AP 15 PHD Finishes 2nd at Nationals & Earns Silver Medals!
5 AP Teams Finish Top 10 at Nationals!
6 AP Players Named to Nationals All-Tournament Teams
AP 15 PHD played in the 4 day AAU National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida. The team made an impressive run to the finals of the 15 Premier division and walked away with a 2nd place national finish and silver medals. Three AP players - Alyssa Carlin, Paige Etherington and Jessica Schwenke - were named to the AAU 15 Premier All-Star team.
AP 15 Ikaika also played in AAU Nationals in Orlando and the team made their way to the quarterfinals of the 15 Club division and earned a 5th place national finish. AP 15 Ikaika's Karen Crews was named to the 15 Club All-Star team!
AP 17 Eclectic played in the 17 USA division of USA Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota after earning a bid by winning the Lone Star Classic National Qualifier. The team lost a tough day 3 cross match versus the eventual champion and then finished strong on day 4 earning a 5th place national finish. AP 17 Eclectic's Brittany Adams and Anna Lee Koester were named to the 17 USA All American team.
AP 14 Samurai played in the 14 USA division of USA Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota after earning a bid by winning the Lone Star Classic National Qualifier. AP 14 Samurai had a great run and finished with an impressive 7th place national finish.
AP 16 Legacy played in the 16 Club division of AAU Nationals in Orlando and made their way to the gold bracket where they finished in 9th place overall out of the 135+ team field.
AP 16 Gazelle played in the 16 National division of USA Junior Nationals in Minneapolis after earning a bid at Lone Star Regionals. Gazelle finished 13th out of the solid 48 team field.
AP 18 Puma played in the 18 American division of USA Junior Nationals in Minneapolis after earning a bid at Lone Star Regionals. Puma finished 23rd out of the 48 team qualified field.
July 5, 2014
AP 16 Gazelle & AP 18 Puma Earn Bids to USA Junior Nationals
4 AP Teams Qualified for Nationals
AP 16 Gazelle & AP 18 Puma each played on May 3-4 in Lone Star Regionals. AP 16 Gazelle went 7-1 in matches finishing 2nd overall out of 75 teams and walked away with silver medals. The 2nd place finish also earned AP 16 Gazelle a bid in the National division to USA Junior Nationals.
AP 18 Puma finished 4th overall out of 26 teams in the 18 Bid division at Lone Star Regionals. The finish earned them a bid in the American division to USA Junior Nationals.
AP 14 Samurai & AP 17 Eclectic had each previously qualified when they won the Lone Star Classic. This brings AP's total to 4 teams which will head to Minneapolis this summer for USA Junior Nationals.
May 6, 2014
AP 14 Samurai & AP 17 Eclectic Win Lone Star Classic National Qualifier
Earn Bids to USA Junior Nationals
AP 14 Samurai went a perfect 9-0 at the Lone Star Classic National Qualifer, winning the USA division and earning a bid to Junior Nationals this summer in Minneapolis.
A week later, AP 17 Eclectic traveled to Dallas to compete in the second weekend of the Lone Star Classic. AP 17 Eclectic went a perfect 9-0 on their way to winning the USA division and earning a bid to USA Junior Nationals.
In addition to AP 14 Samurai and AP 17 Eclectic winning the Lone Star Classic, AP teams had 6 more top 10 finishes at national qualifiers during the first 3 weeks of April.
In Kansas City, AP 14 Samurai went 8-1 and earned bronze medals. AP 15 PHD lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual champion earning PHD a 5th place finish at the Show Me National Qualifier.
On the first weekend of the Lone Star Classic, AP 11 Wolverines finished 5th overall and AP 13 Clutch finished 9th overall. On the second weekend of the Lone Star Classic, AP 18 Puma went 9-1 and finished 3rd overall earning bronze medals. AP 12 Padawan finished 7th overall.
In the first 3 weeks of April, AP 16 Gazelle and AP 16 Legacy each won a 17s tournament. AP 16 Gazelle won the 2-day College Showcase tournament playing AP 17 Viper in the finals. AP 16 Legacy was a perfect 6-0 earning their 17s tournament championship.
