Central Oregon's Premier Volleyball Club for Junior Girls, Ages 10-18
IMPORTANT NEWS & UPDATES
OVA 12's Nationals
March Madness!!! Wow! The March results just keep on coming with OVA teams, both travel and local, posting some of the best results across the region and the entire Northwest!
How about a shout out for the OVA 12's Nationals Team! Not only are they now ranked #2 in the entire region (after losing a hard fought match to be #1), but they have also qualified for the USAV Junior National Championships in Minneapolis! What a great honor and we are really excited that your hard work is paying off. Keep having fun and keep working hard. Next up for them will be the Pacific Northwest National Qualifer in Spokane - and keep an eye out for their fundraising events as they try to help cover their costs to attend Junior Nationals.
On top of that, our other teams are posting some amazing results as well. OVA 14 Nationals remains in Gold in their Power League, now ranked 6th out of 148 teams! OVA 16 Nationals are also in the Gold division of Power League and they just recently finished top 30 at the prestigous Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier in Denver, CO. Well done! That was some tough competition with 96 other teams in their bracket from all across the country. Our OVA 18's also had a tremendous Crossroads tournament, finishing 23rd out of 80 teams in their bracket! Awesome and congratulations to both teams.
Do you know how tough it is to have your top team in 3 different age groups ALL be in Gold for Power League? That is rare and only a feat that the top clubs in the Northwest can pull off. And its not like we draw from a big metropolitan area like Portland, Salem or Eugene. Well done ladies and well done to the parents and coaches. That is impressive!!!!
Of course, our 14 Elevate teams is working hard - now almost in the top 32 of Power League. 14 Elevate and 16 Elevate are both making huge strides and working their way up as well. We are proud of all of you.
OVA 14 Lizcontinued their recent dominance on the local scene, as they finished as the overall champions in the last tournament in Prineville. For the record, that means they were champions in 5 out of the 6 tournaments they entered this year!!!!!And OVA 16 Ann went undefeated on their last tournament of the year. We are very proud of all of our teams and athletes. We are glad you are enjoying the sport, improving as an athlete and volleyball player and growing into responsible young adults. Well done and thank you for all of your hard work!
Presidents Day Results And BOOM goes the dynamite! OVA teams showed again why we are one of the top clubs in the Region, posting impressive results across the board over President's Day weekend, with our travel teams competing in the tough 3 day CEVA President's Day tournament in Eugene.
OVA 14 Nationals made it all the way to the championship match, losing a close hard fought match to finish 2nd overall out of 48 teams. And OVA 14 Power had a tremendous weekend, moving up and finishing in the top half as well. And OVA 14 Elevate decided they weren't done either, playing hard all weekend and using Monday to play some of their best volleyball of the tournament, going undefeated on Monday and winning their bracket. They even took a few minutes to celebrate their success and snap a few photos in their championship t-shirts (see above). And who did they beat in the finals? None other than OVA 12 Nationals, who were playing up an age division and showed why they are one of the best teams around, no matter what age bracket!
OVA 16 Nationals fought hard all weekend, finishing 3rd overall after dropping a match to the best 16's team in Seattle. Way to go ladies! And, as always, our OVA 16 Elevate team competed hard and fought their way to a strong finish, completing a solid weekend for all of our OVA teams.
Next up is the CEVA Junior Nationals Bid Tournament, then Colorado Crossroads and another Power League, before our local teams finish their season and our travel teams take a break in March. Good luck to all of our teams this weekend and GO TEAM OVA!!!
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
OVA teams rocked the house again last weekend. OVA 16 Nationals moved up to the Gold bracket in 16's, now ranked in the top 10% among the best teams from across all of Oregon and SW Washington - that is over 120 teams! And OVA 16 Elevatewon their bracket at Power League - not only that, but they did it with a greatly reduced roster after a few kids were sick and others were injured. Amazing job by both teams!!!
Of course, the local teams are working hard and continuing the tradition of excellence here at OVA. This past weekend, OVA 14's local teams swept first place in all the brackets at the Rimrock tournament. OVA 14 Lizwon Gold, OVA 14 Galewon Silver and OVA 14 Brookwon the Bronzie division! Whew, that is a lot of hardware to be bringing home. Well done!!!
This coming weekend, our 12's/14's/18's travel teams will all be in competition in the valley. OVA 12's Nationals will be defending their strong finish from 2016, going into Power League as the #6 overall seed. OVA 14 Nationals are also ranked 6th (out of 148 teaams) and playing in the Gold divisioin, while 14 Elevate and 14 Power will be trying to take another step up on the ladder as well. OVA 18 Randiis ranked 15th and playing the Silver division.
Then most of our travel teams will be in competition the next weekend in the big CEVA President's Day tournament (where our 14's are the defending champs), then its on the CEVA National Bid Tournament and then March brings the prestigous Colorado Crossroads Tournament! I'm tired just thinking about it!!! But we are really proud of our athletes for working hard, having fun and finding success across the board - at all ages and all levels; creating fun and lasting memories that they will look back on for years to come. GO TEAM OVA!!!
OVA Apparel If any family members or friends would like to purchase sweatshirts, short or long sleeve shirts, or almost anything else, you can order clothing at any time thru our online vendor. To order, you simply go HERE.
You can select a variety of items, pick different colors and sizes and its shipped directly to you. Most people choose the TEAM OVA logo, but there are even a couple other versions you can pick. This online store will be available all season and any questions should be directed to the online vendor.
GO TEAM OVA!!!
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