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Posted On: 05/10/21 2:35 PM

Over the weekend of April 24th, the CEVA region had four 18U teams compete at USAV Nationals, Athena 18-1 Gold, NPJ 18-1 Forefront, NPJ 18-1 Bend, and OJVA 18-1 Gold. All four teams represented the CEVA region well, competing and playing hard.

 

Athena 18-1 Gold 

 

Athena 18-1 played in the American division and finished 59th in that division. Although they went 1-7, they were competitive in all of their matches, and the scores reflected that. Their big win was against NOVA Juniors, who they beat in three hard-fought sets. On the outside, they rely on Amanda Henry Amanda Henry 5'11" | OH Jesuit | 2021 State OR , Trinity University, and Lauren Wilborn Lauren Wilborn 5'10" | OH Beaverton | 2021 State OR , Hamline University. Their middle is in good hands with Kendall Baldwin Kendall Baldwin 5'11" | MB Lakeridge | 2021 State OR , and Maddie Klopic, Cowapa Co-Player of the Year, and the University of Puget Sound. New to the libero position but doing so with confidence is Kate Griffin Kate Griffin 5'7" | S West Linn | 2021 State OR

While all the players on the team really stepped up at Nationals, some key players to this team’s success were Amanda Henry Amanda Henry 5'11" | OH Jesuit | 2021 State OR , Kate Griffin Kate Griffin 5'7" | S West Linn | 2021 State OR , and Kendall Baldwin Kendall Baldwin 5'11" | MB Lakeridge | 2021 State OR

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