Detroit PAL’s recreational volleyball season came to an end with an exciting weekend of All Star Games and Championships!
The Volleyball All Star Games took place on March 18th at Brenda Scott Academy. The JV match got the day started as the South Team and the North Team faced off. All of the girls played great and really showed off how much they had improved throughout the season. In the end, the South Team took home the win! The Varsity game was very exciting and everyone played extremely hard. The East Team left it all on the court and walked away with a 2-0 victory over the West Team.
PAL was proud to present the following awards at the Volleyball All Star Game:
Sportsmanship Team of the Year: Academy of the Americas
Academic Team of the Year: Crescent Academy Varsity A Team (Average GPA 3.66)
Organization of the Year: University YES
Coach of the Year: Coach Reginald Simpkins of Ludington Middle School
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Essay Contest Winners: Kennedy Ellis and Mariah Webster
After the All Star Games were finished, the coaches and alumni took the court to face off in a fun game. Everyone seemed to have a great time and the match ending up going to three sets. The alumni walked away with the win, but the coaches were very close behind!
The following day, Detroit PAL held the Volleyball Championships at University of Michigan-Dearborn. All of the players worked hard all season long and it all came down to these final games. Every team did a wonderful job, showed great sportsmanship, and overall had a good time at the championships. The results from the Championship event were:
Varsity Gold Division
Runner Up: DEPSA
Varsity Silver Division
Champion: Chandler Park
Runner Up: Ludington Blue
Varsity Bronze Division
Runner Up: UPA B
Runner Up: Crescent
Congratulations to all of our volleyball players on a great season! Look out for more information on the 2017 Summer Girls Volleyball League, running from June 27 – August 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the University of Michigan – Dearborn Fieldhouse.