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)