VICTORIAN athletes Lawrence Banh and Elly McInerney have been awarded the 2019 Volleyball Victoria Indoor Blue & White Jacket Award for their involvement in the Indoor State Team Program.
Victorian athletes celebrated the 2019 Australian Junior Volleyball Championships on Saturday night at the Blue and White Jacket Awards Dinner held at the San Remo Ballroom, Carlton. The night celebrated each Volleyball Victoria State Teams’ successes as well as the inclusion of the School Sport Victoria 15 & Under Volleyball representative teams.
The Blue & White Jacket Award is the most prestigious individual award presented in the State Junior program.
The Award is conferred on one male and one female athlete who, having met specific criteria, are voted as most deserving by the coaches from within the respective programs. The female award winner also receives the Bill Glasson Medal. This is the eighth year that this medal is being awarded and it is done so in memory of the late Bill Glasson for his great contribution to the female Victorian indoor state teams.
Lawrence Banh has become the starting setter for the Victorian AVL Super League team, the Melbourne Vipers and hopes to explore college opportunities in the near future. Elly McInerney has announced that she has accepted a two-year volleyball scholarship at Polk State College, Florida.
Congratulations to all of the award winners and all of athletes and coaches recognised in this year’s State Team program.
Volleyball Victoria 2019 Indoor State Team MVP’s:
|U14 Boys Blue||Sam Stone|
|U14 Boys White||Lucas Maticevski|
|U14 Girls Blue||Sakura Nakadai|
|U14 Girls White||Caron Sequeira|
|U15 Boys Blue||Brendyn Lam|
|U15 Boys White||Oliver Price|
|U15 Girls Blue||Brylee Lavery|
|U15 Girls White||Ava Zahn|
|U17 Boys Blue||Joey Rodda|
|U17 Boys White||James Stagoll|
|U17 Boys Gold||Baden Kalms|
|U17 Girls Blue||Ella Sutterby|
|U17 Girls White||Jenna Hamza|
|U17 Girls Gold||Talia Samuel|
|U19 Boys Blue||Lawrence Banh|
|U19 Boys White||Zachary Bingham|
|U19 Girls Blue||Emily Reynolds|
|U19 Girls White||Kilby Galo|