The weather couldn't hold these teams back! Another tournament in Eugene and we saw players come from all over - risking the snow and ice to show up and show out! While a few of the women's teams dropped, we still had a great turnout of nine women's teams and 12 women's teams.
The women played in three teams pools and had a quick day, making light work of the pool play. There were big hits, big blocks and a whole lot of fun watching these teams play. Unfortunately, we had one pool stacked with three very talented teams, dropping one team down into a lower bracket. The upper bracket was tough - watching the winning team from the January tournament go into a double final AGAIN! Unfortunately, they couldn't get the W two tournaments in a row and the win went to Helen Parker. It was a battle all day between these two awesome teams, close sets all day and a huge congrats to Helen Parker and team for pulling it out in the end.
The men's side was full with 12 total teams and had some amazing matches to watch. We had the same situation with one of the men's pools with three very strong teams. We communicated and made adjustments where possible to ensure all teams playing were happy and seeded correctly going into bracket. The end results were great and we had some more big battles.
The upper bracket - eventually going to Rob Holmes - was a hard fought match with local team The Gladiators. They wanted the W for their hometown but unfortunately were just a little short. This was the second time they walked away with a hard fought battle in the championships. Rob Holmes team just came ready to play and pushed at the end to walk away the champs.
The lower bracket was a close competition, fought hard by local team Timmy Beick against newcomer RJ Cayetano. Picking up subs and creating a team in short notice, RJ Cayetano gave Timmy a run for their money but just couldn't quite come up with the win. Congrats to Timmy Beick for winning in the lower bracket!
We encourage those who are passionate about adult volleyball to join the adult committee to help ensure the smoothness of the pools and brackets for future tournaments. These tournaments are more successful with your input - we'd love to have you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
And thank you to ShelterCare for being in attendance! We are happy we got to showcase the great work you do for those experiencing homelessness in Lane County! Learn more below
1st Place - Women's Team - Helen Parker
2nd place - Women's Team - Lei
1st Place - Men's Team - Rob Holmes
2nd Place - Men's Team - The Gladiators
1st Place - Lower Bracket Men's - Timmy Beick
2nd Place - Lower Bracket Men's - RJ Cayetano
About us - ShelterCare has been a Lane County nonprofit since 1970! We provide housing and mental health services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, with a focus on those who experience a mental illness. We follow the Housing First model - a research-based best-practice model, which prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness. No longer living in survival mode all the time make it so they can pursue personal goals that improve their quality of life (ie career, school, ect). Last year, we helped 1,813 people in Lane County move forward on their journey toward housing stability and independence.
Ways to get involved -
Donations - Mail a check to 499 W 4th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401 or visit our website to donate online.
Quote from ShelterCare program participant -
“During COVID, there weren’t places to just go. It was the day before my birthday, in 2020, that I got diagnosed (with colon cancer) – I got surgery instead of cake that year. With the help of someone at Willamette Valley Cancer, I got into ShelterCare’s Medical Recuperation program – I didn’t even know it existed! I have no idea what I would’ve done had there not been ShelterCare programs. It was the perfect thing at the perfect time each time.” - Rob, ShelterCare program participant
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place.
1. Helen Parker
2. Amelia Gibson
3. Catrina Mathewson
4. Layla Pappas
6. Kaitlin McBride
7. Kayla Yokbay
8. Vanessa Hayes
10. Central Oregon
11. Abby Whipple
12. Kaytlin Wearne
Team Wait List:
Tessa Holtz - OH/libero
Michelle McGinn - S/DS
Liz K Weidmann - OH
Jennifer Jongsma - Libero/DS
Maggie Nicole - OH
1. Timmy Beick
2. Luke Dunigan
3. Rob Holmes
4. The Gladiators - Anthony Hadley
5. Joe Maya
6. Alex Edgars
7. Rodolfo Garcia
8. Vitaliy Karp
9. Volleypoppers - Alex Matiash
10. RJ Cayetano
11. Noah Chast
12. Spicy Bulgogi - Collin Ruth
Team Wait List:
Elliott McDonald - OH/Libero
Geoff Brayman - any
JJ Pinto - setter/OH/RS