The Starlings National Championship commences this Thursday, June 21st at San Diego City College's Harry West Gym, where we will celebrate our Starlings at our annual Opening Ceremonies event. After all of the teams make their procession, dancing into the gym and waving team banners, we will present our Literature, Art, and Starlings Spirit awards and hear from Keynote Speaker, former indoor volleyball player and Olympian, Alisha Glass.
We are immensely honored to have Glass at our Opening Ceremonies this year, and are excited to hear about her personal journey, as well as her journey as setter for the US Women's National Team. While on the team, Glass racked up numerous accolades, including a gold medal in the 2014 World Championship, a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympic Games, and a bronze medal in the 2015 World Cup. Not to mention, she was named Best Setter in the 2014 World Championship and the Rio Olympics. All of this was only after she led Penn State to three consecutive NCAA Championships.
Glass is undoubtedly an excellent role model for our passionate young Starlings girls, as she has demonstrated incomparable talent and determination. Her speech will be the perfect way to kick off another awesome Nationals tournament!