Gold for Monrovia 12s at Jr. Nationals
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.”
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