Posted On: 01/13/22 6:53 PM

MLK Weekend, let the games begin and the bids be earned with the 18s as they start their journey to Arizona for USAV Nationals at the end of April.  18s can be an interesting combination of teams with some athletes heading off early to college, and some of the 16s and 17s might be playing up on the 18s. Let’s zero in on the 18 Open Division in Chicago which will feature some top teams across the country and who will be the first ones to grab a bid to Arizona. 

*This is from pools posted as of 6:00 PM Thursday Night

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Sunshine 18 LA - Los Angeles Area

This team out of Pacific Palisades is a heavy front runner going into the weekend.  When the West Coast teams come out the Midwest those 8 AM matches hit a little different when it’s 6 AM Pacific time.  Ella Rubin headlines a roster full of Division 1 commits where she will head to Stanford in the fall.  The other athletes on the team who are heading to some high powered programs would be Ella Geoghegan (San Diego State), Kerry Keefe (Duke), Dani Thomas-Nathan

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