The Mountain Volleyball Club 17U team won the Gold medal in the top Gold division at the Volley FX Winter Challenge Tournament held in Rochester, N.Y., March 1-2.
Finishing second in their pool, MVC 17U were re-seeded fourth out of eight teams heading into playoffs.
In the quarter-finals, the Hamilton team defeated the Baldwinsville, N.Y. Blast, 25-20, 19-25, 15-9. In the semi-finals, MVC 17U swept Lakeside 25-17, 26-24 and overcame a previous loss to the undefeated tournament host team Volley FX Rapture in the championship match winning 25-17, 25-18.
The MVC 17U team is coached by Denis Levesque, Meghan Schilthuis and Mike Hall of Hamilton.
Players include Kate Kalenchuk, Claire Ross, and Jordan Koslowski, all of Hamilton; Adele Olejarz, Charlotte Rose, and Nicole Gwiazdowicz, all of Dundas; Alessandra Assaf, of Ancaster; Jennifer Todd, of Stoney Creek; and Patricia Gombas, of Oakville.