NEW - 2013 2014 SPVB GIRLS Family Spirit Wear [more]
Congratulations to SPVB 18 Elite and SPVB 15 Elite on being named #1 in the country by Volleyball Magazine!! [more]
Congrats to Thomas Jaeschke (SPVB Alum) for being chosen to the 2013 USA Men’s Junior National Team! The MJNT then will represent USA at the Men’s Junior World Championships in Turkey Aug 22 - Sept 1. Follow the action: [more]
Congrats to Rusty Lavaja (SPVB Alum) for being selected to the final 12-man roster for the U.S. Men’s Pan American Cup team! The seven-team Pan American Cup tournament will be played Aug. 19-25 at the Juan de la Barrera Gymnasium in Mexico City. Follow the action at: [more]
Kelly Murphy (SPVB Alum) on the US Women's National Team is making her mark at the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix. Follow the action at: [more]
The U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team made history as it took the silver medal at the FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Molly Haggerty of SPVB 15 Elite was a member of the team.
Congratulations to the 18 Elite team which finished the season #1 in Prep Volleyball's 2013 final rankings!
Sports Performance's sweep of KIVA in the 18 Open final at AAU Nationals marked its 48th win in a row to end the season. Congratulations to Mizuno Sports Performance 18 Elite, whose run through AAU Nationals netted it a seventh Open national title in PrepVolleyball.com’s 10-year history and cemented its No. 1 ranking in our final 18s analysis of the 2013 season.
2013 18s Final National Club Rankings
1. “Play it Again” Sports Performance (Illinois) May ranking: 3 Pre-season ranking: 8
Against an AAU field that included five other teams in our final top 12, Sports Performance 18 Elite won 12 matches without dropping a set and allowed teams to score more than 20 points only three times. The team, which also won the JVA World Challenge, Dells Showcase, Bluegrass Tournament, NJCs, Pre-Nationals, the Great Lakes Power League and JVA Power League Tournament, finished 2013 91-4 overall and on a 48-match winning streak. Led by future Olympian Lauren Carlini at setter, this was one of the truly remarkable seasons of all time.