The 16 Rush entered the Northern Lights Qualifier as the 43rd overall ranked team out of 78 teams and ended on top as the Champion. 16 Rush went 10-0 on the weekend with an exciting 25-22, 27-25 over Johnston 16 National (Iowa) in the Championship Match! With the Northern Light Qualifier win, the 16 Rush have now received a bid to the USAV National Championships in Dallas, TX in July. They are the first ever New WAVE team to receive a national qualifying bid! Great Job Ladies!
The 18 Tornado take home some hardware from JVA World Challenge in Louisville, KY by going 7-1 last weekend. 18 Tornado started the tournament on Friday with dominating wins over Union 18 IN Hurley, Carolina Crush 18, and Milwaukee Sting 18 Black all in two games. On Saturday, 18 Tornado continued their winning ways with wins over AVA 18 Black, CUVC 18-1s, and 1st Alliance 18 White. Sunday started off in great fashion with a convincing win against the #1 seed overall, Premier 18 Antare (25-16, 25-19). Unfortunately, 18 Tornado ran into an extremely solid and eventually tournament champions, WVA 18 Black in the Semi-Finals losing 20-25, 23-25. Great Job Ladies!
Congrats to Katie Dugan (Top Left), Cordelia Cooper (Bottom LeftKatie Tabisz (Bottom Middle), Rachael Lenderman (Bottom Right), Megan Wagner (Top Right), and Emily Mihalkanin (Middle Right) on committing to play college volleyball! Emily committed to setting at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, Katie Tabisz committed to setting/rightside at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Illinois, Cordelia Cooper committed to playing Libero at Cheyney University in West Chester, PA, Megan Wagner committed to play Outside Hitter for Depauw University in Greencastle, IN, Katie Dugan committed to playing Libero at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN and Rachael Lenderman committed to playing Libero at Depauw University in Greencastle, IN.
New WAVE heads to Louisville, KY for the JVA World Challenge this weekend and the Northern Lights Qualifier next weekend, GOOD LUCK TEAMS and BRING HOME SOME HARDWARE!
New team pictures and player head shots are going to be under the team pages in the next couple days!