Congratulations to San Clemente 15-1's Girls Volleyball Team who qualified for the USA Division at Junior Nationals for the 2016-2017 season. San Clemente was one of over 600 teams competing for Junior National bids. Only one other team in Southern California qualified for the upper divsion of the presitgious Junior National event. It was a season plague with injuries for the squad. Despite 1st place finishes in the first two qualifieres and a 6-0 record, they had a narrow three way tie in qualifer 3 that put them in Division 3 to start the season. A well seasoned team who's used to battling in Division 1 and had qualified for Junior Nationals in the National Divison at 14's were set up with a challege. They rose to the occasion and battled their way back up each weekend, ultimately ending back up in Division 1. It was at the Las Vegas Qualfier, that even with thier OH1 going down with a bad ankle sprain they were able to clinch the bid.
At Junior Nationals they came eager to win. Day one proved difficult and set the team up for challenging days to follow. This team has so much heart and passion for the sport! Their friendships off the court and the hard work they put in at practices paid off. Just falling short of a Bronze medal, San Clemente Volleyball Club 15-1's ended up 5th. Both Alexia G-ski and Ella Gardiner made the All tourneament team . In addition Ella Gardiner made Max Preps Top Ten up and coming players.