|Wednesday, October 22
2003 – JAMMER TO GO TO NATIONAL HOLIDAY CAMPJammer Lena Yee is among the select group of players invited to play in the second annual USAV National High Performance Holiday Training Camp, to be held this coming December 27th – 30th, 2003, in Austin, Texas. Lena will be a member of the Blue Squad, along with other elite athletes from the 2003 Girls Youth National Team, Girls A2 Team and National High Performance Camp. Coach Toshi Yoshida, head coach for the U.S. Women’s Olympic and World team will serve as Head Coach of the Blue Squad. Lena is a member of the Moanalua High School Menehunes.Tuesday, July 29
JAMMER CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMCONGRATULATIONS TO LENA YEE. Lena was selected as the Defensive Specialist on the All Tournament Team for the USAV National Volley Classic competition in St. George, Utah in July, 2003. CONGRATULATIONS to Jammers Briana Amian and Konae Purcell for also playing on the Aloha Region Volley Classic teams. The Volley Classic showcases teams chosen from multiple clubs in the USAV regions. This was the first year in which the Aloha Region participated in the competition. Players were chosen from High Performance tryout participants. The Aloha Region 15+ team with Lena and Konae won second place nationally. The under-14 Aloha Region team, with current Jammer Briana Amian and several former Jammers, won first place.
Sunday, July 20
NATIONAL POST-SEASON RESULTS:
In July, 2003, Jammers won the first Radford High School Junior Varsity Tournament with a combined team of Jammers 2003 under-13 and under-14 teams. Their award was a huge trophy.
Saturday, June 7
The Jammers 16s are the 2003 season Aloha Region Regionals Gold Bracket Champions.
The Jammers 16s entered as third seed in the under-16 end of season regionals. At the conclusion of the two day tournament, Jammers 16s defeated #2 seed Quicksets-Kent in the semi-finals. Jammers 16s then defeated, for the first time in the season, Rainbow Asics 16s. Timing is everything! The players and coaches were already exhausted by having to play four other matches the same day, but somehow found the reserves and the adrenaline to win the finals.
Jammers 14-1s tied for fifth place. Jammers 13s, the youngest team at the under-16 regionals, won the Mercury Division.
The weekend following the 16s regionals, the Jammers 16s played in the 18s regionals and won third place in the Gold bracket. This was the best season ever for the entire Jammers Club. Congratulations to all of our coaches and players.
History can and does repeat itself. For the third year in a row, the Jammers VBC’s under-12 team has won the Aloha Regions Regional under-12 division. The Jammers 12-1 smoothly sailed their way into first place in the gold bracket at the Aloha Region’s end of season Regionals. The Regionals were played at the beautiful Cannon Center at the campus of BYU- Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii, on May 23 and May 24. Our 12-2s also made it into the gold bracket and ended tied for fifth place in the region. The two teams will be combined for post-season play at the Junior Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the Davis Volleyball Festival in California.
The following weekend, the Jammers 14-1s were first place in the under-14 Aloha Region’s Regionals. They will be competing in the under-14 division at the Junior Olympics. This will be the third consecutive year of Junior Olympic competition for some of the under-14 team members.
Congratulations players and Mahalo to the hardworking coaches and the support staff also known as “Mom” and “Dad”. (Click on the underlined title of this article to link to the Aloha Region detailed results.)
Monday, May 26
The Jammers 16s were second place in the under-16 division after a marathon session on the third day of the tournament. Earlier in the day, the Jammers 16s defeated Maunalani 14 and Quicksets 16s. Then after Quicksets and Manaulani played each other, Jammers had to play Quicksets again. Quicksets 16s, alas, defeated Jammers 16s for the championship. Jammer Danie made all tournament team.
Monday, May 12
May 3 — Jammers 12-1s and Jammers 14-1s are tournament champions
Jammers with 2003 AVCA Player of the Year
The above picture was taken at senior night with some of the Jammers 13s. The other player is Eyal Zimat, who was captain of the Warriors for the last three years, and also an outstanding offensive and defensive player.
The crown was given by an enthusiastic fan who must have had a premonition of the voting by the coaches’ association. (AVCA).
Subsequently, both the Maunalani 14s and the Jammers 14s won “open” bids to the Junior Olympics by their performance at the Far Western Qualifier in Reno, Nevada, in the third week of April. Under USAV rules, the Jammers 14s will play in the open division, rather than the club division.
The Jammers 12s, which have won all of their under-12 tournaments were uncontested in the bid to represent the region in under-12 competition at the Junior Olympics. This years 13’s won 2nd place nationally as under-12s in 2002. This year’s 14-1s won 3rd place as under 12s in 2001.
At Keku gym, the Jammers 16s were tournament champions after a playoff with the Northshore 16s in the first week of April.
Wednesday, April 2
Tuesday, April 1
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Tuesday, April 1
Under the skin of every Jammers lurks a cheerleader wanna-be.
Monday, March 24
Four Jammers Teams played March 22-24 at the Impact Spring Break Tournament.
The Jammers 13s tied for fifth in the 16 team under-14 division. The Jammers 14-2s ended within the top four teams in the silver bracket.
The Jammers 14-1s tied for third place in the under-16 division. Jammer Shawna made the all tournament team as libero.
Jammers 12s and 13s played at BYU-Hawaii in Laie on Saturday, March 15, 2003. The tournament became a marathon session because, unexpectedly, all volleyball players were ousted from the gym for 1 1/2 hours so that a college basketball team could practice for the NCAA Division II men’s college finals.
Although some of the 12s have played with the 13s and 14-2s in Under-14 tournaments, this was the first time the 12s played as a team at an under-14 tournament. The 12s won second place in their pool by defeating Mililani 2 and Northshore 2. The 12s were also very competitive with an incomplete Na Opio squad. The 12s found the under-14 tournament to be very challenging.
All Jammers had a victory celebration with ice cream and cup cakes and didn’t leave BYU until 9:45 p.m. Click here to see pictures of the Jammers 13s at BYU Hawaii.
Jammers 16s and Jammers 14-1s had fun playing in a Women’s “A” tournament on Saturday. Click for pictures from the March A Tournament.
2003 Season News
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