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Saturday April 13, 2024

April 13, 2024 | Triangle 18 Black secured Triangle's first-ever national championship by winning the 18 Open division at the Under Armour 18s National Championship presented by the JVA and Top Court Events. Triangle 18 Blue finished in second place after an impressive run in the 18 Premier division.

Triangle 18 Black went into the event ranked* 8th nationally and finished with an overall record of 9-0 (18-3) to capture the 18 Open crown. As they fought through the first two days of pool play, they defeated nationally ranked* (4th) 1st Alliance 18 Gold (Chicago) in straight sets. On Saturday in Gold medal bracket play 18 Black would first face perennial powerhouse A5 18-Marc (Atlanta) in a tight three-set thriller (25-22, 19-25, 16-14). Next up was nationally ranked* Milwaukee Sting - 18 Gold who fell to 18 Black in two sets (25-22, 25-12). In the finals, Triangle 18 Black would face Munciana 18 Samurai, the 10th ranked* team in the nation. In a tight match, 18 Black secured the championship in two sets defeating Munciana 25-23, 25-22.

Triangle 18 Blue, playing in the 18 Premier division, finished with an overall record of 8-2 (17-7). After two solid days in pool play, 18 Blue entered a four-team Gold challenge bracket. In the first round they battled to avoid elimination, defeating VC United 182 Elite 20-25, 25-11, 15-13. They punched their ticket to the Gold semi-final with a two-set win over TPV 18-Paragon. In the Gold semi-finals, 18 Blue won in two against Revolution 18-1 Avengers to earn a berth in the Gold Championship match. Triangle 18 Blue came up short against MOD Elite G18 Blue to secure a second place finish.

Both teams have earned qualifying bids to the USA Volleyball Girls' 18s National Championship in Baltimore, Maryland later this month.

The members of Triangle 18 Black and Triangle 18 Blue are:

TRIANGLE 18 BLACK

Mia Hazelett................. Apex....................... Apex HS

Ryan Hunter................ Charlotte.................. Cox Mill HS

Mallory Jenkins........... Wilson...................... Fike HS

Madi Mirra.................... Greenville................. J.H. Rose HS

Ashlyn Philpot............. Winterville................ D.H. Conley

Avery Scoggins........... Raleigh.................... Middle Creek HS

Coley Shiflet................ Randleman.............. Southwestern Randolph HS

Taylor Shumate........... Durham .................. Charles E Jordan HS

Laynie Smith............... Durham................... Chapel Hill HS

Asia Thigpen .............. Cary......................... Green Level HS

Coaches: Logan Barber and Tonya Holmes

 

TRIANGLE 18 BLUE

Dakota Bagaasen........ Cary......................... Panther Creek HS

Corinne Bossert.......... Cary......................... Panther Creek HS

Brielle Ellis................... Cary......................... Green Hope HS

Hailey Evans................ Raleigh ................... Clayton HS

Sophie Hrehor............. Cary......................... Cardinal Gibbons HS

Sage LaTour................ Browns Summit....... Homeschool

Macy Leyda.................. Apex........................ Cardinal Gibbons HS

Bella Lineberger.......... Raleigh.................... Apex HS

Jacey Olsen................. Aberdeen................. Pinecrest HS

Caroline Raymer......... Cary......................... Apex HS

Coaches: Steven Abbott, Brian Bacchi, and Katy May

 

*PrepVolleyball.com April 2024 national rankings list

Monday April 1, 2024

March 31, 2024 | At the nation's largest single-sited USAV national qualifier, Triangle's 20 teams achieved seven top 10 finishes including a third place and USAV qualification for Triangle 17 Black in the 17 Open division.

17 Black will join the top teams in the country in Las Vegas in early July to compete for USA Volleyball's Girls' 17 Open National Championship.

The members of Triangle 17 Black are:

Ava Brovet................... Raleigh..................... Trinity Academy of Raleigh

Addie Canady.............. Morrisville................. Cary Academy

Brooke Emore............. West End................. Pinecrest HS

Talia Francom............. Cary......................... Green Level HS

Elise Gurley................. Wake Forest............ Heritage HS

Kai Hazelett.................. Apex......................... Apex HS

Carys Kerr.................... Cary......................... Apex HS

BreAnna McMillan....... Raleigh..................... Millbrook HS

Lindley Miller............... Pittsboro................... Green Level HS

Gabby Nichols ............ Winston Salem ....... Reagan HS

Zoe Richardson........... Durham.................... North Raleigh Christian Academy

Coaching Staff: Alissa McGuire (HC), Katie McCullough and Nicole Willis


USAV qualifying events provide high-level national competition in multiple divisions with "Open" being the most competitive. The rank of bid divisions at The Big South National Qualifier were Open, USA, and American. Triangle teams achieve the following finishes:

Top 10/Gold Bracket finish <place finish, team name, team division, number of teams in field>

  • 3rd - 17 Black | 17 Open | 39 teams *QUALIFIED* [Gold bracket]
  • 7th – 13 Black | 13 Open | 15 teams [Silver bracket]
  • 9th – 16 Blue | 16 USA | 72 teams [Gold bracket]
  • 9th – 15 Black | 15 Open | 38 teams [Gold pool placement]
  • 9th – 14 Black | 14 Open | 24 teams [Silver bracket]
  • 9th – 14 Blue | 14 USA | 60 teams [Gold bracket]
  • 9th – 12 Black | 12 National/USA | 26 teams [Gold bracket]
  • 17th – 16 White | 16 American | 164 teams [Gold bracket]

Silver Bracket Placement

  • 14th – 16 Black | 16 Open | 48 teams [Silver bracket]
  • 25th – 14 White | 14 American | 128 teams [Silver bracket champions]
  • 30th – 15 Silver | 15 American | 164 teams [Silver bracket]
  • 31st – 13 White | 13 American | 94 teams [Silver bracket]

Remainder team finishes

  • 22nd – 12 Blue | 12 American | 40 teams
  • 23rd – 13 Blue | 13 USA | 38 teams
  • 29th – 15 Blue | 15 USA | 64 teams
  • 49th – 17 White | 17 American | 122 teams
  • 64th – 17 Blue | 17 USA | 95 teams
  • 67th – 13 Silver | 13 American | 94 teams
  • 85th – 15 White | 15 American | 164 teams
  • 97th – 14 Silver | 14 American | 128 teams
Thursday March 14, 2024

Triangle Volleyball Club, in partnership with the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance [GRSA], is pleased to present its fourth annual Spring College tournament. We have assembled a field of 9 Division I colleges and universities to attend.

