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ATLANTA (July 1, 2011) – The championship court for the 2011 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, located inside theGeorgia World Congress Center, was the first place that Starlings-Monrovia 12 (Southern California) visited when arriving in Atlanta as the team prepared to play in the event which is being held from June 25-July 4.
Victoria Ashkinos (Pasadena, Calif.) is a member of Starlings-Monrovia 12 and has her father, Ben Ashkinos, as an assistant coach. Victoria voiced that the team was star-struck when they walked into the tournament venue.
“When we came in Monday, we were really intimidated with how it was,” said the younger Ashkinos. “We felt so small and normally on the court, we feel big. We were surrounded by so many amazing teams and it made us nervous and felt out of place.”
For the complete feature story, visit usavolleyball.org/news/article/43226.
Hi Carol – Enjoyed the time together a lot. Some GREAT young kids there, and I think the ideas they have, and the CDs, should help them get even better faster… Thanks for getting April and other coaches/teachers there to learn too. I made it back “early” at 1245 am, and had a great staff meeting at 8 am. Hope those kids there teach what they were taught and those missing it, get the benefits too!
The Columbia Urban League salutes all of the 2011 Young & Gifted Awards Recipients!
Academic Awards to Columbia SC Starlings Players
- Brandolyn Mack Graduating Senior W J Keenan High School
***Signed with Claflin College to play volleyball.***
- Raquel Jones Sophomore Blythewood High School