April 22, 2014
5 Top 10 Finishes at National Qualifiers in March!
8 Top 10 Finishes at 2-Day Cross Court Classic
4 More Tournament Championships
In the past couple weeks of March, AP has sent teams to Denver, Indianapolis and Spokane. AP teams have earned 5 top 10 finishes at these national qualifiers already.
AP 18 Puma has traveled twice. In Denver, they finished 9th overall and then in Indianapolis they finished 3rd overall.
In Spokane, 3 AP teams finished top 10. AP 16 Legacy finished 4th overall. AP 13 Black Mamba finished 5th overall. AP 14 Rebels finished 9th overall.
In Houston, at the 2-day Cross Court Classic, 8 AP teams finished in the top 10! AP 15 PHD and AP 17 Eclectic each went undefeated winning the Open divisions of their age groups and earning gold medals.
Also at Cross Court, AP 17 Viper and AP 15 Ikaika each finished 5th, AP 14 Samurai and AP 12 Kiraly each finished 7th, AP 15 Surge finished 8th and AP 17 Spartans finished 9th.
On March 22nd in Austin, AP 15 Barracudas went undefeated earning the tournament championship.
On the March 29-30 weekend, AP 12 Phenom had a perfect day. 4-0 in matches and 8-0 in sets earned Phenom a tournament championship. AP 11 Wolverines and AP 15 Ikaika each played up an age group and both made their way to the finals and earned silver medals.
AP 15 Fierce finished 2nd overall in their tournament. AP 15 Barracudas finished 2nd overall and AP 13 Juggernaut finished 3rd overall in the final stop of the Central Texas Power League.
March 31, 2014
AP 16 Legacy Wins 17s Tournament
AP 16 Legacy played up in a 17s tournament and went a perfect 4-0 in matches and 8-0 in sets on their way to winning the tournament.
AP 15 Fierce went 3-1 earning 2nd place overall in their tournament.
March 21, 2014
AP Family Shows Love for Carissa Lucas
Carissa's event yesterday was a beautiful reminder of the true good nature of people, a fantastic example of the power of a group of people and an amazing display of the love and closeness of the entire Austin Performance family.
A sincere thank you goes to everyone who attended, to all of those who donated items to the silent auction, to the many volunteers that helped the event run smoothly, to the staff that worked tirelessly organizing the event, to the many many generous donations and silent auction purchases and especially to Carissa and the Lucas family for allowing all of us to share our love and support for you.
You can continue to follow and support Carissa through her journey by reading her blog at carissajolucas.wordpress.com
View more photos of the event on the AP Facebook Page.
You can still donate directly to her family online through this link.
March 17, 2014
Everyone is invited to Carissa's Event!
Sunday, March 16 - 10am-1pm - Regents
Our club and coaches consider ourselves one large family, and recently we found out that one of our own was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin's lymphoma. Carissa Lucas is 25 years old and currently working toward her degree in nursing. Having graduated previously, she decided to go back and invest time in a career that helps others. This diagnosis was very sudden, and although she has only known for a few weeks it has already become a financial burden, as well as emotionally trying. As a club, and as a family we have pulled together and thought of a way to help support Carissa financially and physically.
MARCH 16 EVENT - EVERYONE IS INVITED! Bring your whole family. Join us between 10am and 1pm on March 16th for a pancake breakfast event, silent auction, merchandise sales and an AP coaches' tournament at Regents School of Austin. We hope to have hundreds of people there! Through this event, we hope to not only raise money, but raise Carissa's spirits and bring awareness to the community.
PLEASE RSVP! If you plan to attend the March 16th event, even for just a few minutes, please fill out this RSVP form. We are planning a large event and it helps to have an idea on how many are coming. If you forget to RSVP, please still attend!
ABOUT THE EVENT Here are just some of the things being planned for Carissa's event on Sunday, March 16.
- pancake breakfast sale
- violet awareness AP t-shirts and hair ties for sale
- plenty to do - silly prop photobooth, competitive games and challenges, face painting and more...