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10:30am - 4pm

WHERE: Triangle Volleyball Club at the Wake Competition Center

TEAMS ATTENDING: Campbell, Duke, East Carolina, Elon, High Point, Liberty, NC Central, Tennessee*, Virginia Tech    *just added/replaced VCU

SCHEDULE: play begins at 10:30am. See schedule below.

OFFICIALS: Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) will provide officiating services and offer a PAVO Training Camp the night prior.

SPECTATORS: 

  • NO SEATING PROVIDED. Please bring your own seating.
  • ​Participating College Teams can submit a 'player pass list' for parents, etc.
  • SPECTATOR ADMISSION is FREE of charge

PLAYING SCHEDULE: 

Time: Court 1 Court 4 Court 5
10:30am Duke vs. Tennessee Campbell vs. High Point ECU vs. NC Central
11:30am Liberty vs. Tennessee Virginia Tech vs. High Point Elon vs. NC Central
12:30pm Duke vs. Virginia Tech Liberty vs. Campbell ECU vs. Elon
1:30pm Tennessee vs. High Point Campbell vs. NC Central  
2:30pm ECU vs. Liberty Virginia Tech vs. Elon  

 

Saturday February 10, 2024

February 3-4, 2024 | Baltimore, MD

Fifteen Triangle girls' teams headed to Baltimore for the JVA Charm City Challenge, a two-day event with a field packed with east coast and mid-atlantic talent.

With an overall weekend record of 70 - 12, Triangle teams captured four-first place finishes, four-second place finishes, and four-third place finishes.

  • Triangle 13 Blue went 6-0 on the weekend and captured the 13 Club championship is an exciting three-set thriller defeating EC Power BUCKS 13-Eclipse (25-21, 23-25, 15-8)
  • Triangle 14 Blue, never dropped a set in the event and defeated Blue Ridge 14s in the 14 Premier Championship in straight sets (25-10, 25-9)
  • Triangle 15 Black, also 6-0, defeated Metro 15 Travel in the Open division championship match (16-25, 25-13, 15-10)
  • Triangle 16 Black, also 6-0, defeated EC Power KOP 16-Empire in an exciting Open division championship (25-20, 17-25, 19-17)

For complete tournament results click HERE.

Sunday January 28, 2024

January 28, 2024 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Five Triangle teams, three boys and two 18 girls attended the Florida Fest Qualifier located in the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale Florida over three days.

Day 1 had teams achieving an overall club match record of 12-2 paving the way for all teams to hold in the top half of the event. Day 2 saw similar success with Girls' 18 Black, 18 Blue, Boys 16 Black and 18 Black all earning placement in Gold bracket/pool.

The final day saw some great matchups. On the boys' side, Triangle Boys 16 Black (playing up in 17 Open) landed in the final vs. Winter Park VC Boys 16 Armour Black (also playing up in 17 Open). In a three-set thriller, Triangle fell in three (22-25, 25-23, 13-15) to earn a second place finish*.

Triangle Boys 18 Black suffered their first loss of the event in the Gold bracket semi-finals. Not deterred, they entered what would be an exciting third place match with Tropics Boys 18s Elite Breno. After dropping a tight first set, Triangle took third place in three sets (23-25, 27-25, 15-11)*.

On the Girls' side, Triangle 18 Blue (18 USA division) faced off against perennial powerhouse Rockwood Thunder in the first round of Gold bracket play. They just fell short of pushing a third set with a thrilling second set 24-26. Their overall record of 4-3 on the weekend earned the team a tied for 5th finish. An excellent start to their qualifier season.

Girls' 18 Black (Girls' 18 Open) came out strong not dropping a set on Day 1. On Day 2 pool play they won a tight three-set match with Paramount VBC and had to face long-time rival Metro 18 Travel (DC). Metro comes out on top in a three-set match but Triangle remains alive for Gold. In Gold pool play Triangle goes undefeated defeating previously qualified Rockwood Thunder 18 Elite and OT 18 O Roberto. They also have to face Metro again, but pulled through in two sets landing Triangle in the 18 Open Championship match vs. MadFrog 18 National Green (TX). With stellar play, 18 Black takes down MadFrog in straight sets to win 18 Open and qualify for USAV Nationals in Baltimore in April.

*Both Boys 16 Black and 18 Black posted qualifying performances in Florida Fest for USAV Boys' Junior Nationals (Dallas). Triangle boys teams have opted to forgo all USAV bids and attend AAU Boys' Junior Nationals in Orlando.


John Tawa | VB Magazine Coverage of 18 Black's run in Florida:

We start first with Florida Fest and the 18 Open division, which saw Triangle 18 Black, Madfrog 18’s National Green and Mintonette m.81 punch their Open tickets to Baltimore.

Triangle 18 Black found Florida to its liking in 18 Open

Triangle’s run to the title included a revenge win over Metro 18 Travel in Gold pool play, Gold play wins over two previously-qualified teams, Rockwood Thunder 18 Elite and OT 18 O Roberto, and a finals sweep of Madfrog.

“Florida Fest was an amazing opportunity for our team to compete for a bid and win a qualifier,” said Triangle coach Tonya Holmes. “Our motto for the weekend quickly became. ‘Keep going,’ in every situation. Being seeded fourth in our Gold pool on Championship Day only fueled our will to stay locked in.”

