Polk County Volleyball Club 16s garner bracket win on final day of AAU play

Polk County Volleyball Club’s 16U squad concluded an impressive showing at the 46th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships, winning one match Friday before being eliminated in bracket play.

PCVC, with just six players, finished 7-4 for the week and tied for 65th in the field of 161 teams.

The squad opened play Friday in the Sapphire bracket with a 25-18, 25-22 win over Central Illinois 16 Red. The team’s tournament then came to an end against Piedmont Volleyball Club 16 Swoosh, a team from North Carolina’s Triad area, which earned a 25-18, 25-21 win.

PCVC’s team included:

  • Rollins Carter
  • Marilyn Castillo
  • Rachael Davis
  • Kristen Hall
  • Emmie McDowell
  • Marissa Twitty

Illini Elite 16 White of Bloomington, Ill. won the tournament, going 14-0.