Windy City Qualifier 2018

Over Easter Weekend, Tstreet Volleyball Club sent  teams to Chicago, Illinois to compete in the annual adidas Windy City National Qualifier. This tough 3-day tournament featured the top talent from the Midwest, as well as several other Southern California teams, and many more national contending teams from all over the country. Our teams combined for an impressive 49-21 club record, with 15 teams finishing in the top 10! 2 teams took home medals, including 15-Curtis and earning Gold and 13-Taylor earning Silver.

We are so proud of all of our athletes!

13-Taylor posted a 7-2 record in the Open Division and won a Silver Medal! These young studs earned an Open bid and will compete in the 2018 Girls Junior National Championships. Congrats on your first podium of the season! 13-Reanna finished 5th out of 39 teams in the American Division, going 6-1. Their only loss came in the Quarterfinals in a super tight match. This team has improved so much and were looking forward to more great finishes!

14-Carson battled in every match, playing some of the top clubs in the country and finishing with a 4-3 record and a 14th place finish. 14-Wil posted an impressive 6-2 record from the American Division, winning their first 4 in a row and closing strong by winning their last two matches in 3. Both teams will play in the upcoming Vegas Qualifier for a bid and a medal!

15- Curtis proved they are among the nation’s best teams, winning the 15-Open division with a 9-1 overall record. After posting a 5-1 record in their first two pools, the reigning National Champions won their next 4 matches, 3 of them going to 3 including the semis and finals. Congrats to our Champions! 15-Chris stayed in the mix the entire tournament, going 4-2 and making it to the Gold Bracket before dropping a deuce match in 3. They finished 9th and have improved steadily all year long!

16-Mike just missed out on the top 10, going 4-3 and dealing with a difficult road to playoffs. They battled the eventual Champions and Runners-Up on day 2 and played both teams tough. This team is ranked #2 in the SCVA and will be a top seed in Vegas. 16-Jess was tough as always, finishing 9th with a 6-1 record. Their only loss came in the Gold Bracket quarterfinals, and proved they are on the right track.

Our elder team in Chicago was 17-Naseri, who posted a 4-4 record and a 21st place finish. This team has come together and with a young core has improved and competed hard at every tournament. We are looking forward to seeing more improvement as we get ready for Vegas!

February 2018 Player of the Month – Meg Brown

Meg Brown is the February 2018 club-wide Player of the Month!

The Tstreet 16 – Mike POM for February is Meg Brown. Committed to Alabama, she’s the type of athlete that coaches notice: she’s focused, powerful and a terrific teammate. Meg is one of our captains and has displayed her leadership by her attitude, ability, and commitment to the team. She sets the tone as an attacker and is often our kill leader. Meg has a cannon for an arm and can put a variety of sets into rhythm. This month, she led our team’s hitting percentage to take 2nd at Mandatory 1 and remained in great form at Triple Crown.

Meg- keep leading the charge!

Coaches Mike & Colton

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What is your “take away” from the sport of volleyball?

“My take away from volleyball is that I am learning how to be the best person I can be in any situation. It is tough when you are in a difficult situation during a match. I always try to stay positive and calm in these circumstances because I know that “whatever happens, happens,” and it’s never the end of the world (even though it may seem like it sometimes!). This affects not only my volleyball life, but my social life as well. It has taught me to always stay happy, calm, and look at problems from a different perspective. I am so grateful for the sport and couldn’t live without it.”


What have you given back to volleyball?

“I think that I have given back to volleyball my attitude and perseverance. When playing volleyball, I always try emotionally to stay at the same level. I don’t like to get too excited or too down on myself, either. I try to spread this around the team, because I believe that staying cool, calm and collected in tough situations helps everyone to make better decisions and ultimately helps win a game. Perseverance is also a big part of my game. No matter how down we are, or if everyone else seems to have given up, I will always try and give 100% to help my team in any way. As a middle, it’s hard only playing 3 rotations, so when I’m off I try to be the loudest on the sideline, cheering on my teammates so they can persevere too. By doing these things, I feel I am being the best teammate and friend I can be!”


 What is your favorite Tstreet memory?

“My favorite Tstreet memory is at our first mandatory this year. We played a lot of the same teams we had previously lost to last year, however we came out super strong and determined and were able to beat them! It was a really fun experience for me and my teammates because after that tournament we all got a lot closer and better as a team. It showed us that we can do anything if we all work together and as one.”

Way to go Meg! We’re stoked you play for Tstreet.

Stay tuned for the March Player of the Month announcement

January 2018 Player of the Month – Avery Stowell

Avery Stowell is the January 2018 club-wide Player of the Month!

My January Player of the Month is Avery Stowell.  I thoroughly enjoy working with Avery and know what I’m going to get every time she steps onto the practice and competition court – a 100 percent effort, a great attitude, a wonderful teammate, consistency and production.  Avery is coachable and wants feedback.  She wants to be pushed and held to a high standard.  During our teams’ 9-0 run through the SCVA qualifiers, her steady play and composure helped us get out of several difficult situations.  Avery’s been with us for years and is a model Tstreet athlete and young lady with a huge future.  She received multiple scholarship offers but chose to represent herself, family, club and country at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland (thank you in advance for your service).  Your Tstreet family could not be more proud of you and look forward to watching you achieve amazing things.  Anchors away and great job, Avery.
Coach Troy, Carson & Colton

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What is your “take away” from the sport of volleyball?

“Hard work, communication, self discipline, self belief, and teamwork are some of the many lessons I will take with me into my future. “


What have you given back to volleyball?

“By playing my best at all moments, I am able to make teammates and competitors better while working on me. We all give and learn from each other helping one another to our futures. “


 What is your favorite Tstreet memory?

“I will never forget the day teammate, Katie Lukes, and I decided to go to war across the net. It continues into the present day. I look her in the eyes and she to mine and we make our statements. “You won’t be able to stop me, Avery.” Or “I’ll get you girl”. I respond “I mean you can try” and “Hold my earrings Katie because we are about to go to battle”. We are constantly trying to make each other better by competing hard at every moment. “

Way to go Avery! We’re stoked you play for Tstreet.

Stay tuned for the February Player of the Month announcement

Kathryn Plummer named PAC-12 Player of the Year!!

Former Tstreet athlete Kathryn Plummer has been named the 2017 PAC-12 Player of the Year! Kathryn won the 18-Open National Championship with Tstreet 18-Shawn in 2015 and was named to the All Tournament Team. In her Freshman year at Stanford, Kathryn was named PAC-12 Freshman of the Year and helped the Cardinal win the 2017 NCAA National Championship. She is also an FIVB World Champion!

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Kylie Pries awarded OC Register Player of the Week

Kylie Pries of 18-Troy named OC Player of the Week!

The Register’s girls volleyball athlete of the week for Monday, Oct. 23.

Kylie Pries
JSerra

She had 28 kills with 17 blocks, two aces and nine digs in the Lions’ 3-2 win over Santa Margarita in a Trinity League match. The sophomore middle blocker had 14 kills with five blocks and two aces in a 3-2 loss to Mater Dei. JSerra is 19-6 overall and 5-3 in league, and is ranked No. 8 in the CIF-SS Division 1.

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