The team from North Carolina’s Research Triangle received outstanding play from setter Avery Scoggins. She pursued every ball with her hands and gave 18 Black a chance to stay competitive at the net. RS Ryan Hunter, a junior committed to Nebraska, was a difference maker on a pin. The team also got sparks on the offensive and defensive end from Ashlyn Philpot in the middle and both Asia Thigpen and Laynie Smith used their explosive arms to threaten the defense.

“It was truly a team win, pushing through and trusting one another to simply keep the ball off the ground on defense and make the smart play in the big moment!” Holmes said. “I’m so proud of these girls really pressing the issue all weekend and grinding their way to a first-place finish.”

• Madfrog was undefeated before the championship match but showed great resilience by winning four of its final five matches before the final in three sets.

Thursday November 2, 2023

11.05.2023 | Triangle gathered its athlete, staff and families in the Raleigh Convention Center ballroom to officially kick off the 2024 season. This marks the official return of Triangle’s annual Signing Celebration which has not be held since prrior to the 2020 club season.

As part of the afternoon program the members of Triangle’s 32 teams (25-girls; 7-boys) were introduced. The Class of 2024 was presented and the athletes having made a commitment to play collegiately upon graduation were celebrated with a new signing celebration tradition...Commitment Caps.. A special student-athlete address was made by Bella Lineberger, Class of 2024. Bella will be playing on Triangle 18 Blue in her 10th consecutive season at Triangle Volleyball Club. Triangle honored the five (5) senior athletes who are members of Triangle’s Legacy Club with seven or more consecutive years of Triangle participation. In addition to Bella Lineberger, those individuals include: Emily Bobbitt (^8 years), Caroline Raymer (8 years), Collier Thomas (*8 years), and Canyon Harris (7 years).

For the 2024 season, Triangle teams will be comprised of 330 athletes. These athletes come from 48 different cities located in 24 counties. Those traveling the furthest to Triangle’s Wake Competition Center facility are from Mecklenburg, Forsyth and Pitt counties. The athletes, ranging from age 10-18, attend 123 different elementary, middle, high and home school environments.

“We had a record-breaking tryout, with nearly 850 athletes attending our boys’ and girls’ tryouts.” Stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle’s Executive Director. “The depth of talent and potential in our gym is among our best ever and our coaching staff is ready to get to work on preparing these athletes for an exciting club season.”

In 2023, Triangle’s national club ranking increased by eleven points and put Triangle as the 35th top ranked club in the country and the highest in the Carolinas. Fadool added, “the winning combination of retaining exceptional athletes and attracting new talent gives us confidence that the 2024 season can exceed all that was accomplished in 2023 on both the girls’ and boys’ side of the game.”

^Athlete is not participating on a Triangle team their senior year as they plan to depart early to college to begin their athletic and academic pursuits.

*Athlete’s continuous participation was interrupted by a significant sport injury.


Team Rosters and tournament schedules can be found HERE under “2024 Club Teams.”

 Triangle Volleyball Club members for the 2024 season include (alphabetical order by last name):

