Category: News

CVC Players Announce College Commitments

On Thursday April 21st our 18U Comets Team had their final practice of the season. It was a very successful season highlighted by top 5 finishes at 5 different major tournaments up and down the east coast. Each of our comets will be moving to play volleyball at the next level in the collegiate realm, and we wish them all the luck as they continue to represent our club in the years to come. All of the players are pictured in their college shirts which are (from left to right, back row): Hannah Lyons– Susquehanna, Hannah Siaurusaitis– York College, Gabby Pietsch– University of Tennessee, Saadia Sahadeo– Shepherd University, Sierra Hill– Barton College, Taylor Mungin– University of Pittsburgh. (from left to right, front row) Delaney Gough– Emory, Kasey Bost– Susquehanna University, Karli Dorsey– Geneva College and Caroline Dangel –Widener.

We wish them all the best as they move forward, and we can’t wait to watch them play at the next level!

– Michael Rainbow, Head Coach, 18U Comets

CVC 13U Eagles win Bronze at CHRVA Regionals & earn bid to USAV Nationals

We are happy to announce that the CVC 13U Eagles won Bronze at the CHRVA Regionals this Saturday, April 23rd and has earned a bid to represent CVC and CHRVA at the 2016 USAV Junior Girls National Championships in Indianapolis, IN this summer.  Congratulations!

Members of the team are Hannah Carroll (St. Louis School), Mary Grace Goyena (St. Louis School), Alyssa Kelly (St. Louis School), Ashley Kiss (St. Patrick’s School), Madison Mayer (St. Louis School), Kelsey Miller (Elkridge Landing MS), Rachel Odonkor (Bethel Christian Academy), Brenna O’Reilly (St. Louis School), Chidinma Onukwugha (Elkridge Landing MS), Twyla Thornton (Bethel Christian Academy), Tabitha You (Clarksville Middle School), and Emily Yang (St. Louis School). The Eagles are coached by Larry Schofield (Atholton H.S.) and Lynn Paynter (River Hill H.S.).

CVC 18U Comets Finish Strong at AAU Middle Atlantic Girls Grand Prix

It’s hard to believe, but the CVC 18U Comets participated in their last tournament this past weekend in Lancaster, PA. Competing in the AAU Middle Atlantic Grand Prix with a fourth place finish for the team (out of 25 teams) was a fun and exciting end to a successful club season.

The Comets will be celebrating with a CVC Recognition Night this week to congratulate Coaches Michael Rainbow, Monica Owensby, and Ed Benish, as well as wishing our 9 High School Seniors the best as they prepare for graduation and playing at the collegiate level.

CVC 14U Condors win Silver at BAVA 14’s Invitational

CVC 14U Condors win Silver at BAVA 14’s Invitational on Saturday April 16th.

CVC 16U Lightning Place 3rd in CHRVA Regionals 16 Open Division

CVC 16 Lightning placed 3rd in the CHRVA Regionals 16 Open Division on April 9.

Thet were 10-3 in sets and 5-1 in matches for the tournament… losing to Brandywine Blackout in the Gold Bracket Semi-Finals but beating out No Panic 16 Matrix for 3rd place.

CVC 13U Eagles win Gold at the MDJRs 13U Open tournament

13U Eagles capture Gold again in the MDJR’s 13’s Open tournament on March 20th!  Congrats!

CVC 18U Comets & 16U Lightning Lead the Way at the 2016 Shamrock Festival

Eight CVC teams made the trip to Roanoke, VA to compete in the 2016 Shamrock Volleyball Festival and the results were very strong as teams prepare for NEQs in Philadelphia and Regionals in April. With 90 teams in both the 18U and 16U Divisions, and 64 teams in the 14U division, CVC teams made quite an impact:

18U Comets finished 2nd in the Gold Medal Bracket
17U Eclipse Won the Silver Bracket
17U Stars finished in the 1st round of the Copper Bracket
16U Lightning finished 2nd in the Gold Medal Bracket
16U Thunder finished in the Semi-Finals of the Silver Bracket
15U Storm finished in the Semi-Finals of the Bronze Bracket
15U Typhoon finished in the Semi-Finals of the Diamond Bracket
14U Condors finished in the Quarter-Finals of the Gold Bracket

CVC 18U Comets capture 2nd place in the 18U division at the Shamrock Festival

It took more than luck for the CVC 18U Comets to capture 2nd out of 90 teams in the Gold Division at the Shamrock Volleyball Festival in Roanoke, VA. The Comets were undefeated through seven matches, taking each of those wins without having to play a third set. Playoff competition was fierce and the team battled to secure a spot in the final match against Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club’s 18s. Congrats Coaches and Players on finishing the weekend 19-4 sets!

CVC 16U Lightning places 2nd in the 16U Division at the Shamrock Festival

The CVC 16 Lightning team placed 2nd out of 90 teams in the Shamrock Festival’s 16U Division this past weekend in Roanoke, VA.

The Lightning were 24-5 in sets and 8-2 in matches for the tournament… barely losing to NRV 16N King in the gold bracket final!!  Well Done!

CVC 13U Eagles Win Gold at the Columbia 13/14 Invitational

CVC 13U Eagles go undefeated and take the gold at the Columbia 13/14 Invitational on 3/12/16.

