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Posts Tagged 15 Orange 2012
Feb. 21, 2012 –Five Synergy teams reached the gold bracket playoffs in Presidents’ Day tournament play, capping off a busy weekend of challenging volleyball against some of the country’s best clubs.
At the Capitol Hill Classic in Washington D.C., 16 Orange and 15 Orange surprised the competition as they advanced to the gold brackets in older age divisions. In 17 Open playoffs on Monday, 16 Orange won its first match against Lower Hudson 17s, but fell in the quarterfinals to Pittsburgh Elite 17. The team finished 5th overall among 47 older teams. In 16 Open, the 15 Orange also shook things up, powering through the first two rounds, winning tough matches against strong 16s teams. In the gold playoffs, 15 Orange finally lost to local-favorite Metro American 16s, the team that went on to win the gold medal. Overall, 15 Orange placed 9th among 48 teams.
Playing in the largest division of the tournament, 14 Orange and 14 Lehigh remained undefeated heading into gold playoffs. Orange won its first match against Downstate 14 Red of Peekskill, NY but fell in quarterfinal play against Pittsburgh Renaissance, finishing in 5th place overall among 96 teams. In the first round of gold playoffs, 14 Lehigh fell to NVVA Ice of Northern Virginia, a tough team that made it to the final match before falling to the eventual winner of the 14 division, K2 Volleyball of Louisville, Tenn.
Meanwhile, 13 Orange, also undefeated heading into the gold playoffs, fell in the quarterfinal round to Aviator 13s of Brooklyn, a scrappy defensive team that made it all the way to the finals, where it lost in a 16-14 tie break to NVVA Ice 13s. The 13 Orange also finished in 5th place out of 44 teams.
And at the Las Vegas Classic, 18 Orange won its first silver bracket playoff against Club Utah but lost in the semis to City Beach Black of North Carolina. Vision Gold of California, the team that knocked 18 Orange out of the gold playoffs, won the tournament. The 18 Orange finished 11th overall. Also in Las Vegas, 17 Orange won the third flight, beating Woodlands Wave of Spring, Texas.
Other results from the Capitol Hill Classic include:
18 Lehigh: 14th out of 48
17 Navy 15th out of 47
15 Navy 27th out of 48
18 Navy 35th out of 48
16 Navy 38th out of 47
14 Navy 41st out of 96
Congratulations to all the players and coaches for their hard work this weekend. And thanks to all the parents and family members who supported the teams throughout both tournaments.
Each year, Prep Volleyball compiles a list of 220 of the top freshman players in the country. To be considered, a player needs to be a varsity starter as a freshman and one of the top talents in her area.
The Prep Volleyball list includes the top “Frosh 59″ as well another 59 players in each of the Highest Honorable Mention and Special Mention categories and 50 Honorable Mention nods.
Setter Haley Kleespies received highest honorable mention recognition for her strong play at Avon Grove in West Grove, Pa. “Displaying her immense versatility, Kleespies began the season running a 6-2, then hit right side before finishing the season running a 5-1,” wrote Prep Volleyball.
Kleespies finished the season with 883 assists, 298 digs, 42 blocks and 68 aces to lead Avon Grove to a 27-9-3 record and earn all-league and all-district honorable mention honors.
“Haley was the starting setter when we had big wins against Unionville, Parkland, St. Basil, Bishop Shanahan, Central Bucks West, Mt. Saint Joseph’s and Becca,” coach Missy McLinden told Prep.
“She was the starting setter that led us into the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District 1 semifinals and into our state match against Hempfield.”
Special mention honors went to middle blocker Brooke Faust of Nazareth High School in Nazareth, Pa. Faust averaged 1.7 kills per game for a total 239 kills for the Eagles in 2011 while adding 66 total blocks.
“A tremendous athlete who is quick off the floor, Faust’s fast arm was on display all season long and she elevated her game playing against the best teams in the district,” wrote Prep.
Nazareth head coach Jill Lichty told Prep, “Although only a freshman she developed into a leader on and off the court, even with a strong and large senior class.”
Congratulations to Haley and Brooke for standout play as freshmen during the high school season and for continuing to make their Synergy teammates and coaches proud all year round.
Jan. 30, 2012 — Two Synergy teams captured gold this weekend at the CAVA New Year Revolution tournament, where 18 Orange and 15 Orange faced down teams from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey to win the day.
Orange and Navy were on full display in Easton, Pa. where five Synergy teams competed in two age brackets, with four Orange teams landing in the playoffs. In the 18s division, 18 Orange dominated, defeating CAVA 17s, Yorktowne 18s and Under Armour Elite 18′s of Baltimore County, Md. in pool play. In the playoffs, 18 Orange defeated New York’s Downstate 18s and CAVA 17s to take the title. Middles Randy Leath and Alexa Swann were named all-tournament players.
