WATCH: Cape Coast Volleyball Club’s 15 Saturn Team Has 9-1 Record at AAU National Tourney
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2021
quarterfinal match starts Friday at 9 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Cape Coast Volleyball Club’s 15 Saturn Team, led by head coach Pete Klonowski and assistant coach Ivana Trencheva, are currently 9-1 overall at the Amateur Athletic Union National Volleyball tournament in Orlando, and after three days of competition, will finish up on Friday in the GOLD division.
Team members include Alexandria Burroughs, Isabelle Clark, Maya Collins, Jenna Gay, Heather Ives, Madison Johnson, Rylie Loggins, Mallory Merz, Kasey Morgan and Claire Pavic.
The quarterfinal match starts at 9 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center and you can follow along by watching the LIVE match HERE.
The AAU is hosting the world’s largest AAU Volleyball tournament through June 29 at the Orange County Convention Center featuring more than 3,445 teams and comprised of 56,000 participants from around the world – including several elite teams ranked across the nation.
The 12-day event, June 17-29, features 40 boys’ and girls’ divisions ranging from ages 10 years old to 18 years old. The divisions will be set in waves starting with the 10-14 and under girls in the first wave (June 18-21), along with the 18U Open and Premier divisions.
The second wave (June 22-25) will feature the 15U, 17U and Boys divisions, while the 16U and 18U Aspire and Classic will wrap up the tournament in Wave Three (June 26-29).
The 48th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships is expected to bring more than $173.2 million in economic impact to Central Florida with an estimated 14,000 coaches and 600 college coaches attending the largest volleyball event in the world. 171 courts will spread across all three concourses at the OCCC- North, South and West.
This is the largest sporting event ever to be held at the Orange County Convention Center.
“We look forward to this event every year as hands-down our largest event of the year, and we could not pull this off without the partnerships with the Orange County Convention Center and Visit Orlando,” said Jennings “Rusty” Buchanan, President/CEO of the AAU.
“Central Florida is the premier vacation destination in the world and what better place to bring our athletes and families to give them the opportunity of a lifetime here in Orlando.”
This top-notch event has been recognized over the years as a three-time winner of Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Award, Best Single Amateur Sporting Event by Sports Travel Awards, as well as the Best Sporting Event by Connect Sports.
The AAU Girls Junior National Volleyball Championships 16U division also still holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest volleyball event, a feat AAU Volleyball first set in 2012.
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