Team Florida Earns Four Golds at USA High Performance Championships

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 25th, 2017 | High School, News

2017 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships

Seven teams garnered gold medals at the 2017 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, with Team Florida bringing home four of them.

Team Florida took gold in the Girls National Select  division for the fourth straight year, while also winning the top spot in the Girls International Youth, Boys Regional and Girls Future Select divisions. The club also took silver in boys national and bronze in girls national youth.

Anne Fitzpatrick was named MVP of the Girls International Youth division as team Florida defeated the USA Select team in a sweep.

“We came out really hot,” Fiztpatrick said. “We played our hardest the first two sets, got ’em done quick, but then the third set we kinda let them comeback, gave them some momentum. But we had that fire inside of us that allows us to come back and win the whole match

“I really love this team. I mean I’ve never played with any of them. I’ve always been there opponent across the net. I thought it was really cool to come and play with them at such a high level. They’re all such hard working people. It was really fun to be surrounded by people with the same mindset as I do.”

Besides the Team Florida squads, the Southern California Youth International team found success, taking out all three USA Youth squads, before falling to Team Ontario 26-24, 25-19, 24-26, 28-26 in the finals.

The High Performance Championships included 1700 players on 130 teams, with 75 U.S. regional all-star teams hailing from 21 regional volleyball associations. National teams from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Peru and Bermuda were also part of the field.

Age division teams are allowed just five practices leading up to the tournament, which includes players ages 13 to 18. Throughout the event, players are being evaluated for future USA teams, including the United States FIVB U19 Boys World Championships roster which will be determined in the coming weeks.


Women’s International Juniors
(born in 1997 and after)
Gold: USA Youth A1 Red
Silver: USA Youth A1 White
Bronze: USA Select A1 Red

Boys’ International Youth
(born in 1998 and after)
Gold: Team Ontario 18U
Silver: SCVA Youth International (Southern California)
Bronze: NCVA Junior Red (Northern California)

Girls’ International Youth
(born in 2000 and after)
Gold: Team Florida GIY (Florida)
Silver: USA Select A1 White
Bronze: USA Youth Continental Red

Girls’ National Youth
(born in 2000 and after)
Gold: GEVA Girls’ Youth (Garden Empire)
Silver: KRVA HP Girls’ Youth (Keystone)
Bronze: Team Florida GNY (Florida)

Girls’ National Select
(born in 2002 and after)
Gold: Team Florida GNS (Florida)
Silver: Iowa Select Black (Iowa)
Bronze: Lone Star Select A1 (Lone Star)

Boys’ National
(born in 1999 and after)
Gold: SCVA Youth National (Southern California)
Silver: Team Florida BNY (Florida)
Bronze: SCVA Select (SCS) (Southern California)

Boys’ Regional
(born in 1999 and after)
Gold: Team Florida BRY (Florida)
Silver: Texoma Select Black (Lone Star)
Bronze: GEVA Boys’ Blue Select (GEVA)

Girls’Future Select
(born in 2004 and after)
Gold: Team Florida GFS (Florida)
Silver: Arizona Girls FS (Arizona)
Bronze: Ohio Valley Future Select (Ohio Valley)

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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