Team of Bermuda to play in Boston
BERMUDA, February 21, 2019 - Bermuda’s Junior Boys National
Volleyball Team travels to Boston for the Mizuno Boston
Volleyball Festival, February 22 – 24, 2019.
The Festival is part of a series of tournaments held in the US
by JVC Tournaments and will feature upwards of 700 teams
competing in youth divisions for both boys and girls.
Bermuda’s team has been preparing for months for this tournament
that will see them compete in the Under-18 age group against
teams from the US, Canada and beyond.
“So far there are 68 teams in our age-group, so it will be very
competitive,” says Denise Somerville, coach for the Junior Boys
National Team. “It’s a three-day competition with the results of
the first day determining our placement into either the Gold,
Silver or Bronze divisions. Once decided, we will stay within
the division for the remainder of the tournament. All matches
will be best 3 out of 5 to 25 with the deciding game, if
necessary, to 15 with no cap! Meaning the game has to be won by
2 points and will continue until it has been reached. We will be
playing loads of volleyball, which is what we want, but it will
test the team on their fitness, determination and focus.
The coach says the team competed in the Silver division at the
2018 Asics Midwest Junior U18 Boys Tournament in Chicago and
returned home with the win. “It’s difficult to have too many
expectations because we haven’t faced any of the teams before,
but our goal is to represent Bermuda to the best of our ability,
play hard and be successful” she says.
In addition to the team competing in the Festival it is also an
excellent opportunity for individual players to be scouted by
colleges and universities (NCAA Divisions I, II and III) with
the possibility of recruitment for athletic scholarships.
The team selected by the coaches to travel consists of nine
players selected from the Bermuda Volleyball Association’s
Junior National Programme.
They are: Joshua Blee, Nathan Cabral, Steven Camara, Benjamin
Edwards, Seth Malpas, Aidan McPhail, Conor Sinclair, Dimitri
Guglielmucci, Connor Somerville (Captain).