- 11am - AP coaches vs alumni match
- Noon - AP coaches vs AP coaches match
- silent auction
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION The silent auction will take place between 10am-1pm on Sunday, March 16 in conjunction with the event. The entire auction will be done online so you can bid while at the event or even if you have to miss it. The auction link will be available at the AP Facebook Page closer to the event start time.
COINS FOR CARISSA - You can also donate directly to her family online through this link.
March 11, 2014
First 2 Weekends of March Bring 5 More Tournament Championships
2 Top 5 Finishes at Tour of Texas Finals
During the March 1-2 weekend, 4 AP teams won their tournaments and earned gold medals. AP 15 Fierce & AP 16 Legacy each went a perfect 4-0 in matches and 8-0 in sets in their respective tournaments on their way to finishing 1st.
AP 11 Wolverine won a 12s tournament, and AP 17 Spartans won another tournament championship.
On the March 8-9 weekend, AP 12 Phenom won their tournament earning gold medals.
AP 12 Kiraly finished 2nd overall at the Tour of Texas finals and AP 16 Gazelle finished 5th overall.
Also at the Tour of Texas finals, AP 14 Samurai finished 13th overall. AP 15 PHD finished 15th overall. AP 17 Eclectic finished 21st overall.
March 11, 2014
AP 12 Kiraly Wins a 13s Tournament
AP Teams Win 3 More Tournament Championships
AP 12 Kiraly earned gold medals by winning a tournament playing up in the 13s age division.
AP 14 Samurai had an undefeated weekend going 4-0 in matches and 8-0 in sets on the way to winning their tournament.
AP 15 Ikaika also earned gold medals finishing 1st at their tournament.
AP 13 Clutch and AP 15 Surge each earned silver medals finishing 2nd overall in their tournaments.
February 27, 2014
Great Presidents Day Weekend
AP 17 Eclectic & AP 16 Gazelle played in the 18s division of the 2-day Presidents Day Challenge and met each other in the finals, where Eclectic earned gold medals and Gazelle grabbed the silver medals.
AP 11 Wolverine played in the 12s division of the I-35 tournament and won all of their matches!
AP 16 Stealth won their tournament and earned gold medals.
AP 15 PHD finished 3rd overall in the 15 Open division of the 2-day ATX Showcase.
February 20, 2014
AP 12 Kiraly & AP 16 Gazelle Finish Top 3
at Tour of Texas
AP 12 Kiraly played in the Tour of Texas Dallas stop and went 3-1, earning a 2nd place overall finish. AP 16 Gazelle also went 3-1 at the Tour of Texas Dallas stop and finished 3rd overall. Both teams earned the right to compete in division 1 (top 8 teams) at the Tour of Texas finals.
Also at the Tour of Texas Dallas stop, AP 17 Electic finished 9th overall while both AP 14 Samurai and AP 15 PHD each finished 5th in division 2.
In the 2-day Texas Fest tournament in Dallas, AP 15 Surge went 4-1 and earned a 3rd place overall finish while AP 14 Rebels finished 5th overall.
February 12, 2014
AP 11 Wolverine Wins a 12s Tournament
AP 15 PHD & AP 15 Fierce Win Tournaments
February 6, 2014
AP 17 Spartans Has Another Undefeated Weekend
AP 17 Spartans had another undefeated weekend, winning every set they played and earning their second set of gold medals this season.
January 29, 2014
5 AP Teams Earn Spots in Tour of Texas
5 AP teams earn spots in the Tour of Texas. AP 16 Gazelle, playing in Division 1 with other pre-qualified teams, finished 5th overall at the Tour of Texas stop in San Antonio.
AP 17 Eclectic was a perfect 7-0 in matches at the Tour Qualifier earning one of only 4 open spots in Division 1 out of more than 75 teams.
In the inaugural season for the Tour of Texas to have a 12s division, AP 12 Kiraly qualified in the top 8, becoming the first AP 12s team in club history to earn a spot in the Tour of Texas!
