In dominating fashion SMV 16-1 Black won the 2018 Frostbite Festival U16 tournament. With a perfect 9-0 record on the weekend SMV lost only one set, that coming in the championship gold bracket final match. As the top seed overall…
In dominating fashion SMV 16-1 Black won the 2018 Frostbite Festival U16 tournament. With a perfect 9-0 record on the weekend SMV lost only one set, that coming in the championship gold bracket final match. As the top seed overall to start the event, SMV swept through their opening pool by defeating Vital 16-3 (25-21, 27-25), STMA 15-2 Gold (25-15, 25-12), and V-Hawk Xtreme 16-Silver 25-6, 25-13). Carrying that top seed into round two pool play, SMV again swept the competition by defeating Vital 15-2 Royal (25-8, 25-10), STMA 15-1 Blue (25-10, 25-21), and Iowa Heart 16U Red (25-21, 25-20).
Eight teams advanced to the championship gold bracket with over half of the teams representing the North Country Region. The quarterfinals saw SMV 16-1 Black defeat Iowa Heart 16U Black 25-15, 25-15 as Southside Juniors 16-1 and MVA 16 HP battled it out on the same side of the bracket. MVA emerged victorious with a 25-14, 25-17 win. The other side of the bracket pitted NCR teams Shakopee 16-1 and Club Krush 16-1 against one another with Shakopee taking the win 25-12, 25-19. They advanced to the semifinals to face ClubRed 16 Red of the Badger Region, a 25-22, 25-21 winner over Iowa Heart 16U Red of the Iowa Region. Semifinal wins went to SMV and ClubRed, setting up a competitive championship match. SMV would set the tone in the first set with a 25-20 win only to see ClubRed bounce back with a 25-18 win of their own to even the match and sending it to a third set. SMV proved too much to handle, pulling off the 15-9 third set win to complete the perfect weekend and take the title.
SMV 16-1 Black roster members include:
2020: Emma Goss (Rochester Mayo HS), Jadyn Koestering (Rochester Mayo HS), Kielan LaPlante (Chatfield HS), Eden Mueller (Rochester John Marshall HS), Kennedy Parker (Stewartville HS), Katilyn Steffes (Rochester John Marshall HS), Ella Wieneke (Rochester Century HS)
2021: Madison Cummings (Kasson-Mantorville HS), Shailee Nagel (Stewartville HS), Chayse Paulson (Rochster John Marshall HS), Rachel Schmitz (Rochester Century HS)
Finals standings in gold and silver brackets were as follows:
1st – SMV 16-1 Black
2nd – ClubRed 16 Red
3rd (tie) – Shakopee 16-1 & MVA 16 HP
5th (tie) – Southside Jrs 16-1, Club Krush 16-1, Iowa Heart 16-R, & Iowa Heart 16-B
9th – Vital 16-2 Royal
10th – Iowa Hear 15 Black
11th (tie) – Hammerhead 16-1 & STMA 15-1 Blue
13th (tie) – Club Tonka 16-1, Vital 16-3 White, Vital 15-2 Royal, V-Hawk Xtreme 16-S