We just can't seem to get enough volleyball around here! At the end of the school volleyball season, Nicole and Melanie tried out for club teams and are both officially Texas Titans volleyball players. Melanie plays on the 14's Elite Team, and Nicole plays up an age level on the 17's National Team. This has kept us all very busy with practices and now the tournament season has started.
A week ago Nicole's team played in the MLK Ranking Tournament. They ended up taking 13 out of 38 teams which was a pretty good start. Here's a picture of Nicole going up for a block.
And a grainy shot of her hitting in warm ups (love the facial expression on this one :)
Then this last weekend both girls played in the Winterfest tournament.
Nicole's team played in a 17/18's division. So Nicole, a 15 year old sophomore, was playing teams with 18 year old high school seniors. They took 3rd in the tournament, but were the top finishing 17's team!!
Melanie's 14's team played a great tournament and won the Silver Bracket Championship. Here is a picture of the girls posing with their tiny little trophy:
Their championship game was fun to watch because they lost the first set and came back to win the last 2 sets. In the final set they were down by several points and came from behind to win it. It was so exciting to watch, and I think the girls learned a lot about themselves and volleyball in the process!
Melanie was in charge of bringing the hair ribbons for the team for the Winterfest tournament. When I finished the ribbons I thought they would look cute attached to a water bottle or Gatorade with custom labels for the girls. Here's how they turned out:
So if my posts these days seem a little sporadic and rare, it's because I'm probably driving the girls to practice or tournaments.