The Western Open is scheduled to be the first National Qualifier of the Puget Sound Region Beach Season and will take place April 22/23 at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish. In addition to offering bids for the Junior Beach Tour National Championship, the winners of this year's Western Open will also qualify to attend the USA Beach HP A1 National Team Selection Camp held on May 20-21 in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Kent Juniors and Skagit Island Volleyball Academy became the first two teams from the Puget Sound Region to earn bids to a USA Volleyball Girls National Championship event in 2017!
Kent Juniors won the National Division Bid to the U18 Girls Junior National Championship and Skagit Island Volleyball Academy earned the American Division bid to the same event. Both teams will compete in Dallas, TX April 21-23.
Every year in the U16 and U18 divisions the top teams from the Puget Sound and Columbia Empire Region Power League Tournaments get together to compete for the unofficial title of top dog in the Pacific Northwest. This weekend the first Platinum Power League of the 2017 season will take place in Centralia.
The Puget Sound Region Teams Participating in Platinum Power League
Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 17-Steph
Washington Volleyball Academy 18 Mizuno
Skagit Island Volleyball Academy 18
Kent Juniors 18
It's a short turnaround for the U15 and U14 divisions of the Puget Sound Region Power League between their Power League seeding day and their first point scoring date of Power League. Here are the top finishers for seeding day in the U14 and U15 divisions. Shout out to everyone who gave their all last weekend! There were some great performances across the Region.
U15 Flight 1 Qualifiers
Fusion 14 Dan
KJ 15 Baden
253 Elite 14
ITVC 14 Black
Seattle Jrs. 15
Dakine Volleyball Club 15-1
Humility is a hallmark of excellence and Sudden Impact 16 Thunder displayed both at the Matt Hartner Memorial Tournament on MLK Weekend in Eugene, OR. They finished on top of the 128 team field and laid early season claim to being the best U16 team in the Pacific Northwest, but that had little to do with what they went there for.
“The team has been focusing on its core values, which includes never giving up,” said Head Coach Greg Brown.
“In our quarterfinal match in Eugene we lost the 1st set to Athena and could have folded, but they battled back to tak...
Facility Abbreviations Key
ASC- Academy Sports Center
CJH- Curtis Junior High
CHS- Curtis High School
FPHS- Franklin Pierce High School
KP- Kitsap Pavillion
KWHS- Kentwood High School
LTTF- Lake Tapps Training Facility
SC- Sunrise Courts
WHS- Washington Hi...
Gresham High School, Mt. Hood Community College and the University of Oregon were all influenced by Matt Hartner the volleyball coach. Now an entire Pacific Northwest is being inspired and motivated by his memory. Matt Hartner made the transition from volleyball coach to volleyball legacy on August 13, 2014 when he passed away in his sleep at age 30.
Matt Hartner was instrumental in the creation of the MLK Invitational tournament that now bares his name. He was an active part of Oregon NW Juniors Volleybal...
After a long battle with her health, Diane Fumie Taniguchi passed away peacefully on November 28, 2016 with family by her side.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Diane's family moved to Seattle where she attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary, Washington Junior High, and Garfield High School. A proud 1966 Garfield High graduate, Diane was a constant source of ene...