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ASPIRE ROCKS AT 2014 GJNC

Fall Clinics now open for registration. 4th - 6th, 7th and 8th grade clinics

Aspire's Fall Clinics for 4th - 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade are now open for registration.  Clinics will be run by Aspire coaches and represent a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming club tryouts in November. Please see the Programs page for more details.

7 Aspire teams compete in Open, National, American and Patroit Divisions

Aspire 15 Rox takes 2nd in Open division at nationals, the best finish in the highest division for any Aspire team. Congratulations to all seven Aspire teams that competed at the Girls Junior National Championships in Minneapolis, MN. 

Aspire’s great players and coaches punctuated their highly successful 2013-14 season with outstanding results at the USAV at the national championships.

  • Aspire had more teams competing in the top division for their age group than any other Arizona club. Four Aspire teams earned bids to the highest level for their age group - Aspire 16 Rox (Open), Aspire 15  Rox (Open), Aspire 14 Rox (Open), Aspire 12 Rox (National). 
  • Special kudos to the three Aspire teams that finished in the top 5 in nation in the highest level of their age groups. You are among the best of the best!  Aspire 15 Rox (2nd in Open), Aspire 14 Rox (5th in Open), Aspire 12 Rox (5th in National, the highest 12s division).
  • And a shout out to the Aspire 15 National team who dominated the 15 Patriot division before falling in the finals to finish second.

Final results:

  • Aspire 15 Rox -2nd, 15 Open
  • Aspire 14 Rox - 5th, 14 Open
  • Aspire 16 Rox - 25th, 16 Open
  • Aspire 12 Rox - 5th, 12 National
  • Aspire 17 Rox - 27th, 17 American
  • Aspire 15 Black - 2nd, 15 Patriot
  • Aspire 16 Black - 27th, 16 Patriot

HAILEY HARWARD SELECTED TO USA YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM

Hailey Harward, Aspire 16 Rox, has been selected to represent the USA as the only libero on the Youth National Team.  She will train at the Olympic Training Center and compete in the 2014 NORCECA Women's U-18 Continental Championships held June 22-30 in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Go Hailey and Go Team USA!

ASPIRE 12, 14 & 15 ROX FINISH #1 IN AZ!!!!!!

Aspire 14 ROX - Regional Champions

Aspire 14 Rox wins Regional Championships

16 ROX TAKES SECOND AT REGIONAL CAMPIONSHIPS!  Aspire is the #1 Club in the state with most #1 teams in all age groups and most Open bids to Nationals. Congratulations to all Aspire teams for an amazing season and great finishes.  Good luck to all teams heading to Festival, AAU's and GJNC this summer.

 

Aspire Team's Regional Finishes:
18 ROX - finished 6th (18 Open)
18 Black - finished 20th (18 Open)
17 Rox - finished 4th (17 Open)
16 ROX - finished 2nd (16 Open)
16 Black - finished 17th (16 Open)
16 Royal - finished 25th (16 Championship)
16 White - finished 42nd (16 Championship)
15 Rox - finished 3rd (16 Open) #1 15's team
15 Black - finished 16th (16 Open) #6 15's team
15 White - finished 20th (16 Club)
14 Rox - finished 1st (14 Championship)
14 Black - finished 31st (14 Championship)
14 National - finished 7th (14 Club)
14 Royal - finished 20th (14 Club)
14 White - finished 71st (14 Club)
14 Joe - finished 96th (14 Club)
13 Rox - finished 17th (14 Championship)
13 Royal - finished 51st (14 Club)
13 Black - finished 74th (14 Club)
13 White - finished 94th (14 Club)
12 Rox - finished 1st (12 Club)
12 Royal - finished 36th (12 Club)
12 Silver - finished 37th (12 Club)
12 White - finished 63rd (12 Club)
11 Black - finished 26th (12 Club)

ASPIRE TEAMS TAKE KANSAS BY STORM AND BRING HOME MORE JUNIOR NATIONAL BIDS


Aspire 17 Rox Show Me NQ 17 American Champs

Aspire 17 Rox won the gold medal taking 1st Place in 17 American Division at the Show Me National Qualifier in Kansas City.  The victory earns them a bid to Junior Nationals.


