The 403 Selects U18 Men are proud to be wearing gold medals after the 1st AVA Premier tournament Feb 16-17 at the Talisman Center in Calgary.
We were slotted into a 3 team pool and started Saturday with a win over FOG and a loss to Canuck.
All 3 teams had identical 1 & 1 records, so tie-breakers were used to relegate us to the B side.
Wins over Vibe, St Albert and Camrose granted us a spot in the Final against NAVC and a 2 set victory meant GOLD.
Many of the players demonstrated their versatility by filling in for the 3 absentees.
DJ, as Setter, scrambled and put the ball where it was needed during all 6 matches.
In certain tactical situations, Joel, Josh and Keaton filled in as the Setter.
Ethan, Joel, Josh and Keaton played Right Side and threw up the wall in front of the opposition.
Kris, Terrence, Keaton and Mark completed the wall with key blocks and quick hits in the Middle.
Back row breaks for the Middles, better and better passing and some exceptional digs were provided by Mark, Josh, Terrence and Steven at libero.
Allen, Steven, Taylor and Josh provided the Left Side attack with many thunderous hits and several key blocks.
We’re proud that our play got stronger and stronger as the event progressed and we’re already looking forward to Premier #2 in March to build on our success.