Spikers back in Division I
Vail, CO Colorado
Although the FRVBC-Mountain Division 16s started the RMR-USAV competing in Division I of the Rocky Mountain Region Power League series, the middle part of the season saw lackluster play from the young Mountain Division squad as they slipped to Division III.
However, during the last month of play, the Edwards-based club not only jumped backed into Division I, but managed to qualify for Division I play at both of their Junior Olympic Qualifiers as well as earning a Division I seeding at the upcoming RMR-USAV Junior Regionals.
It was their play at last weekend’s Northern Lights Junior National Qualifier, held in Minneapolis, however, that had head coach Aaron Shepardson jumping for joy.
Not only did the FRVBC-Mountain Division 16s qualify for Division I play after Friday’s initial round of pool play; but they wound up winning the Bronze Division, finishing with a 6-3 overall match record against some of the best teams from all over the Midwest.
Shepardson said that his young team is “playing at a level of offensive power that rivals some of the best teams in their age group in the Rocky Mountain Region”.
As well, they are playing with “an air of confidence that will benefit them greatly as they go into the final stages of the USAV-Club Volleyball season.”
The FRVBC-Mountain Division 16s are made up of players from the Vail Valley, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, and the Roaring Fork Valley.