Women's Volleyball |
July 22, 2013
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati assistant volleyball coach Steve Vencl has been selected to coach the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) High Performance girls Select volleyball team. The team will compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., July 23-27.
“I’m honored to be coaching the OVR High Performance girls Select team in this year’s High Performance Championships” said Vencl. “This event will allow these players a tremendous opportunity to be able to compete at one of the highest levels possible. Not only will the players be able to see and play against some of the top players in the country but they will compete against teams from all over the globe, giving them insight as to how global the sport of volleyball actually is.”
Vencl, who is slated to begin his second season with the University of Cincinnati volleyball program in 2013, will lead the Select age group which consists of girls born in 1998 and after. A total of 10 girls will represent the OVR High Performance Program at the championships, which will feature teams from across the United States and the world (Puerto Rico, Canada, Brazil and New Zealand).
In order to prepare for the tournament, Vencl and a team from the OVR program ran a tryout and a three-day competitive training camp to choose the team. The original tryout saw over 200 girls from the Ohio Valley Region competing for a spot in the training camp. 44 girls were invited to the training camp before the final 10 were selected to the team.
Vencl and the rest of the OVR HP team will depart for Ft. Lauderdale on Sun., July 21 and will participate in several training sessions and the tournament’s opening ceremony before competition begins on Tues., July 23.
Following the conclusion of the championship, Vencl will be back in Cincinnati to prepare for the opening of the UC volleyball season. The Bearcats will open the season on Friday, Aug., 30 when they host Butler, Tennessee and Morehead State for the UC Invitational.