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OVR Archives: 2019-2020 Season
OVR-Kaepa® USA Juniors' Tournament Schedule 2020
April 4 - April 5, 2020
Ohio Northern University: Sports Center/King Horn, Ada, OH

Tournament Cancelled

The Dayton Jrs Volleyball Club sent four teams to Nationals: 18s Blue Angels, 17s Chill, 15s Blue Devils and 14s Tsunami. The 18s team qualified for the Open division, while the other three qualified for Club. This has been the best overall showing for the Dayton Jrs program at the National Championship event.

The good part for the program was that the National Tournament being held at Atlanta was for many of the members at driving distance. Just straight down I-75... what a deal!

The 14s Tsunami team, coached by Yoon Ha and Carrie Snider, started the tournament playing very tight and through unforced errors allowing their opponents to stay in the matches. Thanks to their great depth they were able to come out 3-0 and first place in the pool. On the second day with all tournament jitters gone they shifted into high gear and again went 3-0, winning their pool. They showed good ball control and a consistent attack. The third day was crunch time. With a record of 1-1 they fought to lose the first game 23-25. In the second game they spent a lot of energy to come back and win 25-23. Now it was evident that emotions were high, but their bodies were over spent and they lost 4-15. This put the team in the Silver Division; a loss to KIVA White in two put them in a tie for the 13th place of the tournament. Members of the team are: Emily Borchers, Jordan Bradosky, Katie Fritz, Kacie Hausfeld, Katie Laravie, Meagan Martin, Michelle Nicol, Jessica Raffa, Casey Smith and Lauren Woeste.

The 15s Blue Devils, coached by Suzann Opperman, also had a rough start and came third in their pool with a record of 1-2, eliminating them from any possibility to contend for the Championship. On the second day they proceeded to win all three matches and moved up the food chain thanks to a great offensive display by all front-row players. On the third day they again finished third in their pool, but were in all the games. The final result was the team ended up in 34th place out of 64. Team members are: Natalie Bauer, Danah Brust, Alison Hess, Cassie Mangen, Gretchen Meyers, Kelly Oldiges, Kelsey Rankin, Alicia Sherrill and Emily Strader.

The 17s Chill, coached by Rob Beam and Mike Schroeder, went into the tournament already hot. In the first day they played outstandingly, winning all three matches and finishing first in their pool. On the second day things were not that easy, but again they came and went 3-0, in the process defeating Fusion, #1 seed of the tournament, in two. Based on their two performances they started to be the buzz in the 17 Club Division. Now on the third day they had in their pool M1 (another tournament favorite), Club Yahoo, and Fresno. Thanks to great defense and blocking the team won the pool with a record of 3-0 and earning the #1 seed of the Tournament. All three matches went three and the Chill did play the same way in each match. They dug a hole by playing very sluggish in the first game and losing, winning the second game by a hair, and then crushing the opponent in the third. Now they had to play their friendly rival TVC – Crommer and lost in the first round in three exciting games, putting them in 5th place. Team members are: Pam Ballman, Sara Bochenek, Lizaiha Garcia, Ericka Duckworth, Stephanie Ross, Sarah Wellner, Chelsea Noble, Betsy Hiltibran, Molly Spencer, Lindsey Woeste and Mandy Robbe. Selected to the All- Tournament Team were Setter Chelsea Noble and MH Stephanie Ross.

The 18s Blue Angels, coached by Steve Leedy and Lori Schroeder, also came into the tournament playing very well, however during the tournament they saw their backs against the wall in several occasions. In a pool that consisted of 7 teams they came out firing by beating a strong M1 team in four. Now here was the downer, they lost against Golden West in four. This was a team that many felt they should have defeated. The loss brought their first day record to 1-1. On the second day they opened against tournament favorite Vision and lost in three well-played games. Now they found themselves with a record of 1-2 and ready to play Delta Valley. All of sudden they turned it up a notch and with a great offensive display they beat DV in three games and finish the day again with a .500 record of 2-2. Based on how the other teams were doing, to move on a team had to have a record of 4-2. In this case the Blue Angels played non-inspired ball in the first two games against Sky High, but then came back and won three straight to get back into the mix of things. Now with a record of 3-2, in their last match they put their game in full gear with a great middle attack to beat Austin Jrs in three, allowing them to earn the third spot of the pool. Now for them to move into the Championship round they needed to play a crossover match vs. their nemesis, Tampa Bay Jrs. At 7pm lighting struck again in favor of the Blue Angels, thanks to great passing and outside hitting, and gave them the right to play Sports Performance in the first round. On the final day of the tournament and the last day of the six seniors being together, they bowed out in four games to the eventual National Champions while giving them a 5th place in the tourney. The members of the team are: Jaclyn Strader, Jessica Strader, Carrie DeMange, Sarah Treadway, Abby Showers, Ali Hausfeld, Jenna Gaughran and Jenna Miller. Selected to the All- Tournament Team was MH Jenna Miller.

