Three Bermuda Girls Teams to compete in Tampa
BERMUDA, March 28, 2019 - The Bermuda Junior Girls National
Volleyball Team will be sending three teams to compete in the
Tampa United Slam on March 30-31. This is a high level, two-day
tournament with 180 teams registered taking place at the Tampa
The Junior Girls program has tripled in size over the last few
years and this has allowed the program’s age groups to expand.
For this tournament, there will be an Under 14, an Under 16 and
an Under 18 team competing under the name Paradise Hitters.
Giving these young athletes the opportunity to compete overseas
is extremely valuable and this tournament provides them with an
opportunity to gain experience beyond what is available in
None of this would be possible without the generous support of
our sponsors and dedicated team of coaches and staff.
Our amazing sponsors have allowed this program to be accessible
to so many new players and have helped provide the opportunities
to create seasoned players that have the experience to compete
on the global stage.
The coaches are so committed to the girls and this program; not
only creating talented volleyball players, but strong,
confident, team oriented young leaders.
“Paradise Hitters 14” is coached by Head Coaches Mike Gazzard
and Lisa LeBlanc. They will compete in the U14 Club division
including 24 teams. The players selected for this tournament
are: Anna Marcotte, Daniella Stegmann, Erin Kelly, Hailey Moss,
Jocelyn Manuel, Kayley Hamilton, Kolby Martins, Natalie Gazzard
and Olivia Porter.
“Paradise Hitters 16” is coached by Head Coach Allison Settle
and will compete in the U16 Club division comprised of 29 teams.
The players selected for this tournament are: Ashley Horseman,
Kaylee Trott, Layla Kurt, Lindsey Pacheco, Megan Hands, Morgan
Kempe, Sophia Stevens, Taylor Rego and Zori Seymour.
“Paradise Hitters 18” is coached by Head Coach Gary LeBlanc and
will compete in the U18 Club division (this division will have
Open and Club teams in it). The players selected for this
tournament are: Alexa Saldok, Amber Simons, Cailey Longworth,
Caroline Amaral, Katrina McPhee, Kylah Hall, Monique Cordeiro,
Olivia Taylor and Sy McPeek.