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TAV Wins 15 Open at GJNC

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 29, 2017) – TAV 15 Black emerged victorious in the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships 15 Open Division, capping off an exciting competition at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The GJNC will continue until July 4.

TAV 15 Black Dominates the 15 Open Division

TAV 15 Black from North Texas showcased their skills and determination in the 15 Open Division. Despite a shaky start with an initial loss to Laguna Beach 15MS from Southern California during pool play, TAV 15 Black went on a remarkable 10-match winning streak. In an exhilarating gold-medal match, TAV 15 Black defeated ASICS MAVS 15-1 from the Heart of America region with a commanding 25-19, 25-13 victory. This victory was made even more special as it marked the first national championship title for TAV 15 Black Head Coach Louis Sariego.

Winners in Other Divisions

The other division winners in the Girls Junior National Championships were:

  • Kokoro Volleyball 15-1 from North Country in the 15 National Division
  • LIVEWIRE 15 Adidas from Arizona in the 15 USA Division
  • A4 Volley 15-Purple from Southern California in the 15 American Division
  • Momentum 15 Elsa from Rocky Mountain in the 15 Patriot Division

Impressive Performances and Individual Accolades

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Annabelle Smith from TAV 15 Black, along with many of her teammates, achieved the remarkable feat of winning their second national championship at the USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals after triumphing in the 13 Open division two years ago. Smith emphasized the significance of this victory for her team and the hard work they put in to achieve their goals.

Paige Flickinger from TAV 15 Black was named the Most Valuable Player of the 15 Open Division, showcasing her exceptional skills and contributions to her team’s success. Teammates Katherine Lang and Madison Williams were also recognized for their outstanding performances and named to the all-tournament team.

Other Divisions and Outstanding Teams

In the 15 National Division, Kokoro Volleyball 15-1 from North Country emerged as champions after a flawless run of 11 matches. They displayed their dominance in the championship match by sweeping HPSTL 15 Royal from the Gateway region.

LIVEWIRE 15 Adidas from Arizona claimed the 15 USA Division title with an impressive performance, defeating OP2 15-1 EP from Oklahoma in the championship match.

A4 Volley 15-Purple from Southern California secured victory in the 15 American Division by sweeping OT 15 T.Rox Red from Florida in an exciting matchup.

Momentum 15 Elsa from Rocky Mountain triumphed in the 15 Patriot Division, narrowly defeating Forza1 15 UA from Southern California.


The USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships showcased exceptional talent and fierce competition in various age divisions. TAV 15 Black’s remarkable win in the 15 Open Division, along with the outstanding performances of Kokoro Volleyball 15-1, LIVEWIRE 15 Adidas, and A4 Volley 15-Purple, exemplify the dedication and skill displayed by these young athletes. Congratulations to all the teams and players who participated in this thrilling event. To learn more about the championships and stay updated on future events, visit the official website of

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