This past weekends SCVA Junior Boy's Invitational marked the first time this season that all 15 teams were competing under the same roof at the same time! It was incredible to see all of the Bay to Bay players, parents, and coaches show up to support teams besides their own.
This weekend also marked the first bid tournament of the Boy's Junior National Championship (BJNC) qualifying season. Our Bay to Bay teams brought home four Open bids and two USA bids along with eight top-5 finishes. Check out how all of our Bay to Bay teams fared below:
Bay to Bay 18-1:
Our eldest team finished 13th in the 18-Open division. They narrowly missed the Gold bracket after losing two 3-set matches by the scores of 13-15 and 14-16. Coach Steve said, “This was the most complete tournament we have played all season. The boys played at an extremely high level and you could see the team come together so well.”
Bay to Bay 17-1:
Coming off their strong performance at the NCVA Region Championships the 17-1’s found their way onto the podium this weekend with a third place finish. The boys battled back after losing their first match of the weekend. They found a rhythm and came up with some clutch wins to advance to the gold bracket where they won their quarterfinal match and secured an open bid.
Bay to Bay 17-2:
Coach Ryan and Sam's team put together a fantastic weekend of volleyball, finishing in 5th place of the 17USA division. The boys earned their USA bid by defeating Balboa Bay 17 White in a closely contested 3-set match on the final day of play. The boys attribute part of their success to the Saturday evening team dinner of Cane's Chicken and Fries.
Bay to Bay 16-1:
After their 9th place finish in the 18-under division of NCVA Region Champs, the boys moved back into the 16-under division and came away with a Silver medal and 16-Open bid to BJNC after falling to defending BJNC Champion MB Surf in the 16-Open finals. Coach Chad said, " I thought we handled the moment pretty well. MB Surf is a polished 16s team who has been in these big matches and Bob does a great with those guys. But our serve and pass held up well - we attacked with great range and created creative opportunities to score in transition with our block and defense. So we’re proud of our effort in Anaheim."
Bay to Bay 16-2:
The 16-2's were on fire all weekend long, playing with tons of energy and cohesion. Behind Coach Arin and Mark's leadership the boys brought home the Gold medal in the 16USA division and a bid to Junior Nationals. The 16-2's were also seen all over the gym supporting other Bay to Bay teams and got numerous shout outs from the coaching staff). The spirit of this team stems from the top, where Coach Arin had custom Fat Heads made of each of the boys for the parents to help cheer them on 😂
Bay to Bay 16-Club:
Coach Josh and John's team went 4-4 on the weekend and finished in 35th place. The boys pushed the #2 overall seed Coast to three sets on day 1and narrowly missed an upset of West Edge on day 2. The team is looking forward to the 16USA division of the NCVA bid tournament this weekend!
Bay to Bay 15-1:
Coach Frank and Allie's team went 6-1 on the weekend, finishing in 5th place after falling just short in the quarterfinals. The coaches said they were very proud of the team for putting together a great weekend and earning their Open bid for BJNC. The boys will compete in the NCVA bid tournament this weekend and Chicago over MLK weekend.
Bay to Bay 15-2:
Coach BJ and Ryan's team went 6-3 on the weekend finishing in 21st in the 15Open division. The boys played well in a very challenging day 1 pool, but went 1-2 which moved them into group two. From there the boys went on a tear and lost a close three set match in the Flight 1 finals.
Bay to Bay 15-Club:
Coach Kevin and Jason's team finished 17th in the 15Open division this past weekend. The boys upset the #9 overall team, Aspire of Arizona, in three sets during their day one pool. From there, they competed against some of the top 15's team in the country where they eventually fell in the Bronze division finals. Great tournament boys!
Bay to Bay 14-1:
Competing in their first 14's tournament of the season, the 14-1's ran the gauntlet of the 14-under division where they played 6 of the top-10 finishers in the tournament. The boys went 7-2 on the weekend, losing an epic semi-final matchup 25-20, 24-26, 18-20. Next up, NCVA Bid tournament and Chicago!
Bay to Bay 14-Premier:
The 14-Premier team finished 14th in the 14Open division this past weekend. Coach Josh and Dalton said the boys did a great job handling adversity throughout the weekend. While the boys didn't get the result they wanted, they did a great job of supporting the other Bay to Bay teams and are looking forward to another opportunity this upcoming weekend in San Mateo.
Bay to Bay 14-Club:
Coach Jarrod's squad had a fantastic tournament in the 14USA division finishing in 5th place and narrowly missing a 14USA bid. Overall the boys went 5-2 on the weekend and only lost to the #2 and #3 finishing teams. A true team player- Coach Jarrod provided our 13-1's coaches Beau and Hillary full scouting reports of the two teams they lost to. Those reports came in handy as the 13-1's ended up facing both of them in the semi-finals and finals!
Bay to Bay 13-1:
The 13-1's brought home the 14USA Gold medal after going an impressive 9-0 on the weekend, only losing two sets! Coach Beau and Hillary praised their teams depth and ability to win with any lineup on the floor. Next up, the team will compete in the NCVA Qualifier.
Bay to Bay 13-Premier:
Coach Lacey and CJ's squad finished 19th in the 14USA division. They took second in their day 1 pool and made it into the top half of teams. From there, the 13's got to play against some very high level 14-under teams. Coach Lacey said the boys did a good job learning how to compete and they are looking forward to the opportunity of competing in the 13's division at the NCVA Bid tournament this weekend.
Bay to Bay 12-1:
Coach Chris and Andrew's team brought home the Bronze medal in the 12-under division. They went 6-2 on the weekend and brought home some hardware! Coach Chris said, "Special thanks to Coach Steve, Alex and the 18-1's team for cheering the boys into the Gold division. The support from the older boys is HUGE!".