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Pool Play schedule available

By · June 15, 2011 · Filed in 2011 · Comments Off on Pool Play schedule available


Special thanks to Becky Hudson from Phoenix, who spent many hours as usual preparing the pools for Friday.

To download the pools as a PDF, click here.

2011 Starlings National Tournament

Pools, Locations and Start Times

AL = Alliant University CC = SDCC Harry West Gym SW = Sweetwater HS

Times given are START times. Teams should be on site no later than 1/2 hour before start time

Pool 12A Pool 12B Pool 12C
Sat, 3 pm, SW1 Sat, 3 pm, SW2 Sat, 3 pm, SW3
Monrovia Phoenix Amber Oakland
Santee – Jeff Eastlake Sandra Phoenix Josie
Oceanside Scripps Ranch Eastlake Cady

Pool 12D


Pool 12E


Pool 12F

Sat, 9 am, SW1 Sat, 9 am, SW2 Sat, 9 am, SW3
Tuba City South Bay Phoenix Adam
UC (San Diego) Eastlake Chelsea SD Navajo Steve
Santee Liz Phoenix David

Pool 14A


Pool 14B


Pool 14C

3 pm, Ct CC1 9 am, Ct AL3 9 am, Ct AL4
San Gabriel A Phoenix Doug Tuba City
Santee Kelvin Ridgecrest Nashville
UC (San Diego) Liz Tehachapi UC (San Diego) Dave
Oak Hills Kristina Eastlake Lisa Clairemont

Pool 14D


Pool 14E


Pool 14F

3 pm, Ct CC2 9 am, Ct CC1 3 pm, Ct AL1
Central Valley City of Los Angeles Hacienda Heights
Oakland Phoenix Kelly Oceanside Navy
Santee Amanda Mission Bay South Central LA
Oceanside White SD Navajo Rich Santee Casey

Pool 14G


Pool 14H


Pool 14I

3 pm, Ct CC3 9 am, Ct CC2 9 am, Ct CC3
Tijuana Phoenix September SD Navajo Randy
San Gabriel B SD Navajo Bob Oak Hills Trent
Oceanside Blue LA West Eastlake Ron
National City Scripps Ranch

Pool 16A


Pool 16B


Pool 16C

3 pm, Ct AL7 9 am, Ct AL12 9 am, Ct AL5
San Gabriel Phoenix Jason Tuba City
High Desert Scripps Ranch South Bay 16
Santee Karen Baltimore Eastlake
Louisville South Bay 15 South Los Angeles


Pool 16D Pool 16E Pool 16F1
9 am, Ct AL6 3 pm, Ct AL2 3 pm, Ct AL5
Ridgecrest Purple Hacienda Heights Emi Central Valley
UC (San Diego) Ridgecrest Gold SD Navajo
Tehachapi 16 Watsonville Oak Hills Shawna
Santee Mary Santee Robert

Pool 16F2


Pool 16G1


Pool 16G2

3 pm, Ct AL6 9 am, Ct AL7 9 am, Ct AL8
Hacienda Heights Tim City of Los Angeles Navy Oak Hills Tina
North Ontario San Diego City Victor Nashville
San Diego City Will Tehachapi 15 City of Los Angeles Gravy

Pool 16H1


Pool 16H2

3 pm, Ct AL4 3 pm, Ct AL3
Monrovia Oakland
Oceanside San Diego City Rachelle
Mission Bay SD Skyline

Pool 18A


Pool 18B


Pool 18C

3 pm, Ct AL9 3 pm, Ct AL10 9 am, Ct AL9
San Gabriel A Hacienda Heights Rich Phoenix Kati
Oceanside Cudahy Red UC (San Diego)
Oakland Clairemont Indianapolis
SD Skyline SD City Heights LA West

Pool 18D


Pool 18E


Pool 18F

3 pm, Ct AL11 9 am, Ct AL10 9 am, Ct AL11
Monrovia Omaha City of Los Angeles Navy
Mission Bay Nashville 1Central Valley
Tehachapi South Central LA Salton City
Point Loma City Los Angeles Gravy National City

Pool 18G


Pool 18H

3 pm, Ct AL12
Hacienda Heights Stacy
North Ontario
3 pm, Ct AL8
San Gabriel B
Cudahy Black
Suth Los Angeles A


2 or 3 team pools with corresponding pools will have challenge matches following their pool play for placement into the next phase/day of competition.

The 3 team pools without a corresponding pool will play 3 sets to 25. The match is determined when one team has won 2 sets. If the third set is not a deciding set the set will be played for competition on a court with an opponent and a referee. It is not optional.

