20 Nov Falcon teams have impressive wins at national volleyball championship
The Faulkner County Falcon 12 & Under and 14 & Under teams did well in the NCHVC (National Christian Homeschool Volleyball Championships) tournament held in October in Wichita, Kansas.
“The 12U team walked into nationals as an undefeated team in our regular season and tournament play,” said Coach Tonya Lipp. “Even though we had an impressive season, our goal at nationals was to be able to return home knowing we did our best and were positive in our play and behavior.
“Watching it all come together and everyone getting time on the court was an emotional experience. This was their dream season and they returned home with the first 12U gold ball ever awarded, and the Falcon organization’s first undisputed championship win. They all have a little piece of history they’ll be able to claim.
12U players selected for the All-Tournament Team were Josie Benson, Elli Gerbholz and Ally Lipp.
The 14U team was coached by LeSha Smith. “The national tournament is a great way for our team to play against teams from all over,” said Smith. “On our first day we played a South Louisiana team and then an Indiana team. It is three days of playing hard, cheering for our other teams and making amazing memories.
“Our girls played strong. They never gave up on themselves or each other. I am so proud of our 14U Falcon team!”
14U players selected for the All-Tournament Team were Kinley Corder, Kaisyn Covington, Grace Harris and Aubrey Hudson.
Sydney Keeter was selected for the Christian Character Award for 14U. Eva Benson received the Christian Character Award for 12U.