CVC 17U Eclipse finishes 2nd in the MD Jr’s 17 Open tournament.

17’s Eclipse finished 2nd in the MD Jr’s 17 Open tournament on Saturday March 5 at MDJR’s

CVC 12U Falcons Win Silver at CVC Invitational

CVC’s 12U Falcons won the Silver Medal at the CVC Invitational on March6, 2016. The Falcons capped off a busy weekend after finishing in the Gold Bracket of the CVC Open Invitational in Glenwwod, MD on Saturday, by finishing 2nd in the tournament on Sunday. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Madison Wray, Reyna Peterman, Brooke Laumann and Corinne Chau (back row, left to right) Coach Mike Bossom, Julia Pribac, Melina Brooking, Kelenna Onukwugha, Brianna Bossom, Lindsay Kelley, Ayanna Pharaoh and Erin Faughnan.

CVC 13U Hawks won the Sliver medal at the Baltimore Elite 13/14 Invitational

CVC 13U Hawks won the Sliver medal on Sunday, 3/6/16, at the Baltimore Elite 13/14 Invitational held at Leadership Through Athletics in Baltimore.  Pictured (Front Row) Mae Kim, Jacqueline Romo, Holli Kraisser, Gabby Tseytlin, Julia Mamo.  (Back Row) Coach Dana Mitchell, Kylie O’Connor, Swetha Sethuraj, Katie Trenchard, Rachel George, Kiana Kadivar, Claire Kelly, Zoe Zenker, Coach Kate Shea.

CVC 18U Comets Finish Strong in Boston

CVC 18U Comets traveled North to Boston to compete in the 2016 Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival. The Comets finished 4th out of 36 teams in the competitive 18 USA division, falling in the Semi-Finals of the Gold Bracket. Great job Comets!

CVC 16U Lightning Wins Gold at the CVC 15/16’s Presidents’ Fest

The CVC 16 Lightning team won the Columbia’s 15/16’s Presidents’ Fest on Sunday, February 28 at the Elkridge Volleyball House.  They came in first out of 12 teams.  They were 13-0 in sets and 5-0 in matches for the day… Defeating MVSA 16 Hott Shotts in the final.

CVC 13U Eagles win Silver at the BAVA 13/14 Invitational

CVC 13U Eagles win Silver at the BAVA 13/14 Invitational on Sunday, February 28th.

Capitol Hill Classic Recap: Another Successful Outing for CVC Teams

Another great Capitol Hill Classic experience for CVC. All teams experienced some great competition, as our teams were among 900+ teams to compete in this year’s tournament. We had 7 teams make it to the medal brackets on Monday. Some notable achievements:

  • The 16U age group was well represented in their respective Gold Brackets as our 16U Thunder went undefeated all weekend until their first medal round match of the Patriot Division on Monday and 16U Lightning battled it out for a 9th place finish in the Open Division.
  • 13U Eagles continuing their strong season, placing 3rd in the 13U Open Division
  • 12U Falcons, with a very young roster, makes its mark with a 5th place finish.
  • From an individual performance perspective, Chidinma Onukwugha of the 13U Eagles, wins “Best Blocker” for the 13U Open Division

For more detailed results, visit the Sports Wrench Website, but here is a quick breakdown of how our teams did this weekend.

12U Falcons: Finished in Gold Bracket, 5th out of 32 teams in the 12U Division
13U Raptors: Finished in the Flight 2 bracket in the 13U Club Division
13U Hawks: Finished in the Silver bracket, 19th out of 56 teams in the 13U Club Division
13U Eagles: Finished in the Gold Bracket 3rd out of 24 teams in the 13U Open Division
14U Cardinals: Finished in the Flight 4 Bracket, in the 14U Club Division
14U Condors: Finished in the Flight 1 Bracket, in the 14U Open Division
15U Typhon: Finished in the Silver Bracket, 11th out of 24 teams in the 15U Patriot Division
15U Storm: Finished in the Flight 3 Bracket, in the 15U Open Division
16U Thunder: Finished in the Gold Bracket, 5th out of 56 teams in the 16U Patriot Division
16U Lightning: Finished in the Gold Bracket, 9th out of 64 teams in the 16U Open Division
17U Stars: Finished in the Flight 2 Bracket in the 17U Patriot Division
17U Eclipse: Finished in the Bronze Bracket, 27th out of 64 teams in the 17U Open Division
18U Comets: Finished in the Flight 1 Bracket in the 18U Open Division

CVC Player Wins “Best Blocker” at the Capitol Hill Classic

Chidinma Onukwugha, a Middle Hitter for the 13U Eagles, was named “Best Blocker” at the 2016 ASICS Capitol Hill Classic on Monday, February 15th. Onukwugha won the award in the 13U Open Division.

CVC 13U Eagles Place 3rd at Capitol Hill Classic

CVC’s 13U Eagles continued their outstanding season by placing 3rd in the 13U Open Division of the Capitol Hill Classic.

CVC 16U Lightning Wins Gold at the CVC 16’s Invitational

The Columbia Volleyball Club 16U-1 team won the gold medal at the CVC 16’s Invitational at Volleyball House on Sunday, February 7th.  They were 13-0 in sets and 5-0 in matches for the day! They defeated Premier Volleyball Club in the final, 25-18 and 25-18.