USA U21 Men And Women Main Draws Decided At Beach Trials

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 28th, 2016 | Beach, News, Pro, Pro Beach

Right before the holidays began, the USA U21 Beach Volleyball Trials took place, crowing a women and men’s pair.

The two-day tournament took place from December 20-23 in Chula Vista, California.

The winners on the men and women’s sides will be the U.S.’s main draw for at the FIVB U21 World Championship in Nanjing, China from June 13-18, 2017. The coaches for the team will be Marcio Sicoli and Jose Loiola.


The winner of the women’s bracket was No. 1 U.S. ranked team Mima Mirkovic/Kathryn Plummer. The pair won a tough three set battle over No. 3 Savannah Simo/Torrey Van Winden 2-1 (17-21, 21-14, 23-21).

The No. 2 ranked seed of Alexis Filippone/Megan Muret dropped their second round match to Simo/Van Winden in three, 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-13).


The No. 2 ranked Clay Messenger/Adam Wienckowski took the title on the men’s side in three, 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-6) over No. 10 Marcus Partain/Miles Partain.

No. 1 ranked Aidan Brown/Lucas Lassone had a BYE in their first round, facing Partain/Partain in their first match, losing 2-0 (21-15, 21-19).

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About Carly DeMarque

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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