2011 Literary/Art Contest winners

By · June 14, 2011 · Filed in 2011, In the News · No Comments »

Congratulations to the winner’s of the 2011 Starlings Literary/Art Contest!

Leilani Siale Vaimona Toki | North Ontario 18sThis year’s theme was “Project Edeline – How Can I Help?” Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of the 14th annual Starlings National Tournament, and $1,000 in cash will be awarded.


1st – Leilani Siale Vaimona Toki | North Ontario 18s

2nd – Jenna Mendhenhall | Oak Hills 14s

3rd – Tiffany Tran | Oak Hills 16s



1st – Hannah Do | UC San Diego 14s

1st – Cassidy Lane | Santee 12s

1st – Amecia Young | Coach, Oakland

2nd – Heidi Kim | Oak Hills 14s

2nd – Hannah Clyde | Oak Hills 14s

2nd – Lauren Rewers | Monrovia 12s

Tournament press release available

By · June 13, 2011 · Filed in 2011, In the News · No Comments »

Contact: Byron Shewman, Executive Director

To download complete release as PDF, click here.

Starlings open National Tournament with Haiti in mind

Over 120 teams headed to San Diego with mission of fun, fundraising

SAN DIEGO – Although media coverage has long since faded, large portions of Haiti remain in rubble after the catastrophic January 2010 earthquake.

One group of girls is hoping to change that by embracing the sport they love.

Starlings Volleyball Club USA will host its 14th annual Starlings National Championship June 17-19 in San Diego. The tournament is an annual celebration of the nonprofit organization’s holistic approach of developing the body, mind and spirit of the young athlete.

Over 120 teams from across the country in four age divisions will play during three days of competition. But before a single volleyball is served, the tournament kicks off June 16 with its Opening Ceremony, a fun and festive event that this year focuses on helping children in Haiti.

This year’s special guest will once again be Edeline Felizor, a survivor of the 2010 Haiti earthquake who is rehabilitating in San Diego. Felizor was rescued from the rubble of her three-story teachers’ college. She had a broken neck and five fractured vertebrae, and was unable to receive medical care for her injuries for days. It was in a local clinic where she met Starlings Executive Director Byron Shewman, who arranged for her treatment both in Haiti, and later, in San Diego.

A teacher and nurse by training, Felizor dreams of returning to Haiti to build and oversee a school. The Starlings have pledged support both financially and creatively. Despite their own economic challenges, players have raised thousands of dollars to help children in Haiti and to support Project Edeline. The subject is also the theme of the 2011 Starlings Literary/Art Contest. For more on the project, visit

Schedule of events:

  • Thursday, June 16 – Opening Ceremony at Sweetwater High School, 7 p.m.

Celebration includes presentation of annual Literary/Art Contest winners. Special appearance by Edeline Felizor, survivor of 2010 Haiti earthquake and inspiration behind Project Edeline.

  • Friday-Saturday, June 17-18 – Starlings National Tournament, Day I & II

Sites include Alliant University and San Diego City College’s Harry West Gym. Matches begin on both days at 9 a.m. Play is scheduled to end on Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 19 – Starlings National Tournament, Final Day

Tournament concludes with play at Alliant University and San Diego City College’s Harry West Gym. 18s final is expected to begin at 6 p.m. at Alliant. Opportunity for interviews following match.


Beginning with a single inner-city San Diego team in 1996, today Starlings is the largest junior volleyball club in the nation ─ serving some 3,000 girls in 50-plus clubs across America. The guiding concept has been to provide an opportunity for girls (ages 10-18) to participate regardless of their socioeconomic background. Club dues, if any, are a fraction of most junior club costs and no girl is turned away because of inability to pay.

Visit for more information. The tournament hashtag is #Starlings11.

To download complete release as PDF, click here.


Maps, directions for SD Tournament

By · June 10, 2011 · Filed in 2011 · No Comments »

Here are the playing site maps for the 2011 Starlings National Tournament.

Opening Ceremony:

  • Sweetwater H.S. on Thursday night, June 16, at 7:00 pm.


  • Coaches’ meeting at Sweetwater H.S. at 8:00 pm on Thursday (in bleachers following ceremony). Mandatory for at least one representative for each club to attend coaches’ meeting. Critical information and last-minute changes are given there.
  • Referees meeting there at 7:30 pm on Thursday (separate room TBA).

Additional notes:

  • There is expected to be play at San Diego High School on Sunday morning. That gym is directly across the street from SD City Harry West gym. Best to walk from Harry West.
  • T-shirt pickups, Literary-Art entries pickup, and Sister City meet-ups take place at the Opening Ceremony.
  • This info and other info will be posted on our website under Nationals.
  • At Alliant, there is a $5 parking fee per day. Sorry but just their policy.
  • There will be snack bars at all venues.