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USA Deaf Volleyball 18U elite team faces stiff competition

USA Deaf VolleyballThe USA Deaf Volleyball 18U hit a roadblock in the final round of pool games at the Volleyball Festival National Championships held in Phoenix, Arizona. After going undefeated in the second round of pool games, the team was unable to carry over the momentum as they dropped two of three matches.

The first 8 a.m. match was against AZ Elite 18 Black which the USA Deaf Volleyball 18U team dropped in straight sets. The next match pitted the elite team against Beach Cities 18 Smack which went the distance but USA Deaf Volleyball came up short dropping the third and final set 15-8. The team pulled out win in the final pool game of the festival against SoCal VBC 18-JT. This match also went the full three sets.

USA Deaf Volleyball 18U will wrap up their stay at the volleyball festival today with two games in bracket play.

Visit this link to follow the USA Deaf Volleyball 18U elite team.

Sunday, June 26
AZ Elite 18 Black 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 0 (25-17, 25-14)
Beach Cities 18 Smack 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 1 (25-14, 22-25, 15-8)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 SoCal VBC 18-JT 1 (25-13, 25-27, 15-9)

Saturday, June 25
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 DIG THIS VBC 18-1 1 (16-25, 25-16, 15-11)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 AZKings17 Platinum Adidas 0 (25-21, 25-21)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 IPV 17HP 1 (23-25, 25-23, 15-12)

Friday, June 24
PRVC-18 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 0 (25-21, 26-24)
AZ EVJ 18 Festival 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 0 (25-15, 25-10)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 Desert STARS-Gila Ridge17 0 (25-19, 29-27)

USA Deaf Volleyball 18U elite team bounces back

USA Deaf VolleyballThe USA Deaf Volleyball 18U bounced back yesterday at the second day of the Volleyball Festival National Championships held in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend. The team went undefeated in the second round pool with two of the three matches going the distance. Today the team will compete in the third round of pool matches to determine their bracket and seed for final day of completion on Monday.

The Arizona Central featured photos for the Volleyball Festival and there were many pictures taken of the USA Deaf Volleyball 18U team. Visit this link to preview the photos of yesterday’s competition.

Visit this link to follow the USA Deaf Volleyball 18U elite team.

Saturday, June 25
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 DIG THIS VBC 18-1 1 (16-25, 25-16, 15-11)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 AZKings17 Platinum Adidas 0 (25-21, 25-21)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 IPV 17HP 1 (23-25, 25-23, 15-12)

Friday, June 24
PRVC-18 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 0 (25-21, 26-24)
AZ EVJ 18 Festival 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 0 (25-15, 25-10)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 Desert STARS-Gila Ridge17 0 (25-19, 29-27)

USA Deaf Volleyball 18U elite team makes appearance at the Volleyball Festival National Championships

USA Deaf VolleyballThe USA Deaf Volleyball 18U elite team is making its’ third appearance at the Volleyball Festival National Championships held in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend. The team is made up of players who are still playing at Deaf schools or just recently graduated. This year’s 18U team are represented by Brianna Dike (Fremont), Maddie Fears (Phoenix), Farrah Harmount (Fremont), Kameron Kinast (Texas), Karita Lewis (Maryland), Megan Lockner (Florida), Isabella Paulone (Indiana), Cassidy Perry (Maryland), and Elina Rubinshteyn (Texas). Former Deaflympians Dyan Kovacs is the head coach and Stacy Nowak is the assistant coach.

The first day of action saw the USA Deaf VB 18U team lose first two games against PRVC-18 and AZ EVJ 18 Festival before wrapping up the day with a win against Desert STARS-Gila Ridge17.

The team continues play today with an early start at 8 a.m. Visit this link to follow the USA Deaf Volleyball 18U elite team.

Friday, June 24
PRVC-18 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 0 (25-21, 26-24)
AZ EVJ 18 Festival 2 USA Deaf VB 18U 0 (25-15, 25-10)
USA Deaf VB 18U 2 Desert STARS-Gila Ridge17 0 (25-19, 29-27)

MED-EL Sponsors Deaf Athlete in Volleyball Championships

USA Deaf VolleyballMED-EL has signed on to sponsor volleyball athlete Hunter Taylor for the 2016 Pan Am Games and World Deaf Championships. Richmond-based Taylor, age 21, has his sights set on Samsun, Turkey in 2017 – the 23rd Summer Deaflympics.

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the main governing body responsible for the organization of Deaflympics and other World Deaf Championships.

Read more: http://www.hearingreview.com/2016/06/med-el-sponsors-deaf-athlete-volleyball-championships/

Source: The Hearing Review

Hunter Taylor conquered many obstacles en route to national team status

By Vic Dorr, Jr.

USA Deaf VolleyballUnflagging commitment has created a star-spangled opportunity for Hunter Taylor, a former Patrick Henry High School and Richmond Volleyball Club player.

Taylor, born with significant hearing loss, will during the next six weeks compete with the USA national deaf volleyball team in a pair of high-profile international events: the PanAm regional qualifiers (June 30-July 4) and the World Deaf Volleyball Championships (July 6-15). Both will take place at Gallaudet University in Washington.

Read more: http://www.richmond.com/sports/college/article_a2e1684c-e3ec-5b41-9da9-88fdc70097fe.html

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Delawarean earns spot on USA Deaf volleyball team

By Kevin Tresolini

USA Deaf VolleyballDOVER – The sounds of the volleyball being smacked by players’ hands and thumping off the hardwood floor echoed through the Holy Cross gym on Tuesday night.

Shaun Walker, leaping at the net to block some of those hits or diving to prevent them from bouncing off the floor, didn’t hear any of them.

Read more: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/2016/06/16/delawarean-walker-makes-usa-deaf-volleyball-team/85834864/

Source: The News Journal

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