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Silver State Volleyball Club’s 18 Mizuno team takes first at National Bid Tournament, headed to nationals

Anthony Gentile
agentile@tahoedailytribune.com
The Silver State Volleyball Club 18 Mizuno team. Back row (left to right): head coach Dana Aiono, Kira Porter, Morgan Waller, Aubrey Caires, Juliana Anderson, Kylie Riske, assistant coach Ben Malisewski. Front row (left to right): Meagan Carlson, Jasmine Manipon, Kaitlynn Watson, Hanna Spevak, Danielle Rodriguez.
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LIVERMORE, Calif. — The Silver State Volleyball Club’s 18 Mizuno team will put its talents on display on the national stage. The team made up of players from Northern Nevada and Northern California — including South Tahoe’s Kaitlynn Watson — took first at the National Bid Tournament at NB Courts last Saturday, March 19.

Silver State finished the one-day tournament 5-0. The team’s first-place finish secured a berth in the 18-and-Under Spring USA Volleyball Girls’ Juniors National Championships — the inaugural event will be held April 29 through May 1 in Milwaukee.

The all-senior team of 11 players features seven signed to colleges, including the Loyola University New Orleans-bound Watson — and the rest are in the process of committing. Its other college signees include Kira Porter (Howard) of Incline; Meagan Carlson (Cal State Fullerton), Jasmin Hubbard (Morgan State) and Morgan Waller (Florida Gulf Coast) of Damonte Ranch (Reno, Nev.); Hanna Spevak (UC Merced) of McQueen (Reno, Nev.); and Danielle Rodriguez (CSU Stanislaus) of Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.).

Dana Aiono coaches the 18 Mizuno team, and has coached at the club and Carson High (Carson City, Nev.) for more than a decade. Assistant coach Ben Malisewski recently graduated from Arizona, where he played club for the Wildcats.


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