Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy won the 11 Patriot and 13 Open Division titles at the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships on day seven of the 10-day event.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 1, 2017) – It was a great day for Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy (OTVA) on the seventh day of the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships as division winners were crowned in the 11-and-Under and 13-and-Under age divisions on Saturday in Minneapolis.

OTVA 11 S. Rox Red (Florida) won the 11 Patriot Division, the youngest age group among the 26 champions that will be declared over the 10-day tournament. In the 13s Divisions, OTVA 13 S. Rox Red (Florida) won the 13 Open Division, Wave 13 Tammy (Southern California) earned the 13 National title and A2 13 Green (Ohio Valley) captured the 13 American title. The GJNC continues through July 4 with the final 10 division titles being settled in the 16s and 17s age divisions.

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11 Patriot
In the 11 Patriot Final, OTVA 11 S. Rox Red (Florida) held off Madfrog 11s N Blue (North Texas) 25-20, 23-25, 15-8 to claim the gold medal in a battle of undefeated teams. OTVA 11 S. Rox Red, which finished the tournament 8-0, advanced to the final by defeating Abejitas (Puerto Rico) 25-17, 25-18 in the semifinals after receiving a bye in the quarterfinal round. Madfrog 11s N Blue, which concluded the tournament 7-1, turned back SG Elite 11 Roshambo (Southern California) 25-19, 24-26, 15-10 in the semifinals after earning a quarterfinal bye. Semifinal teams Abejitas and SG Elite 11 Roshambo were presented the bronze medals after reaching the semifinals.

13 Open
OTVA 13 S. Rox Red rallied twice on championship day to claim the 13 Open title. The Florida squad came from behind to defeat Arizona Storm 13 Thunder (Arizona) 23-25, 25-18, 15-10 in the gold-medal match. OTVA 13 S. Rox Red, which went undefeated in 10 matches including four three-set victories, advanced to the title match after a hard-fought 23-25, 26-24, 15-12 victory over Madfrog 13s N Blue (North Texas) in the semifinals.

“It felt amazing,” said OTVA 13 S. Rox Red captain Brianna Anderson, who was providing blistering attacks all match. “We had already won AAU, but we knew this was a lot more competitive. We were coming into it very strong. We had a really good tournament throughout and it feels absolutely amazing.”

Receiving gold is nothing new for Anderson at USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, but she said this experience tops her past performances.

“Personally, this is my third (USAV) Junior Nationals,” Anderson said. “I had won 12 American when I was 11 years old. But this is the first time I have ever won an Open title at the highest division.”

Arizona Storm 13 Thunder, which ended the tournament with an 8-2 record, reached the championship match by sweeping Absolute Black 13-1 (Northern California) in the semifinals. Madfrog 13s N Blue and Absolute Black 13-1 ended the tournament with bronze medals by reaching the semifinals.

13 National
Wave 13 Tammy (Southern California) collected the 13 National title after sweeping Rockwood Thunder 13 Mizuno (Gateway) 25-16, 25-12 in the gold-medal match. Wave 13 Tammy went 13-0 in the tournament and lost just two out of 33 sets total. They reached the title match by sweeping Aspire 13 Rox (Arizona) 26-24, 25-19 in the quarterfinals and Nebraska Elite 13 Thunder (Great Plains) in the semifinals. Rockwood Thunder 13 Mizuno bounced back from a 3-3 start to the tournament to finish 7-4. They defeated Circle City 13 Purple (Hoosier) 25-21, 22-25, 15-10 in the quarterfinals and Rockford 13 Black (Great Lakes) 25-22, 25-19 in the semifinals. Rockwood Thunder 13 Mizuno had lost to both their quarterfinal and semifinal opponents earlier in the tournament. Bronze medalists were Nebraska Elite 13 Thunder and Rockford 13 Black as they reached the semifinals.

13 American
A2 13 Green (Ohio Valley) swept Gulfside 13U Navy (Florida) 25-20, 25-18 in the 13 American Division gold-medal match to win the division. A2 13 Green, which ended the tournament with a 10-1 record, advanced to the championship match by sweeping Coast 13-1 (Southern California) 25-16, 25-15 in the quarterfinals and holding back JJVA Team Rox 13N Julie 25-17, 13-25, 15-12 in the semifinal match. Gulfside 13U Navy, which finished the tournament with a 10-2 record, advanced to the championship match by sweeping Black Swamp 13-National (Ohio Valley) in the quarterfinals and H Skyline 13 Royal (Lone Star) in the semifinals. JJVA Team Rox 13N Julie and H Skyline 13 Royal earned bronze medal as semifinalists.

USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships Results
11 Patriot: Gold – OTVA 11 S. Rox Red (Florida); Silver – Madfrog 11s N Blue (North Texas); Bronze – SG Elite 11 Roshambo (Southern California) and Abejitas (Puerto Rico)
12 National: Gold – Dynasty 12 Black (Heart of America); Silver – Boiler Juniors 12U (Hoosiers); Bronze – TAV 12 Black (North Texas) and Madfrogs 12s N Blue (North Texas)
12 American: Gold – Gainesville 12 Elite (Florida); Silver – ASICS MAVS 12-1; Bronze – Tstreet 12-Taylor (Southern California) and Skyline 11 Royal (North Texas)
13 Open: Gold – OTVA 13 S. Rox Red (Florida); Silver – Arizona Storm 13 Thunder (Arizona); Bronze – Absolute Black 13-1 (Northern California) and Madfrog 13s N Blue (North Texas)
13 National: Gold – Wave 13 Tammy (Southern California); Silver – Rockwood Thunder 13 Mizuno (Gateway); Bronze – Nebraska Elite 13 Thunder (Great Plains) and Rockford 13 Black (Great Lakes)
13 American: Gold – A2 13 Green (Ohio Valley); Silver – Gulfside 13U Navy (Florida); Bronze – JJVA Team Rox 13N Julie (Florida) and H Skyline 13 Royal (Lone Star)
14 Open: Gold – Tstreet 14-Carson (Southern California); Silver – TAV 14 Black (North Texas); Bronze – Rockwood Thunder 14 Mizuno (Gateway) and OT 14 S. Rox Red (Florida)
14 National: Gold – A5 Mizuno 14-2 Karen (Southern); Silver – A5 South 14-1 Trina (Silver); Bronze – Wildfire 14 Nike Albert (Florida) and AZ Sky 14 Gold Allegiance (Arizona)
14 USA: Gold – Mizuno Long Beach Rockstar M (Southern California); Silver – PVA 14 Elite (Heart of America); Bronze – Instinct 14 Leopards Wild GP (North Texas) and Mintonette Sports – m.42O (Ohio Valley
14 American: Gold – Tampa Elite U14 Columbia (Florida); Silver – Forza1 North 14 UA (Southern California); Bronze – HJV 14 Elite (Lone Stat) and Texas Pistols 14 Black (North Texas)
14 Patriot: Gold – Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club 14 Lisa (Southern California); Silver – Rancho Valley 14 Premier (Southern California); Bronze – Forza1 14 UA (Southern California) and Sunshine 14 Elite (Southern California)
15 Open: Gold – TAV 14 Black (North Texas); Silver – ASICS MAVS 15-1 (Heart of America); Bronze – Mintonette Sports – m.51 (Ohio Valley) and AVC Cleveland Rox 15N Harvey (Ohio Valley)
15 National: Gold – Kokoro Volleyball 15-1 (North Country); Silver – HPSTL 15 Royal (Gateway); Bronze – CC Force 151 Crossfire and Ka Ulukoa Black 15-1 (Aloha)
15 USA: Gold – LIVEWIRE 15 Adidas (Arizona); Silver – OP2 15-1 EP (Oklahoma); Bronze – SA Magic 15 Elite (Lone Star) and Rockwood Thunder 15 Navy (Gateway)
15 American: Gold – A4 Volley 15-Purple (Southern California); Silver – OT 15 T. Rox Red (Florida); Bronze – Tstreet 15-Curtis (Southern California) and A2 15 Green (Ohio Valley)
15 Patriot: Gold – Momentum 15 Elsa (Rocky Mountain); Silver – Forza1 15 UA (Southern California); Bronze – Forza1 North 15 UA (Southern California) and Wave 15 Dave (Southern California)
16 Open: Championship on July 4
16 National: Championship on July 4
16 USA: Championship on July 4
16 American: Championship on July 4
16 Patriot: Championship on July 4
17 Open: Championship on July 3
17 National: Championship on July 3
17 USA: Championship on July 3
17 American: Championship on July 3
17 Patriot: Championship on July 3