition, finishing the tournament undefeated. They only dropped two sets in their final two matches in the gold medal bracket. In the final match, they defeated HPSTL 17 Royal from the Gateway region with a score of 2-1 (25-21, 19-25, 15-9) to claim the championship.

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MKE Sting 17 Gold from Badger and Northern Lights 17-1 from the North Country region secured third place.

17 USA

Actyve 17-Black from Southern California emerged as the victors in the 17 USA division. Despite several matches going to three sets, Actyve remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. In the final match against Skyline 17 Black from North Texas, Actyve overcame an early setback in the first set to win 2-1 (22-25, 25-20, 15-9) and claim the championship.

AZ REV 17 Premier and AZ Sky 17G from the Arizona Region both secured bronze medals.

17 Liberty

Mizuno Club North 17Ang from the Heart of America region displayed an impeccable performance, winning all ten of their matches in the 17 Liberty division. In the gold medal match, they needed only two sets to defeat Ama Xtreme 17 Queens from the Sun Country region, securing a victory of 2-0 (25-12, 25-22).

Missouri Jrs 17-Black, also from the Heart of America region, and San Clemente 17-Riley from Southern California finished in third place.

17 American

ATHENA VB 17-1 Gold from the Columbia Empire region bounced back after losing pool matches at the start of the tournament. They triumphed in every match of the bracket play and clinched the gold medal by defeating ARIZONA STORM 17 THUNDER from Arizona in straight sets with a score of 25-20, 25-17.

Club Ignit select 17 Blue from Iowa and Rocky Elite 17 National from the Rocky Mountain region secured third place.

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17 Freedom

NORCO 17 Black from the Rocky Mountain region had an undefeated run, culminating in a 27-25, 25-22 victory over HJV 17 PREMIER from Lone Star in the 17 Freedom division. NORCO went 11-0 throughout the tournament, only dropping one set.

17 Patriot

Sky High-Adidas 17 Black from the Great Lakes region dominated the 17 Patriot division, going undefeated with a record of 11-0. In the final, they faced off against Club Cactus 17-Mizuno from Arizona and emerged victorious with a score of 25-21, 25-20 in two sets.

Houston Skyline 17 BCS Royal from Lone Star and SynergyForce 17 Patrick from Northern California secured third place.

Note: Full all-tournament teams will be posted at a later date.

FAQs

Q: What is the Girls Junior National Championship (GJNC)?
A: The Girls Junior National Championship is the most prestigious junior girls club tournament in the United States. It attracts college scouts from across the country and showcases the talent of young volleyball players.

Q: How many teams participated in the 2023 GJNC for the 14-17 age divisions?
A: The 2023 GJNC saw a record-breaking registration of 1,368 teams for the 14-17 age divisions. This reflects the growing popularity and competitiveness of these divisions.

Q: How did the SCVC 17 Roxy team secure the 17 Open championship?
A: Despite losing their second match in pool play, the SCVC 17 Roxy team rallied and remained undefeated for the rest of the tournament. They faced multiple three-set matches in the gold bracket and eventually secured the gold medal with a thrilling victory in the final.

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Summary

The 2023 Girls Junior National Championship for the 17 division concluded with seven deserving champions. These clubs showcased their talent, determination, and resilience throughout the tournament. From the SCVC 17 Roxy team’s incredible comeback in the 17 Open division to NORCO 17 Black’s undefeated run in the 17 Freedom division, each champion’s journey was filled with excitement and intense competition. Congratulations to all the teams for their remarkable performances in this highly anticipated event.

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