Vail’s newest volleyball club, “Chaos,” took part in the Cactus Classic Invitational Tournament over the MLK weekend and Chaos 18U finished in second place out of 16 teams in the 18U age group.
Chaos currently has three teams: 18U, 16U and 14U, and the 16’s finished 3-5, taking third in their bracket. The team consists of girls ages 14-16. The 14’s also took third place with a 3-5 record. The 14U team is comprised of players new to club volleyball aged 12-14.
For the 18’s, almost all of the girls have played with each other since they were competing at the 14U level on a different club until moving over to Chaos this season. The girls went 8-1 at the Cactus Classic, winning 16 out of 19 total sets. Regan McFarland finished the weekend with a total of 71 kills. Aliya Barnett had 22 aces and Annika Yanez added 278 assists.
“Your dedication, teamwork and spirit has truly shown through on the volleyball court this weekend.” head coach Danny Yanez told the girls. “The passion and sportsmanship displayed throughout the weekend was truly inspiring as a coach.”
After a stressful semifinal game, Chaos pushed through and won in three sets against Havoc 18 Black (25-22, 21-25, 15-13) putting them up against Club Cactus Juniors 18-Mizuno (18-25, 14-25) in the championship game.
“I am super proud of all the girls and I feel like we went into the tournament as a team nobody had heard of or even really cared about and we went all the way to the championship as the underdogs.” assistant coach Makayla Everest commented.
Overall, Chaos volleyball has sparked the interest of spectators and even coaches this past weekend wondering who this new club is. You can check out their teams through Facebook at Chaos Volleyball Club