Congratulations – Iowa Rockets 16R National Runner-up!
Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 16R who captured 2nd place at the USA Volleyball National Championship held in Las Vegas in July. Iowa Rockets teams were very well represented with 7 teams making the trip to the national tournament in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 12 Black, 13 Black, 14R, 15R, 16R and 171 for a great season and representing Iowa at Nationals.
In other national news, congratulations to Iowa Rockets 17R for finishing 13th overall at the AAU National volleyball tournament in the Open Division and Iowa Rockets 14 Black who finished 9th place in Orlando in June.
Iowa Rockets 16R is National Runner-up for 2021
Iowa Rockets 17R captures 13th in Open at AAU Nationals in Orlando
16R Qualifies (again) and 14Black to Nationals
Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 16R who captured 1st place at Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier in Denver, CO. The team went undefeated on the 3-day tournament finishing 10 match wins, without dropping a set. Top finishers in the tournament qualify for USAV Nationals in Las Vegas, NV this June. However, 16R previously qualified for Nationals with their 3rd place finish at Windy City National Qualifier earlier this year.
Congratulations to Iowa Rockets 14 Black to captured 1st place at the Central Area AAU Super Regional held in Peoria, IL on May 22-23. The team went undefeated on the weekend. Finishing 1st place awards the team entry into AAU Volleyball Nationals in Orlando, FL in mid-June. 14 Black will join 17R who will also be attending AAU Nationals this year.
USAV 18s Nationals, Columbus, OH – Iowa Rockets 18R
USAV Nationals, Las Vegas, NV – Iowa Rockets 12Black, 13 Black, 14R, 15-1, 15R, 16R, 17-1.
AAU Nationals, Orlando, FL – Iowa Rockets 14 Black, 17R
Iowa Rockets 16R undefeated at CrossroadsIowa Rockets 14 Black undefeated at AAU Super Regional
Previous news, Iowa Rockets 16R and Iowa Rockets 15 Black take 1 and 2 at the 2021 Diggin’ in the Dells tournament. Iowa Rockets 15 Black defeated WVC 15s from Minnesota, STL Crossfire SR1 and STL Crossfire SR2 from Missouri, Dodge United 15s from Wisconsin, Dubuque Elite from Iowa, before losing to Club Red 15 Red from Wisconsin. Also in the Dells, Iowa Rockets 16R captured 1st place in the 17s division – going undefeated on the weekend. They defeated teams from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota – defeating KEVC 17-1 and KEVC 16-1 in the semi’s and finals.
Iowa Rockets 16R and 15 Black finish 1 and 2 at 2021 Mizuno Diggin in the Dells
Katherine & Elise – Again
Congratulations to Elise Mahaffy and Katherine Kouba who played at the Beach Nationals qualifier tournament in Omaha this past weekend. The duo finished 3rd in the 18s divsion and earned a bid to Beach Nationals in Ft Lauderdale, FL on July 13-15.
Iowa Rockets BEACH Volleyball
Time for FUN in the SUN. Iowa Rockets will have Beach Volleyball clinics on Mondays and Fridays.
More Beach Volleyball news. Congratulations to Elise Mahaffy and Katherine Kouba who played at the Beach Nationals qualifier tournament in Oklahoma City this past weekend. The duo earned a bid to Beach Nationals in Pompano Beach, FL at the end of July.
Speaking of Beach Volleyball – Congratulations to Claire Overton (Rockets alum) who plays beach volleyball for University of Tampa. She and her teammates were recently crowned the National Champions for NCAA Beach Volleyball. Claire is #21 below and will be a guest coach at Rockets Beach clinics!!
Iowa Rockets Regional Champions
Iowa Rockets teams had a great weekend at the Iowa Regionals #2 weekend. The weekend consisted on 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s, and 15s qualifying divisions. Rockets teams showed their strength by placing one or two teams in the top 4 in each age group. This weekend results:
- 11 Black: 3rd place overall
- 12 Black: Champions
- 13 Black: Champions
- 14 R: 4rd place overall
- 15R: 3rd place overall
- 15-1: 4th place overall
All in all Iowa Rockets tallied 4 First Place finishes (18R, 17R, 13 Black, 12 Black), 3 Third Place Finishes (11 Black, 16R, 15R), and 3 Fourth Place Finishes (17-1, 15-1, 14R). Current count for teams qualifying for USAV Nationals is: 7 Teams!!
