NVVA Boys Teams, Open Teams and ICE Teams set the standard for the Region sending 7 Teams to Nationals with additional bids available. NVVA 15′s Open takes the Gold at Club Regionals and 17′s Open are Silver Runner-Up.
On the Road to Nationals it seems regional history was made every time an I.C.E. team took the court over the past two weekends. This past Saturday, not only did I.C.E. 13-1 dominate the competition in winning the 13’s regional championship, but they became part of CHRVA history as they helped NVVA establish an unprecedented three year record of success. I.C.E 13-1 became the 11th NVVA team to qualify for USAV Nationals over that time, eclipsing the record set three years back by VA Elite when it sent 10 teams to nationals over a three year span.
So why rest? When I.C.E. 16-1 and 16-2 took the court at Sunday’s regional championship they had the opportunity to make even more history and they didn’t disappoint. Due to regional seeding rules the I.C.E. teams had to face-off against each other in the quarter-finals. In the most competitive match of the day 16-1 outlasted 16-2 in a grueling three sets (26-24, 22-25, 16-14). 16-1 then fought through some injuries and went on to take the championship.
The 16’s victory not only padded the three year success mark, but also allowed NVVA to become the first club in CHRVA history to send five teams to nationals. MVSA, VA Elite, and NVVA have each sent four teams in the past, but this year’s five I.C.E. teams will be difficult to match.
In the first year of fully implementing the training program that is at the heart of I.C.E. NVVA’s top division proved nothing less than dominating at the regional championships.
CHRVA USAV Qualifying teams
|18’s||1st place||National Division||Velocity 18-1|
|2nd place||American Division||MVSA Storm|
|17’s||1st place||National Division||Brandywine Blast|
|2nd place||American Division||NOVA Hokuleas|
|16’s||1st place||National Division||I.C.E. 16-1|
|2nd place||American Division||Columbia Lightning|
|15’s||1st place||National Division||EPan 15 Blue|
|2nd place||American Division||I.C.E. 15-1|
|14’s||1st place||National Division||I.C.E. 14-1|
|2nd place||American Division||I.C.E. 14-2|
|13’s||1st place||National Division||I.C.E. 13-1|
In the Boys Division NVVA 14′s N and NVVA 15′s have qualified for Nationals and the NVVA 18′s are still competing for a National Bid. Congratulations to ALL the NVVA Teams and your continued success.