Nick Nystrom (nystrom@ovr.org; posted 2003-08-05 15:52:33)

Tournament/Site Director

Brian Hofman

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Entry Fee




Ohio Northern University: Sports Center/King Horn
609 West Lincoln Ave.
Ada, OH 45810

Web page: http://www.onu.edu

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  • From Toledo:

    • Take 23 South to the I-475 loop around Toledo (ONU is 75-80 minutes from Toledo)
    • From I-475 take I-75 South
    • Stay on I-75 South until the ONU exit (St. Rt. 235) (15 minutes past Findlay)
    • Turn left onto St. Rt. 235.
    • Stay on St. Rt. 235 until you get into Ada. (10 miles)
    • At the 3rd stoplight in Ada (Lincoln Ave.) turn right.
    • Go through two stop signs and turn left into the next parking lot.
    • The Sports Center will be on your left.
    • Volleyball is played in the King-Horn Center, not the Fieldhouse.
  • From Dayton & Cincinnati:

    • Take I-75 North to Lima. (Lima is about an hour from the I-75 & I-70 junction)
    • You can either take St. Rt. 309 east or St. Rt. 81 east once you get to Lima to get to ONU, so you can stay at either exit for housing and still easily get to ONU.
    • State Route 309 comes before State Route 81 when you are on I-75.
  • From St. Rt. 309:

    • If you take St. Rt. 309 east, stay on 309 until you hit St. Rt. 235 north and turn left.
    • (There is a large ONU billboard telling you to turn) St. Rt. 235 takes you into Ada.
    • You will turn left at Lincoln Ave (2nd Stoplight).
    • Go through two stop signs and turn left into the next parking lot.
    • The Sports Center will be on your left.
    • Volleyball is played in the King-Horn Center, not the Fieldhouse.
  • From St. Rt. 81:

    • If you take St. Rt. 81 east, stay on 81 until you come into Ada.
    • At the stoplight (Junction of St. Rt. 81 & St. Rt. 235) turn right.
    • At the 3rd stoplight (Lincoln Ave.) turn right.
    • Go through two stop signs and turn left into the next parking lot.
    • The Sports Center will be on your left.
    • Volleyball is played in the King-Horn Center, not the Fieldhouse.
  • From Columbus:

    • Take 33 to Marysville.
    • From Marysville take St Rt. 31 north into Kenton.
    • In Kenton turn left onto St. Rt. 309 west.
    • Follow 309 west to St. Rt. 235 north
    • (There is a large ONU billboard telling you to turn)
    • Turn right onto 235 north and head into Ada.
    • You will turn left at Lincoln Ave (2nd Stoplight)
    • Go through two stop signs and turn left into the next parking lot.
    • The Sports Center will be on your left.
    • Volleyball is played in the King-Horn Center, not the Fieldhouse.
  • From Cleveland:

    • (ONU is about 90 minutes from Mansfield)
    • Take 30 west to 235 South.
    • Turn left onto St. Rt. 235.
    • Stay on St. Rt. 235 until you get into Ada. (4 miles)
    • At the 3rd stoplight in Ada (Lincoln Ave.) turn right.
    • Go through two stop signs and turn left into the next parking lot.
    • The Sports Center will be on your left.
    • Volleyball is played in the King-Horn Center, not the Fieldhouse.

Other Information

Tournament Information

Entry to the Northern Challenge requires your completed entry which is $450/team and your OVR team ID number.  Checks can be made payable to: Brian Hofman and entries can be sent to:

Brian Hofman

Ohio Northern University

525 S. Main St.

Ada, Ohio 45810 

The tournament begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Doors will open at 7:45 a.m.

Upon arrival to the playing site, all coaches are required to stop by the concession stand to verify their roster, which will be printed from the OVR web site the week prior to the tournament.  This verification serves as the coaches meeting as all information you need to know is on this site.  You must have an IMPACT certified coach. 

Pool play is the best of three sets with rally scoring. Each non-deciding set will be to 25 points with a minimum two-point advantage (no scoring cap.) The deciding set, if needed, will be to 15 points with a minimum two point advantage (no scoring cap.) All warm-ups will use the 2-4-4 format; 2-minutes shared court, 4-minutes Serving Team, 4-minutes Serve Receiving team.