11 Black 3rd place overall
12 Black Region Champions
13 Black Region Champions
Hope you have a GREEN (and gold) St Patrick’s Day
Champions – Iowa Regionals 18R
Champions – Iowa Regionals 17R
Third Place – Iowa Regionals 16R
Another Rockets Weekend
- 11 Black: 3rd at QC Volleyball Factory
- 12 Black: 1st at TBK 13’s
- 12 Gold: Tied 3rd at TBK
- 12 Silver: 2nd at TBK
- 13 Black: 1st at Heartland Sports 14’s
- 13-1: 2nd at QC Volleyball Factory
- 13 Gold: Tied 5th at Heartland Sports 14’s
- 14R: Finished 1-2 at Adrenaline Tourney
- 14R: 2nd at Heartland Sports 15’s
- 14 Black: 1st at Corridor Courts 15’s
- 14 Gold: Tied 3rd at Heartland Sports 15’s
- 15R: 5-1 at Adrenaline Tourney
- 15 Black: 2nd at Corridor Court’s 15’s
- 16R: 5-1 at Adrenaline Tourney
- 16-1: Tied 5th at TBK 17/18’s
- 16 Black: 1st at Corridor Courts
- 17R: 1st in Silver at Nebraska Elite Power League (Open)
- 17-1: 5-1 at Adrenaline Tourney
- 17 Black: 1st at Beyond the Baseline Tourney
- 17 Black: Tied 3rd at Clinton Tourney
- 18R: 1-2 at Adrenaline Tourney
- 18-1: Tied 3rd at TBK
17 Black 1st place Beyond the Baseline Tourney
Iowa Rockets 12s sweep Rockets blast. 12 Black 1st, 12 Gold 2nd, 12 Silver 3rd.
12 Gold finishing 2nd Place at Rockets Blast I
13 Black Champions at Rockets Blast
15Black Champions Rockets Blast
12 Black Champions Rockets Blast
14 Black Champions Heartland 16s Tournament14R Champions TBK 15s Tourney
Another Rockets weekend
Congratulations to Rockets teams for their performance this past weekend. Here’s a recap:
- 12 Silver- 1st Place – Beyond the Baseline Tourney
- 13 Black – 1st Place – Heartland 14s Tourney
- 13 Gold – 1st Place – Corridor Courts Tourney
- 15-1 – 1st Place – Corridor Courts Tourney
- 15 Black – 1st Place consolation – Six Pack Tourney
- 16R – 5-0 record at PrepDig Quad City Clash
- 16-1 – 2nd Place – Frostbite Festival
- 16Black – Tied 3rd Place – Six Pack Tourney
- 17R – 5-0 record at PrepDig Quad City Clash
- 17-1 – 5-0 record at PrepDig Quad City Clash
- 18R – 5-0 record at PrepDig Quad City Clash
- 18-1 – 1st Place – Frostbite Festival
16-1 Finishing in 2nd Place at Frostbite Festival
17-1 Prep Dig Quad City Clash 5-0 on the weekend
16R Prep Dig Quad City Clash 15-0 sets on the weekend
15-1 Champions at Corridor Courts Tourney
13 Gold Champions at Corridor Courts Tourney
18-1 Champions at Frostbite Tournament, Rochester, MN
Rockets Champs at Soph Tourney
Iowa Rockets players had a great time at the Iowa Select Soph Tourney on Oct 18th. The team was composed of Rockets players and friends for this one-day event. The event featured school and club teams from Iowa and Illinois. Congratulation to these 14s players for a nice tournament. Players below – sporting retro-Rockets gear (Top Left: Joslynn, Kate, Asta, Emee, Bottom Row: Reese, Dakota, Jaden and Sophie. Not pictured coaches Taylor and Meghan).
Iowa Rockets Players at Iowa Select Soph Tourney
Pictures from the past – any faces you recognize??