Junior Volleyball Teams To Compete In Tampa

April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Junior Girls National Volleyball Team is sending three teams to Tampa, Florida to compete in the 2018 Tampa United Slam.

This is a two day tournament held at the Tampa Convention Center on April 7 and 8th, and has 157 teams registered to date from across the US and several other countries.

Photo: Back Row [left to right]: Coach Gary LeBlanc, Coach Allison Settle-Smith, Katrina McPhee, Bryanna Furtado, Caroline Amaral, Monique Cordeiro, Kamryn Martins, Sy McPeek, Alexa Saldok, Natasha DeSilva, Yulia Isaeva, McKenna O’Donnell, Erin Cardoso, Coach Mike Gazzard and Coach Lisa LeBlanc. Middle Row [left to right]: Kylah Hall, Olivia Hill, Sophia Stevens, Kayla Caldwell, Cailey Longworth, Zori Seymour, Ashley Soares, Amber Simons and Layla Kurt. Front Row [left to right]: Natalie Gazzard, Kyra Kucharik, Megan Hands, Ashley Horseman, Taylor Rego, Kolby Martins, Daniella Stegmann, Jocelyn Manuel and Anna Marcotte

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The “Little Hitters” are competing in the 14 & Under Club Division under the team name “Paradise Hitters 14”.

The “Little Hitters” are coached by Mike Gazzard and Lisa LeBlanc, and the players traveling are: Natalie Gazzard, Megan Hands, Ashley Horseman, Kyra Kucharik, Jocelyn Manuel, Anna Marcotte, Kolby Martins, Taylor Rego and Daniella Stegmann.

The “Junior Hitters” are competing in the 16 & Under Club Division under the team name “Paradise Hitters 16”.

The “Junior Hitters” are coached by Allison Settle-Smith, accompanied by Elisabeth Rae as assistant coach, and the players traveling are: Kayla Caldwell, Kylah Hall, Olivia Hill, Layla Kurt, Cailey Longworth, Alexa Saldok, Zori Seymour, Amber Simons and Ashley Soares.

The “Paradise Hitters” are competing in the 17 & Under Club Division under the team name “Paradise Hitters 17”.

The “Paradise Hitters” are coached by Gary LeBlanc, and the players traveling are: Erin Cardoso, Monique Cordeiro, Natasha DeSilva, Yulia Isaeva, Kamryn Martins, Sy McPeek, Katrina McPhee, Keke Stewart and Olivia Taylor.

The BVA said, “This is the first time that Bermuda has sent three, separate, age group teams away at one time and this would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our volunteer staff [coaches, staff, chaperones and parents], the support of the Bermuda Volleyball Association and the exceptional effort put forth by all of our players, both travelling and non-travelling.

“We’d also like to extend a very special thanks to all of our 2018 sponsors: Fast Forward Freight, Appleby, Butterfield & Vallis, Enstar Group, Validus Re, FIL Limited, Orbis Investment Management Ltd. and Noble Auto.”

Additional tournament info: sportwrench.com and jvctournaments.com

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