The 2008 VBR 12s: Front row, from left, Tiyena Brown, Ashton Morales, Ryann Cotton, Alayceya Scott, Melanie Miller, Divinea Roberson.
Back row, from left, Katherine Young, Kristina Lamy, Kelly McDuff, Chelsey Wilkinson, Chyanna McGee, Leah Williams, Lindsay Flory.
When VBR was launched as a new club in 2000, and on through the 2007 season, we pretty much had two teams in all age groups — and sometimes more — in 18s down to 10s.
But in 2008 we went to one team and they were 11s playing as 12s. Two players on that team, Katherine Young and Linsday Flory, had already played 10s and would continue with VBR through their entire club careers. In that picture above, that’s Kat on the far left and Lindsay on the far right. Kelly McDuff, Kristina Lamy and Melanie Miller, also had played with VBR in 10s.