According to Kent Chaos U-16 coach Kelly Beausejour, the Chaos were launched last year to provide a new opportunity for young volleyball players in the region,
“The Kent Chaos VC was formed last year during the 2011/2012 season to give a select group girls a chance to play in the AAU in Michigan and Ohio as well the OVA,” Beausejour explained.
“By playing with the Chaos, these girls will be pushed to reach their max potential by practicing 2-3 times a week.”
The Kent Chaos, are hoping to attract attention to their players from college’s and university’s by participating heavily in the United States, with the ultimate goal of athletes receiving scholarships, or post secondary athletic opportunities.
In their first tournament of the season, the Kent Chaos U-16’s took to the court in Strathroy, finishing an impressive fourth after being ranked ninth entering the weekend.
The team finished first in pool play with a 4-1 record, before defeating South County of Essex in the quarters. Facing London FC in the semi-finals, the Chaos lost a heart breaker match 23-25, 23-25. In the bronze medal game, Kent came up against the top ranked team entering the tournament, Kitchener, losing 13-25, 25-22, 23-25.
This season the Kent Chaos U-16 team will play five tournaments in the OVA and in the New Year the team will begin their season in the AAU, participating in tournaments including the Premier Invitational in Ohio, two events at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the State Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
U-16 Kent Chaos team members are Michael Robinson, Sheridan Rogers, Jillian Anderson, Megan Caniff, Summer Eastcott, Jessica Chinnick, Hunter Medd, Andrea Colasanti.