Friday, May 23, 2014

The Sound Premier Team Poised to Make a Title Run at the Premier Volleball League National Championship Tournament

Kylin Munoz
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Phoenix, AZ

The Sound Premier Volleyball Team is arriving in Arizona with a few new faces for the 2014 Premier Volleyball League National Championship Tournament.  University of Washington alumni and USA National Team player Kylin Munoz has joined the team along with Kimika Rozier who played college volleyball at Washington State University and University of South Florida and Stephanie Shiramizu who played at Michigan State University and is rejoining the team for the tournament.

The new players join a familiar core of players including Sound Premier veterans from the 2013 tournament, Katie Silliman, Sara Bendorf, Jessica Vanzant and Whitney Buck.  Portland State University product Jessica Hansen is traveling for nationals this year and first year head coach Paula Schwan also brings a collection of players who are new to the team for 2014 including Hannah Orcutt, Sabrina Hoeks and Cassie Robbins. 

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The Sound Premier team will start their tournament on Saturday May 24 against some familiar Northwest faces who are representing the Florida Wave at this event.  UW alumni Evan Sanders and Bianca Rowland are both playing for the Wave in this year's event and they are expecting to challege for the title and start with the #2 seed.  The Sound Premier Team will have their work cut out for them, but can draw from a full season of match experience against the Florida Wave who are playing together for the first time the day before the tournament.

Sound Premier Pool Play Match Schedule
1 R1 P2 Florida Wave Women (FL) Court 3 at 5/24 2:00 PM
2 R1 P2 Team GEVA (GE) Court 3 at 5/24 8:00 PM
3 R1 P2 Chesapeake Rising Tide (CH) Court 2 at 5/25 12:00 PM
4 R1 P2 Carolina Flight (CR) Court 6 at 5/25 4:00 PM
5 R1 P2 Team Great Lakes (GL) Court 3 at 5/26 8:00 AM
6 R1 P2 Heart of America Havoc (HA) Court 3 at 5/26 12:00 PM

Sara Bendorf connecting at the Sound Premier Showcase Match on March 9 at Everett CC.
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Sound Premier Team PVL Championship Roster

S  Gretchen Killebrew  UW
S  Whitney Buck  CWU
OH  Sara Bendorf U of Jacksonville
OH Jessica Vanzant  Portland State
OH Sabrina Hoeks  U of Maryland Baltimore County
MH  Katie Silliman  Arkansas State
MH  Hannah Orcutt  Christian Brothers University
MH Kimika Rozier  WSU/U of South Florida
OPP  Cassie Robbins  WSU
OPP  Kylin Munoz  UW
L  Jessica Hansen  Portland State
L  Stephanie Shiramizu Michigan State

Head Coach Paula Schwan
Asst. Coach Zach Calles
Asst. Coach Mati Bishop

Sound Premier at Their Home Opener on Feb. 21
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