Springfield Shock 17UA take 2nd at Nationals
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ORLANDO — The Springfield Shock 17UA team went 12-1 and finished second out of 98 teams in the AAU Nationals Classic division, June 26- 30. They returned home from the Orlando tourney with the runner-up trophy, dropping their only match in the championship, 19-25 and 23-25, to Huntsville, Alabama’s Rocket City, coached by former 1984 United States volleyball Olympian Rose Magers-Powell. Tourney All-Star honors went to Chloe Byrd, Hannah Clayton and Laura Kaiser. Team picture: back row, l-r: Hannah Tinder (Rochester); Kenna Bixby (New Berlin); Chloe Byrd (Springfield); Laura Kaiser (Chatham); Abby Heberling (Taylorville); Coach Bruce Wible. Bottom row: Summer Brandis (Taylorville); Julie Orr (Edinburg); Ella Rogers (New Berlin); Jenna Dorman (Rochester); Hannah Clayton (Taylorville). Local team members, second picture: Julie Orr (Edinburg); Hannah Clayton, Summer Brandis and Abby Heberling (Taylorville).