Aspire 16 Rox 3rd Place 16 Open Division of Show Me NQ

Aspire 16 Rox takes 3rd Place in 16 Open Division earning them an upgrade from their National Bid to an Open Bid.  Aspire 16 Black also have a strong showing by getting into the Gold Bracket of 16 American Division and taking 9th Place.

ASPIRE RACKS UP 2 MORE BIDS FOR JUNIOR NATIONALS AS 16 ROX AND 12 ROX BOTH TAKE FIRST PLACE AT THE ARIZONA NATIONAL QUALIFIER


Aspire 16 Rox - 1st Place AZ NQ


Aspire 12 Rox - 1st Place AZ NQ

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ASPIRE 14 ROX - SoCal NQ OPEN DIVISION CHAMPS!!

Congratulations to Aspire's 14 Rox team for an undefeated and dominating performance as they took the 14 Open Gold Division Championship!!

Aspire 14 and 15 Rox Capture Open Bids at Colorado Crossroads!


Aspire 15 Rox

Congratulations to Aspire for a great first weekend at the Colorado Crossroads tournament.  Aspire 15 Rox finished second in the 15 Open division to win an Open bid to Nationals along with Aspire 14 Rox who finished third in 14 Open.

All of the Aspire teams did great at Crossroads including Aspire 15 Black with an impressive 5th place finish in the American Division along with 14 Black who finished 19th; 13 Rox finished 9th and 13 Black finished 71st.  Go Aspire - You ROX!!

 

Aspire 14 Rox receiving their medals and Open bid at Crossroads!

STRONG WEEKEND FOR ASPIRE TEAMS

Aspire teams enjoyed a strong President's Day Weekend with incredible tournament results:

  • 14 Rox - 1st Place - 14 Open, Festival Fiesta Tournament
  • 14 Black - 5th Place - 14 Club, Festival Fiesta Tournament
  • 15 Rox - 3rd Place - 15/16 Open, Festival Fiesta Tournament
  • 16 Rox - 2nd Place - 15/16 Open, Festival Fiesta Tournament
  • 17 Rox - 5th Place - 17 Club, Las Vegas Classic
  • 18 Rox - Flight 2 Champs, 18 Club, Las Vegas Classic

Aspire 14 Black - National Champions!

ASPIRE TEAMS COME UP BIG AT USAV NATIONALS WITH 5 TOP-TEN FINISHES AND ANOTHER NATIONAL CHAMPION!!

  • 12 Black: Bronze Bracket - 12 American Div. - 17th Place
  • 13 Black: Gold Bracket - 13 National Div. - 5th Place
  • 13 Nationals:  Flight Four - 13 American Div. - 35th Place
  • 14 Black:  National Champions - 14 National Div. Division
  • 14 Nationals: Gold Bracket - 14 American Div. - 5th Place
  • 15 Black: Silver Bracket - 15 National Div. - 10th Place
  • 17 Black:  Gold Bracket - 17 Patriot Div. - 3rd Place

Incredible performances!  Great coaching!  Awesome players!  Congrats!!!


Aspire celebrates 2013 College Scholarship Athletes - more photos under "Recruitment" tab

ASPIRE VOLLEYBALL 2013 SEASON NOTABLE FINISHES:

- 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

ASPIRE 14U TEAMS SHINE AT REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Aspire 14 Black - Championship Division Finals - 1st Place
  • Aspire 13 Black - Championship Division Finals - 2nd Place
  • Aspire 14 National - Championship Division Finals - 4th Place

Congrats ladies for a great end to the regular season.  Good luck at Nationals!

ASPIRE 12 BLACK WINS SOCAL NATIONAL QUALIFIER - OTHER ASPIRE TEAMS CHAMPS IN REGIONAL PLAY

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!

BANNER WEEKEND FOR ASPIRE AS 6 TEAMS EARN NEW BIDS OR UPGRADE FORMER BIDS TO JUNIOR OLYMPICS!

