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USA Deaf Volleyball prepares for summer games

USA Deaf VolleyballThe USA Deaf Volleyball men and women teams began their preparation for the upcoming 2016 PANAM Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualifiers and 2016 World Deaf Volleyball Championships at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Orlando, Florida yesterday. The tournament will continue until June 1.

The men and women teams are competing in the AA-A division. The opening pool play has been rough for the men’s team who lost all three games in straight sets. Today, the men’s team will try to recoup for the last two games before moving on to the second round of pool games.

Game 1 - NFVB Crank Blasters 2 USA 0 (25-18, 25-11)
Game 2 - ShockSock Models 2 USA 0 (25-14, 25-16)
Game 3 - Aim to Kill 2 USA 0 (25-21, 25-13)
Game 4 - USA vs RVC Bamboo @ 2:00 p.m.
Game 5 - USA vs Mama’s Sauce @ 4:00 p.m.

Results of USA Men’s Team

The women’s team swept the competition yesterday winning all three matches in straight sets. The team faces two more teams today before the second round of pool games begin.

Game 1 USA 2 Jax Beach Ladies 0 (25-10, 25-16)
Game 2 USA 2 NFVB Black Magic 0 (25-13, 25-23)
Game 3 USA 2 Notorious D.I.G. 0 (25-11, 28-26)
Game 4 USA vs Cameltosies @ 1:00 p.m.
Game 5 USA vs Third Degree @ 3:00 p.m.

Results of USA Women’s Team

Jake Smalley Hoping to Play for National Deaf Volleyball Team

On a whim last year, Peorian Jake Smalley decided to try out for a volleyball team that will represent the U.S. in the Deaflympics next year.

"I didn't know the Deaflympics existed until last year when someone told me," said Smalley. "I said, 'Really? I can try out?' Sure, why not."

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Proud to play for Canada

By Brian Smiley

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationA Brantford woman will be a member of the Canadian deaf women's volleyball team working its way towards the 2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey.

Kimberly Summers and her Canadian teammates will compete at the Pan Am Regional Qualifying Tournament, June 30 to July 4 in Washington, D.C., and the third annual World Deaf Volleyball Championships, July 6 to 15, also in Washington.

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Source: Paris Star

Argentina women’s deaf volleyball team wins tournament in Bahía Blanca

By Laura Hale

This past weekend, Argentina women’s deaf volleyball team won a tournament in Bahía Blanca, a city in the southwest part of Buenos Aires. The competition was organized by the Universidad Nacional del Sur. The team was captained by Alejandra Elizagoyen.

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Source: ParaSport News

USA Deaf Volleyball announces 2016 U-18 squad

USA Deaf VolleyballYesterday, USA Deaf Volleyball announced the roster for the U-18 volleyball team. This team is compromised of nine players selected from various schools across the country. The purpose of this team is to introduce and prepare young players to high-level competition in volleyball. Below is a press release on the U-18 team by the USA Deaf Volleyball.

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Junior volleyball player named to U.S. national deaf team, will play in World Championships and the Deaflympics

By Alicia Ygarza

USA Deaf VolleyballSome athletes leave their sport and never go back, but Hunter Taylor, from Richmond, Virginia, has returned after a year off with an even greater love for volleyball. His dedication has resulted not only in accolades at Eastern Mennonite University, where he was Royals Athlete of the Week in early February, but also a spot on the 2015-2017 USA Men’s National Deaf Volleyball Team.

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Source: Eastern Mennonite University

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