Lake Buena Vista– The 38th Annual AAU Volleyball Junior National championships have come to a close and what a week it was! After over 1350 teams flocked to Orlando to duke it out on the court, we crowned nine new National Champions in 10u-18 Open divisions.
In the first three National Championship games, it was all about Puerto Rico. Team Vaqueras took the 10u and 12u titles and Vega Baja Volleyball took the 11u National Championship.
In the 13u division, MAVA 13 Elite defeated Asics KIVA 13 Red 25-18, 25-13. The team told us they owe it all to their mascot “Norm” for winning (see the 13u video to see what they mean).
KIVA represented again in the 14u finale and this time was victorious. KIVA 14 Red had big shoes to fill as last year’s 14 team the AAU Volleyball National Championship. KVIA coasted through the first set, winning 25-17. Team Indiana went on a run in the second, but KIVA was able to dig and close out the game with a 25-23 second set.
TAV had a huge presence in the AAU National Championships, with three teams making it to the 15u, 16u, and 17u finals. It was TAV Rags 15 Balck who brought home the cup for the club by avenging Academy Volleyball Cleveland in three sets, 25-18, 24-26, 15-9.
In the 16u division, TAV Rags 16 Black and 1st Alliance 16 Silver vying for the coveted title. 1st Alliance held off TAV in two sets, winning 27-25, 25-16. It was a very proud moment for the team and their coach since it’s the first year they’ve all played together (see what 1st Alliance’s post- game interview).
Sky High 17 Black Volleyball continued their dominance from last year by defending their 16 national title. They met TAV Rags 17 Black on the main stage and took a dominant first set 25-15. Everyone though Sky High had it in the bag, but TAV sent the match to a third set. Sky High took the third set 15-10, and a second national title.
And for the finale of all finales, it was a rematch from last year’s 18u final– Munciana Samarai vs. Sports Performance 18 Elite. Last year, Sports Performance took the title 25-23, 25-22. It was deja vus from last year. Same score, same amount of sets, same teams, except this year Munciana was the victor. These two storied programs have each won two 18u titles a piece in the past four years.
For all official results from the tournament, including our Club and Classic divisions CLICK HERE.
Check out all the cute photos from the 11-14u award ceremonies HERE
Check out the award ceremonies for 16u Open, 17uu Open, 18u club HERE
While the girl’s national championships were going on, the boys were having a national championships of their own. Guys in 14u-18u division ventured from across the country, even Puerto Rico, to take on top volleyball talent. In the end, we crowned 5 new National Champs. Ocean Bay Volleyball Club from Boynton Beach, Fl took the 17u and 18u national titles. And then it was all Puerto Rico from there. Team Vaqueros took the 16u division, 15u title went to Trujillo Alto Volimax and the 14u championship went to Naranjito Evol 14. For all the official boys scores and results CLICK HERE.
Take a look at the boy’s awards ceremonies HERE.
Thanks to all the parents, coaches and athletes for another amazing National Chamionships!