While Sports Performance 18 Elite (pictured) was winning the 18 open division at the AAU Juniors Girls National Championships last week in Orlando, 1st Alliance was quietly winning national titles in three club divisions.
1st Alliance 18 Black defeated Club South 18N Corey 25-20, 25-12 to win the 18 club division. Leading the way were 18 club division MVP Sarah McCarthy and all-star selections Jen Milligan and Sydney Sauter.
Other members the 1st Alliance 18 Black team coached by Renata Dargan are Leah Muys, Beth Blackman, Dana Raber, Paige Kruse, Morgan Mientus, Alexis Rogers and Jamie Lundstrom.
1st Alliance 17 Black defeated A5 Mizuno 172 Gary 25-22, 22-25, 15-9 to win the 17 club division. Leading the national champions were MVP Jenna Duddlestun and all-star selections Julia Watkins and Alexis Davito.
Other members of the 1st Alliance 17 Black team coach by Annie Mastandrea are Jillian Briner, Laura Luczak, Victoria Clifford, Claire Miller, Melissa Bograd, Katherine Battle, Kara Conway and Erin Juley.
1st Alliance 16 Black won the 16 club division title by defeating Mizuno Northern Lights 16-2 25-14, 26-24 in the title match. Elizabeth Scanlon was named the division MVP and Brittney Brown and Jacqueline Aird were named all stars.
Other members of the 1st Alliance 16 Black team coached by Kevin O’Neil are Lauren Grady, Ashley Holder, Ryann Arundel, Lauren Behrens, Jordan Reifsteck, Mary Kate Whelan, McKenzie Kuhn and Samantha Schrenker.