2003 Season News

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

Post Season 2003

NATIONAL POST-SEASON RESULTS:
2003 Volleyball Festival — July, 2003 Sacramento, California
Jammers 12s — 1st place in the 12s division (63 teams competing)
Jammers 13s — 11th place in the 14s division (223 teams competing) (Highest placed 13s’ team in the tournament and tied with OVC 14s Lynden for the highest placed Hawaii team in the 14s division)
Jammers 16s — 7th place in the 16s division (330 teams competing, highest placed Hawaii team)
2003 USAV Junior Olympics — June, 2003 Atlanta, Georgia
Jammers 12s — 9th place 12’s club division
Jammers 14s — 5th place 14s’ open division

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

ALOHA REGION REGIONAL UNDER-16S CHAMPIONS

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.
In three consecutive weekends, Jammers Volleyball Club won the first place in the gold bracket in the Aloha Regions Regionals under -12, under-14, and under-16 divisions.

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.
 
Wednesday, June 4

Gold Bracket Champions at the Regionals — 12s and 14s

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
Quicksets Memorial Weekend Tournament

The Jammers 13s were the under-14 tournament champions at the Quicksets Memorial Weekend Tournament. Jammer Jordan made all tournament team. The tournament was on May 24, 25, and 26, at Lanakila gym.

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
Good Job!

May 3 — Jammers 12-1s and Jammers 14-1s are tournament champions
May 4 — Jammers 14-2s are tournament champions
May 10 — Jammers 12s are tournament champions at an under-14, nine team tournament
May 10 — Jammers 13s are 2nd place in an under-16 tournament

Jammers with 2003 AVCA Player of the Year

In 2002, the University of Hawaii Warriors were the Division I National Champions. This year, Hawaiian Warrior Costas Theocharidis made American volleyball history by becoming the first male player to be named AVCA player of the year for a second time. He is also the fifth (among all Division I college men players) four year first team all American.

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).

 
Wednesday, April 23
JAMMERS 14-1 WIN JUNIOR OLYMPIC CLUB AND OPEN BIDS

In a game which was everything a coach could wish for in junior volleyball, the Jammers 14-1s were victorious against Maunalani 14 in the Junior Olympic playoffs for the region’s club bid on April 5, 2003. The Jammers 14-1s have struggled mightily all season against the talented Maunalani 14 team which has four former Jammers on it. Both teams sought to represent the Aloha Region at the USAV Junior Olympics in Atlanta Georgia. The game was a surprising defeat for Maunalani, which defeated Jammers 14-1s in every prior meeting this season. Jammers won the first set 25-18 leading throughout with the point split sometimes as large as 8 points. The second set was more even, but Jammers continued to lead until Maunalani reached 17 first. The teams seesawed for the lead. Jammers survived four Maunalani game points as Maunalani reached 24, 25, 26, and 27. Jammers completed a sweet sweep by winning the second game 29-27. (Photograph by J. Kagihara.)

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

Jammers 14-2s
Marisa S.
Kanani H.
Kiana P.
Angie H.
Alex G.
Janna K.

Tuesday, April 1

Jammers 16s
Alisa “Dani” H.
Kathleen “Lena” Y.
Tricia Y.
Jessica A.
Tami B.
Megan C.
Konae P.
Rayna K.
Kelsey K.
Leslie A.

Tuesday, April 1
Jammers 13

26    Taylor M. DS
25        Jordan M. OH
21        Jaclyn “Jackie” K. DS
24    Kea K.    Setter
28    Jenelle T. DS
22    Kristine A Opp
23    Anuhea A. OH
27    Melanie F. M
49    Samantha M. M
29    Jessica I. Opp

Tuesday, April 1

Jammers 14-1s
Shauna K. Libero
Briana P. M
Kerrie “Bear” Y. Opp
Melanie M/ OH
Pua P. OH
Alzie A. OH
Marya K. M
Amanda M. M
Hoku O. S

Jammers 12s

Kristen K.
Anuhea K
Pi K
Michelle L.
Kelia P.
Latricia T.
Kahealani S.
Shalyn H.
Skyler K.
Kelly C.
Marie N.
Briana S.
La Shawn D.
Courtney S.

Wednesday, March 26
Jammers Celebrate Spring Break
The Jammers celebrated Spring Break by having an all club all day picnic at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki on March 26, 2003. We pigged out all day on ono-licious food, had silly relays, played volleyball on the beach, rode paddle boats on the ocean, swam in the warm Pacific, and threw water baloons at each other. A highlight of the day was the cheerleading contest.

Under the skin of every Jammers lurks a cheerleader wanna-be.








 

Monday, March 24

JAMMERS at the Impact Spring Break Tournament

Four Jammers Teams played March 22-24 at the Impact Spring Break Tournament.
The Jammers 12s won first place in the gold bracket, losing only one match in the ten team pool during the seeding rounds of the first two days, and winning all their matches in the championship round. Congratulations to Na Opio, the second place winner and all the other teams at the tournament. Jammer Pihana was voted Most Valuable Player of the under-12 division and Jammer Anuhea made the all tournament team.

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.
Thanks to all the team parents who shagged balls, did line duty, helped supervise scorekeeping and reffing or fed the players during this long and arduous tournament.

 
Saturday, March 15
Jammers 12s and 13s at BYU

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.
Jammers 13s were first place in their pool.The Jammers 13s played against Impact 13s, NorthShore 1 and Mililani 1 and won each match.   It was 12s vs 13s in a very noisy cross-over match. Jammers 13s were tournament champions.

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.

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