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The Texas Shock 16’s National would like nothing more than to spend part of their summer in Detroit. That’s not exactly a vacation hotspot for teenage girls, but it is the place to be for elite volleyball programs looking to bring home a national championship.
But, first things first. The 16 National team must qualify for the USAV National Tournament in Detroit. This squad is shaping up to have a great chance to do just that.
“We have shown that we can beat some really good teams already this season,” said Director Mike Beltz. “We just need to be more consistent.”
Last year, this team won the AAU National Championship to complete a magical season. The win was huge accomplishment for the program. It also set expectations even higher for this season.
The Texas Shock 16 National team has three big qualifying tournaments on its radar in April and May: the Show Me Qualifier in Kansas City, the Lone Star Qualifier in Dallas, and the Lone Star Region Qualifier in Houston. If the team finishes as one of the top three to five squads in one of these events, they’ll punch their ticket to Detroit.
“We added three new players this year; that makes us even stronger,” said Beltz. “It’s taken us some time to create chemistry on the court, but we are improving every week, and if we can peak at the right time, we will have a great shot to get to Detroit.”
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Article by SportsXpress, photos by Joe Wylie