AP 14 Samurai & AP 15 PHD each also earned spots in the 24 team field of the Tour of Texas. AP 14 Samurai finished in the top 8 of the 70+ teams attempting to qualify, and AP 15 PHD finished in the top 12 out of 90+ teams.
January 22, 2014
Jan 11-12: 2 AP Teams Win Tournaments
8 AP Teams Earn Medals
AP 17 Spartans was a perfect 8-0 in sets on their way to capturing the tournament championship.
AP 16 Legacy also came home with gold medals on the January 11-12 weekend.
6 other AP teams also brought home medals this weekend. AP 13 Clutch, AP 14 Thunder and AP 15 Surge all made their way to the finals and earned silver medals.
AP 13 Juggernaut, AP 15 Barracudas and AP 16 Stealth all earned bronze medals on the weekend.
AP 11 Wolverine kicked off their season winning two of their first three matches!
January 15, 2014
3 AP Teams Win 2-Day Tour Warm-Up
7 AP Teams Finish Top 5
AP 15 Ikaika, AP 16 Gazelle and AP 17 Eclectic all went a perfect 6-0 to win gold medals at the 2-day Tour of Texas Warm-Up.
AP 12 Kiraly finished 2nd out of 25 teams and earned silver medals, while AP 14 Samurai and AP 17 Viper each grabbed bronze medals. AP 13 Black Mamba won the silver bracket and finished 5th overall.
AP 15 Fierce and AP 15 Inferno played in the Get Your Volley On tournament, and the two teams both medaled finishing 2nd & 3rd.
January 7, 2014
A New Season Has Started!
13 AP Teams Earn Medals in December
AP 12 Kiraly kicked off the 2013-2014 season for AP on December 7 and earned gold medals!
AP 16 Legacy, AP 15 PHD, AP 17 Eclectic and AP 16 Gazelle all also started their seasons with tournament championships and gold medals.
AP 14 Samurai, AP 13 Black Mamba, AP 17 Spartans, AP 18 Puma and AP 15 Ikaika all began their seasons with 2nd place overall finishes.
AP 16 Momentum, AP 15 Surge and AP 14 Mustang all started their seasons by earning bronze medals.
December 20, 2013
|2014 - AP 15 PHD Runner-Up Silver Medalists - AAU Nationals|
|2014 - AP 14 Samurai 5th Place - USA Nationals|
|2014 - AP 17 Eclectic 5th Place - USA Nationals|
|2014 - AP 15 Ikaika 5th Place - AAU Nationals|
|2014 - AP 16 Legacy 9th Place - AAU Nationals|
|2013 - AP 18 Gazelle 3rd Place - USA Nationals|
|2013 - AP 15 PHD 5th Place - USA Nationals|
|2012 - AP 16 Black Mamba 3rd Place - USA Nationals|
|2012 - AP 13 Puma 9th Place - AAU Nationals|
|2012 - AP 17 Apex 9th Place - AAU Nationals|
|2011 - AP 17 Eclectic 5th Place - USA Nationals|
|2010 - AP 15 Gazelle 3rd Place - AAU Nationals|
|2010 - AP 17 Eclectic 5th Place - AAU Nationals|
|2009 - AP 15 PHD 9th Place - USA Nationals|
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|AP 16 Gazelle 2014 Runner-Up|
|AP 16 Black Mamba 2013 Champions (18 Non-Bid)|
|AP 14 Samurai 2013 Champions (15 Non-Bid)|
|AP 15 PHD 2013 Runner-Up (17 Non-Bid)|
|AP 14 Juggernaut 2013 Runner-Up (14 Non-Bid)|
|AP 15 PHD 2012 Champions|
|AP 18 Stealth 2012 Runner-up|
|AP 16 Black Mamba 2012 3rd Place|
|AP 18 Apex 2011 Champions|
|AP 15 PHD 2011 Champions (16 Non-Bid)|
|AP 16 Stealth 2010 Champions|
|AP 15 PHD 2010 Runner-Up|
|AP 15 PHD 2009 Champions|
|AP 16 Stealth 2008 Champions|