Columbia 14-Black enters the fourth day of the Disney Summer Soiree tournament 5-4 and playing in the elite top 32 group. Our 14's look to finish today with a bang and head off to California Adventure after proving they can play with the big California clubs. Congratulations, and good luck girls!
Columbia 18-National meanwhile is playing way up in age level at USAV Nationals. Despite only having one U-18 player (the team is actually U-16 and U-15 players), these girls are building the experience they will need to return to Nationals and really challenge over the next 2 to 3 years. Twice already they have been within two points of defeating much older teams!
Keep up the great play everyone!
In between posing for pictures with youtube stars at Vidcon 2014, Columbia 14-Black went undefeated their first day at the Disney Summer Soiree tournament in Anaheim. The 14-Black girls swept three SoCal teams to advance into day two. Good work girls!
Columbia 16-Red won the 16-USA Flight 3 Championship at the Far Westerns National Qualifier in Reno, NV over the weekend. The Red ladies saw some great competition and won when it counted at the end. Great finish ladies!
Meanwhile, Columbia had three other teams competing in 18-Open, 16-Open, and 15-Open. Columbia 15-Black is the youngest team we've ever sent south to this tournament and got some great experience reaching the Flight 3 quarterfinals. Columbia 16-Black reached the Flight 3 semifinals after being a perfect 3-0 on the second day of the tournament. Columbia 18-Black had previously qualified for Nationals at the ERVA Regional Championships, and picked up several great wins.
Columbia 12-Black finished their season at the Evergreen Region Championships over the weekend. Our Club Director has proudly called these girls his "munchkins" all season, but he'll have to refer to them as his "warriors" after their performance at Regionals. Despite two broken bones and several other injuries, the girls of 12-Black refused to fall and played their way into the Platinum bracket and finished 7th overall. These girls will form the heart of many Columbia teams in the future, just like the girls from our very first U-12 team now can be found leading our U-15 and U-16 teams today! Congratulations to these girls, parents, and coaches! We'll be excited to see you back in the fall.
Columbia 16-Black piled up 8 match wins and reached the Tournament Championship Final at the Evergreen Regional Championships over the weekend. The Columbia ladies were only a few points from adding a National Championships bid to their already impressive season, but will join three sister Columbia teams at the Far Western National Qualifier this weekend in Reno looking to change that. Congratulations ladies and coaches!
Columbia 16-Black scores