Two Huntington Beach Club boys' volleyball teams, 15Adams and 18Tyler, competed last weekend at the USA Volleyball Boys' Junior National Championships at Dallas.
15Adam won the gold medal in its division Friday by defeating Coastal Mizuno (Old Dominion) in the final, 25-15, 25-21. Four HBC players were named to the division's all-tournament team: TJ Defalco, Kimball Leituala, Ben Vaught and Joshua Tuaniga was named tournament MVP.
The HBC 15's team is: Defalco, Leituala, Vaught, Tuaniga, Andrew Shay, Jordan Molina, Alek Gilbreath, Blake Diamond, Kurt Ackerman, Lucas Devries, Wellington Afusia, Blake Markland, Alexander Wolf. Head coach: Adam Cutrell. Assistant coaches: Robert Morehouse, Tyler Hildebrand.
Defalco is a resident of Huntington Beach. Ackerman, Devries, Diamond, Gilbreath, Vaught and Wolf attend Huntington Beach High, and Shay attends Marina.
18Tyler finished in fourth in the 18-Open division. Juniors Andrew Tenbrink, Zachary Gates and Matthew Butler of Huntington Beach High, Madisen Hayden of Servite (Class of 2012), and juniors Bryce Yould and Doug Hamann of Dana Hills led he team. Both Gates and Butler were selected to the all-tournament team.