Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a girls in Detroit for Nationals

Detroit, MI – The Pilipa’a Girls 16-1  will begin play in the 2018 USA Volleyball Junior National Championship this afternoon. They will face Delta Valley of Northern California followed by VA Juniors Elite from Virginia at the Cobo Center in Downtwon Detroit this afternoon.

Pilipa’a earned the berth in the prestigious National Tournament by claiming the 2018 Moku O Keawe Regional Championship this past March. It was Pilipa’a’s 2nd consecutive Girls 16U regional championship win.  It has been a good year for this group with an outstanding 2nd place finish at the 2018 SCVA Las Vegas Classic and a strong showing in the Aloha Region Power League leading in to this year’s National Championship tournament.

The girls arrived in Detroit on Friday and have spent the past couple of days in the practice gym working on final preparations for the tournament.  They have had a chance to get out for some fun activities including laser tag an Escape Room visit and multiple mall trips for shopping.

The travel roster for this tournament includes:

#4 Lokelani Kuamo’o

#6 Megan Baldado

#8 Aulike Kaiawe

#11 Tiani Bello

#12 Mia Takai

#14 Mahala Ka’apuni

#17 Nani Spaar

#23 Aaliyah Asuncion


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