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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club U14 Wildcats.—Courtesy Photo

Wildcats strike gold on volleyball court

The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club U14 Wildcats went undefeated in pool play and won a pair of three-set matches in the semifinals and final to claim the championship at the Maryland Juniors 14s Tournament, April 22 in Jessup, Md. This was the third gold medal for the Wildcats during the current club season.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a 2017 spring scrimmage at North Carolina. Carlton, a setter and opposite hitter for the Tar Heels, was selected to play opposite hitter for the United States.—Courtesy Photo

Carlton to take court for USA Volleyball in Pan American Cup

Holly Carlton admits she was not overly optimistic prior to reading an email from USA Volleyball one late night in March. More than three weeks had passed since the Potomac Falls High School alum participated in a tryout March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. "I opened it up and was just really surprised," Carlton explained of learning she was one of 12 players selected to represent the United States in the 2017 Under-20 Women’s Pan American Cup.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a spring scrimmage at North Carolina.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac Falls alum Holly Carlton to play for junior national volleyball team

Potomac Falls High School alum Holly Carlton was one of 12 players selected for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team. Carlton and her teammates will compete for the United States in the 2017 U20 Women’s Pan American Cup, May 8-13 in Costa Rica.

The Northern Virginia Volleyball Association 13-1 Select team.—Courtesy Photo

NVVA 13-1 Select nets gold volleyball title

The Northern Virginia Volleyball Association 13-1 Select team won the gold bracket in the 13s Mixed (Open and Club) division at the Irish Rumble, contested March 11-12 in Pennsylvania. Head coach Meghan Dudley praised her team's performance: "Irish Rumble was such a great tournament. 13-1 Select went undefeated all weekend and finished first in the gold bracket, beating Metro in 3."

The Potomac Elite Girls Volleyball Club 16U team.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac Elite place second at Irish Rumble

The Potomac Elite Girls Volleyball Club 16U team placed second in the Gold bracket at the Irish Rumble, contested March 11-12 in Pennsylvania.

The SYA Wildcats 15U volleyball team.—Photo Courtesy/Michael Daniels Photography

SYA Wildcats volley to tournament title

The SYA Wildcats 15U volleyball team won the 15 Open division at the Monument City Classic, contested Jan. 14-16 at the Richmond Convention Center. The Wildcats' roster includes five players from Loudoun County High School and one player from John Champe.

Potomac Elite 17 volleyball team.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac Elite strikes gold on volleyball court

The Potomac Elite 17 team outlasted 11 other teams to strike gold at the MLK Challenge volleyball tournament, contested Jan. 14-15 in Jessup, Md. Potomac Elite's roster includes Woodgrove High School students Meghen Cleary and Mable Henry.

WLVBC holds Certapalooza Day

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club recently kicked off their club season with Certapalooza Day at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville. The day included six teams, 70 players, 12 coaches and eight hours of volleyball to ensure players had the necessary certifications for the season.

Hailey Rubino is taking her volleyball skills to the University of New Mexico.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun County’s Rubino to play volleyball at New Mexico

Loudoun County High School senior Hailey Rubino recently signed her national letter of intent to attend and play NCAA Division I volleyball at the University of New Mexico. Rubino, an outside hitter, earned Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State Player of the Year honors in 2016 after helping the Raiders win the Virginia 4A state championship.

Logan Manusky and Maria Gonzalez are joined by family, teammates and coaches at their signing ceremony.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods pair to play collegiate volleyball

Briar Woods High School recently held a signing ceremony for a pair of student-athletes who will continue their volleyball careers in college. Logan Manusky will play NCAA Division I volleyball at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Maria Gonzalez will take her volleyball skills to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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