Name

Team

City

School

HS Grad Year

Chloe Abbott

15 Blue

Willow Spring

Willow Springs HS

2027

Allison Albion

13 Black

Raleigh

Oberlin MS

2028

Mahi Anumula

Boys 14 Black

Morrisville

Alston Ridge MS

2028

Lilly Atkins

16 White

Roxboro

Person HS

2026

Ari Ayala

12 White

Fuquay Varina

Holly Grove MS

2029

Dakota Bagaasen

18 Blue

Cary

Panther Creek HS

2024

Zaida Bagaasen

15 Blue

Cary

Panther Creek HS

2027

Skylar Bailey

15 White

Fuquay Varina

Willow Springs HS

2027

Rob Baldauff

Boys 15 Black

Cary

Green level HS

2027

Maddie Ball

13 White

Durham

Excelsior Classical Academy

2028

Katie Barbour

16 Blue

Durham

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2026

Kendall Barbour

12 Blue

Durham

Trinity School-Durham/Chapel Hill

2031

Brooke Barker

16 White

Raleigh

Broughton HS

2026

Emilie Barrangou

16 Black

Raleigh

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2026

Patrick Barrangou

Boys 14 Black

Raleigh

St. Michael’s

2028

Katie Behr

14 White

Fuquay Varina

Holly Grove MS

2028

Jamil Bellamy

Boys 17 Blue

Holly Springs

Broughton HS

2027

Victoria Bernabe

15 Silver

New Hill

Apex Friendship HS

2027

Maya Berryman

14 Silver

Apex

Middle Creek HS

2027

Nina Boes

12 Silver

Raleigh

St. Timothy's School

2030

Logan Bolduc

Boys 15 Black

Raleigh

Millbrook HS

2027

Kate Bollinger

14 White

Chapel Hill

Duke School

2028

Maddy Bonis

13 Silver

Raleigh

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2029

Ethan Bonner

Boys 14 Blue

Sanford

West Lee MS

2028

Cade Bookout

Boys 18 Blue

Holly Springs

Fuquay Varina HS

2025

Corinne Bossert

18 Blue

Cary

Panther Creek HS

2024

Elena Bostick

17 White

Cary

Apex HS

2026

Kira Bostick

17 White

Cary

Apex HS

2025

Ainsley Botts

14 Silver

Raleigh

Carroll

2028

Ava Bower

15 Black

Cary

Green Hope HS

2027

Grace Brewington

16 Blue

Holly Springs

Holly Springs HS

2026

Shelby Brick

12 White

Wendell

Wake Young Women’s Leadership

2030

Ezra Bright

Boys 16 Black

Pittsboro

Homeschool

2027

Ava Brovet

17 Black

Raleigh

Trinity Academy of Raleigh

2025

Louisa Brovet

12 Black

Raleigh

Trinity Academy of Raleigh

2030

Abby Rose Brubaker

12 White

Raleigh

Trinity Academy of Raleigh

2030

Ella Brueckmann

14 White

Holly Springs

Holly Grove MS

2028

Cam Bublitz

14 Blue

Chapel Hill

Phillps MS

2028

Carter Buchanan

Boys 15 Black

Durham

Riverside HS

2027

Lauren Buchanan

13 Blue

Durham

Central Park School

2029

Addison Buffaloe

14 White

Creedmoor

Falls Lake Academy

2028

Sadye Buffaloe

17 White

Creedmoor

Falls Lake Academy

2026

Audrey Bui

13 Blue

Raleigh

Cary Academy

2029

Aeri Bundy

12 Blue

Garner

North Garner MS

2029

Lika Burdyey

11 Black

Cary

Salem MS

2029

Caroline Butler

14 Blue

Chapel Hill

Culbreth MS

2028

Addie Canady

17 Black

Morrisville

Cary Academy

2025

Jill Canady

14 Blue

Chapel Hill

Culbreth MS

2028

Finley Capps

12 Black

Raleigh

Martin MS

2030

Connor Carino

Boys 18 Black

Rolesville

Rolesville HS

2025

Cooper Carrozza

Boys 18 Blue

Wake Forest

Wake Stem Early College HS

2025

Annelise Chalker

13 Silver

Wake Forest

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2029

Hollyn Chandler

17 White

Roxboro

Person HS

2026

Alex Chassin

15 White

Wake Forest

Heritage HS

2027

Sami Chavis

15 Black

Summerfield

Northern Guilford HS

2027

London Chazan

15 White

Raleigh

Millbrook HS

2027

Dhiren Chennupalli

Boys 17 Blue

Apex

Apex Friendship HS

2026

Brianna Ciesla

12 Black

Cary

Davis Drive MS

2030

Dominick Ciesla

Boys 14 Blue

Cary

Davis Drive MS

2029

Emily Cineus

17 Blue

Cary

Broughton HS

2025

Emma Clark

16 Black

West End

Pinecrest HS

2026

Hampton Clark

12 Blue

Raleigh

W. Millbrook MS

2030

Jasmine Clark

15 Blue

Lexington

Tates Creek HS

2027

Haley Clayton

17 Blue

Burlington

Western Alamance HS

2025

Ayden Clegg

Boys 17 Blue

Youngsville

Franklin County Early College HS

2025

Charlotte Cline

15 White

Raleigh

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2026

Brady Collins

13 Black

Raleigh

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2030

Dom Colton

Boys 18 Black

Angier

Apex HS

2024

Halley Cook

11 Black

Holly springs

Oakview ES

2031

Wade Coppedge

Boys 16 Black

Raleigh

Grace Christian School

2028

Megan Cornett

15 Blue

Wake Forest

Millbrook HS

2027

Ale Cortes-Cordoba

13 White

Raleigh

Oberlin Magnet MS

2029

Kenzie Cragg

13 Black

Raleigh

Leesville Road MS

2029

Evann Curry

14 White

Raleigh

Wake Christian Academy

2028

Elliott Daigle

14 Silver

Apex

Salem MS

2028

Ava Davidian

13 White

Durham

Trinity School-Durham/Chapel Hill

2029

Addison Davis

13 Black

Apex

West Lake MS

2029

Bennett de Tenley

Boys 18 Black

Cary

Panther Creek HS

2024

Paxton de Tenley

Boys 18 Black

Cary

Panther Creek HS

2025

Lydia Deans

14 Black

Fuquay Varina

Wake Christian Academy

2028

Jaylin Deitrick

12 White

Raleigh

North Garner MS

2030

Rebecca Demos

16 White

Raleigh

Broughton HS

2026

Thomas Demps

Boys 16 Black

Raleigh

Broughton HS

2026

Tanishka Desai

11 Black

Cary

Alston Ridge ES

2031

Kira DeVrieze

17 Blue

