The Fraser Valley Volleyball Club’s U18 Blitz girls team won the provincial title at Tradex on the weekend

The Fraser Valley Volleyball Club’s U18 Blitz girls team won the provincial title at Tradex on the weekend

Local teams excel at club volleyball provincials

Tradex was a hive of volleyball activity, drawing hundreds of teams from across B.C. to compete at the provincial club championships.

Tradex was a hive of volleyball activity on the weekend, drawing hundreds of teams from across B.C. to compete in 11 categories at the provincial club championships.

In the end, a quartet of local teams climbed the podium.

The Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, a Langley-based association connected to the Trinity Western University volleyball program, produced three medal-winning teams. The FVVC Blitz led the way, grabbing the gold in the U18 girls Div. 1 bracket. Nikki Cornwall was named tourney MVP, while Katie Devaney and Rachel Windhorst were all-stars.

FVVC Agoge won bronze in the U17/18 boys Div. 1 competition, with MEI senior setter Caleb Konrad picking up an all-star nod. FVVC Alicia claimed third in the U17 girls Div. 1 category behind an all-star performance from Kim Bauder.

Abbotsford’s Altruista Volleyball Club saw its U13 Black girls squad make it all the way to the final in the Div. 1 Tier 1 bracket, where they fell to Thunder Blue of Vancouver. Altruista’s Chelsea Pavarinta was named her team’s most inspirational player.

The volleyball action continues this week (May 3-5), as Tradex plays host to the U15 and U16 provincials.

A complete list of gold medal-winning teams last weekend is as follows:

U13 girls Div. 1, Tier 1: Thunder Blue

U13 girls Div. 2: Focus Blitz

U14 girls Div. 1: Coquitlam Ducks Bryan

U14 girls Div. 2: Action

U14 girls Div. 3: NVC White

U14 girls Div. 4: Vernon Venom

U14 boys Div. 1: Force 14U

U14 boys Div. 2: PGYVC Kodiaks Todd

U17 girls Div. 1: Ducks Alym

U18 girls Div. 1: FVVC Blitz

U17/18 boys Div. 1: Eagles 18U