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Arizona Sizzle Ties for 5th at Inaugural USAPVL Championships

The Arizona Sizzle of the USA Premier Volleyball League represented the Arizona Region well making the Gold Division and finishing tied for 5th place in the inaugural USAPVL Championships. The event took place over 4 days in Salt Lake City, UT during the first session of the USA Volleyball Open Championships. Twelve Regions entered teams in the inaugural USAPVL Championships. Teams competing were: Arizona Sizzle, Evergreen Region, Florida Wave, Great Lakes Region, Hoosier Exterminators, Iowa Ice, Northern California Dream Team, North Texas Region, Team New England, Puget Sound Region, Utah Unity, Western Empire Region. The team entered the tournament seeded 7th and raised their seed to 5th by defeating the Evergreen Region, Western Empire Region and the NCVA Dream Team and losing only to Hoosier Exterminators and the Utah Unity in pool play. Competing in the first round of the playoffs the team lost a heartbreaker to the North Texas Region team to be eliminated from further play.

The Hoosier Exterminators finished first earning a $10,000 purse, followed by Iowa Ice $6500 and North Texas Region $3500. Utah Unity finished 4th just out of the money. Rounding out the Gold Division and finishing tied for 5th was the Arizona Sizzle, NCVA Dream Team, Great Lakes Region, and the Florida Wave. Finishing in the Silver Division were Western Empire, Team New England, Puget Sound Region and Evergreen Region.

The members of the Arizona Sizzle are:

Players Jersey Position University
Audrey Bockerstette
1
Libero/Outside University of Arizona
Jasmine Conner
9
Middle Southern Illinois University (IL)
Emily Draper
2
Setter GCU/Western State College (CO)
Dana Edington
11
Outside Grand Canyon University
Jessica Elley
13
Right/Middle University of Cincinnati (OH)
Audie Gonzalez
16
Outside Highpoint University (NC)
Dominique Lamb
10
Middle University of Arizona
Mary McNeil
14
Setter Adams State College (CO)
Stella Odion
3
Middle Baylor University (TX)
Whitney Phillips
18
Outside Portland State University (OR)
Jessica Purinton
6
Middle Lambuth University (TN)
Sarah Teslevich
4
Libero Phoenix College
Staff      
Molly Stark   Head Coach  
Amanda Omar   Asst Coach  
AJ Malis   HP Director  
Ron Pelham   Adult Division Coordinator

Congratulations Sizzle! You did Arizona proud!

Arizona Sizzle Players Hang with Misty May-Treanor and the Special Olympics Unity Team at Volleyball Festival

Sizzle Team Members with Misty May
Sizzle players Audrey Bockerstette, Jessica Purinton, Jessica Elley and Dana Edington hang with Misty May-Treanor and the Special Olympics Unity team at Volleyball Festival. Thanks to photographer Ping Chou of CRZPhotography for the photos.
Sizzle Team Members with Special Olympics

 

Arizona Sizzle Headed to SLC for Inaugural USAPVL Championships

The Arizona Sizzle of the USA Premier Volleyball League is headed to Salt Lake City May 26-29th to compete in the USAPVL Professional Volleyball Championships. Twelve Regions have entered teams in the inaugural USAPVL Championships. Teams competing are: Arizona Sizzle, Evergreen Region, Florida Wave, Great Lakes Region, Hoosier Exterminators, Iowa Ice, Northern California Dream Team, North Texas Region, Team New England, Puget Sound Region, Utah Unity, Western Empire Region. The inaugural season is for women's teams only and will replace the Women's Open Division at the USA Volleyball Open Championships. For 2013 the hope is to expand to a men's league as well.

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Head Coach Molly Stark and Assistant Coach Amanda Omar are running the team through their paces in order to compete strong at the US Open Nationals. The members of the Arizona Sizzle are:

Audrey Bockerstette

Audrey Bockerstette #1

Outside/Libero

University of Arizona

  Jasmine Conner

Jasmine Conner #9

Middle

Southern Illinois University

         
Emily Draper

Emily Draper #2

Setter

GCU/Western State College, CO

  Dana Edington

Dana Edington #11

Left

Grand Canyon University

         
Jessica Elley

Jessica Elley #13

Right/Middle

University of Cincinnati

  Audie Gonzalez

Audie Gonzalez #16

Left/Libero

Highpoint University

         
Dominique Lamb

Dominique Lamb #10

Middle

University of Arizona

  Mary McNeil

Mary McNeil #14

Setter

Adams State College, CO

         
Stella Odion

 

Stella Odion #3

Middle

Baylor University

 

  Whitney Phillips

Whitney Phillips #18

Left

Portland State University

         
Jessica Purinton

Jessica Purinton #6

Middle

Lambuth University, TN

 

  Sarah Teslevich

Sarah Teslevich #4

Setter/Libero/Right

Phoenix College