We’re a bit late with these, but they’re interesting, and better late than never.
By Maureen Lynch – email@example.com
Last year, Marengo-based Club Fusion’s elite 16 Black volleyball team grinded out a three-set match to win a national title in the 16 Open Division at the annual AAU Girls Junior National Championships in Orlando, Fla.
This year, the same group of players didn’t need gritty play. Fusion’s 17 Black team, led by Richmond-Burton outside hitter Ali Frantti, beat Academy Volleyball Cleveland on Wednesday night in Orlando to win a second straight AAU national title.
Frantti received All-America honors, along with teammates Bryanna Weiskircher (Boylan setter) and Simone Lee (Menomonee Falls, Wis., outside hitter). All three are committed to Penn State.
“They were nothing short of dominant,” said Eric Schulze, general manager at Fusion. “Last year [the championship match] was a lot more exciting. This year, they just dominated.”
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