USA Volleyball Reveals Open Division At-Large Selections For Nationals

  0 Carly DeMarque | May 10th, 2017 | Club Volleyball, High School, News

2017 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships

  • June 25 to July 4
  • Minneapolis Convention Center

The at-large teams have been selected for the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, finalizing the field for the 13-17 age-groups in the open division. The competition is in its 38th year and will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from June 25 to July 4.

There will be 1,208 teams competing for a total of 26 titles in five divisions and seven different age levels ranging from 11-and-under to 17-and-under.

The fields for the National, USA and American Divisions have not been set yet, as some teams still qualifying through regional championships or waiting to receive an at-large bid. The Patriot Division, which does not require a team to qualify will have their tournament field set later in the month.

Teams receive their at-large bid when they don’t qualify at a national qualifier but are determined by USA Volleyball to be strong enough to compete at the Junior National Championships based on their overall record for the season.

17 Open Division

In the 17 Open Division, there will be 36 teams competing for the top prize. 34 of the teams earned their bids through national qualifiers, while two clubs earned the at-large bids.

At-Large Bids

  • AVC Cleveland Rox 17N Meredith (Ohio Valley Region)
  • Wade 17 Kevin (Southern California Region)

The North Texas Region will bring in the most competition at this level with five teams, while Southern California and Lone Star each have four teams qualify.

16 Open Division

In the 16 Open Division, 36 teams will fight for the title with 34 teams earning their bids at a qualifier.

At-Large Bids

  • Arizona Storm 16 Thunder (Arizona Region)
  • Skyline 16 Royal (North Texas)

Southern California had six teams qualify, while North Texas and Lone Star each have four teams competing.

15 Open Division

The 15 Open Division has a 36 team field with 29 qualifying at a national qualifier this season, this left seven at-large bids to fill.

At-Large Bids

  • Alamo 15 Premier (Lone Star)
  • Arizona Storm 15 Thunder (Arizona Region)
  • Aspire 15 Rox (Arizona Region)
  • KC Power 15-1 (Heart of America Region)
  • Nebraska Elite 15 Revolution (Great Plains Region)
  • Premier Nebraska 15 Gold (Great Plains Region)
  • Sky High Adidas 15 Black (Great Lakes Region)

Southern California have six teams competing in the region, while Lone Star and North Texas have four and three teams, respectively.

14 Open Division

The 14 Open Division will host 36 teams that will compete for the national title, with 26 earning their way into the competition through a national qualifier. 10 teams have been awarded an at-large bid, all from different USAV regions.

At-Large Bids

  • Circle City 14 Purple (Hoosier Region)
  • Club V 14 Black (Intermountain Region)
  • CVC 14 Black (Ohio Valley Region)
  • Dynasty 14 Black (Heart of America Region)
  • ITVC 14 Black (Puget Sound Region)
  • Northern Lights 14-1 (North Country Region)
  • Premier Nebraska 14 Gold (Great Plains Region)
  • Red Rock 14-1 (Northern California Region)
  • Sky High Adidas 14 Black (Great Lakes Region)
  • Wave 14 Rachel (Southern California)

The Southern California Region will have six teams competing in this division with North Texas qualifying four.

13 Open Division

The 13 Open Division will only host a 24 team field with 20 teams qualifying at a national qualifier.

At-Large Bids

  • Asics MAVS 13-1 (Heart of America Region)
  • Flyers 13 Rox Bill (North Texas Region)
  • Ozarks Juniors 131 (Delta Region)
  • Surfside 13 Legends Gold (Southern California)

Five of the 24 teams competing are from the North Texas Region and four from Southern California.

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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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