to the new online home of the Sunshine Volleyball Club
Summer is approaching and Sunshine's beach camp is now in our 7th year of operation. With beach volleyball getting bigger and bigger and more colleges offering scholarships for "beach", interest in this sport has never been higher.
This year we offer two sections of the camp, both led by Heather Lowe, an AVP star player and top of the line coach. The advanced section Club Beach is for seasoned players who want to hone their sand skills. Heather will directly run Club Beach as well as oversee our normal Beach Camp which will cater to younger players. As always we will try to keep the coach to player ratio to 1 coach for four players. And as usual, "Fun Fridays" will include Mr. Kelly's treats and lots of competition.
The camp starts on the week of June 8 and runs through August 21. We look forward to a great camp and creating a new generation of dedicated sand volleyball players. SEE YOU AT THE BEACH!
To register, click on the summer beach camp bar on the left of this page and either register online or download the registration form and send it in.
Sunshine 15 Westside earns an Open bid at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier. After winning their pools on day 1 and 2, Sunshine would have to battle it out with Tstreet and Puget Sound Volleyball Club for a chance at a bid on the final day of the qualifier. After dropping the match to Tstreet in three sets, they rallied back against Puget Sound, winning 2 sets to 1, for a chance at Bronze and a bid. The pressure was on in the Bronze medal match between Absolute Volleyball Club and Sunshine for the final remaining bid. Absolute came in strong in the first set winning 25-19. However Sunshine regrouped and won set 2, 25-19, with the help of Michelle Shaffer going a perfect 5 for 5 in kills. The 3rd set, Sunshine was led by the serving of Bella Hedley, and the relentless defense of the team. The final play of the match was a kill from Jennie Burke who contributed 10 kills and hitting .500 overall, winning the set 15-8, placing the team 3rd overall and earning the final Open bid. Mo Coverdale comments, “These players gave it their all this weekend. They never gave up. The amazing thing about this team is their ability to adjust and also fight for each other. They love each other, and it shows. No matter who is on the court, they show genuine support for one another. I believe it takes a whole team to be successful, that’s players, coaches, and even parents. The fact that this group did so well, despite some rocky moments, is a reflection on the cohesiveness of this team. This weekend every player made key contributions, which shows have versatile we are as a group. Brandon and I are so excited to see what this team can do in the future."
Click on the College Camp Link on the left for more info
This is the second annual Sunshine Volleyball College Camp intended for the student athletes pursuing high academic institutions. We are bringing college coaches and high school volleyball players together to improve skills and learn directly from the college coaches!
The camp is for current Freshman, Sophomores', and Junior's. Spaces are limited by position and will fill up fast.
Sunshine 18 South Bay player Hayes Honea was selected as a PrepVolleyball Academic High School First Team All American
Hayes Honea, 5-6 DS/Libero, Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, California) – Redondo coach Tommy Chaffins calls Hayes “future CEO or CFO” in front of her Sea Hawk teammates, not just because her senior leadership (and 268 digs and 74 aces) helped the team wins its first California Division I title in 2014. Hayes is a brilliant student, whose 4.7 weighted GPA ranks her fourth in a class of 618 students. Bound for Amherst College, Honea is an AP Scholar with Distinction who is taking five AP classes this year (10 total). She was named Honors Biology Student of the Year, won a Society of Women Engineers Award as a junior. She was the first female from Redondo selected as an intern at Boeing this past summer. Hayes is an active member of the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation and currently serves as President of the RUHS Chapter. She also provides academic tutoring to freshman and sophomores in Algebra, Biology, Geometry and Chemistry throughout the school year.
Sunshine 18 South Bay player Lena Foellmer was selected as a PrepVolleyball Academic High School All American
Lena Foellmer, 5-10 S/OH, Brentwood School (Los Angeles, California) – Foellmer was an All-League selection for Brentwood this past season where she was a team captain. She averaged 9.75 assists per set and had a .245 kill percentage. Off the court she has a weighted grade-point average of 4.2 and scored a perfect 800 on the verbal section of the SAT and 670s in math and writing. Foellmer is an AP Scholar with Honors from the College Board.
Sunshine Westside Sand will break for Indoor tournament season.
We will resume May 1st!
Bella LeSage and Caroline Altergott U12 Bronze Medalists at the USAV Premier Winter Open 3 Junior Beach Tour Tournament
18 South Bay- Head Coach Mike Jagd and Assistant Coach Connor Reeves
18 Westside- Head Coach Ryan Casey and Assistant Coach Stuart Malles
17 Westside- Head Coach Cari Klein and Assistant Coach Tuan Le
16 South Bay- Head Coach Nikki Jagd and Assistant Coach Dana Vargas
16 Westside- Head Coach Angela Bensend and Brett Hamilton
16E Westside- Head Coach Katie Charles and Chris Long
15 South Bay- Head Coach Heather Lowe and Assistant Coach Kelly Kawashima
15 Westside- Head Coach Shari Sakamoto, Mariko Coverdale and Assistant Coach Brandon Thich
15E South Bay- Head Coach Mackenzie Murtagh and Assistant Coach Brittany Barker
15E Westside- Head Coach Lorrie Provost-Vellutato and Assistant Coach Heidi Hillman
14 South Bay- Head Coach Mike Jagd and Assistant Coach Alyse Hensley
14 Westside- Head Coach Stefanie Wigfall and Assistant Coaches Margie Young and Imran Niazi
14E Westside- Head Coach Tyler Reutgen and Assistant Coach Melissa Tindall
14P Westside- Head Coach Nicole Choi and Assistant Coach Allison Sabol
13 Westside- Head Coach Juliane Piggott and Kasey Kipp
13E Westside- Head Coach Tim Favreau and Amanda Westrick
13P Westside- Head Coach Kristen Petrasic and Assistant Coach Ashley Paillet
12 South Bay- Head Coach Makare Wilson and Assistant Coach Roxanne Wade
12 Westside- Head Coach Lenka Jamrichova and Assistant Coach Ani Mardirossian
12E South Bay- Head Coach Jennifer Haney and Assistant Coach Stesha Selsky
12E Westside- Head Coach Laryssa Mereszczak and Assistant Coach Maya McPherson
12P Westside- Head Coach Bianca Ngo and Assistant Coach Juno Sario
11 South Bay- Head Coach Teri Carter and Assistant Coach Shannon Carter
11 Westside- Head Coach Christine David and Assistant Coach Tillman Hubbard
11E South Bay- Head Coach Crystal Black
11H Westside- Head Coach Amber McBenttez
Pee and Junior Coaches- Mellissa Tindall, Nancy Cohen, Mark Ozzello, Tillman Hubbard, Nicole Choi and Amanda Westrick
Sunrise Coaches- Heather Lowe
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