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Aspire teams enjoyed a strong President's Day Weekend with incredible tournament results:
Aspire 14 Black - National Champions!
Incredible performances! Great coaching! Awesome players! Congrats!!!
Aspire celebrates 2013 College Scholarship Athletes - more photos under "Recruitment" tab
- 12 Black - 1st Place 12 Club Championships - #1 team in Region
- 13 Black - 2nd Place 14 Championship Division - #1 13U team in Region
- 13 National - 4th Place 14 Club
- 14 Black - 1st Place 14 Championship Division - #1 team in Region
- 14 National - 4th Place 14 Championship Division - #1 "2s" team in Region
- 14 Jordan - 19th Place 14 Championship Division - #1 "3s" team in Region
- 15 Black - 5th Place 16 Open Division
- 15 National - 2nd Place 16 Championship Division
- 16 Black - 8th Place 16 Open Division
- 16 National - 17th Place 16 Open Division - #1 "2s" team in Region
- 17 Black - 5th Place 17 Open Division
- 18 Black - 7th Place 18 Open Division
Congrats ladies for a great end to the regular season. Good luck at Nationals!
Another stellar weekend for Aspire teams. 12 Black travelled to Anaheim and conquered the American Division by dropping just one set before winning it all. All told, that is 10 Junior Nationals bids won by Aspire teams - with 4 being turned back to their regions. Aspire's 14 Black finishes regular season as top team in Championship (regardless of age) after winning Division I tournament. 15 Nationals take Division II championship and 13 Black take Division III championship.
Great job to all coaches and players!
Aspire teams have earned an unprecedented total of 9 bids to Junior Olympics. After returning three bids to the Arizona Region, 6 teams have booked tickets to Dallas.
15 Black - 1st Place: Upgrade to National Division bid
14 Black - 1st Place: Upgrade to National Division bid
14 National (don't call them 2's) - 3rd Place: American Division bid
13 Black - 1st Place: Upgrade to National Division bid
13 National (don't call them 2's) - 4th Place: American Division bid
12 Black - 3rd Place: American Division bid
Congratulation to all players and coaches for a job well done!
Aspire 13 National Qualify for Nationals at Arizona NQ
Aspire 14 Black - Crossroads Champions 2013 (USA Division)
Aspire's 13s through 15s teams travel to Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier and earn an incredible 3 bids to the Junior Nationals highlighted by the 14 Black team's 1st Place finish in the USA Division. Great results for all teams. Congratulations to players and coaches for a dominating performance!
- 13 Black: 3rd Place Gold (USA Division) - Nationals Bid
- 13 National: 2nd Place Silver (American Division)
- 14 Black: 1st Place Gold (USA Division) - Nationals Bid
- 14 National: 3rd Place Gold (American Division)
- 15 Black: 3rd Place Gold (USA Division) - Nationals Bid
- 15 National: 5th Place Gold (American Division)
Aspire 13 Black - Crossroads Bronze Medal 2013 (USA Division)
Aspire 15 Black - Crossroads Bronze Medal 2013 (USA Division)
Aspire 14 National - Crossroads Bronze Medal 2013 (American Division)
The Inaugural Disney Volleyball Showcase Tournament of Champions has extended 16 invitations to national champion teams across the country for this elite Open Division National Qualifier in the 15U age. Last year's Aspire 14N Black is one of the 16 teams honored with this invitation.
Last year's 13N Black has also been invited to participate in the 14U age.
Congratulations players and coaches. And have fun in Orlando!!
Aspire is entering its 3rd year as home to Special Olympics of Arizona Unified Volleyball teams. This season's kick-off saw the ASU Women's Volleyball Team join with dozens of Aspire players to hold a clinic for Special Olympic Athletes.
Special Olympics Unified Volleyball is a sport in which Special Olympic athletes play on a court alongside non-intellectually disabled "partners" to form a special team and a special bond.
Special Olympics Unified teams will practice at Aspire weekly in preparation for the Arizona Special Olympics State Games, the Arizona Festival and the USA Volleyball Nationals in Kentucky.
Aspire players and coaches will be partners on these teams and compete alongside these special athletes.
Aspire is proud of its commitment to Special Olympics and proud to witness the enthusiasm and dedication displayed by its players and coaches.
Congratulations to the Aspire 14 Black Boys team for winning their age division in the Region Championships
Congratulations to Aspire's 14N Black for winning the American Division Gold Medal at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships, beating out 47 elite teams from around the country. Our players and coaches did an incredible job.
We are so proud!
Please see Programs Tab for details on our 7 - 12 year old spring clinics.
Aspire is proud to announce that Grand Canyon University (NCAA Division I) Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Kristine Naber, is now a member of the Aspire Coaching Staff. Coach Naber, who is entering her 19th year as the GCU Head Coach will be working with Aspire's top 16s, 17s and 18s teams to make sure they are ready to play at a collegiate level. Welcome Coach Naber!
Congratulations to Rachel Fagerburg, Aspire 18 Rox, for commitment to Minot State University in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Congratulations to Lianna Jones, Aspire 18 Rox, for committing to Scottsdale Community College.
Congrats to Kate Porter - Aspire 18 Rox - for signing with Pomona College of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Congratulations to Kaitlin Shroll, Aspire 18 Rox, for committing to Embry Riddle University.
Congratulations to Madison Bickle - Aspire 18-Black - for committing to Fort Lewis College, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Congratulations to Veronica Fabiano - Aspire 17 Black - for committing to California State University East Bay, Pacific West Conference.
Congratulations to Brandy Grant - Aspire 18 Black (2011 and current coach) - for her commitment to Grand Canyon University Sand Volleyball, Western Athletic Conference.
Congratulations to Kayla Greene - Aspire 18 National - for her commitment to Presentation College, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
Congratulations to Piper Heineck - Aspire 17 Black - for committing to the United States Air Force Academy, Mountain West Conference.
Congratulations to Kasey Kiefer - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to the University of Texas San Antonio, Conference USA
Congratulation to Jennifer Long - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Central Methodist University, Heart of America Conference.
Congratulations to Kaysee Pilgrim - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Western New Mexico University, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Congratulations to Stephany Purdue - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to the University of Southern Mississippi, Conference USA.
Congratulations to Morgan Sorce - Aspire 18 Black - for her commitment to San Diego Christian University, California Pacific Conference.
Congratulations to Michelle Steagall - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Winthrop University, Big South Conference.
Congratulations to Alissa Vance - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Dominican University Chicago, Continental Volleyball Conference
Reigna Johnson - Aspire 18N Black Middle Blocker has committed to playing for Chaminade University's volleyball program [NCAA Division II - Pac West Conference]. Congratulations Reigna, we are proud of you and hope to all go watch you play in Hawaii for the Silver Swords - Aloha!!
Congratulations to Aspire 18N Black Middle Blocker Alexis Nelson for committing to the Northern Michigan University Wildcats volleyball team [NCAA Division II, Great Lakes Athletic Conference]. We are very proud of you!
Congratulations to Justine Ackie - Aspire 18N Black setter - for committing to the Chadron State, Nebraska volleyball program. [NCAA Division II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference]. Way to go, Justine, we are very proud!
Congratulations to Aspire 18N Black Opposite Hitter Michele Langskov for committing to the Garden City (KS) Community College Broncbuster ladies volleyball team. Way to go, Michele, we are very proud!
Shan England (18 Black) commits to Utah State University - Division I
Jessica Laflin (18 Black) commits to U.S. Air Force Academy - Division I
Brandy Grant (18 Black) commits to South Mountain Community College - NJCAA
Mary Jo Kolze (18 Black) commits to Missouri State - Division I