Club volleyball report, 1/30

We’ll have last night’s wrapup from Mount Si’s girls’ basketball game against Interlake on tap, along with an editorial column later today concerning the award that Wildcat football coach Charlie Kinnune received last week, a story we broke for you first on Monday, and how the award is, as Kinnune noted to us, more about how strong his program is on a number of levels, and how the community’s support has helped in that.

But we want to get some volleyball out of the way for you and give you an update on how local girls’ club teams and players are faring after the first weekend of league play this past weekend in the Puget Sound Region Power League. We have been telling you there are some teams to watch this season with Valley high school players, and those teams did not disappoint this past weekend.

Both Sudden Impact teams with local girls did very well in the first set of matches this past weekend. The 17’s, with Anna McCreadie, a MSHS junior, finished the weekend ranked in the top 10, while the 18’s, featuring Wildcat senior Lindsay Carr and CHS’ Hanna Halverson, are right behind ranked 11th. Carr told us last night that that seeding earned her team a first flight designation, meaning they will be among the top teams competing in the next round of action next month. SI is based in Bellevue.

The U16’s also have a pair of teams with Valley players in the top 10 after the first weekend of league play. Those teams are the Kent Juniors, with Mount Si’s Haley Holmberg, and the Washington Volleyball Academy 16’s Molten, from Woodinville, and including Cedarcrest’s Makenna Wehmeyer. KJ finished the weekend with a sixth-place ranking, while the WVBA group was right behind in seventh. Both of those teams remain in prime position for a possible slot in the Platinum Division later this season, which would earn them a chance to compete against top teams from the Portland area in a weekend tournament.

The team to watch in the U15’s continues to be the Moxie 15s of Bellevue, which include MSHS freshman Scout Turner. Moxie finished the weekend ranked in the top five of the U15 standings, so they are well on their way to having a great season as well.

Local clubs Ridge Valley and Valley View also had teams competing in this past weekend’s events, in the U14, U15 and U18 age levels; the U15 teams from both organizations finished with rankings putting them in the middle of the pack for the age group, and the U14 squads all ended up ranked in the bottom half of the age group, with a Ridge Valley U14 team leading the way at 51st. Ridge Valley is based in Snoqualmie and serves the Snoqualmie Valley School District region, while Valley View is based in Duvall and covers the Riverview School District area.

We’ll continue to keep you posted throughout the season on how players and teams are doing, and again remind all of you local volleyball parents, coaches and club directors that if you are interested in us providing more specific coverage of certain teams, let us know at snovalleysports@gmail.com.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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