In the program produced by USA Volleyball listing the rosters, there is one team right above Mavericks 900 18 Black.
In an eerie bit of foreshadowing, that team was MAVBC 18 Travel and that’s exactly how the final standings played out. MAVBC right above Mavericks after winning the 18 National Division championship match in three games, 25-19, 22-25, 15-8.
“It was great getting the kids playing very well at the end,” MAVC 18 coach Silvia Johnson said. “We’ve been hurt all year and we didn’t get a qualifier in with a full lineup. We were bummed not to get into open but it’s great to get the National win.”
The Open qualifying process began in snowy Colorado, where MAVBC spent the weekend playing with a lineup hit hard by sickness in a punishingly deep field.
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