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2012 ASPIRE SUCCESS STORIES

ASPIRE SHINES AT NATIONALS

12N Black - Natl. Div. Silver Champ - 9th Overall

13N Black - Natl. Div. Silver - 13th Overall

14N Black - Amer. Div. Gold Champ - 1st Overall

15N Black - Natl. Div. Silver - 11th Overall

16N Black - Amer. Div. Flight - 43rd Overall

ASPIRE 14s HAILEY AND LILLY WIN LAGUNA BEACH OPEN

Winning is habit-forming for Hailey Harward and Lilly Nelson.  Barely 48 hours after helping Aspire's 14N Black win the American Division of USA's Junior Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, they travelled across the country to take on the best 14U beach players.  After fighting back from an ominous 10-23 deficit in the finals, they took the match 28-26 to be crowned champions!

Amazing ladies.  We are proud!

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 PLAYERS/COACH HELP ARIZONA SPECIAL OLYMPIANS SHINE AT NATIONALS

Aspire players - Victoria Flys (18 Black), Rachel Fagerburg (16 Black) and Katie Porter (16 Black) and Head Coach Carlos Flys (15 Silver and 18 Black) helped the Arizona Special Olympics Unified Volleyball team claim a bronze medal in Division II (Special Olympics) of the U.S. Nationals Open tournament in Salt Lake City over Memorial Day weekend.  The team is sponsored by Aspire Volleyball club and makes Aspire it's training home.  Coach Carlos was also named Head Coach of the National Special Olympics Unified Volleyball All-Star team. 

Aspire 12s Dominate Court One Beach Tournament

The team of Brooke and Lauren (Aspire 12N Black) went an incredible and undefeated 26-0 to capture the Court One Sundays at the Beach Championship.  Amazing job ladies!

Aspire Spring Break 12s 4-on-4 Champions!

Anna, Nura, Brooke and Lauren from Aspire 12N Black win the Court One Spring Break 4s tournament (12s Division).  Amazing job ladies!

Aspire Players Represent at the Olympic Training Center

Hailey Harward and Olivia Hallaran of Aspire 14N Black make the USA Red Team at the Olympic Training Center and represent Aspire and the State of Arizona with pride AND BEASTLY SKILL!   We are proud of both of you!

CONGRATS TO ASPIRE ALL-STATE PLAYERS

Maeghan Goldman(18N Black) - Div.II All-State 1st Team
Kasey Kiefer (17N Black) - Div. I Honorable Mention
Kayla Meester (18N Black) - Div. I Honorable Mention
Lexie Nelson (18N Black) - Div. I Honorable Mention
Anaya Whyte (18N Black) - Div. III Honorable Mention

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

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!

See news article below...

ASPIRE 12N BLACK WINS REGION...AGAIN

For the 2nd year in a row, Aspire's 12 Black team has gone through the AZ Region season undefeated and won the Region Championship.  This year they did not drop a set in the tournament.  Great job ladies, way to dominate! 

Congratulations also to the Aspire 12 Silver team for winning the Silver division at Regionals.  That is the top finish for any club "2's team" in the Region.

ASPIRE PLAYERS WIN 14U AND 12U DIVISIONS OF USAV JR. BEACH TOURNEY

Aspire players dominate the younger age divisions of this weekend's USAV Jr. Beach tournament winning Gold in the 14U and 12U categories.  Hailey Harward and Lilly Nelson of Aspire's 14N Black team went undefeated in the 14U age division and won the event for the third year in a row.  Brooke and Lauren of Aspire 12N Black took gold in the 12U age division.  Both teams qualify for the USAV Jr. Nationals this summer.  All four players already qualified for the USAV Jr. Nationals in indoor volleyball with their respective Aspire teams.  You guys are awesome.  Congrats!

FUN AT THE BEACH AND GOLD MEDALS TOO

Brooke and Lauren of Aspire's 12N Black team win the 12U age Division of the USAV Jr. Beach tournament and qualify for nationals.  Congrats!

ASPIRE 14 SILVER PLAYERS FIND GOLD AT BARCA BEACH TOURNEY

Congratulations to Aspire 14N Silver players Vanessa Trujillo, Allison Obarski, Taylor Sifferman and Desiree Rodriguez who went undefeated this weekend at the Barca Beach 4-on-4 tournament and took first place!  Way to go ladies!

ASPIRE 16N BLACK WINS NORTHERN LIGHTS NQ AND GETS BID TO NATIONALS

Another National Qualifier and another bid to Junior Olympics for Aspire.  This time the 16N Black team traveled to Minneapolis and played strong volleyball losing only one match before avenging that loss in the finals and bring home the championship and the American bid.  Aspire's 17N Black also made it to the Gold Bracket in the National Division and took 9th place and the 18N Black team made it to the Gold Bracket of the American Division before losing to the eventual champion of the tournament.  Great job players and coaches!

ASPIRE 12N BLACK WINS SOCAL NQ AND NATIONAL BID

Congratulations to Aspire's 12N Black for going undefeated in Anaheim and winning the Southern California National Qualifier and with it a National bid to the Junior Olympics this Summer!

ASPIRE 15 BLACK WINS ARIZONA NATIONAL QUALIFIER

Aspire's 15N Black goes undefeated and earns a National Bid to the Junior Olympics by winning the Arizona National Qualifier.  Aspire's 15N Silver takes 5th at the qualifier.  Great job ladies and coaches!