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill HS

2025

Thomas Dohrmann

Boys 18 Blue

Cary

Green Hope HS

2027

Sophia Dollinger

13 White

New Hill

St. Michael Catholic School

2028

Julie Donato

17 Blue

Apex

Holly Springs HS

2025

Kayla Dorsey

15 Blue

Knightdale

Millbrook HS

2026

Penelope Downing

14 Silver

Chapel Hill

Culbreth MS

2028

Jude Dunlap

Boys 18 Blue

Burlington

Eno River Academy

2024

Isabelle Easley

12 White

Raleigh

St. Timothy's School

2030

Maddie Edwards

13 Black

Apex

Salem MS

2029

Jayla Egerton

16 White

Cary

Green Level HS

2026

Lauren Eklund

14 Blue

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

Brielle Ellis

18 Blue

Cary

Green Hope HS

2024

Dara Ellis

13 Blue

Durham

Durham Academy

2028

Brooke Emore

17 Black

West End

Pinecrest HS

2025

Hailey Evans

18 Blue

Raleigh

Clayton HS

2024

Zach Everett

Boys 14 Black

Apex

Apex MS

2028

Anna Fazzolare

12 Black

Cary

Mills Park MS

2030

Nadine Fazzolare

14 White

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

Mason Fernandez

14 Silver

Cary

Dillard Drive MS

2028

Ally Forbes

15 Black

Chapel Hill

Seaforth HS

2027

Landen Foster

Boys 15 Black

Garner

Cleveland HS

2027

Kasia Francom

14 Blue PP

Cary

West Cary MS

2028

Talia Francom

17 Black

Cary

Green Level HS

2025

Sam Freedman

Boys 18 Blue

Durham

Trinity School-Durham/Chapel Hill

2025

Drew Frega

Boys 14 Blue

Cary

Alston Ridge MS

2029

Chloe Frye

12 Silver

Raleigh

Trinity Academy of Raleigh

2030

Christian Gall

Boys 18 Blue

St. Petersburg

Homeschool

2025

Leisel Gambrill

13 Silver

Raleigh

The Franciscan School

2029

Drew Gill

Boys 14 Black

Raleigh

Leesville Road MS

2028

Daniel Gjoni

Boys 14 Blue

Apex

Apex Friendship HS

2027

Karla Gomez

15 Blue

Cary

Green Hope HS

2027

Maddie Gonyeau

14 Black

Raleigh

Wake Christian Academy

2028

MG Gonyeau

16 Black

Raleigh

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2026

Kamila Graham

13 Black

Raleigh

St. David's School

2029

Millie Gratzinger

12 Silver

Holly Springs

Apex Friendship MS

2030

Willow Gray

13 Blue

Raleigh

St. Timothy's School

2028

Isaac Griffin

Boys 18 Black

Wake Forest

Heritage HS

2024

Barbara Grigera

13 Black

Raleigh

Oberlin magnet MS

2029

Elise Gurley

17 Black

Wake Forest

Heritage HS

2025

Portia Hale

15 Silver

Raleigh

St. Thomas More Academy

2027

Shaffer Hale

14 Blue

Raleigh

St. Timothy's School

2028

Gia Hamilton

12 White

Cary

Grace Christian School

2030

Sadie Hancox

15 Black

Wake Forest

Heritage HS

2027

Canyon Harris

Boys 18 Black

Chapel Hill

Carrboro HS

2024

Vic Harrison

17 White

Fayetteville

Fayetteville Christian School

2026

Averie Harvey

13 Black

Fayetteville

John Griffin MS

2030

Kaiden Hawkins

16 White

Semora

Person HS

2026

Kai Hazelett

17 Black

Apex

Apex HS

2025

Mia Hazelett

18 Black

Apex

Apex HS

2024

Charlie Hedgepeth

Boys 15 Black

Raleigh

St. Thomas More Academy

2027

Hayes Hellinger

Boys 14 Black

Apex

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy

2029

Priscilla Herdean

12 White

Apex

Cary Christian School

2029

Selah Herdean

15 Silver

Apex

Cary Christian School

2027

Charlie Holovach

Boys 15 Black

Apex

Enloe HS

2027

Grace Honsberger

13 Blue

Apex

Apex MS

2029

Scarlett Horne

14 White

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

Sophie Hrehor

18 Blue

Cary

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2024

Ryan Hunter

18 Black

Charlotte

Cox Mill HS

2025

Emma Ingraham

15 Blue

Apex

Apex HS

2027

Sophia Ingraham

12 Blue

Apex

Apex MS

2030

Nevaeh Ingram

17 Blue

Rocky Mount

Northern Nash HS

2025

Addison Inman

15 Silver

Apex

Apex Friendship HS

2027

Chloe Iuga

13 Silver

Apex

Grace Christian School

2028

Ethan Jacob

Boys 14 Black

Zebulon

Wake Prep Academy

2028

Olivia Jankowska

15 White

Cary

Green Level HS

2027

Mallory Jenkins

18 Black

Wilson

Fike HS

2024

Tayhlor Jenkins

14 Black

Wake Forest

The Franciscan School

2028

Natalie Johanning

17 White

Apex

Apex Friendship HS

2026

Bee Johnson

12 Silver

Cary

Mills Park MS

2030

Jaliyah Johnson

17 Blue

Morrisville

Panther Creek HS

2025

Vivian Johnson

14 White

Raleigh

West Millbrook MS

2028

Nolan Jones

Boys 16 Black

Raleigh

Homeschool

2026

Skylar Jones

14 White

Fayetteville

Pine Forest MS

2028

Aubrey Jordan

16 Black

Efland

Orange HS

2026

Kaylee Kaas

14 Silver

Raleigh

Cary Academy

2028

Anastasia Kamal

15 White

Fuquay Varina

Wake Christian Academy

2027

Evan Kaminchak

Boys 14 Black

Greenville

Trinity Christian School

2027

Chase Kavanh

Boys 18 Black

Burlington

The Hawbridge School

2024

Arnav Kawadker

Boys 18 Blue

Cary

Panther Creek HS

2026

Carys Kerr

17 Black

Cary

Apex HS

2025

Kate Knieriem

12 White

Raleigh

Martin MS

2030

Anna Knuffman

15 Black

Raleigh

Broughton HS

2027

Lena Knuffman

12 Black

Raleigh

Oberlin MS

2030

Claire Kukulinski

17 Blue

Raleigh

Ravenscroft

2025

Om Kumar

Boys 18 Blue

Cary

Green level HS

2027

Chris Lange

Boys 14 Black

Fuquay Varina

Homeschool

2028

Sage LaTour

18 Blue

Browns Summit

Homeschool

2024

Elizabeth Leathers

15 Black

