|The Bermuda Volleyball Association have named the Senior and Junior Teams that will compete against visiting teams from Canada and the US in the Bermuda Open 2018 on Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 at Warwick Academy.
The Bermuda Women’s National Team will be split in to two teams, the Red Aces and the White Caps. The Bermuda Open will work as a preparatory event for the US Open Championships at the end of May, 2018. The Women’s team will also be participating in the Eastern Caribbean Championships at the end of August, 2018. The rosters for the Bermuda Open are as follows:
Red Aces: Sophia Sontag Sharri Weldon Mi’Jon Bridges Ruth Cavanaugh Charlene Place Heather Oliver Leticia Ferreira Coach: Elisabeth Rae
White Caps Lysmeiri Herrera Rachel Mackenzie Nicole Volek Kayla Love Allison Settle Allison Lacoursiere Khianda Pearman Watson Melanie Lopes Coach: Juanita Blee
The Bermuda Girl’s National Team will also be split into two teams. The girls had recently completed in the United Tampa Slam and as per head coach Gary Leblanc “we are, very much, looking forward to participating in the 2018 Bermuda Open. The team played well at the Tampa United Slam a couple of weeks ago and after making a few changes, we hope to build on that success.” The teams for the Bermuda Open include the following:
Junior NT: Sy McPeek Katrina McPhee Monique Cordeiro Kamryn Martins Olivia Taylor Kelise Stewart Alexa Saldok Cailey Longworth Yulia Iseava Kyra Kucharik Natalie Gazzard Daniella Stegmann Anna Marcotte Jocelyn Manuel
Paradise Hitters: Erin Cordosa Ashley Soares Taylor Rego Olivia Hill Kolby Martins Kylah Hall Layla Kurt Megan Hands Amber Simons Zori Seymour Sophia Stevens Ashley Horseman
A National Alumni Team, Island Girls, will be participating and will be represented by Sophie Campeau, Rebecca White, Vikki Stevenson, Alana Rathbun-Swiss, Melisa Judd, Jade Weaver and Elisabeth Rae. Bermuda’s Filipino League will also be represented by Digz. Players include Brenda Dalida, Portia Lo, Ivy Manio, Margaret Naval, Florife Nery, Ana Perez and Jo-Anne Tan.
Bermuda will also be welcoming teams Fall River Fury from Canada and Team Fun Divas from the US. Fall River is a U18 team that also participated in the Bermuda Open in 2017. They have a new group of players keen to show off their skills. Team Fun Divas is a combination of women from different teams in Baltimore, Maryland, who formed nurturing friendships from enjoying volleyball indoor and outdoor all year round. Per team representative, Karen Pang “We are excited to be visiting Bermuda for the first time and getting to play against some of finest teams from different regions!”