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

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GOLDEN WEEKEND FOR ASPIRE AT CROSSROADS NATIONAL QUALIFIER


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)

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Aspire 15 Black - Crossroads Bronze Medal 2013 (USA Division)

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Aspire 14 National - Crossroads Bronze Medal 2013 (American Division)

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2 ASPIRE TEAMS RECEIVE INVITE TO EXCLUSIVE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

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 RENEWS ITS COMMITMENT TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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.

ASPIRE 14 BLACK BOYS TEAM WINS REGION CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to the Aspire 14 Black Boys team for winning their age division in the Region Championships

ASPIRE 14N BLACK WINS USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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!

 

ASPIRE IS PROUD TO SHARE THE LIST OF COLLEGIATE COMMITMENTS FOR THE 2014 SEASON - MORE COMMITMENTS TO FOLLOW...

Congratulations Daeleigh Castile - Aspire 18 Rox - for committing to Angelo State University

Congratulations to Jennifer Codd - Aspire 18 Rox - for committing to St. Martins University.

Congratulations to Rachel Fagerburg, Aspire 18 Rox, for commitment to Minot State University in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.  

Congratulations to Sava Gulstad - Aspire 18 Rox - for committing to South Mountain Community College

Congratulations to Lianna Jones, Aspire 18 Rox, for committing to Scottsdale Community College.

Congratulations to Kailee McCoy - Aspire 18 Rox - for committing to University of Redlands.

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 Aeronautical University.

ASPIRE 2013 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS...

MADI BICKLE - FORT LEWIS COLLEGE

Congratulations to Madison Bickle - Aspire 18-Black - for committing to Fort Lewis College, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

VERONICA FABIANO - CAL STATE EAST BAY

Congratulations to Veronica Fabiano - Aspire 17 Black - for committing to California State University East Bay, Pacific West Conference.

BRANDY GRANT - GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

Congratulations to Brandy Grant - Aspire 18 Black (2011 and current coach) - for her commitment to Grand Canyon University Sand Volleyball, Western Athletic Conference.

 

KAYLA GREENE - PRESENTATION COLLEGE

Congratulations to Kayla Greene - Aspire 18 National - for her commitment to Presentation College, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

PIPER HEINECK - US AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Congratulations to Piper Heineck - Aspire 17 Black - for committing to the United States Air Force Academy, Mountain West Conference.

KASEY KIEFER - UNIV OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO

Congratulations to Kasey Kiefer - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to the University of Texas San Antonio, Conference USA

JENNIFER LONG - CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY

Congratulation to Jennifer Long - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Central Methodist University, Heart of America Conference.

KAYSEE PILGRIM - WESTERN NEW MEXICO

Congratulations to Kaysee Pilgrim - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Western New Mexico University, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

STEPHANY PURDUE - UNIV OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Congratulations to Stephany Purdue - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to the University of Southern Mississippi, Conference USA.

MORGAN SORCE - SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Congratulations to Morgan Sorce - Aspire 18 Black - for her commitment to San Diego Christian University, California Pacific Conference.

MICHELLE STEAGALL - WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

Congratulations to Michelle Steagall - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Winthrop University, Big South Conference.

ALISSA VANCE - DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Congratulations to Alissa Vance - Aspire 18 Black - for committing to Dominican University Chicago, Continental Volleyball Conference

PREVIOUS COLLEGIATE COMMITMENTS FOR ASPIRE ATHLETES

CONGRATS TO REIGNA FOR COMMITTING TO CHAMINADE

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!!

CONGRATS TO LEXIE FOR COMMITTING TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

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!

CONGRATS TO JUSTINE FOR COMMITTING TO CHADRON STATE

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!

CONGRATS TO MICHELE FOR COMMITTING TO GARDEN CITY CC

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!

ASPIRE COLLEGE RECRUITS 2011

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

ASPIRE COLLEGE RECRUITS 2010

Mary Jo Kolze (18 Black) commits to Missouri State - Division I

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