Posted On: 04/22/21 5:13 PM
The most important tournament of the year for the class of 2021 players is just in front of us as the 2021 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championship is set to happen from April 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio, and as many as 280 teams from the entire country are expected to compete in the five divisions.
Even though the high school season is still ongoing in Washington for a few divisions, the state will be represented in the tournament with four teams making the trip out East and this week we’ll present them and analyze their most important players.
As our preview series comes to an end, let’s know more about SIVBC 18 Tsunami, one of the two teams that will carry the Evergreen State flag in Ohio in the 18 Patriot Division:
Representing the Sudden Impact Volleyball Club out of Bellevue, SIVBC 18 Tsunami has an interesting squad formed by quality players from the state of Washington. The team coached by Sherrie Brown is yet to find its best form this season having won six and lost nine matches so far, but what’s a better opportunity to do it than the GJNC?
Here are their key players:
Sadie Bacon Sadie Bacon 6'2" | MB Issaquah | 2021 State WA – Middle-Blocker – HS: Issaquah - 2021 A 6’1” middle-blocker, Sadie Bacon Sadie Bacon 6'2" | MB Issaquah | 2021 State WA has been a dominant presence at the net for Issaquah during her high school career. Bacon is a phenomenal blocker thanks to her ability to take space for opponents and move quickly at the net. She’s also a very prolific hitter, making of her a player that checks all the boxes at her position. Those skills have attracted the Eastern Washington University, which secured a commitment from her. Cora ter Kuile – Outside Hitter – HS: Bellevue Christian – 2021 A six-foot outside hitter, Cora ter Kuile is a prolific scorer who uses both her physical and technical tools to stand out for the teams she plays for. She was a star for Bellevue Christian during her high school career and has a central role in SIVBC 18 Tsunami’s playing system. Ter Kuile’s combination of size, skills and a high volleyball IQ makes of her a threat from anywhere on the court, even the back row. Her career will continue at San Jose State. Kambel Fiser – Setter – HS: West Seattle – 2021 Kambel Fiser’s ability to do-it-all on a volleyball court is well-known in Washington and she’ll try and use that to help SIVBC 18 Tsunami in the tournament. The 5’11” setter has great touch and runs a very intelligent ball distribution but what sets her apart from other players in her position is the fact she produces at a very high level in blocks, aces and digs. The next step of her career will be at Adelphi University.