Jones MVP at nationals


New Bremen’s Paige Jones, right, spikes the ball against St. Henry last season. Jones led her AAU 17-and-under team to the national AAU championship in play from June 14-26 in Orlando, Fla. She was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.


Staff report

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen volleyball standout Paige Jones led her Elite VBTC 17 Black team to the national championship in the 44th annual AAU Junior National Volleyball championships in Orlando, Fla.,. The tournamdent ran ffrom June 14 to 26.

The team is part of the Integrity Athletics volleyball program at the Elite Volleyball Training Center in Plain City, just outside of Columbus.

Jones, who will be a senior at New Bremen this coming season, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after leading her team to a perfect 13-0 record in the 17-and-under Premier Division. The team dropped just four sets the entire tournament.

She and two of her teammates were also named to the All-Star Team.

Jones is already committed to play for the University of Michigan next year.

As a junior last season, Jones set two state records in volleyball.

She set a the record for kills in a match with 53 against Fort Loramie. She also has the third-highest single-game mark of 48 set last season against Versailles, and the sixth-highest with 44 in a game against eventual state champion Jackson Center.

In addition, Jones set the state record for kills in a season with 785 last year.

She enters her senior season at New Bremen with 1,390 career kills.

Also on the team was Camryn Moeller of Troy.

New Bremen’s Paige Jones, right, spikes the ball against St. Henry last season. Jones led her AAU 17-and-under team to the national AAU championship in play from June 14-26 in Orlando, Fla. She was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/06/web1_PaigeJones.jpgNew Bremen’s Paige Jones, right, spikes the ball against St. Henry last season. Jones led her AAU 17-and-under team to the national AAU championship in play from June 14-26 in Orlando, Fla. She was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.