Team Dream, Fathers & Sons Among Gold Medalists at USAV Championships

  0 Bill Stadick | May 31st, 2018 | News, Sitting Volleyball

Bringing Home the Gold in Dallas

USA Volleyball awarded medals in 26 divisions this week at the 2018 Adult Championships in Dallas, Texas. Notables among those taking home gold included:

  • Team Dream in Women’s Open, a team comprised entirely of African-American players, including Haley Eckerman (Texas ’15), Kaz Brown (Kentucky ’18) and Haleigh Washington (Penn State ’18)
  • Team LVC in Men’s Open, whose roster included setter Stephen Braswell (St. Francis ’17) and new Charleston men’s volleyball head coach, Mike Iandolo
  • Rusty 78 in Men’s 78-and-Over, a team which went 8-3 over the course of three days to prove convincingly that volleyball is indeed a lifetime sport

The Stars Align for Fathers & Sons in Men’s A

About six years ago, two Stanford volleyball teammates from the 1980’s, Dave Saeta and John McColl, began discussing the possibility of one day playing adult nationals with their five sons. Several graduations later, the stars aligned to form Fathers & Sons with David’s sons, Michael Saeta (UC Irvine ’17), Andrew Saeta (Stanford Swimming ’13) and Matthew Saeta (Davidson Baseball ’15), plus John’s sons, David McColl and Daniel McColl. Rounding out the side would be another Stanford teammate, Rod Fletcher, with his son, Jack Fletcher, as well as Mark Price, Andy Price, Will PriceCarlos Valeiras and John Valeiras. This week, Fathers & Sons won the 2018 Men’s A final in straight sets.



Division Gold Silver Bronze
Open Team Dream Hoosier Exterminators Team Freedom
AA Grindmode Team Bison Toesies
A Shots Spank Team Bearclaw
BB Beaver Fever Cap’n Morgan’s Chex Mix
B Hit-Faced Boom Lady Chickens
40-and-over Fog Canada 40 Brazil SM Desert Divas
45-and-over San Diego Beaches No Dinx 45+ How I Set Your Mother
50-and-over Volei Brasil Panama Jack San Diego 50 New England 49ers
55-and-over Brasil Mix 55 Panama Jack San Diego 55 Fog Canada Masters 55
60-and-over Brasil Mix 60 Volei Brasil Lokahi 60


Division Gold Silver Bronze
Open Team LVC Team Freedom OCVC Chaccarons
AA Luau Chicago Team Youth Thundercats
A Fathers & Sons Team Bear Claw ZO-U
BB Overkill Homeboyz Marysville Goodyear
B V&C Palestra SBC Skyline/Intek Rising Tide
40-and-over Team Pineapple Hustle & Flow Summit 40s
45-and-over Balboa Bay 45 Adversity 45 Botafogo Pro Combat
50-and-over Balboa Bay 50s Blaine Labs Banespa Brazil
55-and-over Western States Laguna Kings Mountain Fog Hunter Douglas
60-and-over Federal Resources Kings Mountain Fog Fog Canada
65-and-over Sao Paulo Master 65+ Kings Mountain Fog Quiksilver Legends
70-and-over Quiksilver Legends V&C/Brasil M70+ Papakoa 70
73-and-over Sun of a Beach Rustys 73 V&C/Brasil 73+
78-and-over Rusty 78 Mac Magic 73 Mountain Goats


Division Gold Silver Bronze
Sitting Sit Happens Oklahoma Sitting Red Team Florida All-Stars


Division Gold Silver Bronze
Special Olympics Georgia Henry County Gladiators Chattanooga Chill Wisconsin Bad Pack



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