Playing in their first year together as a team, the Lady Tigers from the Velocity Mansfield U13 volleyball team has been defying some pretty amazing odds. With all but one of the girls being eleven and twelve, the girls were left playing up in the 13’s age division due to the fact of having one thirteen-year-old on the team.
Team Velocity proved that they were up to any challenge they came face to face with. Holding their own the entire season, playing in three tournaments and two jamborees, the girls had one last tournament left to compete in which took place over this past weekend.
Team Velocity attended Volley in the Rock held in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 9-10. Making up the ultra-talented roster of Team Velocity 13U is Kaylee Ward, Rylie Bentley, Shelbie Fuller, Harlie Fuller, Kynley Simpson, Caydence Moore, Presley Curry, Alyssa Black, and Trinity Triska.
By the end of the two-day tournament, the girls had played in 11 total sets winning seven of them and proudly walking away with a third place win in the Gold Classic Division. Head Coach for Team Velocity, Brandi Elmore, beamed while expressing her thoughts on her girls and the season.
“They’ve held their own this whole season. This was our best tournament to date. I have some big talent. They’ve all worked super hard this season and I couldn’t be more proud of them. My cousin, Tari Ward, started Velocity Volleyball in Mansfield and what started with one team has grown into four. Our hope is to prepare these girls for high school volleyball and hopefully add some more state champ pictures to the wall!”