After the first round of pool play all teams will be re-seeded and begin their second round of pool before being seeded into playoff brackets.  The second round of pool will begin on Saturday and each team will play one match in their second pool, with Sunday consisting of teams finishing their second round of pool play and then being seeded for the playoffs in gold, silver or bronze brackets. Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place in the Gold bracket.

Match order for the first two rounds is listed below:

8:30 a.m.  1 vs. 3 (2)

9:15 a.m.  2 vs. 4 (1)

Team in (    ) officiates

All remaining matches will be played 10 minutes after the previous match is completed.  Schedules will be posted on each court at the scorer’s table, as well as the master schedule posted at the concession stand. 

Teams are not necessarily listed in their seed order and all pools were set-up by OVR guidelines that requires teams from the same club to not be in the same pool.

A team camping area will be provided.  There is no camping in the hallways.  Seating in the gyms is anywhere there is matting on the floor.  There is no seating along the walls next to the play courts.

Keep all coolers in cars. Coolers are prohibited in and outside facilities hosting OVR-sanctioned events. Setting up tables and/or cooking by teams or their support staff, fans, coaches, or parents are prohibited at OVR-sanctioned events. A concession will be provided at the tournament site.

You may bring your own chairs to sit in.  Some chairs may be provided, depending on their availability.  Chairs are only allowed on the matted areas in the center gym or BETWEEN courts in the side gyms.  THERE IS NOT SEATING ALLOWED ALONG THE WALLS BY THE PLAYING COURTS. 

Team/Tournament Cancellation: Per OVR regulations - a team canceling after the entry deadline, 14 days prior to the tournament date, will forfeit its entry fee. A team canceling prior to the entry deadline does not forfeit its full entry fee if a replacement is found. A team canceling from this tournament to enter a different tournament will forfeit its entry fee.

If Hardin County is under a Level 3 Emergency, the tournament will be canceled. For any reason the tournament is canceled, a notice will be displayed at the OVR Junior Tournament list. Entry fees will be refunded as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions please email me at b-hofman@onu.edu

Best wishes to everyone and be safe in your travels.


Note: OVR rankings appearing in the following listings are intended only as a helpful tool for tournament directors. They are subject to frequent change, including after the pools are set, and other factors may also be considered when determining pools and order of play.

Girls' 15 Regional: 5 courts (filled)

No points shall be awarded for OVR Championships or tournaments following the OVR Championships. [OVR Juniors' Seeding System]

The following teams are registered (waiting list not displayed). Pools will be announced closer to the tournament date.

 team coderankteam
1.FJ5-ACESC3-OV3ACES VBC – 15 Croom
2.FJ5-MATCH1-OV43Matchpoint – Matchpoint Ebright 15s
3.FJ5-HAWKV2-OV80Hawks VBC – 15R Fillar/Richardson
4.FJ5-SOUTH1-OV130Southeast Volleyball Club – SEV Green
5.FJ5-SOUTH2-OV81Southeast Volleyball Club – SEV 15 Rankin
6.FJ5-BSVBC5-OV62Black Swamp VBC – 155
7.FJ5-CLIPP3-OV36CYVBC Surge – 15 White
10.FJ5-GRIFF1-OV86Griffin Volleyball Club – 15 Black
11.FJ5-OACZZ3-OV125Oiler Attack Club – 15 White
12.FJ5-OACZZ2-OV29Oiler Attack Club – 15 Orange
13.FJ5-OACZZ1-OV32Oiler Attack Club – 15 Black
14.FJ5-GRLVC8-OV4Grandlake VBC – 15R Steininger
15.FJ5-BKEYE4-OV55Buckeye VBC – Buckeye 15 Red Elite
16.FJ5-BKEYE5-OV104Buckeye VBC – Buckeye 15 Black Elite
17.FJ5-CCRSH3-OV2Cincy Crush Volleyball Club – 15 Gray
18.FJ4-FOURN1-OV3 [14R]Four1Nine Xtreme – 14-Yarnell
19.FJ5-EVBTC4-OV8Elite Volleyball Training Center – EliteVBTC 15 White
20.FJ5-ADREN2-OV160Adrenaline Volleyball Club – The Ballers - 15R

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

The officials' assigner for this event is Brian Hofman (b-hofman@onu.edu, 419‑772‑1878 /w, 419‑772‑2470 /f).

The officials' assigner has not yet named officials contracted for this event.

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