The 16 Premier division at AAU Nationals in Orlando was a dogfight until the end. With several teams who compete in Open all year, as well as high-level “2-teams,” the final 11 in gold on Day 4 had earned it. Four of the teams in gold also had representation in the 16-Open final day in gold, which goes to show the strength and depth in the age group.
In the words of Northern Lights 16-2 coach Josh Mattison, “It’s not about winning all the matches; it’s about winning the right ones.”
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