WEST COAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Follow our two boys teams as they travel to Hermosa Beach, CA to play in the AAU Junior Olympic Championship.
Sam Cashion/Lucas Caminelli and Max Cashion/Kaiden Lovern, among other NC Sand teams, won bids to the AAU West Coast National Championship in Hermosa Beach, CA.
Coach Glenn and the boys catch an early morning flight to California.
On the plane!
The boys finally arrive in California.
Afternoon practice at Santa Monica Pier.
The boys enjoying the view at Vista Del Mar, Redondo Beach.
The boys taking a break at Malibu State Park before heading to Zuma Beach for some doubles.
Let the games begin! Lucas and Max start play today in the 14U division.
Max and Lucas getting focused as they play the number one seed from Hermosa Beach. They are the fifth seed.
Sam making new friends while taking a quick break from volleyball.
Max and Lucas finish pool play in 3rd place. In bracket play, they lost a close 3rd place game 22-20, finishing 4th in the nation.
Tourists for the day! Check out the view from The Observatory.
Beverly Hills sign.
The boys in front of The Pyramid (Volleyball facility at Long Beach State University.
Inside The Pyramid.
The boys playing against some local players at Santa Monica Pier.
Max and Kaiden with some of the local players.
Ending the day at Muscle Beach!
The boys warming up for their final tournament of the trip at Santa Monica Beach.
Max and Kaiden playing in the semi-final. Both teams make it to playoffs.
Sam and Lucas finish second, and Max and Kaiden finish 3rd. Congrats boys!
Last stop at Mickey's before catching a flight home.