Forza1 Volleyball will be hosting the USA Women’s Volleyball team in a USA Red-Blue scrimmage again this year at Murrieta Mesa High School Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m.
Head Coach, Karch Kiraly, schedules Red-Blue intrasquad scrimmages to provide match-like competition for all athletes training and to bring USA volleyball to enthusiastic volleyball communities of Southern California.
“This is becoming a long standing tradition and we are excited again to have the USA team here on our courts,” says Murrieta Mesa Athletic Director, John Broussard. “We encourage fans of the game and members of the surrounding communities to come watch America’s top volleyball athletes.”
Warmups will begin at 6:15 p.m. and volleyball lovers of all ages are welcome to cheer on these phenomenal athletes. Last year, Coach Kiraly held a Q&A at 5:45 p.m. and the staff expects the same again this year. The school will also be providing an area for USA players to sign autographs immediately following the end of the match.
Last year, heading into the 2016 Olympics, both the players and coaches were not only impressed with how well the team played in this setting, but were more impressed by the spirit shown by fans at this unique event.
Christa Dietzen, last year’s team captain, commented on the atmosphere after the match, “I think the school district did a phenomenal job of promoting it. It is awesome that the school spirit is here at Murrieta Mesa. What an awesome event to come and play in, we even got the fans to boo for one side of the net to help create an environment like that which we face when playing outside of the United States.”
The USA athletes help and inspire and motivate many of the local youth volleyball players at Forza1 with their tremendous skill and years of dedication and determination to take their skills to the highest level. Many have played at the collegiate and international levels on their journey to the top and the popularity of the sport of volleyball has recently helped the girls from the local Forza1 program get into college and earn scholarships to play for top programs throughout the country.
Forza1 is a top performing volleyball club in Temecula that operates out of the 40,000-square-foot Forza One Performance Center off Diaz Road. The Center provides a variety of programs for boys and girls of all ages with multiple locations throughout Southern California including Temecula, Ontario, Pasadena and Hemet. Murrieta Mesa High School is located at 24801 Monroe Ave. in Murrieta.
The women will follow their intrasquad match at Murrieta Mesa with another Red versus Blue match at Santiago Canyon College Saturday, May 27, and at John F. Kennedy High School in La Palma Friday, June 2. To find out more information visit www.forza1volleyball.com.