17U CEVA Bid Tournament
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The USAV National Bid tournament for the CEVA region was this past weekend, so high-level volleyball 12U through 18U took place all over Oregon. The 17U age division was allotted three bids: a National Bid to the 1st place team,…
The USAV National Bid tournament for the CEVA region was this past weekend, so high-level volleyball 12U through 18U took place all over Oregon. The 17U age division was allotted three bids: a National Bid to the 1st place team, an American Bid to the 2nd place team, and a Freedom Bid to the 3rd place team. With eight teams vying for three bids, the competition was tough, but three teams prevailed and will be heading to the 2023 Girls Junior National Championship in Chicago, IL.
The following teams from the CEVA region competed in the 17U Bid Tournament:
Aspire NW 17-1 Empire
Athena VB 17-1 Gold
Athena VB 17-2 Black
Excel NW 17-1 Lux
NPJ Salem 17 National
OJVA 17-1 Gold
Rise MFR 17 National
VB Alliance 17-Sean
And the teams headed to Chicago are:
NATIONAL BID – OJVA 17-1 Gold
The OJVA 17-1 team had an impressive showing at the bid tournament, going undefeated and securing the National bid. Currently the only 17s team in Flight 1 of the CEVA Open division, it is no surprise this team is dominating. Executing a 6-2 system, Elisabeth Levick andran the court with confidence. Levick also stayed in to attack on the right side. , the #2 2025 recruit in Washington, was a major offensive and defensive asset, playing all six rotations. Opposite Dreves was , a right-side turned outside who has shown substantial improvement over the past few months. Playing Guerra’s front row was , an explosive middle blocker turned right side. Anchoring the back row as the team’s libero was , the #6 overall recruit from the class of 2024 in Washington. and were utilized throughout the tournament as defensive specialists. In the middle, and proved a formidable front.
AMERICAN BID – NPJ Salem 17 National
The NPJ 17-1 Salem team had a competitive showing at the bid tournament, staying undefeated until falling to OJVA 17-1 in the finals in a tough three-set match. The team primarily ran a 5-1 system with veteran NPJ athlete. On the outside, the ever-dominant was a steady offensive weapon all around. Playing her opposite, , a talented six-rotation outside/defensive specialist with some serious hops. Friesen is new to NPJ this season and has been a critical, highly utilized addition to the team. Playing the right side, , an outside hitter, turned right side, put up a formidable block, and took some big swings. led the back row as the team’s libero. Utilized as a defensive specialist for the right side, proved steady. and showcased athleticism and dominant play in the middle.
FREEDOM BID – Athena VB 17-1 Gold
The Athena 17-1 team had some significant pieces missing on Saturday. However, even with some starters out due to injury, the team was still able to pull off some wins and secure the Freedom bid. Running a 5-1 throughout the day,and split duties. With and out with injuries, their typical lineup shifted. However, there was no change for as she took on her regular role, playing six rotations as their outside. stepped up big time at this tournament, filling in for , attacking on the outside. With Lansing out on the right side, was tasked with filling this hole. Anchoring the team’s back row, recent Wisconsin commit . and were used as defensive specialists throughout the day. Shouldering a substantial offensive load, , a Washington athlete, who is currently the #8 recruit in the nation, was highly effective in the middle. Also dominant in the middle , a Washington athlete new to Athena.