Zona Volleyball Club 17-1 wins USA Volleyball National Championship

(Zona Photo)

USA Volleyball Girl’s Junior National Championships
Minneapolis: June 25 – July 4, 2017

Zona 17-1 went 12-0 (24-5) over the course of four days of competition to capture the gold medal in the Patriot Division at the USA Volleyball Girl’s Junior National Championships held in Minneapolis.

Zona beat Circle City 17 White (Indiana) 16-25, 25-15, 15-7 on Monday morning in the first round of the Gold Bracket, Rancho Valley 17 Select (California) 25-22, 22-25, 15-10 in the semifinal round and LAVA North 17 Adidas (Los Angeles) 25-19, 18-25, 15-12 in the championship match Monday Afternoon.

Alanna Duarte, Salpointe
Nikki Johnson, Catalina Foothills,
Mikeyla Lee, Nogales
Peyton Lewis, Salpointe
Abi Nash, Sahuaro
Madi Nash, Sahuaro
Sabrina Pierre, Buena
Emily Robinson, Cienega
Kami Steinbacher, Cienega
Zhanisha Tounsel, Empire
Riley Watt, Buena

Dan Bithell, Head Coach
Tara Olding, Assistant Coach


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


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