Hawaii’s Southside Volleyball Club won the championship in the Silver Bracket in the USAV Boys Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday.
The hitting of Addie Enriques and Avery Enriques led Southside to a a 25-16, 22-25, 15-12 win over Gigantes of Puerto Rico in the title match.
The blocking of Nalu Kahapea and Kamahao Kawelu was instrumental in a 25-15, 26-24 semifinal victory over Ocean Bay of California.
Other Southside team members are Nai‘a Makuakane, Kameron Moses, Dylan Kalai, Logan Thomas, Jarvis Benito and Kainoa Downing II. The coaches are Guy Enriques, Sam Thomas and Kainoa Downing.
Southside, with nine players from the Big Island and one from Oahu, finished 8-3 overall in the tournament. In one of its matches, Hawaii’s Southside played against a team with the same name of Southside, whose players are from the south side of Chicago.