Durham

JD Clement Early College

2027

Jonah Lee

Boys 15 Black

Durham

Jordan HS

2027

Ana Leiva

12 Black

Apex

Mills Park MS

2030

Macy Leyda

18 Blue

Apex

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2024

Danni Li

13 Silver

Cary

Davis Drive MS

2028

Ella Lindahl

16 White

Pinehurst

Pinecrest HS

2026

Bella Lineberger

18 Blue

Raleigh

Apex HS

2024

Branson Liquorie

Boys 16 Black

Holly Springs

Research Triangle HS

2027

Kat Liquorie

14 Black

Holly Springs

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy

2028

Lyndsey Little

13 Blue

Morrisville

Alston Ridge MS

2029

Lilly Louzao

12 Blue

Raleigh

The Franciscan School

2030

Mackenzie Love

12 Blue

Wake Forest

Wake Forest Charter Academy

2030

Lorelei Lowry

12 Blue

Chapel Hill

Stanback MS

2029

Surina Maji

12 Silver

Cary

Carnage MS

2030

Trinity Makley

17 White

Morrisville

Panther Creek HS

2024

Tessa Marcy

16 Blue

Raleigh

Crossroads Flex

2026

Carly Markham

16 Black

Apex

Apex Friendship HS

2026

Cece Marsh

14 Blue

Raleigh

St. Timothy School

2028

Mia Marty

16 White

Mebane

Cedar Ridge HS

2026

Lev Marushevskyi

Boys 16 Black

Cary

Triangle Math and Science Academy

2025

Zayn Masri

Boys 18 Blue

Raleigh

Montessori School of Raleigh

2025

Carson McGuire

16 Blue

Chapel Hill

Carrboro HS

2026

Eleanor McIntire

12 White

Cary

Salem MS

2029

Aron McKenna

Boys 14 Blue

Fuquay Varina

Moore Square Magnet MS

2028

Ruari McKenna

Boys 15 Black

Fuquay Varina

Enloe Magnet HS

2027

Aerianna McKenzie

13 Blue

Apex

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy

2029

Micah McKenzie

17 Blue

Raleigh

Millbrook HS

2025

Abby McKiernan

14 Black

Wake Forest

Thales Rolesville

2028

Amelia McKiernan

11 Black

Wake Forest

Thales Wake Forest ES

2031

BreAnna McMillan

17 Black

Raleigh

Millbrook HS

2025

Izzy McMillan

12 Black

Raleigh

Leesville Road MS

2030

Riley McMillen

14 Black

Raleigh

Wake Forest Charter Academy

2028

Luke McNeill

Boys 17 Blue

West End

Pinecrest HS

2027

Lila McSweeney

16 Blue

Cary

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2026

Christy Meakem

14 White

Cary

Grace Christian School

2028

Evan Miller

Boys 14 Black

Apex

Apex MS

2028

Lindley Miller

17 Black

Pittsboro

Green Level HS

2026

Madi Mirra

18 Black

Greenville

JH Rose HS

2024

Mailyn Moore

16 White

Durham

Durham Academy

2026

Reeves Moore

13 Silver

Raleigh

Martin MS

2029

Taiya Moore

11 Black

Morrisville

Parkside ES

2031

Rylee Moyer

15 Blue

Apex

Apex HS

2027

Hailey Mueller

15 Black

Cary

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2027

Hartley Mueller

14 Black

Cary

Davis Drive MS

2029

Peter Nguyen

Boys 14 Blue

Raleigh

Pine Hollow MS

2028

Gabby Nichols

17 Black

Winston Salem

Reagan HS

2025

Jolene Oddo

16 Black

Clayton

Cleveland HS

2026

Cadhla O'Dwyer

16 Blue

Raleigh

Leesville Road HS

2026

Jacey Olsen

18 Blue

Aberdeen

Pinecrest HS

2024

Anabelle ORourke

13 White

Holly Springs

Grace Christian School

2029

Joshua Pair

Boys 17 Blue

Durham

Durham School of the Arts

2024

Hannah Pantiga

16 Blue

Cary

Green Level HS

2026

Somer Parekh

14 Silver

Raleigh

Cary Academy

2028

Kaylie Parker

16 Blue

Roxboro

Person HS

2026

Cooper Parnell

Boys 14 Black

Raleigh

Athens Drive HS

2027

Julia Pate

17 Blue

Southern Pines

Pinecrest HS

2025

Bella Patrick

14 Blue

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

Cameron Paul

Boys 17 Blue

Hillsborough

Eno River Academy

2025

Lilah Paul

12 Silver

Fuquay Varina

Holly Grove MS

2030

Madalynn Payne

15 White

Raleigh

Wake Christian Academy

2027

Julia Pedone

12 Silver

Raleigh

St. Thomas More Academy

2030

Adelaide Perry

12 Silver

Wake Forest

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2030

Ashlyn Philpot

18 Black

Winterville

D.H. Conley HS

2024

Greer Pinnix

13 Silver

Apex

Lufkin Road MS

2028

Elli Pittman

13 Blue

Garner

Wake Christian Academy

2029

Mariah Poole

16 White

Mebane

Orange HS

2026

Clark Poston

Boys 18 Black

Sanford

Southern Lee HS

2024

Sydney Pruitt

13 White

Apex

Grace Christian School

2028

Whitney Pruitt

12 Blue

Apex

Grace Christian School

2030

Nicole Putilin

14 Silver

Chapel Hill

St. Thomas More Catholic School

2028

Eden Quirk

15 Silver

Raleigh

Broughton HS

2027

Alfredo Quiroga

Boys 14 Blue

Holly Springs

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy

2029

Andrea Quiroz

15 Silver

Cary

Cary HS

2027

Paola Quiroz

15 Silver

Cary

Cary HS

2027

Mithul Raghu

Boys 17 Blue

Cary

Green Hope HS

2026

Tanvi Raj

14 Blue

Cary

Green Hope HS

2027

Brynn Ransdell

15 Silver

Fuquay Varina

Fuquay Varina HS

2027

Caroline Raymer

18 Blue

Cary

Apex HS

2024

Katie Raymer

16 Black

Cary

Apex HS

2026

Sophie Raymond

14 Black

Willow Spring

North Garner MS

2028

Ally Reis

13 White

Raleigh

The Franciscan School

2029

Juliet Richardson

13 Silver

Cary

Mills Park MS

2029

Zoe Richardson

17 Black

Durham

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2025

McKenzie Richter

13 White

Clayton

Wake Christian Academy

2029

Joe Roche

Boys 18 Black

Raleigh

Broughton HS

2024

