O’NEALS — Hard work pays off, says Minarets Varsity Volleyball coach Jessica Carter, after Varsity Volleyball Captain and Pacific Premier Volleyball Club member Carlee Boomer was selected to compete at the Junior Olympics in Indianapolis in June.
With several players unable to attend, younger Minarets Varisty players Julie Castleman and Mia Corippo were pulled up to the 18s division team to compete at the Junior Olympics, as well. 64 teams will vie for top honors in the 18s American Division over four days.
The Junior Olympics bid was earned by accumulated points throughout the season, based on league wins and losses. Five bids were allocated throughout the league, with 44 teams competing.
“Players for this team were chosen based on their skill level at their individual positions and their commitment to PACPRE volleyball,” explains PACPRE Director Matt Terra. “These players have been identified as having the potential of playing at the collegiate level, and this opportunity will provide high level training as well as exposure to college recruiters.”
Carlee is #9, Mia is #4 and Julie is #2.
“I’m so proud of these three,” says their coach, who also gives a shout out to assistant coach (and fiance) Jaethan Chacon. “You can see their passion for the game in their work ethic and it truly has paid off.” Congratulations all around!