A HUGE congratulations to our amazing Rapids athletes Forest Turpel (Left Side) and Toby Jeffries (Libero), who have been selected to the 17U Boys OVA All-Star Team!
A HUGE congratulations to our amazing Rapids athletes Nicole Woelk (Setter) and Jenna Pollock (Middle), who have been selected to the 17U Girls OVA All-Star Team!
March 31, 2019 – The 17U Boys claimed their third 18U silver medal of the season in Stratford at the 2-day 18U Championship event! The boys battled hard both days and managed a couple big wins to pull off a 2nd place out of the 15 participating teams. After finishing day one with 6 out of 8 sets won, the team was ranked 5th going into day two. The boys then took care of their pre-quarter and quarter final matchups against the Guelph Jr. Gryphons and Toronto West without dropping a set, putting them up against the #1 seeded MAC Titanium in the semi final. After dropping a close first set 25-22, the boys rallied from 24-23 down to win the second set 26-24 before taking the third 15-9. The finals saw them match up against their 17U rival, Pakmen, where they fell just short in a close three set decision. Overall, the team had an excellent weekend of growth and our feeling confident heading into Provincials this upcoming weekend!
April 7, 2019 – Girls 14u Rivals took bronze at Ontario Championship. The team collectively played some of their best matches all season when it mattered most. Even with injury the team rallied strong, stayed positive, and performed as a unified team. Great job ladies!
April 7, 2019 – Congrats to the 13U Boys Legend team on their gold medal victory today in Newmarket. They head into provincials in two weeks ranked 6th in Ontario! Also a shout out to our 13U Rapids Summit team who played some of their best volleyball of the season as they begin to peak for their final tournament!
A big congrats to the 18U Boys who captured 5th this weekend at the Grand Prix in Burlington. In doing so, the boys have qualified for Division 1 that will be a main feature at Ontario Championships at the end of April! The top 8 teams in the province will compete over the course of three days that will include all games being live streamed and best 3 out of 5! This will be the first 18U Rapids Boys team to be featured in the new OVA designed format … congrats guys! Tonight they took a night off of practice to celebrate with a team dinner!
Our 17u Legend team won bronze this weekend in the 18 u bugarski cup championship division! The girls played well the entire weekend. They are ranked 11 overall going to the 18 u provincials in April. Good luck girls!
Our 17u Summit Girls played their last 18u tournament this weekend winning the silver medal at the Bugarski cup! The girls fought hard for every point and played great both days.Way to go ladies! Next stop Provincials.
March 23, 2019 – Congrats to our 15u Legend girls battled to a bronze medal in a 16u Championship tournament this past weekend!! The girls easily won their pool. Kennedy Millin went on a 14 point serving streak to start off the game against Barrie who only managed to score 5 points in the entire game. The girls then beat the Titans in the quarter finals only to come up against a very crafty Venom team. The girls faced off against Barrie again and won the bronze medal! All of the girls contributed to the great day – it was especially good tosee Penny Gomes back on the court again!! Way to go ladies!
March 23, 2019 – The Rapids 16u boys had a great final tournament with many new challenges. Everyone played As a team and had fun. The team really shined in the quarters with great blocking, amazing defence and big hits, winning against Sky Volleyball. The Semi finals was against rivals, T-West, in which Great defence by Nick Petruzella and crushing hits by Zack Reimer solidified a win and Gold medal match. The team battled hard, winning the first set. A tough second and third set lead to a Silver medal.
MVP’s Gavin Elzinga and Ben Leighton . Good job team.
March 2, 2019 – Our 15u Legend girls fought hard last weekend to come up with a bronze in select – their best finish yet! This tournament was a complete team effort with all girls playing well. They finished 1st in their pool and defeated MVC in the quarters. The team lagged behind the girls from SKY and their fast offense, losing the semi in 3 games. The girls ended strong, beating Defensa in 3 for the bronze! The MVP could’ve been any of the girls but the two best passers of the day were chosen to share the honours: Hope Nicholson & Lina Elkayed. Hope and Lina also had the best serving percentage. Looking forward to provincials!
March 3, 2019 – GOLDEN!!! Congrats to our 17U Legend Boys who have captured their first ever premier gold and are the first Rapids team to win a Grand Prix tournament! The boys defeated the number one seeded Ottawa Mavericks 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 29-27, 28-26) in a crazy back and forth match!
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