The Pinnacle Tahoe 16-1 team, led by Head Coach Carrie DeMange, finished in 16th place out of 90 teams at the NCVA Spring Classic March 7-8, 2015. The 16-1 team won 2 matches against teams seeded in the Top 20 during the tournament!
The 16-1's started the season out strong. Competing in the 2015 NCVA California Kickoff at the San Jose Convention Center, the team finished 37th out of 98 teams. Congratulations girls.
Age group eligibility for teams in 2014-2015
Practices at Alder Creek Middle School
Alder Creek Middle School
10931 Alder Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
January 7 - May 21, 2015 (Practices)
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Former Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club Player Wins California Community College Championship in 2014!
Krysta Murphy, a former Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club player (final season 2012), and her Cabrillo College (Santa Cruz area) team won the 2013 California Community College Championship. The Seahawks became the first NorCal team in 36 years to win the state championship Sunday when they beat out Grossmont College (San Diego) in the title match, 28-26, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19.
She is now coaching with Pinnacle Tahoe giving back to the community girls. Krysta, and sister Kati, are co-head coaches of the Pinnacle Tahoe 14-2 team!
On a side note, Grossmont College Head Coach Jamie Ivers was Club Director Mike Welch's assistant coach at Idaho State University, and also coached at the Peak Volleyball Lake Tahoe Camp this past July in Tahoe City.
Read the article here. Santa Cruz Sentinel article >>>
Two 2014 Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club team members were selected to participate this past summer in USA Volleyball's High Performance Program.
Madison Bromley (14-1 team in 2014) was selected to be on the NCVA Select Regional High Performance Team and participated at the USA High Performance Championships in Tulsa, OK. The USA HP Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a myriad of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In the last two years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Puerto Rico.
Maddie played opposite hitter for Coach Glenn Cruz. The team practiced in Dublin, Ca about 6 times in June and July, then traveled to Tulsa, OK July 20-27 for one additional practice and 4 days of competition. They played teams from all over the states including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Florida, Maine, Ohio and the #1 USA HP National Team and won 3 out of 8 matches.
During the summer of 2013, Maddie also attended the USA Volleyball High Performance hitters camp in Michigan.
Kelly Cross (12-1 team in 2014) attended the USA HP try out in Reno and was selected to the USA Future Select National Skills Team in Edmonds, OK. The girls practiced at the Paralympic Training Center on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. Kelly had a great experience and stated that it was very challenging. The training emphasized skill development, particularly focused on a faster-paced game, running a 6-2 and a 5-1 offense and setting skills.
Kelly's highlights included:
1. Meeting other girls who are good at volleyball from around the country;
2. Having the opportunity to set for really good hitters in a variety of positions (RS, OH, MH and back row). She said it was really great to set for such experienced hitters and it really helped her understanding of the setting position;
3. Dorms were really fun, especially ordering pizza to be delivered!
4. A really positive performance review from Kelly's coaches.
5. USA Volleyball coaches. Kelly's favorite was "Coach Brittney"
Mike Welch, Club Director and 14-1 head coach, was selected to be a volunteer coach with the USA Women's National Team under Head Coach Karch Kiraly. Mike was originally scheduled to be at the Anaheim training center in October 2014 for the 2 weeks leading up to the World Championships, but due to scheduling changes, is hopeful to re-schedule when the team returns to a training segment this winter or spring 2015. Note the USA Women's National Team went on to win its first-ever World Championship Gold Medal! Mike has had past National Team development coaching appointments as Head Coach of the USA Youth National Team (A1) twice (1 Gold Medal), Assistant Coach of the USA Youth National Team (A1), Head Coach at the US Olympic Festival (Silver Medal), Assistant Coach at the US Olympic Festival, as well as prior volunteer coaching with the USA Women's and Men's National Teams and national team try outs. Go USA!
Pinnacle Tahoe 14-Mike finishes 3rd place in Gold Bracket League Finals Championships (out of 40 teams) in 2014
Pinnacle Tahoe 14-M team coached by Mike Welch finishes their season with their best performance of the year. Advancing the the League Finals Championship Semi-Finals.
Pinnacle Tahoe 12-Murphy wins April 19, 2014 Gold Bracket Tournament Championship
Pinnacle Tahoe 12-M team coached by Erika and Marty Murphy finished as #1 winning their April 19, 2014 tournament Championship.
12U, 14U and 16U Teams have high Gold Division tournament finishes in January 2014
With only a few practices in the new year so far, teams from the 12U, 14U and 16U had amazing January results.
Congratulations to all teams, players and coaches! Dream big and set your goals high. The future is looking golden!
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