The 2018 Club Season ended in historic fashion for Team Detroit. Winning a total of 3 National Championships in one season, the club saw huge success both at AAU Nationals in Florida as well as at the Girls Junior National Championships (GJNC) played at Cobo Hall in Detroit - actually winning at both the U14 and U17 level! No other club in Michigan history has ever had such a successful season!
Dave Nichols and 17-Red started the party with a perfect 14-0 record and winning the Gold Medal in 17 Club in Orlando. Ella Loussia (OH) was named tournament MVP and Maddie Benoit (L) and Olivia Vance (MH) were named to the All American Team! This was the first AAU National Championship for Team Detroit and fitting that Club Director Dave Nichols brought the trophy home!
Next up was the USAV National Championships (GJNC) which was played right in our backyard at Cobo Hall. Fresh off their 3rd place finish in Orlando at AAU Nationals, Coach Malia Gabel and her 14-Red team slugged their way through a very competitive 14 Patriot division field, beating previously undefeated teams in the semi-finals and finals to win the 1st USAV Nationals title for Team Detroit and our 2nd of the 2018 season!
On a roll from Florida, Coach Dave Nichols returned home and kept his squad motivated for more. His 17-Red team cruised through the 17 Patriot field at GJNC to finish with another perfect record of 11-0 and capture their 2nd National Championship in 9 days! This feat has never been done by any other team in Michigan history. Congratulations to Coach Dave and 17-Red for a historic season!
Dave Nichols & 17-Red wins 1st National Championship in Florida
Malia Gabel and 14-Red wins National Championship in Detroit
Dave Nichols & 17-Red win 2nd National Championship in Detroit
Team Detroit Volleyball Club is excited to announce our Red team coaches for the 2019 Season!
18-Red Joe Podvin
17-Red Dave Nichols
16-Red Irick Gardner
15-Red Derek Ledwidge
14-Red Malia Gabel
13-Red Shilo Stewart
12-Red Andrew Walker
Five of the record Seven 1st Place Trophies won at MJVBA Championships in Grand Rapids
Overall Club record on the weekend 92-30 (75.4% winning percentage)
19 of 22 teams made their Gold playoff brackets!
13 of 22 teams medaled (Top-3) in their division!!
(3) Open Titles, (2) 2nd Places finishes in Open
(3) Premier Titles
(1) Club Title, (1) 2nd Place in Club
17Red/White/Blue....18-0 on the weekend... sweeping the 17-Open, Premier & Club divisions!!
15Red/White....11-1....swept the Open & Premier divisions!!
Congratulations to our recent college commits:
Class of 2018
Nina Rudnitsky, Davenport University
Paige Brothers, Henry Ford University
Class of 2019
We have taken information from other area clubs on their 2016 season costs, play dates (PD) and travel dates (TRD) and compiled it into a handy chart for you here! We continue to be the best training and value in Metro Detroit!
Be an INFORMED CONSUMER! 2016 Cost Comparison Shows Team Detroit best training and value!