Reese Roper

16 Black

Cary

Green Level HS

2026

Deuce Ross

Boys 16 Black

Morrisville

Cary Academy

2026

Carson Rowan

14 Blue

Henderson

Vance Charter School

2028

Hayley Royal

15 Silver

Chapel Hill

Carrboro HS

2027

Francesca Sales

13 Black

Raleigh

The Franciscan School

2030

Emma Schabot

15 White

Apex

Middle Creek HS

2027

Mia Schall

14 Silver

Apex

Salem MS

2028

Vivian Scofield

15 White

Cary

Green Hope HS

2027

Avery Scoggins

18 Black

Raleigh

Middle Creek HS

2024

Mark Seda

Boys 16 Black

Fuquay Varina

Leesville Road HS

2025

Mia Sellman

17 White

Cary

Green Level HS

2025

Mollie Sellman

13 Blue

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

Eva Sharma

11 Black

Apex

White Oak ES

2031

Graceyn Shepard

15 Black

Apex

Middle Creek HS

2027

Coley Shiflet

18 Black

Randleman

Southwestern Randolph HS

2024

Taylor Shumate

18 Black

Durham

Charles E Jordan HS

2024

Katie Silcott

17 Blue

Durham

Orange HS

2026

Maddie Silcott

15 Silver

Durham

Orange HS

2027

Madison Simmons

15 Black

Durham

Homeschool

2028

Alexis Slifer

12 Silver

Cary

Grace Christian School

2030

Eva Smith

16 Black

Durham

Chapel Hill HS

2026

Laynie Smith

18 Black

Durham

Chapel Hill HS

2024

Sloane Smith

13 White

Four Oaks

Neuse Charter School

2029

Sydney Smith

11 Black

Four Oaks

Neuse Charter School

2031

Zoe Smith

16 Blue

Durham

Chapel Hill HS

2026

Milly Soccorso

14 Black

Chapel Hill

Smith MS

2028

Mckenna Sollars

13 Silver

Raleigh

Magellan Charter School

2029

Rossi Spiegel

12 Silver

Raleigh

Grace Christian School

2030

Natalie Stephens

14 Silver

Carrboro

Triangle Day School

2028

Lewis Stiles

Boys 14 Blue

Durham

Triangle Day School

2028

Reed Stiles

Boys 14 Blue

Durham

Triangle Day School

2030

Sruthi Surapaneni

12 Blue

Apex

Mills Park MS

2029

Cassie Sutherland

12 Blue

Durham

Githens MS

2029

Francie Taft

16 Blue

Greenville

J.H. Rose HS

2026

Riley Taylor

16 Black

Apex

Green Level HS

2026

Scarlett Taylor

15 Black

Apex

Mills Park MS

2028

Naja Thigpen

14 Black

Pittsboro

Pollard MS

2028

Asia Thigpen

18 Black

Cary

Green Level HS

2024

Collier Thomas

18 Blue

Wake Forest

Heritage HS

2024

Anvi Thota

11 Black

Apex

Lufkin Road MS

2030

Emerson Turney

13 White

Apex

Salem MS

2028

Ella Twitty

14 Blue

Wake Forest

Rolesville HS

2027

Haara Umenwaliri

16 Blue

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill HS

2026

Lemachi Umenwaliri

13 Black

Chapel Hill

Smith MS

2029

Abigail Valgus

15 Blue

Chapel Hill

Woods Charter HS

2027

Maci VanDeventer

16 White

Efland

Bradford Academy

2026

Miah Vazquez Martinez

11 Black

Pikeville

Northeast ES

2031

Nico Vega

Boys 15 Black

Wake Forest

Heritage MS

2028

Yuvan Vipin

Boys 14 Blue

Morrisville

West Cary MS

2027

Johnathan Vu

Boys 17 Blue

Raleigh

Cardinal Gibbons HS

2027

Izzy Wahlmann

12 Black

Cary

Mills Park MS

2029

Alaina Walker

16 Black

Charlotte

Cox Mill HS

2026

Garrett Walls

Boys 17 Blue

Raleigh

Enloe HS

2025

Beckett Walsh

Boys 16 Black

Raleigh

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2026

Louisa Walsh

13 Blue

Raleigh

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2029

Caroline Ward

12 White

Raleigh

Trinity Academy of Raleigh

2030

Madison Ward

17 White

Cary

Cary HS

2025

Abby Warwick

11 Black

Apex

Apex MS

2030

Molly Watkinson

12 Black

Raleigh

North Raleigh Christian Academy

2030

Samuel Webster

Boys 16 Black

Apex

Holly Springs HS

2026

Ava Welsh

15 White

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

Karter Welsh

Boys 14 Black

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

Kennedy Welsh

Boys 14 Blue

Cary

Mills Park MS

2028

David Wertz

Boys 17 Blue

Wake Forest

Franklin Academy

2026

Kai Williams

Boys 18 Black

Youngsville

Franklinton HS

2024

Annabel Wingler

17 White

Fuquay Varina

Fuquay Varina HS

2025

Layla Wood

17 Blue

Apex

Apex HS

2025

Sydney Worrell

15 White

Raleigh

Sanderson HS

2027

Josiah Wright

Boys 15 Black

Mebane

Woodlawn MS

2028

Kiera Wright

15 Blue

Knightdale

Millbrook HS

2026

Alana Wynn

12 Black

Cary

Mills Park MS

2030

Max Zharkovsky

Boys 14 Blue

Raleigh

Pine Hollow MS

2028

Abby Ziemer

13 Silver

Raleigh

The Franciscan School

2029

 

Friday October 13, 2023

Nearly 100 boys attended the 2024 tryouts held on October 1st. We are excited to have formed seven teams, the most in Triangle history. Rosters are posted on team pages and also available HERE.

Friday October 13, 2023

After a record-setting number of participants at tryouts, Triangle team formation for the 2024 season is complete. Twenty-five girls' teams were formed. Team rosters are posted and also available HERE

Sunday October 1, 2023

CJ Hunter (April 8, 1991 - February 8, 2021)

The many contributions to volleyball at Duke, UNC and Triangle will be celebrated Wednesday, October 25th prior to the Duke Women's Volleyball match versus UNC. CJ's contributions to volleyball immeasurably impacted Duke Volleyball, UNC Volleyball and Triangle Volleyball. As such Coach Nagel (Duke) and Coach Schall (UNC) felt recognition at their ACC match-up was well deserved.

