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2014 Spring Open All Tournament Team

The following made the 2014 Spring Open Tournament:

MVP: Anatoliy Krot, Lynwood High School (Played with Cascade High School Students) , Senior Outside Hitter


Libero: Adam Tainter, Curtis High School, Freshman

Setter: Jacob Ruley, Graham-Kampowsin (Played with Washington High School Students), Sophmore

Outside Hitter:  Jonathan Carlson, Curtis High School, Freshman

Opposite:  Igor Stakhmyuk, Cascade High School

Middle Blocker:  Brian Porter, North Thurston High School (Played with students from O’Dea High School), Junior

Middle Blocker 2: Nick Tsaruk, Cascade High School, Senior

South Sound Volleyball Club Camps

South sound has two programs this year in which boys can participate.

The first is an indoor camp on July 22, 23, and 24 starting at 1:00pm and is 3 hrs long.  Cost is $50 and will be hosted at the Excel Sports Academy on 2818 69th Ave W, University Place, WA 98466.  To register send Jeff Grosshans an email at jrosshans22@gmail.com or call 253-224-9734.


The 2nd opportunity is an outdoor series at FT. Steilacoom Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 8:00PM starting July 8 and ending on July 31st.  Costs is $200 without purchase of  a ball, and $250 with a purchase of a ball.   Contact Angela Spoja either by email at spojaa@gmail.com or 253-820-7931.




2014 SOT registration is now open.

2014 Spring Open Tournament is now ready for registration. Click here, to register your team. If you are an individual and you would like to register fill out the below form:

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Announcing the 2013 All Tournament Team

Setter: Nathan Peredo, (MVP) Washington High School (Tacoma) 2013
Left Outside Hitter: Anatoliy Krot, Lynnwood High School (Lynnwood) 2013
Right Outside Hitter: Daniel Stakhovich, Curtis High School (Tacoma) 2013
Front Middle: LaShawn E. Kapenda, Washington High School (Tacoma) 2013
Back Middle: Geordan J. Hunkin, Rogers High School (Puyallup) 2013
Opposite: Gursharan Singh Tiwana, Marysville Getchell High School, 2014
Libero/Defensive Specialist: Leilani J Hansen, Cedar Park Christian, 2013

Bench: Pavel Krot, Cascade High School, (Everett) 2013
Damien Higashi, Tumwater High School, (Tumwater) 2015
Nicholas Tonel, O’dea High School, (Seattle) 2014

Graham-Kapowsin Wins Spring Open Tournament

Graham-Kapowsin High School winners in 2013
Graham-Kapowsin High School winners in 2013

The first annual tournament was met with great praise and great play. It left the kids wanting more. Several student athletes asked if there was going to be more tournaments. The volleyball club Powersurge wound up the winners, comprised mostly of Graham-Kapowsin High School players, and a few from Washington, Curtis, Bethel, and Spanaway Lakes High School, won with a combination of power and fineness to win the Tournament. Led by there setter and tournament MVP LeShawn E. Kapenda Nathan Peredo from Washington High School, the team was the number 1 team in the tournament both in seed but especially on this day.

Marrysvile-Getchel came in second, though they did not make it to the championship round losing in the winners bracket to Cascade High School in the quarterfinal round, but eventually avenged the loss by defeating the powerful Cascade High School in the 2nd place game. The story of the Tournament was Odea High School, who in each defeat took the team GKHS, Cascade, and Marrysvile to either a third game (pool play) or extra points losing to Marrysvile 32-30 and therefore ending up in fourth place. Kelso High School and Bethel finished the tournament 5th and 6th respectfully.

The hitting was hard, the blocks were furious, and the kids had a great time. The commissioner when asked about next years event, he would only stipulate that it would not coincide with Mother’s day, the CYO track championships, The Border Smackdown, the Regions Tournaments, or Memorial Day weekend but that it would be in either April or May, possibly early June. The date will be released in late July early August of this year.

Thanks to Puyallup Jrs Volleyball Club and the city of Puyallup for hosting the tournament.