Beaufort Volleyball Club sets for season

It was a busy month of January for the Beaufort Volleyball Club.

They kicked off the season with the aptly named Charleston Kick-off Classic on Jan. 4 and 5 at the North Charleston Convention Center.

All  five teams from the Beaufort Volleyball Club enjoyed the opening tournament of the Palmetto Region of the United States Volleyball Association. It was a good weekend for the club, with all teams playing well and two teams — the 12-under and the 14-under A team — winning their divisions. The 14U team was undefeated on the weekend.

On Jan. 11, two teams from the club played in a friendship tournament hosted by the Hilton Head Blacktips Volleyball Club at Hilton Head Christian School. The 14U Pink team defeated the 12U team from the Beaufort Volleyball Club in the semi-finals before winning the tournament.

On Jan. 18, the club hosted a Palmetto Region 12U tournament at Beaufort Middle School. BVC’s 12U team went undefeated only to fall in the final match.

Three teams from the club were in action on Jan. 25. The two 14U teams went to Savannah to play in the Icebreaker Classic that drew 20 teams from across the state and Georgia. Both teams played well on the day, with the 14U A team losing in the quarter finals of the gold division, finishing 5th out of 20 teams. The 17U team headed up to Easley to play in the Upstate Classic.

The Beaufort Volleyball Club is under the direction of Mike Dixon, who also coaches the 12U team. Team members are Jasmine Callender, Brooke Crosby, Madison Gallion, Olivia Gee, Kenaisha Heyward. Dazani Hinton, Sarah Katon, Caroline Malphrus, Laiani McCullough, Hannah Merchant, Zellie Plair, and Molly Smith. Denise Wilson is the 12U assistant coach along with Roger Wilson, assistant director of the club.

The 14U A team is coached by Cedric Debardelaben and Kendra Nance. Team members are Emily Crosby, Mia Debardelaben, Michaux Gee, Emma Hincher, Taquasia Lampkin, Alyssa Patrick, Macy Purdy, and Cheyenne Thompson.

The 14U Pink team is coached by Rebecca Carver. Team members are Catherine Coxwell, Rebecca Fancher, Chloe Gartner, Harley Gartner, Emily Goude, Joelle Jenkins, Charlesey Marcus, Sarah Tanis, and Micaela Zapata.

The 15U team is coached by Tom and Melissa Welch and Roger Wilson. Team members are Katy Binkowski, Cherri Fletcher, Nina Gamble, Christina Hicks, Tamaira Holmes, Courtney Resh, Imari Smalls, Hannah Straut, and Colleen Watson.

The 17U team is coached by Donna Patrick and Missy Dawson, who also serves as the club’s treasurer. Team members are Selena Alexandropoulos, Christian Carter, Carli Cline, Mahogany Green, Sydney Petersen, Sandra (Kati) Stansell, Shelby Vest, Taylor Vincent, and Emily Wilson.

All five teams will be in action next on Feb. 8 at the tournament in the Aiken/Augusta area. For more information, please contact Mike Dixon at 263-3745.

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