The newly formed National Volleyball League (NVL) held a qualifier April 23 on Manhattan Beach for its inaugural 2-day event in May, held in conjunction with the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Md. Sixteen teams earned entry to the Baltimore tournament, taking place May 20-21 on the field at Preakness. Women’s teams qualifying for the main draw include Tealle Hunkus and Heather Lowe, Emily Day and Heather Hughes, Tarin Keith and Kiwi Winkler, among others. On the men’s side Ty Loomis and Austin Rester made the cut, along with Evie Matthews and Jon Mesko, Dana Camacho and Tim Church, and others.
Originally published in June 2011