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Triangle 16s makes AAU Boys Junior National Volleyball Championships history

Triangle 16s makes AAU Boys Junior National Volleyball Championships history

Triangle 16s

ORLANDO, Florida — Championships were won Wednesday in the 12s, 13s, 16s, and 18s divisions at the AAU Boys Junior National Volleyball Championships, and among the winners was Bay to Bay in 16s and its now celebrated youngest player.

Wednesday Championships

18s Open — Balboa Bay defeated Outrigger 25-15, 25-17
18s Premier — Sports Performance defeated Mamba 25-20, 23-25, 15-6
18s Elite — AVC defeated Velocity 25-14, 25-17
18s Club — Quicksets defeated PW 118 25-16, 25-16
16s Open — Triangle defeated Coast 27-25, 25-15
16s Premier — Bay to Bay defeated Pure Aloha 26-24, 13-25, 15-12
16s Elite — Bay to Bay defeated MKE Sting 25-20, 25-15
16s Club — OCV defeated Evolution 19-25, 25-22, 15-8
13s Open — Serve and Spike defeated SC Legends 25-20, 25-16
13s Club — Bay to Bay defeated Winter Park 25-22, 25-22
12s Open — Borinquen defeated Bay to Bay 24-26, 26-24, 15-13
12s Club — Bay to Bay defeated Borinquen 24-26, 25-20, 15-11
All-Americans teams are listed the end of this story

Wednesday’s highlights

Thomas Demps

History was made in the 16s Open when Triangle of North Carolina swept Coast. Thomas Demps led both in attacks and serving. This is the first Open title for a team from North Carolina and can’t hurt the push in that state to get boys volleyball sanctioned as a high school sport.

In 18s Open Balboa Bay swept Outrigger, led by outside Riggs Guy (UCSB commit), Sterling Foley (USC commit), Caleb Sapp (UCLA commit), and Trent Taliaferro (UCLA commit).

Bay to Bay won four titles, including in 16s Premier where head coach Greg Gallegos, assistant Natalie Gallegos, and their baby, Gregg Jr., all worked the sidelines. Read more about the coaches and Gregg Jr., now the youngest champion, here.

Championship Quotes

“It’s pretty special to win your last tournament of your club career, while playing with such a hardworking talented group of guys.”
— Sterling Foley, 18s Open Balboa Bay

“Strong leadership from Coach Andy Read had the boys playing their best at the end of the year. Also, this group had some depth at every position.”
— Travis Turner, Balboa Bay director and Orange Coast College head coach

“Triangle winning the 16s Open is an incredible achievement. It underscores the rising talent in our region and is a testament to Triangle’s athletes and coaches dedication to excellence. This win is not just a victory on the court; it’s a powerful message about the potential and provise of boys volleyball in North…

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