Croson on FIVB Beach Youth team

June 30th, 2010

It might be old news but just got it from USAV…
The selected girls’ youth beach teams are Summer Ross (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Jane Croson (Lakewood, Calif.) along with partners Lara Dykstra (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) and Rebecca Strehlow (Long Beach, Calif.)
Jane Croson and Summer Ross posing at the SWATCH FIVB Beach Youth World Championships Ross and Croson have competed the past two years in the annual FIVB Beach World Championships. They placed fifth at the 2009 FIVB Youth (U-19) Beach World Championships. In 2008, the pair placed seventh at FIVB Junior (U-21) Beach World Championships and made history as the youngest pair to ever compete in the event
Croson is working on her indoor game as she prepares to travel with the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team to Tijuana, Mexico, to contend in the 2010 NORCECA Women’s Junior (U-20) Continental Championships from July 5-10. Dykstra competed in the 2008 FIVB Youth World Championship for beach volleyball and Strehlow was a member of the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Youth Beach Training Team.

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  • CHUY July 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

    This young lady is going to be a BIG factor for the Wahine..i have seen her play both outdoor and indoor and for what i can tell you…she is the next poi pounder!!!!! the next big thing for the University!

  • Warriorfan July 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Jane has a very busy summer. Junior national team for indoors as well, plus has her club team in contention for a gold medal at the junior olympics.

  • bowsfan July 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m glad Kanani and Jane will have a year together.

  • Warriorfan July 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Jane helped her team to the gold medal and made the all tournament team.

  • Cindy Luis July 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Sport Shack lost 1 match en route to winning the 18 Open. The one loss was to Laguna Beach with Goodman and Uiato on it.
    Couldn’t find the all-tourney teams.

  • bowsfan July 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Whats up with sand VB, haven’t heard much. I’m glad this blog is just VB and straight to the point.

    • ingoodstanding July 4, 2010 at 9:30 am

      Okay, “straight to the point.”:

      It would (probably) be best for all concerned that Jane is eased into the program with a lot less nervous anticipation. I’d most likely want for her to start off the–2011–season as a reserve, then ‘craking’ (if at all) the starting line up. Freshman year at college, no matter how good an athelete is in high school, this is a HUGE transition.

      I just believe that as she’d find her rhythm on campus, she’ll be able to contribute a whole lot more on the (30 X 60) court. Too much pressure upon such young shoulders–especially in 2011 when the Wahine have the most opportunistic chances of ‘glory’, this could be a HEAVY burden/stress for a young 17-18yr old to handle.

      Again, .02 worth. :-)

      • ingoodstanding July 4, 2010 at 9:57 am

        I do need to proof read more…what in the universe is “craking”???

        Try “cracking”, brah!

  • bowsfan July 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Straight to point comment is just that this blog is just VB, I really enjoy not having to read about other sports here. The other sports blog here have too much HI this, HI that, #1, #2, none of that here and straight to the point. I would like the other sports blog to be like this one.

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