The first year of beach volleyball saw the state championship off the Treasure Coast.
Vero Beach came short in a 3-2 loss to New Smyrna Beach in the last state tournament on the grounds at Florida State University in Tallahassee in April, showing the place in one of the best most talented player in Florida.
Over the depths of Vero’s line -up, it could be argued that the top duo in the state from Fort Pierce Central teamed up for a memorable season before they began their school careers.
FIU recorder Kendra Brown and North Florida recorder Presley Murray have not missed a game throughout the season, including three fights against Vero Beach’s Mercer commit Katy Dalton and Florida indoor commit Madison Gravlee.
With Vero and Central and Treasure Coast and Centennial among the four teams that entered the sport’s first year at the FHSAA level, the voice around the sport and Vero Beach’s performance in the state tournament taking in. the summer months.
“Beach (volleyball) is a great sport, I think a lot of people can adapt to this sport for fun, competition, all around, it’s the best sport to have,” said coach Carly Lenhardt. beach volleyball Vero Beach. “I think there will be more courts around that area. It’s amazing for the growth of the sport.”
Wes Hawkins, Vero Beach head coach and assistant professor for the Indian River State College local team, expects to see growing interest in places for local players to try out. the beach.
Schools that have excelled with indoor volleyball such as Jensen Beach, which joined SSAC for their first year of having a program, want to throw their names in the hat. competing as an FHSAA sport.
Many of the players with schools offering the sport in the coming years will only improve the quality of the game and help the current local teams not have to go out of their way. their way of finding better competition.
Compared to big cities like Orlando, seven different districts have built schools from that area for those schools to build more flexible playgrounds than companies like Vero Beach and Fort Pierce Central.
With only 38 of the 140 schools enrolled in the FHSAA for the first year in East Florida, Hawkins initially decided to change his schedule for his team to identify top talent to prepare well. the postseason next year.
Beach volleyball as a spring sport is an activity that takes place year -round in Florida, and there are plenty of opportunities for high school players to put their toes in the sport.
During the summer months, players can participate in AVP tournaments not only in Florida but nationwide.
Close to home, Vero Beach Volleyball offers campgrounds, training camps and tournament teams for players and Sand Dragon Volleyball in Port St. Louis. Lucie will offer competitions that high school players can participate in the summer.
For more information on each, visit www.beachvolleyballfl.com for Vero Beach Volleyball or email firstname.lastname@example.org for Sand Dragon Volleyball.
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Presley Murray, Kendra Brown, Fort Pierce Central
Years old: High, High
The big ones: Murray flew to Jacksonville in North Florida and Brown traveled south to Miami at FIU which went to an excellent 10-0 at the time for the Cobras because they are expected to qualify for the next level.
Katy Dalton, Madison Gravlee, Vero Beach
Years old: Opio, Opio
The big ones: Vero Beach is not far from No. 1 from Murray and Brown in their third team in a year and further shows why they are so committed to the Division-I programs with their game.
O Ava Lilliquist, Cypress Reinecke, Vero Beach
Years old: Second, Junior
The big ones: Vero No. 2 has a tough season, going all the way after the season with no losses to help the team finish as the state’s second seed.
Carly Lenhardt, Ellie Arden, Vero beach
Years old: Kiekie, Junior
The big ones: Depth is important for Vero at No. 5 with two talented players in the postseason because both players are key to the team’s success.
Jenna Simmons, Ivy Cooper, Fort Pierce Central
Years old: First, New Person
The big ones: Number 2 for the Cobras went 8-2 at the time and should improve with more time to fill the big shoes next year when Murray and Brown leave.