HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii’s Tiahna Aldeguer and Melahi Palencia are up-and-comers within the ultra-competitive world of youth seashore volleyball.
The kids captured the silver medal on the AAU Seaside Volleyball nationwide event.
“We at all times have a sport technique. We at all times discuss to one another and talk what weaknesses the opposite crew has,” Aldeguer stated.
The California event featured the nation’s greatest seashore volleyball gamers. The women compete within the 12-and-under division.
“Taking part in with all these women from america, they’re actually good. They’ve extra expertise enjoying seashore volleyball as a result of they’ve a event each weekend,” Palencia stated.
The prolonged highway journey been excellent for Hawaii’s gamers. Palencia and one other teammate, Capri Romjue, grabbed the gold medal on the 2021 BVCA Nationwide event.
“I don’t really feel pressured. We simply go on the market and have enjoyable and check out our greatest and work exhausting,” Palencia stated.
Summer time volleyball competitions draw the most effective youth volleyball gamers within the U.S. Their households make an enormous dedication to get there.
“To see it lastly, with all of the lockdowns, they lastly get to play. It’s thrilling,” stated Palencia’s father, Troy.
The pair have performed collectively for 2 years. Each match is a chance to get higher.
“We are able to be taught from how they play to get completely different sport methods to do higher,” Aldeguer stated.
The kids additionally performed in crew tournaments and did very effectively.
Palencia and Aldeguer will likely be on the mainland just a little longer. Subsequent week they’ll play within the West Coast Junior Olympics.
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