HOUSTON, Texas. — On Sunday, the Club V team returned from a regional high school volleyball competition held in Texas. The event was a precursor to the national championships in June in Vegas. Club V did not advance out of this regional tournament, but did perform admirably in the attempt. Winning the first pool-play day propelled the team into the higher-level action early on.
Club V ended up 20th out of 48 teams, having won one game and lost two. The elite volleyball club is based out of North Salt Lake City, which isn’t a deterrent for the four Park City families that drive their daughters, twice a week, all winter, down the canyon.
Lucy Terwillegar is one of those Parkites enjoying the ride. After evolving her athleticism from gymnastics to volleyball, she feels lucky to have made this Club V team on which the Terwillegars appreciate how well the athletes work as a team and the parents work as a team.
Andrea Terwillegar, Lucy’s proud mom, said, “They played their little hearts out in Houston. It’s a really good come-from-behind team and they are great group of girls.”
The sheer square footage at the Houston Convention Center venue provided ample opportunity for social distancing. A majority of teams at the tournament hadn’t traveled as far as Utah’s Club V since they were from all around Texas, and many teams were also there from Arizona.
Because of COVID protocols, this regional volleyball tournament was spread out over a three week time frame with Club V assigned to attend only the third week.
Silver Fonou is the coach of Lucy’s team, all of whom are 15 years old and in 9th grade.