U18 Girls from Superior North Volleyball Club Clinch Gold at Minnesota Snownami Tournament

Superior North Volleyball Club’s U18 girls’ team, under the exceptional coaching of Kim Fossum and Lauri Vester, has made history by securing a gold medal in the Gold Division at the Minnesota Snownami Tournament. Led by dedicated Team Captains Julia Curtis, Andi Rissanen, and Kathryn Scofich, the athletes showcased their unwavering determination and team spirit throughout the competition. The SNVC girls etched their names in the annals of history by clinching the gold in the Gold Division, marking a significant milestone for the club.

Coming into the weekend, the focus was on fortifying an already formidable team dynamic. The girls demonstrated remarkable resilience, particularly in the final match, where they fought tooth and nail for the coveted gold. Over the course of the tournament, the team dropped only one set, highlighting their exceptional skill and tenacity.

Coach Kim Fossum expressed her pride in the athletes, acknowledging the challenges of teaching the mental aspect of the game. She emphasized the team’s ability to brush off mistakes, move forward, and never give up—a testament to their character and dedication.

Reflecting on their journey, team captains Kathryn, Julia, and Andi expressed immense pride in their team’s accomplishments. Kathryn emphasized the hard work and dedication that propelled them to success, highlighting their ability to bounce back from setbacks and maintain their composure on the court. Julia echoed this sentiment, underscoring the unity and support that permeated every aspect of their play, culminating in the ultimate triumph of clinching gold in the coveted Gold Division.

For Andi, the weekend served as a testament to the team’s relentless pursuit of excellence, recognizing the importance of maintaining momentum as they set their sights on future competitions, including provincials. With an unwavering belief in their collective potential, Andi conveyed her excitement for the journey ahead, buoyed by the camaraderie and shared determination of her teammates.

The victory at the Minnesota Snownami Tournament holds special significance for SNVC, marking the first time a team from the club has secured a gold medal in the esteemed Gold Division of a Minnesota sanctioned event. It is a testament to the talent, dedication, and sheer tenacity of these remarkable athletes, who have set a new standard of excellence for SNVC and inspired future generations of volleyball enthusiasts.

As they bask in the glow of their well-deserved triumph, the U18 girls of SNVC stand as shining examples of what can be achieved through teamwork, perseverance, and a relentless pursuit of greatness. Congratulations to the entire team on this historic achievement. Go Giants!