ASPIRE 13N BLACK WINS ARIZONA NATIONAL QUALIFIER

Aspire's 13N Black goes undefeated and wins the Arizona National Qualifier to earn a National Bid to the Junior Olympics this summer.  Aspire's 14N Black takes 3rd in their age division having previously won a bid at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier.  Way to go players and coaches!

ASPIRE 14 BLACK WINS CROSSROADS AND NATIONAL BID


Aspire 14N Black Gold Medal

Aspire 14 Black swept through a weekend at Colorado Crossroads American Division National Qualifier without dropping a game and won the Gold Medal - and with it, a bid to the Junior National Olympics in Columbus, Ohio this Summer.  Congratulations to player and coaches for a dominating performance!

ASPIRE TEAMS TRAVEL TO COLORADO CROSSROADS AND BRING HOME THE BLING


Aspire 13N Black Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Aspire teams who went to Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier this weekend and had impressive performances.  In addition to the 14 Black Championship and Junior Olympic Bid, Aspire's 13 Black took 3rd Place overall in the 13 National Division, Aspire's 13 Silver team ended up in the Gold Bracket of the 13 American Division, Aspire's 15 Silver team went 5-3 and had a solid showing in the Flight 1A of the American Division and Aspire's 16 Silver team had a great showing ending up in the Bronze Bracket of the American Division.

All 5 teams went undefeated on Day #1 of the National Qualifier.  15-0 start for the tournament set the tone for an incredible weekend for Aspire on a national level.  Congratulations to our awesome athletes and coaches!

ASPIRE-ASHTON TEAM WINS SUMMER YMCA LEAGUE

Congratulations to the players on team Aspire-Ashton for winning the 4th - 6th Grade YMCA Summer League championship for the East Valley Region.

Aspire 14N Black with 12 News Syleste Rodriguez

Our Junior National Champions Aspire 14N Black were interviewed live on 12 News on Tuesday morning, July 31st by Reporter Syleste Rodriguez. Aspire was part of 12 News' Future Olympians series. Way to go girls, we are so proud!

ASPIRE 14N BLACK INTERVIEWED ON CHANNEL 12 NEWS

Aspire Players Named to Top USA Volleyball High Performance Teams

Aspire 14N Black's Hailey Harward selected to USA A1 Red Team

Aspire 14N Black's Olivia Hallaran is selected to USA A1 Blue Team

Aspire 14N Black's Rachael Kramer is selected to USA A1 White Team

ASPIRE GIRLS HELP TEAM REACH GOLD BRACKET IN HP TOURNAMENT

Aspire's Lilly Nelson, Logan Wallerstedt, Preslie Anderson and Alysson Eylers helped lead their AZ Region High Performance team to a gold bracket birth and a 5th place finish in an 18 team tournament that featured High Performance teams from other regions and the USA Select A2 Team.  Great job ladies!

ASPIRE 14s HAILEY AND LILLY WIN LAGUNA BEACH OPEN

Winning is habit-forming for Hailey Harward and Lilly Nelson.  Barely 48 hours after helping Aspire's 14N Black win the American Division of USA's Junior Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, they travelled across the country to take on the best 14U beach players.  After fighting back from an ominous 10-23 deficit in the finals, they took the match 28-26 to be crowned champions!

Amazing ladies.  We are proud!

ASPIRE 12N BLACK WINS REGION...AGAIN

For the 2nd year in a row, Aspire's 12 Black team has gone through the AZ Region season undefeated and won the Region Championship.  This year they did not drop a set in the tournament.  Great job ladies, way to dominate! 

Congratulations also to the Aspire 12 Silver team for winning the Silver division at Regionals.  That is the top finish for any club "2's team" in the Region.

ASPIRE PLAYERS WIN 14U AND 12U DIVISIONS OF USAV JR. BEACH TOURNEY

Aspire players dominate the younger age divisions of this weekend's USAV Jr. Beach tournament winning Gold in the 14U and 12U categories.  Hailey Harward and Lilly Nelson of Aspire's 14N Black team went undefeated in the 14U age division and won the event for the third year in a row.  Brooke and Lauren of Aspire 12N Black took gold in the 12U age division.  Both teams qualify for the USAV Jr. Nationals this summer.  All four players already qualified for the USAV Jr. Nationals in indoor volleyball with their respective Aspire teams.  You guys are awesome.  Congrats!

FUN AT THE BEACH AND GOLD MEDALS TOO

Brooke and Lauren of Aspire's 12N Black team win the 12U age Division of the USAV Jr. Beach tournament and qualify for nationals.  Congrats!

ASPIRE PLAYERS/COACH HELP ARIZONA SPECIAL OLYMPIANS SHINE AT NATIONALS

Aspire players - Victoria Flys (18 Black), Rachel Fagerburg (16 Black) and Katie Porter (16 Black) and Head Coach Carlos Flys (15 Silver and 18 Black) helped the Arizona Special Olympics Unified Volleyball team claim a bronze medal in Division II (Special Olympics) of the U.S. Nationals Open tournament in Salt Lake City over Memorial Day weekend.  The team is sponsored by Aspire Volleyball club and makes Aspire it's training home.  Coach Carlos was also named Head Coach of the National Special Olympics Unified Volleyball All-Star team.