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, October 25
  • Cameron Indoor - Duke campus
  • Match time: 7pm. Recognition will occur prior to the start of the match after completion of official warm-ups
  • Designated Charity: Eyes, Ears, Nose and Paws (www.eenp.org), a non-profit organization that trains and places service dogs (CJ loved dogs!!!). Fans can bring dog items to donate or make cash donations HERE
  • and more - this is a Duke "Blue-Out" match

CJ's Triangle Bio:

Hunter joined Triangle's coaching staff in 2013 and served as a resource, assistant and head coach at ages 13s-17s. In 2018 Hunter's role was expanded when he was hired as an Assistant Director; bringing a wealth of sport's administrative experience to Triangle's professional administrative team.

Hunter received a Master's degree in Sport Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill's Exercise and Sport Science department in 2015. While at UNC he worked in the Tar Heels’ Athletic Communications office, handling media relations and game day operations for the UNC Women's Volleyball team. In 2015, Hunter returned to his undergraduate alma mater, Duke, to serve as the Duke Women's Director of Volleyball Operations. In this role at Duke, Hunter handled numerous aspects related to sports administration including community event and game/tournament coordination, camp administration, department budget management, team travel, marketing and promotion.

Hunter was the 2016 recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club. Prior to coaching at Triangle, Hunter coached at Surry Storm Volleyball Club in his hometown of Mount Airy for five years.

Hunter is also a graduate of Duke University, where he pursued his passions in education as well as volleyball, earning a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2013 and working closely with the Duke Women's Volleyball program as a student manager.

SIGNIFICANT COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • CJ Hunter was posthumously named to the AVCA Thirty under 30 list of young volleyball professionals with significant contributions to our sport and who are up and coming volleyball leaders.
  • Hunter led 2020 Triangle 15 Blue to two [2] regional event first place finishes and two [2] top 10 finishes at national events, including a T5 finish at the Capitol Hill Classic in 15 Open.
  • Guided 2019 17 White to a top 10 finish [T9 out of 87 teams] in the Gold Bracket at the Northeast Qualifier, and mentored six future NCAA athletes on the squad. 
  • Coached 2018 14 Blue to the championship match at both MAPL Hampton and MAPL Raleigh, winning the Gold Medal at MAPL Raleigh in the Red Division [13s-14s].
  • Led 2016 Triangle 16 Silver to a T3 finish at the Capitol Hill Classic in 16 Club
  • Worked four seasons on staff as the DOVO with Duke Volleyball, which included one trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018.
Thursday July 20, 2023

July 19, 2023 | Earlier today the Carolina Region announced the induction of the 2022 Triangle 16 Black team into the North Carolina Volleyball Hall of Fame's Court of Honor. Teams that have achieved regional or national recognition for significant results are considered for inclusion in the Court of Honor each year. In 2022, Triangle 16 Black's significant achievement was going undefeated in Atlanta to win the 16 Open Championship at The Big South National Qualifier. They are the third junior girls' team to be honored by the Carolina Region and they join Triangle 18 Kaepa (2006) who was the first team in North Carolina junior volleyball history to qualify Open by also winning Big South.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP RUN...On Sunday, April 17, 2022, with an overall record of 10-0 (20-2 in sets), Triangle 16 Black was crowned the champion of the deeply talented 16 Open division at The Big South National Qualifier. 16 Black began the event as the overall four seed after finishing tied for 5th and earning a qualifying bid to USAV Junior Nationals at the Sunshine Volleyball Classic Qualifier two weeks prior.

After the first two rounds of pool play at Big South, 16 Black remained undefeated (6-0) and had not dropped a single set. On Saturday night the team began the Gold pool facing off against Top Select 16 Elite Blue (FL) who had previously defeated 16 Black at Sunshine. Triangle, looking for a different outcome, battled to capture the first set 26-24 and then proceeded to clinch the win in set two (25-22).

On Easter Sunday Triangle entered their second Gold pool match against OT 16 J Will (FL) who they had defeated at Sunshine two weeks prior. Triangle dropped their first set of the match, but regrouped and went on to win in three (24-26, 25-19, 15-3). Their final Gold pool match was against the #3 nationally ranked A5 (GA). Triangle had faced and fallen short versus A5 in Gold pool play at Sunshine, but was seeking a different outcome. The match was hard fought and would take three sets but Triangle 16 Black triumphed 2-1 (20-25, 25-23, 15-7). The first place finish in their Gold pool set up the championship match vs. Wave (CA). In the championship final Triangle established early control of the match and went on to defeat Wave in straight sets (25-14, 25-20).

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The Big South National Qualifier is the largest indoor girls junior volleyball tournament held over a single weekend in North America. Established in 1988 in Tampa, Florida, and previously known as the Tampa Bay National Qualifier, The Big South moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2005. Since then, BSQ has called Atlanta home and has been one of the most competitive junior girls' events in the nation. In 2022, Big South had 174 courts in the Georgia World Congress Center and had over 1300 junior girls' teams aged 11-17s.


The members of Triangle 16 Black are:

Name........................................ City........................ High School

Emily Bobbitt............................. Clayton.................. Corinth Holders HS/Iowa State University

Avery Booker............................. Holly Springs........  Middle Creek HS/George Mason University

Kiarrah (Kiki) Horne................... Raleigh.................. Millbrook HS/UCLA

Ashlyn Philpot............................ Winterville............. D.H. Conley/University of Illinois

Avery Scoggins.......................... New Bern.............. New Bern HS/University of Arizona

Coley Shiflet............................... Randleman..........  Southwestern Randolph HS/University of Houston

Lilly Slaymaker........................... Raleigh..................Wakefield HS

Laynie Smith.............................. Durham................. East Chapel Hill HS/University of Illinois

Sophia Grace [SG] Stevens....... Wake Forest......... Millbrook HS

Asia Thigpen.............................. Pittsboro................Northwood HS/University of Kentucky


Coaching Staff:

Head Coach, Mike Frank

Assistant Coaches: Katherine Koslowsky and Alissa McGuire

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