To the Monrovia Community, here is some exciting news about a local youth girls volleyball team. This post is to tell you about the Monrovia Starlings GU14 (girls under 14) volleyball team that is going to play in the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships. This national tournament was formerly known as the Jr. Olympics and will be held in Columbus, Ohio, from June 30-July 3. The GU12 Monrovia Starlings won gold at the 2011 Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.
During the season, the team competed against elite teams from California, Colorada, Arizona, Nebraska, and Hawaii. The team also played in the highest division in southern california against many challenging beach city club teams. It is truly amazing to have a team from Monrovia competing at such a competitive level.
The team has 11 girls on it, with , , and all represented. The girls and coaches are:
Kelsi Barajas (Santa Fe)
Anne Datingaling (Clifton)
Elizabeth Kenz (MHS)
Madison Mayoralgo (Santa Fe)
Emily Ramirez (Santa Fe)
Lauren Rewers (Clifton)
Leilia Toomalatai (Santa Fe)
Shantille Yu (Santa Fe)
Coach Wayne Teng (MHS girls volleyball coach)
Assistant Coach Uli Toomalatai (Sante Fe girls volleyball coach)
Assistant Coach Steve Molnar (Clifton girls volleyball coach
The girls are working hard to raise financial support to go to Ohio. Please consider supporting the team at one of the following activities.
CAR WASH Saturday, June 2, from 8:00am - 4:00pm at the Pep Boys parking lot on Huntington.
YARD SALE on Saturday, June 16.
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, June 23.
The team hopes to make Monrovia proud. Games may be streamed live. More more information at http://usavolleyball.org/events/8349