PREP ROUNDUP: Locals part of all-star match at the HUB

May 6, 2023 1:10 AM


Locals part of all-star match at the HUB

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — The annual Inland Northwest Volleyball Showcase, featuring 35 invited players from North Idaho and Eastern Washington, is scheduled for today at the HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave.

The girls will be split into four teams, and one of the coaches is Paula Thurston from Genesis Prep Academy. The players represent 20 high schools with 9 seniors, 19 juniors, 8 sophomores, and 1 freshmen. Teams play matches at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. in a best-2-of-3-sets format.

North Idaho players listed as playing include Camryn Nichols and Bella Anderson of Genesis Prep, Kaylee Lupo of Kootenai, Jenna Sarff of Post Falls, and Britany Phillips, Tia Hendrick and Savannah Smith of Wallace.

The Showcase players will host a youth clinic for ages 8-14 years old under the direction of

The Whitworth University volleyball coaching staff. Youth will learn volleyball skills and are invited to remain and watch their “coaches” compete in the Showcase games later that afternoon.