With more than 500 club teams and several hundred college coaches already booked, the 2019 Triple Crown Volleyball NIT will grab the nation’s attention on President’s Day Weekend, with the event moving to Kansas City, MO for the first time.
Here’s a tidbit: coaches noticed 31 of the 36 clubs that are competing in the USA Volleyball 18 Open Championships have committed to play in the 2019 TC NIT.
With the addition of the country’s most impressive AAU and JVA programs, the 2019 TC NIT looks to offer the deepest, strongest event in Triple Crown volleyball history.
Pack a lunch – this is one hefty list!
A5 Mizuno-1 (Bob)
A5 Mizuno-2 (John)
Mizuno Long Beach
San Antonio Magic
San Gabriel Elite
The odds of entering the 2019 TC NIT are getting tough, but for information on getting your team a spot in the 2019 or 2020 TC NIT, please contact Jared Rudiger (970-672-0547, email@example.com)
With the 36 berths now decided for the 18 Open division at the USA Volleyball junior national championships, it’s always interesting to see the geographical mix of teams looking to make a championship run in late May. From Southern California to Florida, from Idaho to Texas, and through the heart of the country in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, there’s depth and skill and talent bursting through these three dozen rosters.
The Triple Crown Volleyball NIT, held over President’s Day Weekend in Salt Lake City, UT., ended up being a solid predictor of 18 Open teams that would eventually make the cut for nationals, as 20 of those 36 squads took their best swings at the Salt Palace Convention Center:
Mizuno Long Beach
San Antonio Magic
Look for the Triple Crown Volleyball NIT to “take the temperature” of every elite-level club that dreams of making noise at nationals. The 2019 NIT will take place in Kansas City, MO., and we already have commitments from other standout clubs (Mintonette, Academy of Cleveland, KC Power, Minnesota Select, Rockwood Thunder and more) that will be at the NIT!
Spots are filling fast! If your team likes the sound of the TC NIT, please contact Jared Rudiger (970-672-0547, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 2018 Triple Crown Volleyball NIT drew 436 teams to Salt Lake City over President’s Day Weekend, which included multiple squads from the country’s strongest and deepest club programs.
We are pleased to announce the final standings for the Top Club Award, which is based on points accrued depending on team finishes in each division, 14’s through 18’s. To qualify, clubs had to have teams in at least three different age groups, and each club’s three highest finishes were then awarded points:
1. Arizona Storm (300 points) – Winners of 17 Elite, 15 Elite and 14 Elite.
2. Texas Advantage (250) – The 2017 Top Club; was semifinalist in 17 Elite.
3. Orlando/Tampa VB (240) – Winners in 16 Elite, also 15 Elite semifinalist.
4. A5 Mizuno (200) – 14 Elite, 16 Elite and 17 Elite semifinalist.
5. Wave (180) – Runners-up in 14 Elite and 16 Elite.
6. Aspire (170) – Runner-up in 15 Elite, semifinalist in 18 Elite.
7. MadFrog (150) – 14 Elite and 15 Elite semifinalist.
8. Asics Munciana (140) – Winners of the 18 Elite title; that team was 8-0 in the event.
9. Legacy (130) – Runner-up in 18 Elite.
10. Asics KIVA (100) – Steady presence in multiple age groups.
The 2019 Triple Crown NIT will take place on President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 16-18, in Kansas City, MO.