The Dulles Youth Sports U13 Thunder volleyball team placed first in the silver bracket for their age division at the 17th annual Volley by the James tournament, contested Jan. 16-18 in Richmond.
The U13 Thunder are the youngest age group for the DYS Volleyball Club, with most of the team in their first year of playing club volleyball.
The Volley by the James volleyball tournament, formerly the Monument City Classic, includes U12 through U18 teams and is contested each year on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
Pictured in the top row, from left: Emily Treanor (head coach), Meya Nystrom Kotraba, Anna Workman, Gaby Elkari, Kate Workman, Macy Farester and Grace Cascadden (assistant coach). Front row: Tanya Kusuma, Megan Hiltner, Nisha Gupta and Faith Rameriz.