Team USA Qualifies Teams For 2018 FIVB U19 Beach World Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | January 01st, 2018 | Beach, News

The 2018 FIVB U19 Beach Volleyball World Championships will have two of the top American teams come competition time from June 26 to July 1 – Tim Brewster/John Schwengel and Devon Newberry/Lindsey Sparks.

The teams competed in the USA Volleyball Beach HP U19 World Trials in Chula Vista Elite Athletic Training Center in a two-day competition. The trials featured the top-30 U19 beach squads in the nation, that were vying for a spot at the World Championships.

To claim the men’s final, Brewster/Schwengel fought through Marcus and Miles Partain who competed in the FIVB U21 World Championships last year. The eventual champions battled through a tough three-set match against the Partain brothers to win 2-1, (16-21, 21-19, 16-14). They dropped the first set but were able to make a comeback to win in tight sets for the win.

Brewster/Schwengel had both qualified for the 2016 FIVB U17 World Championships, but they were canceled – this year, they have the opportunity to represent Team USA in China.

On the women’s side of the competition, Newberry/Sparks fought tooth and nail to defeat Meg Kraft/Maya Harvey 2-0, (21-18, 28-26). Both of the champions competed in two AVP Tour events – Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach Open.

Men’s Top-Three

  1. Tim Brewster/John Schwengel
  2. Marcus Partain/Miles Partain
  3. Dane Johnson/Jason Gibbs

Women’s Top-Three

  1. Devon Newberry/Lindsey Sparks
  2. Maya Harvey/Megan Kraft
  3. Madi Kriz/Delaynie Maple

The second and third-place finishers are still up for consideration for the event, should the FIVB open up a second spot for a U.S. team.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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