The Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament came to an end inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium, with the Fun Divas from the USA Crowned the Champions.
The National Alumni Team Island Girls finished in 2nd Place, while the 3rd Place team was the Bermuda Women's National Team White Caps, the Consultation Round Winners were the Bermuda Women's National Team Red Aces.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Bermuda Open Volleyball 2018 Day One
The Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament got underway inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium with six games taking place on Day One.
Fun Divas picked up a straight sets win over the Paradise Hitters 25-12 & 25-11, while the Island Girls defeated the Fall River Fury 25-8 & 25-8.
Digz defeated the Paradise Hitters 25-3 & 25-7, while the Island Girls defeated the Junior National Team in a close match 25-18 & 25-22.
The Fun Divas picked up a 25-14 & 25-14 win over the Red Aces and the White Caps defeated the Fall River Fury 25-15 & 25-17.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Bermuda Volleyball Open Teams Announced
The Bermuda Volleyball Association have named the Senior and Junior Teams that will compete against visiting teams from Canada and the US in the Bermuda Open 2018 on Thursday, April 19th through Saturday, April 21st at Warwick Academy.
Matches begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday & Friday evenings and run until 9:30 pm. Play kicks off again Saturday morning at 9am, with matches all day. The Bronze Medal Match is scheduled for 2:30 pm and Gold at 3:30 pm.
The Bermuda Women's National Team will be split in to two teams, the Red Aces and the White Caps. The Bermuda Open will work as a preparatory event for the US Open Championships at the end of May, 2018. The Women’s team will also be participating in the Eastern Caribbean Championships at the end of August, 2018. The rosters for the Bermuda Open are as follows:
1. Sophia Sontag 2. Sharri Weldon 3. Mi'Jon Bridges 4. Ruth Cavanaugh 5. Charlene Place 6. Heather Oliver 7. Leticia Ferreira Coach: Elisabeth Rae
The Bermuda Girl’s National Team will also be split into two teams.
Junior National Team
1. Sy McPeek 2. Katrina McPhee 3. Monique Cordeiro 4. Kamryn Martins 5. Olivia Taylor 6. Kelise Stewart 7. Alexa Saldok 8. Cailey Longworth 9. Yulia Iseava 10. Kyra Kucharik 11. Natalie Gazzard 12. Daniella Stegmann 13. Anna Marcotte 14. Jocelyn Manuel
1. Erin Cordosa 2. Ashley Soares 3. Taylor Rego 4. Olivia Hill 5. Kolby Martins 6. Kylah Hall 7. Layla Kurt 8. Megan Hands 9. Amber Simons 10. Zori Seymour 11. Sophia Stevens 12. Ashley Horseman
A National Alumni Team, Island Girls, will be participating and will be represented by Sophie Campeau, Rebecca White, Vikki Stevenson, Alana Rathbun-Swiss, Melisa Judd, Jade Weaver and Elisabeth Rae. Bermuda’s Filipino League will also be represented by Digz. Players include Brenda Dalida, Portia Lo, Ivy Manio, Margaret Naval, Florife Nery, Ana Perez and Jo-Anne Tan.
Bermuda will also be welcoming teams Fall River Fury from Canada and Team Fun Divas from the US. Fall River is a U18 team that also participated in the Bermuda Open in 2017. They have a new group of players keen to show off their skills. Team Fun Divas is a combination of women from different teams in Baltimore, Maryland, who formed nurturing friendships from enjoying volleyball indoor and outdoor all year round. Per team representative, Karen Pang “We are excited to be visiting Bermuda for the first time and getting to play against some of finest teams from different regions!”
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Bermuda Girls Volleyball Teams Announced
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 7th and 8th, the tournament has 157 teams registered to date from across the US and several other countries.
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
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.
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Bermuda's Battle of the Boys Belligerents Update
The Bermuda Boy’s National Volleyball Team began competing in the International Battle of the Boys Belligerents in Atlanta.
Playing in the Boy’s 16-18 Pool B Division, they went down in their opener in straight games 25-2, 25-14 to C2 Attack, they would then fall in their second game 25-23, 25-16 to the Triangle Under 18 Boys.
The Bermuda team would go down in their third match of the tournament falling 25-17, 25-20 to the Atown 18 Grey Boys team.