“The team passed well all day,” said Coach Missy McLinden. “Everyone contributed to the team’s success. Setters did a great job of running our offense, hitters were smart and powerful in their swings, and serving was good.”
17 Orange, coming off a win at the MLK Tournament, also posted another strong performance, beating three 18s teams in pool play without dropping a set. Although it looked like the team was heading to an all-Synergy final, an injury during the semis disrupted the play, and the team dropped its first match of the season.
In the combined 15-16 Open, the 15 Orange emerged undefeated in pool play, winning a playoff bye. After defeating an athletic CAVA 16s team in the semis, 15 Orange headed to the finals where they faced tough competition from the Yorktowne 16s. In a rough start, Yorktowne jumped to a commanding 10 point lead, but the 15 Orange players kept their composure and rallied to win the game. The second and deciding game turned into an epic battle, finally ending with a 31-29 win for Synergy. Heather Swann, Mackenzie O’Brien and Haley Kleespies were named all-tournament players.
Coach Pat Rucker credited the win to “aggressive net play, crisp passing, hustle, great setting and serving runs by multiple players.”
“It was a total team effort,” said Coach Rucker.
In the same division, a precocious 14 Orange took on the challenge of playing up, battling three 16s teams to make it out of pool play. In the quarterfinals, 14 Orange continued to impress, taking the match to three before losing the tie breaker. Maddy Correll was also named an all-tournament player. Meanwhile, 16 Navy played strong in close matches despite being down a player
Congratulations to all the players for showcasing the talent, hustle and discipline of Synergy Volleyball.
Jan. 18, 2012 – Synergy Volleyball dominated the 2012 MLK Kickoff Classic, nearly sweeping the Open division and winning gold medals in the 14s, 15s, 16s and 17s age groups. In all, a total of 16 Synergy teams from King of Prussia and Lehigh Valley all posted standout performances, often facing their fiercest competition from another Synergy team.
In the 14 Open division, 14 Orange was undefeated going into the gold medal round, where they faced tough competition in a semi-final match against 14 Lehigh. Orange prevailed and went on to win Synergy’s first gold medal of the day in a 3-game final against a feisty defensive team from Pittsburgh 3 Rivers. Meanwhile, 14 Lehigh earned a strong 3rd place overall finish out of 20 teams. 13 Orange took on the challenge of playing up a division and held their own against some of the tournament’s top teams including their 14 Orange teammates in second-round play. The 13s moved on to the silver bracket where they made it to the semifinals, placing 9th overall. A young 14 Navy team played with heart each match and closed out the tournament in the quarter-finals of the Bronze division. 12 Lehigh also played up in the 13s division, making it all the way to the semi-finals of the silver bracket.
IT WAS ALL GOLD for three Synergy 15s teams that battled their way into the Gold bracket, with 15 Orange placing 1st, 15 Lehigh taking 3rd and 15 Navy advancing to 5th out of a total of 32 teams. All the teams faced their toughest competition from each other. “We showed that all three teams can beat anyone if we play our best,’’ said 15 Orange coach Pat Rucker.
In the second round, Orange squeaked out a win against Navy in a match that included a 29 to 27 nail biter. In the semi-finals, a tenacious Lehigh team took Orange to three sets in a exciting match worthy of the finals.
“Navy and Lehigh played great defense, served tough and hit efficiently,’’ said Coach Rucker. “I was most impressed by the hitting of Lauren Mueller on the outside for 15 Navy and the setting and net play by Lehigh setter Emmy Geis. She was awesome and the best player for her size in the tournament.”
THERE WAS MORE GOLD in Lancaster for the 16 Orange which took the top prize in 16 Open, with a hard-fought, three-set win against P3R. “It was a good team effort,” said Coach George Trabosh. “The girls showed their mettle as they fought back from a deficit.”
Coach Trabosh noted that one of the toughest teams Orange faced in the tournament was in the second round against our own 16 Navy team, which battled in several close matches and finished in the quarterfinals of the silver bracket.
THE WINNING continued with 17 Orange taking the gold medal in 17 Open, while 17 Lehigh also advanced to the gold bracket, where it lost a 27-25 heart-breaker to DE United in the quarter finals. A talented 17 Navy team advanced to the semi-finals of the Bronze bracket.
Finally, in the 18 Open, 18 Orange took 2nd place overall in the Gold bracket. It was a thrilling, all-Synergy final in the 18 Open Silver division, where 18 Lehigh and 18 Navy fought a close 3-set match, with Lehigh taking the win.
Congratulations to all the Synergy teams for their outstanding performances at the MLK. The bar has been set for another great year of Synergy Volleyball!